From here you can change your profile and header image (also referred to as “banner”), display name, location, website, and bio. Learn more about customizing your profile, including instructions for adding your birth date.
Make the changes you’d like, then tap Save. Note: These instructions apply to versions of Twitter for iPhone or iPad used on iOS 7 and above.
How to reduce your data usage
You can reduce the amount of data used by Twitter by enabling data saver mode. Control what media you want downloaded in real time to help save data.
From the navigation menu, tap or click Settings and privacy.
In this mode, images will load in lower quality and videos won't autoplay. To view image in high quality while data saver is on, long press the image or tap the more icon, and select Load high quality.
How to post and delete a Tweet
To post a Tweet:
Tap the Tweet icon
Compose your message and tap Tweet.
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:
If you would like to save your Tweet as a draft, tap Cancel in the Tweet compose window and select Save draft.
To access your drafts at any time, tap the Tweet icon, then tap Drafts. You’ll only see the Drafts prompt when you have at least one draft saved. Should you log out of your account through your app or uninstall your app, any drafts you have saved will be deleted and cannot be restored.
To reply to or mention an account:
Tap the @ symbol to bring up a list of suggested accounts you follow.
As you start typing a username the list will narrow down to fewer results.
Once you've found the account you're looking for, tap their username and it will populate in the Tweet. Your character count will adjust, as needed.
Links are automatically shortened using Twitter's own t.co service.
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:
From the navigation menu, tap Profile.
Locate the Tweet you want to delete.
Tap the icon located at the top of the Tweet.
Tap Delete Tweet.
Tap Delete to confirm.
To select text from a Tweet:
It’s easy to select portions of text from a Tweet to copy and paste and to search with. To get started, tap on a Tweet to view in full screen mode.
Press, hold, and drag to highlight a word or section of text from the Tweet.
From the pop-up you can select Copy, Select All, Look Up, Search, or Mute.
If you select Search, the selected text will auto-populate within Twitter’s search bar. You’ll be redirected to the search results page to navigate through.
If you select Mute, the selected text will be presented in a mute settings pop-up page. You can choose to mute the selected text from your Home timeline and/or Notifications. Additionally, you can set the time duration of the mute, and select From anyone or From people you don’t follow. When done, tap Save. Learn more about how to mute on Twitter.
How to use keyboard shortcuts
You can use shortcuts in your Twitter app through a bluetooth keyboard connected to your iPhone or iPad. Additionally, you can use the Smart Keyboard or other compatible keyboards for your iPad. Tip: on an iPad, hold down the command key to see the full list of available keyboard shortcuts.
cmd-1 = home (press again to scroll to top)
cmd-2 = Explore tab (press again to scroll to top)
cmd-3 = Notifications tab (press again to scroll to top)
cmd-4 = Direct Messages
cmd-` = navigation menu
space = page down
shift-space = page up
⇧ = scroll page up
⇩ = scroll page down
cmd- = back
cmd- = go to top
cmd-shift-] = next sub tab
cmd-shift-[ = previous sub tab
cmd-F = search
cmd-, = settings
cmd-R = refresh
cmd-M = enable/disable dark mode
cmd-\ = account list
cmd- + = increase text size
cmd- - = decrease text size
cmd-0 = default text size
cmd-W = close
esc = close
Moments and media view
= navigate through Moments, media viewer
Tweet detail and media view
R = Reply
T = Retweet
L = Like
cmd-U = Go to user profile
cmd-N = new Tweet
cmd-return = send Tweet
cmd-N = new Direct Message
return = send Direct Message
How to approve or deny your follower requests
If you have chosen to keep your Tweets protected, you’ll receive follower requests from other accounts that wish to follow you. You can approve or deny your follower requests from your profile tab.