How to Check if an email is Registered on Twitter, Instagram, FB, Tumblr

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This tutorial explains how to check if an email is registered on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, and many other services. Holehe is a command line tool that can do that right from the terminal. Here it takes an email address as input and checks it against the social media websites that it supports. After analyzing the website using  various algorithm, it shows you the status. It generates the report in the terminal itself where you can see the sites marked with different colors. The ones with the green has that email address another don’t. This is as simple as that.

If you want to check if an email address exists on some popular social media platform then use Holehe. Here you can run it on any platform and see the results pretty quickly. Basically here it uses the “Forgot password” link mentioned on the websites and shows you result based on analyzing that. You can see the registration of any email address with it and then do whatever you want. Under the hood it is a Python app that uses scraping to do the heavy lifting and generates a simple report that you can analyze.

How to Check if an email is Registered on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Spotify?

If you are good at working with command line tools then you can easily install it and use it. You simply start by cloning it from GitHub and then install it via Python. You have to make sure that you have Python3 installed before starting with the installation part. So clone it using git CLI and then ‘cd’ into it and then run the Python install command. Basically you have to run following commands one after another.

git clone https://github.com/megadose/holehe && cd holehe

sudo python3 setup.py install

install holehe

Now after you have installed it. It is time to use it to see it in real action. You can run it as follows. You just run the following command in the same syntax and wait for it to finish it his job. After it is done, you can analyze the report it generates there. You can see on what websites an email is registered and on what it isn’t.

holehe in action

This is it. In this way, you can use simple an effective command line tool. Use it to check any email’s registry on the social media websites that it supports. Apart from the websites I have mentioned, it also supports SoundCloud, Last.fm, Spotify, Firefox, Pinterest, GitHub, Pastebin, Apple, Ebay, and Adobe. Also, not only as command line but you can use as a library as well in your Python applications.

Closing thoughts:

If you are looking for a simple way to find out if an email is registered on a social media website then use the tool mentioned here. However, you need to have some knowledge of dealing with command line tools. If you are programmer or from tech field then you will easily understand it. So, just go ahead, give it a try and let me know that you think. For now, it supports some popular websites but I hope in future they add more.

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