How to use Twitter for Windows 10

Where to get the app

You can download Twitter for Windows from the Microsoft Store.

How to sign up or log in with the application

To create a new account:

  1. Launch the Twitter app from your device.
  2. Tap the Sign up button to create a Twitter account.
  3. Choose and enter your username, email, and password.

To log in to an existing Twitter account:

  1. Launch the app and tap Log in.
  2. Enter your username and password.

How to post and delete Tweets and Direct Messages

To post a Tweet:

  1. Tap the Tweet icon 
  2. Type your message in the Tweet compose box.
  3. Tap Tweet to post your Tweet.

To attach a photo, GIF, or poll to a Tweet:

  1. Tap the Tweet icon 
  2. Tap on the photo icon  , the GIF icon  , or the poll icon  to add a photo, GIF, or poll. You can add up to four images to your Tweets.
  3. Type your message in the Tweet compose box.
  4. Tap Tweet to post your Tweet.

To delete a Tweet:

  1. Tap on the Tweet that you'd like to delete.
  2. Tap the  icon 
  3. Tap Delete.

To send a Direct Message:

  1. Tap on the envelope icon 
  2. Tap the new message icon.
  3. Type in the username of the person you’d like to send the message to, then click their name to select them. You can add more participants to create a group message.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Type your message in the compose box.
    • Tap the photo icon to add a photo (optional).
    • Tap the GIF icon to add a GIF (optional).
  6. Tap Send to send the message.

How to Bookmark Tweets

  • From a Tweet, tap the share icon  and select Add Tweet to Bookmarks
  • To view your saved Tweets, tap Bookmarks from your profile icon menu. 
  • To remove a saved bookmark, tap the share icon from the Tweet within your bookmark timeline and select Remove Tweet from Bookmarks

How to access the Explore tab

  1. Tap the search icon  to navigate to the Explore tab.
  2. Scroll to view trending topics, Moments, suggested content, popular articles, and more.

How to change your profile information

  1. Tap your profile icon to navigate to your profile page.
  2. Tap the Edit profile button.
  3. Make your changes, and tap Save.

How to switch between multiple accounts

It is not possible to toggle between multiple accounts. To log in to a different Twitter account you must log out of the account you are currently logged in to, then log back in to the desired account.

How to search for Tweets and people

  1. Enter a word or username into the search bar.
  2. Press the enter key to search.

Liking, Retweeting and Retweeting with comment

To like a Tweet:

  1. Click or tap the like icon  and it will turn red, confirming that you've liked the Tweet.
  2. You can also like a Tweet from a profile page and a Tweet's permalink page.

To undo or remove a like:

  1. Find the Tweet you liked (the heart will be red).
  2. Click or tap the like icon  to undo the like.

To Retweet a Tweet:

  1. Click or tap the Retweet icon 
  2. Tap Retweet.
  3. The icon will turn green, confirming that you've Retweeted the Tweet.
  4. You can also Retweet a Tweet from a profile page, and a Tweet's permalink page.

To undo or remove a Retweet:

  1. Find the Tweet you Retweeted (the icon will be green).
  2. Click or tap the Retweet icon  to undo the Retweet.

To Retweet with comment:

  1. Click or tap the Retweet icon 
  2. Tap Retweet with comment.
  3. Enter your comments and press Retweet.
  4. The icon will turn green, confirming that you've Retweeted the Tweet.
  5. You can also Retweet a Tweet from a profile page and a Tweet's permalink page.

How to sign out

  1. Tap your profile icon.
  2. Tap Log out

Have feedback?

Please send us an email at windows@twitter.com.  We regularly review feedback and aim to address reported bugs in future releases.

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