How to use Twitter

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How to use Twitter

Twitter is an online news and social networking service where users post and interact with messages, which are called "tweets", and are restricted to 140 characters. If you are looking to create a Twitter account and learn how to use it, read the steps below to find out exactly how to use the Twitter. 

Create a Twitter Account

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To get started, start your web browser on your computer, and enter twitter.com. The homepage will appear, in the top right-hand corner click the button that says sign up. A page will come up that asks for your full name, phone or email, and a password. Once that is filled in click the blue sign up button. You will be asked to provide a phone number which you will then have to verify a code that was sent to your phone. You will then have to pick a username and click next. Click the Let's Go! Button to continue.

A page comes up asking you to select all of your interests when you are done click continue. You can choose to import contacts through email, then click import or no thanks. Select the accounts you want to follow and then click continue. And your Twitter is now active and ready to use!

Make a Tweet

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To make a tweet for all of your followers to see, click the box at the top of your feed that says Whats Happening. You have 140 characters to type whatever you want. You can also click the tiny buttons below the text box to add photos or videos, GIF’s, add a poll, or your location. Once you are done, click, the blue Tweet button and its posted.

Send or Check Messages

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Direct Messages are private conversations between you and other people on Twitter. To get to it, click the button in the top left that says messages if you have any they will be in that area. You can click on it to view it or respond. To send a message, click start a conversation and type the name of the person you want to send a message to.

Click next, and the type your text or add video, pictures, or gifs. You can also add an emoji by clicking the tiny smiley face next to the text box on the right. Then click the emoji you want and it will be added.

Check Notifications & Search

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To check notifications, click the notifications button in the top left corner. From here you can see whether people have followed you, commented or loved your tweets. To search, type what you're looking for in the search box and hit enter.

Create a Moment

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To create a moment, click the moment button in the top left corner. The on the right, click the create a moment button. Add a title and a description and add a picture or video of what you're doing. Then click publish.

Now you know how to use Twitter!

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