Tweets take many forms and appear many places.
A Tweet is a message posted to Twitter containing text, photos, videos, GIFs, or links. Replies and Retweets are types of Tweets. Seems easy, right?
All your Tweets appear on your profile page and Home timeline. Your Tweets also show up in other people’s Home timelines or in search.
Express yourself with your own Tweets.
Tweeting takes a few quick taps right from your Home timeline. Start by tapping the compose icon.
Tweets can have a maximum up to 280 characters, up to 4 photos, or a single GIF or video. You can also add a link.
Even if your Tweets are unprotected, you can control who replies to each Tweet you write:
- People you follow
- Only people you mention in the Tweet itself (with an @username).
Find ideas or passions you want to write about on Twitter.
Tweeting is fun. Start by answering the question Twitter asks you when you go to write a Tweet: What’s happening?
Your Tweets can reflect who you are. If you’re not sure what to talk about, think about your favorite hobbies or interests, your industry, or even the latest news you have comments on.
When you want to express yourself beyond words, try some of these other features to spice up your Tweets:
- Add a hashtag or emoji
- Add photos or video
- Share a link to something you find interesting
Add a hashtag to your Tweets
Tweets can include hashtags — a keyword or phrase (without spaces) with a # before it. Hashtags connect conversations. And they help you search for content around a topic.
Tap a # to see all the Tweets in that conversation.