How to Tweet
A Tweet may contain photos, GIFs, videos, links, and text.
How to Tweet
- Tap the Tweet compose icon
- Compose your message (up to 280 characters) and tap Tweet.
How to Tweet
- Tap on the Tweet compose icon
- Enter your message (up to 280 characters), and then tap Tweet.
- A notification will appear in the status bar on your device and will go away once the Tweet successfully sends.
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.
- Click on a Tweet to go to the Tweet details page.
- 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.”
- 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.
How to post a Tweet via text message (SMS)
Connect your phone with your Twitter account, then simply send your Tweet as a text message to your appropriate Twitter short code the same way you'd send any other text message.
- 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 unfollow, block or mute accounts whose Tweets you do not want to receive.
- Read about how to delete or undo a Retweet.
The following are a list of keyboard shortcuts to use on twitter.com.
- 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