How to use Twitter for Android

How to sign up for a new account

  1. Open the app and tap the Sign up button.
  2. On the next page, fill in your account information (name, username, email address, and password).
  3. After entering your name, you can choose from one of the suggested usernames, or type in an available username of your choosing.
  4. Learn how to manage multiple Twitter accounts through your app.

 

Note: If you provided an email address when signing up, we’ll send you a confirmation email. You must confirm your email address in order for it to be fully associated with your Twitter account so you can receive important notifications from us regarding your account.

Editing your profile

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. Tap Profile.
  3. Tap Edit profile.
  4. Make the changes you’d like, then tap Save.
  5. Learn how to manage multiple Twitter accounts through your app.

 

Updating your account settings

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. Tap Settings and privacy.
  3. Scroll through the menu and select the account setting you’d like to view/edit.

 

How to post and delete a Tweet

To post a Tweet:

  1. Tap on the Tweet icon 
  2. Enter your message, and then tap Tweet.
  3. A notification will appear in the status bar on your device and will go away once the Tweet successfully sends.

 

To save a Tweet as a draft:

  1. If you would like to save your Tweet as a draft, tap the X in the Tweet compose window.
  2. You will see the option to save as a draft. You access your saved drafts, go to your profile and tap the overflow icon  then select Drafts
  3. You can also access your drafts by tapping into the composer box, then tapping the draft icon  within the box. This icon will only show when you have drafts.

 

To post a photo or GIF with your Tweet:

  1. Read about posting photos or GIFs on Twitter
  2. Read about how to send photos in Direct Messages.

 

To post a video with your Tweet:

  1. Read about sharing and watching videos on Twitter. (Android OS 4.1 and higher is required to use the video feature.)

 

How to post a reply:

  1. Find the Tweet you want to reply to.
  2. Click the reply icon 
  3. A compose box will pop up, type in your message and click or tap Reply to post it.

 

How to post a mention:

  1. Type your message in the Tweet box. 
  2. Type the @ symbol before the username(s) when addressing a particular account. 
  3. Click or tap Tweet to post.
  4. Read more about replies and mentions.

 

To Tweet with your location:

  1. Tap the location icon  to add your location and add it to your Tweet.
  2. Learn more about using the location feature on your mobile device.

 

To include a URL in a Tweet:

  1. Links are automatically shortened using Twitter's own t.co service.
  2. Typing or pasting in a URL will automatically deduct the characters from your character limit—no matter how long the original link is.

 

To delete a Tweet:

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. From the menu, tap Profile.
  3. Locate the Tweet you want to delete.
  4. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap Yes to confirm.

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