How to Tweet

A Tweet may contain photos, GIFs, videos, links, and text.

Looking for information on how to Tweet at someone? Check out our article about how to post replies and mentions on Twitter.

How to Tweet
Step 1

Tap the Tweet compose icon 

Step 2

Compose your message (up to 280 characters) and tap Tweet.

Step 1

Tap on the Tweet compose icon 

Step 2

Enter your message (up to 280 characters), and then tap Tweet.

Step 3

A notification will appear in the status bar on your device and will go away once the Tweet successfully sends.

Step 1

Type your Tweet (up to 280 characters) into the compose box at the top of your Home timeline, or click the Tweet button in the navigation bar.

Step 2

You can include up to 4 photos, a GIF, or a video in your Tweet.

Step 3

Click the Tweet button to post the Tweet to your profile.

To save a draft of your Tweet, click the X icon in the top left corner of the compose box, then click Save. To schedule your Tweet to be sent at a later date/time, click on the calendar icon at the bottom of the compose box and make your schedule selections, then click Confirm. To access your drafts and scheduled Tweets, click on Unsent Tweets from the Tweet compose box.

Tweet source labels

Tweet source labels help you better understand how a Tweet was posted. This additional information provides context about the Tweet and its author. If you don’t recognize the source, you may want to learn more to determine how much you trust the content.


  1. Click on a Tweet to go to the Tweet details page.
  2. At the bottom of the Tweet, you’ll see the label for the source of the account’s Tweet. For example, Twitter for iPhone, Twitter for Android, or Twitter for Web.
  3. Tweets containing the Twitter for Advertisers label indicate they are created through the Twitter Ads Composer and not whether they are paid content or not. Paid content contains a Promoted badge across all ad formats.
  4. In some cases you may see a third-party client name, which indicates the Tweet came from a non-Twitter application. Authors sometimes use third-party client applications to manage their Tweets, manage marketing campaigns, measure advertising performance, provide customer support, and to target certain groups of people to advertise to. Third-party clients are software tools used by authors and therefore are not affiliated with, nor do they reflect the views of, the Tweet content. Tweets and campaigns can be directly created by humans or, in some circumstances, automated by an application. Visit our partners page for a list of common third-party sources.

Deleting Tweets


  • Read about how to delete a Tweet.
  • Note that you can only delete your own Tweets.
  • You cannot delete Tweets which were posted by other accounts. Instead, you can unfollowblock or mute accounts whose Tweets you do not want to receive.
  • Read about how to delete or undo a Retweet.

Keyboard shortcuts 


The following are a list of keyboard shortcuts to use on


  • n  =  new Tweet
  • l  =  like
  • r  =  reply
  • t  =  Retweet
  • m  =  Direct Message
  • u  =  mute account
  • b  =  block account
  • enter  =  open Tweet details
  • o   =  expand photo
  • /  =  search
  • cmd-enter | ctrl-enter  =  send Tweet


  • ?  =  full keyboard menu
  • j  =  next Tweet
  • k  =  previous Tweet
  • space  =  page down
  • .  =  load new Tweets


  • g and h  =  Home timeline
  • g and o  =  Moments
  • g and n  =  Notifications tab
  • g and r  =  Mentions
  • g and p  =  profile 
  • g and l  =  likes tab
  • g and i  =  lists tab
  • g and m  =  Direct Messages
  • g and s  =  Settings and privacy
  • g and u  =  go to someone’s profile

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