What is Twitter & How to Use it? – Tips4IT4Task


Here’s how to use Twitter…

1. Signing Up

Your Twitter name is displayed on your profile and used to help people find your account. A Twitter handle will be automatically created for you and will start with the @ symbol. You’ll need to give this handle to others if they want to mention you in tweets.

2. Writing a Tweet

Each tweet is limited to 280 characters. This includes spaces, so choose your words carefully if you want to write a lengthy tweet. Below, you can see a circle filling in as you type. This indicates how many characters you have left in your tweet.

You can add media to make your tweets more visually appealing. This won’t use up any of your characters. You can add a picture, gif, or poll. You can collect data and encourage interaction from your followers using polls You’ll need to write your question in your tweet. Then you can list your options and choose how long you want the poll to run.

Emojis allow you to add expression to your tweets. Click on the emoji button and select the one you’d like to add. To add multiple tweets they will count towards your character count” Click the plus sign next to the tweet. This is useful if you want to say something longer than 280 characters. Click “tweet” to post.

3. Following Accounts

By following a Twitter account, that account’s tweet will be shown on your home page, so you can stay up to date with all their latest posts from the home page If you click on your profile photo to get to your profile page, Twitter will show you recommended accounts for you to follow based on your interests.

Click to follow or see more. If you want to see more recommendations for someone else to follow, click the search bar and then type their name to find them. You will see different accounts listed. Click “Follow” on the account you want on the home page. Now you will also see their tweets in the list.

4. Editing your Twitter Profile

To view your profile, click your profile photo or click Profile on the left. To modify your page’s aesthetics, click Edit Profile. You can change your profile picture or add a banner picture here. To add a picture to make your profile more visual, click on the camera icon, select the picture you want to use and then ” Click on “Apply”.

You can change your profile name, add a biography to describe yourself Add your location to a website, and your birthday under the date where you joined. You’ll see the number of accounts you’re following and the number of accounts you’re not.

Changing your Twitter Handle

To change your Twitter handle from the home page, click on the more icon and select Settings and privacy Go to your account and account information.

Your username will be followed by your existing Twitter handle. Change it Highlight the text and type a new one If your Twitter handle is already taken, it will tell you below, and you’ll need to try different variations to apply the secure changes to your handle. Click on Do.

5. Replying to a Tweet

Reacting to tweets can help you get more followers. Under each tweet, you’ll see a series of different options You can also react to your tweet to add more information to it Click on the speech bubble to reply. This will add a comment specifically to that tweet The account that posted the tweet will be notified that you’ve replied to it.

 6. Retweeting

Retweeting shares a tweet on your page. Click the double circling arrow icon to retweet a post. If someone else retweets one of you, all of their followers will be able to see your tweet on their page. You can also choose to retweet with a comment. It will also share the tweet with an accompanying note on your page.

7. Liking a Tweet

Click on the heart icon to like a tweet You can see how popular someone’s tweets are by looking at the number of hearts they have.

8. Sending a Direct Message

Twitter Messages is a direct messaging platform for Twitter. Messages can be clicked on to send and receive messages privately to Twitter accounts using this function from the home page.

If it asks you to verify your account with a phone number to check your real person, if prompted for this, add a phone number and verify yourself to access messages from someone who follows you by clicking.

Start a conversation and type in the name of the person. You can also message someone who isn’t following you if they have enabled this function in their privacy settings Then click the name you want and type your message here You can add a photo, gif, or emoji by clicking on these icons.

9. Deleting a Tweet

You may click the three dots here and choose to delete to remove a tweet.

10. The Explore Tab

Click to explore from the home page The Explore page allows you to browse various tweets and accounts you’re not following. You can already type something in the search bar you’re interested in looking for and various posts and accounts will appear for you to browse.

11. Using Lists and Bookmarks

Bookmarks store tweets so you can go back to look at them later from the home page Click on the bookmark tab to add a tweet to your bookmarks Choose to add the tweet to your bookmarks after clicking the upload icon.

Lists also help you to manage your tweets and share ones you like with others At the top, click on the lists tab on the home page. At the top, you’ll see all your pinned tweets followed by any other lists you’ve created or are a part of.

Create a new list by clicking “Create a list” and then typing in the name and description. You can choose if you want it to be private by clicking the box here Click next, then add the members you want to share the list with, and then click done. Any member’s tweets will appear in the list, as well as any accounts you add to your list.

12. Blocking, Muting, and Unfollowing

If you want to unfollow an account, click on the three dots on one of their tweets on your home page and then click unfollow if you don’t want to see their tweets anymore but you still want to follow them Mute the account Their tweets will no longer appear in your Twitter feed.

Blocking an account will stop them from being able to view your tweets, profile, or direct messages. You select a block from the drop-down to block an account.

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