Due to an upcoming update, you should be able to see on Twitter whether your account has been shadowbanned. Elon Musk made this known earlier today.
If you have a shadowban on your account, it usually means that your posts and sometimes your profile itself become less visible to other users. As a result, you are in fact “excluded” from the community on the social medium. Normally you don’t automatically find out if you have a shadowban, but Elon Musk wants to change that for Twitter.
The Twitter boss announced the news, as usual, out of the blue again via a tweet. According to Musk, Twitter is now working on a software update that will show the “true” status of your account. So it should become clear whether you have a shadowban hanging on your leg and why. The option to appeal the ban would also become a possibility.
Just like Instagram
Interestingly, Instagram recently implemented a similar feature, at least for professional accounts anyway. The social medium lets you check whether your account appears in recommendations, for example via Explore or Reels. You can also take actions to appear in recommendations, such as deleting posts. You can also ask Instagram to re-evaluate the decision.
Exact details of how viewing a possible shadowban on Twitter will work are not yet known. We also do not yet know when exactly the update will come to the platform. The update will probably provide more information about how it works, and what exactly a shadow ban on Twitter means.