Signing up with Twitter

How to sign up for a Twitter account

Follow our sign up instructions for your Twitter for iOS app.

Follow our sign up instructions for your Twitter for Android app.

Step 1

Go to twitter.com/signup.

Step 2

Click the sign up button. 

Step 3

A Create your account pop up box will appear, and you’ll be guided through our sign up experience. You’ll be prompted to enter information such as your name and phone number or email address.

Step 4

If you provided an email address while signing up, we will immediately send you an email with instructions so we can verify your email address.

Step 5

If you provided a phone number while signing up, we will immediately send you a text message with a code so we can verify your number.  

Step 6

After entering your information, click Next.

Step 7

In the Customize your experience pop up box, check whether you’d like to track where you see Twitter content across the web and click Next.

Step 8

Learn how to customize settings for your new account.

How to sign up for a Twitter account with Google
Step 1

Open the Twitter for iOS app.

Step 2

Tap on Continue with Google

 

Step 3

A “Twitter” Wants to Use “google.com” to Sign In pop-up box will appear. Tap Continue.

 

Step 4

A Choose an account pop up box will appear.

Step 5

Choose the Google account you’d like to use. If you don’t see the account you want to use, tap Add account.

 

Step 6

In the Customize your experience pop-up box, switch on whether you’d like to track where you see Twitter content across the web and tap Next.

Step 7

Learn how to customize settings for your new account.

Note: Currently disconnecting from Google is available only on web. We are working to build out this functionality on iOS and Android.

Step 1

Open up the Twitter for Android app.

Step 2

Tap on Continue with Google.

Step 3

A Choose an account pop-up box will appear.

Step 4

Choose the Google account you’d like to use. If you don’t see the account you want to use, tap Add account.

 

Step 5

In the Customize your experience pop-up box, switch on whether you’d like to track where you see Twitter content across the web and tap Next.

Step 6

Learn how to customize settings for your new account.

 

Note: Currently disconnecting from Google is available only on web. We are working to build out this functionality on iOS and Android.

Step 1

Go to twitter.com.

 

Step 2

Click on Continue with Google.

Step 3

A Choose an account pop-up box will appear.

Step 4

Choose the Google account you’d like to use. If you don’t see the account you want to use, click on Add account.

 

Step 5

In the Customize your experience pop-up box, check whether you’d like to track where you see Twitter content across the web and click on Next.

Step 6

Learn how to customize settings for your new account.

Note: Currently disconnecting from Google is available only on web. We are working to build out this functionality on iOS and Android.

How to sign up for a Twitter account with Apple
Step 1

Open the Twitter for iOS app.

Step 2

Tap Continue with Apple.

Step 3

A Create your account pop-up box will appear.

Step 4

Use your Apple ID to sign in to Twitter. 

Note: If you share your email with Twitter, we will use it to send you important information concerning your account, such as a password reset.  

 

Step 5

In the Customize your experience pop-up box, switch on whether you’d like to track where you see Twitter content across the web and tap Next.

Step 6

Learn how to customize settings for your new account.

 

Note: Currently disconnecting from Apple is available only on web. We are working to build out this functionality on iOS and Android.

Step 1

Go to twitter.com.

 

Step 2

Click on Continue with Apple.

Step 3

A Create your account pop-up box will appear.

 

Step 4

Use your Apple ID to sign in to Twitter. 

Note: If you share your email with Twitter, we will use it to send you important information concerning your account, such as a password reset.

Step 5

In the Customize your experience pop-up box, check whether you’d like to track where you see Twitter content across the web and click Next.

Step 6

Learn how to customize settings for your new account.

Note: Currently disconnecting from Apple is available only on web. We are working to build out this functionality on iOS and Android.

How to set up your Twitter account

After you Sign up for Twitter, the next step is to set up your account by following the steps below:

  1. Customize your profile, including picking a profile photo and header.
  2. Add a bio.
  3. Set up your timeline by following people or Topics.
  4. Tweet!
     

Tips for picking a username
 

  • Your username, also known as a "handle," is the name your followers use when sending replies, mentions, and Direct Messages.
  • It will also form the URL of your Twitter profile page. We'll provide a few available suggestions when you sign up, but feel free to choose your own. You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username is not already taken.
  • Usernames must be fewer than 15 characters in length and cannot contain "admin" or "Twitter", in order to avoid brand confusion.
Join the public conversation on Twitter

A Twitter account is your passport to what’s happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. By signing up for an account, you’re among the first to know about breaking news and what’s popular––from the funny to the uplifting to the surprising. If a topic is worth talking about, you’ll find it on Twitter.
 

Some things to note:

  • You can sign up for a Twitter account with an email address or phone number. 
  • We’ll guide you through our sign up experience –– prompting you to enter information like your name and email address or phone number.
  • If you sign up with an email address, it won’t be publicly visible, but we’ll have you verify it through a confirmation email we’ll send you. And an email address can only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.
  • If you sign up with a phone number, we’ll have you verify it through an SMS text message with a code. (You can also request a voice call to verify your phone number.) 


I have a Twitter account now! What’s next?
 

  1. Follow our official account, @TwitterSupport. You’ll be the first to hear about product news, how-tos, and announcements.

  2. Follow some Topics. It’s a great way to create a customized Twitter experience for yourself.

  3. Find and follow news sources, friends, more on Twitter. When you follow an account, you'll see their Tweets through your Twitter Home timeline. You can unfollow anyone at any time. 

  4. Customize settings for your new account.
     

Ready for more? We’ve got everything you need to know about using Twitter.

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