Step-by-Step Guide for Using Twitter

If you are not active on Twitter, you must have heard about it in the news. Here are a few amazing tips on how you can start engaging with it. Every person must have heard about Twitter. It was founded in 2006. It is not only a platform for microblogging but it is also a platform for celebrities. Twitter is just about everyone from all of the elected officials to celebrities, from the brand names to the novelty accounts, a lot of discussions take place on Twitter. There is plenty of news that has been coming out through Twitter. For a novice, the easiest and fastest way to get a feel for Twitter is by simply diving right in.

Step-by-Step Guide for Using Twitter

What is Twitter?

Twitter is an online service for sending a message on your mobile phone and having it visible on a webpage. A message of Twitter is called a tweet, and generally people can see your tweet by subscribing to your updates. Tweets can be in the form of video, audio, text, and images and can’t be more than 280 characters in length. It has nothing to do with noises of the birds.

Tips and Tricks for using Twitter Effectively

Let’s not go to all the “How to set up an account” thing because it is quick and straightforward. Anyone can click on signup link and fill up the form. Twitter actually holds your hand in this regard. Let’s skip this part and assume that you already have an account.

1- Go through Settings Options

When you have an account, first and foremost thing to do is to go to the Settings. It’s time to set up a few more things. Most of the settings are self-explanatory.

2- Login Verification

It is also known as the two-step authentication. With this on, it becomes hard for people to hack your account or steal any information. Lock your account down with Login Verification. Just enable the “Password reset verification” as an additional precautionary measure. 

3- Enable Autoplay Videos and Show The Best Tweets First Option

Don’t select these two options otherwise; the videos will start playing when they appear on your timeline.

4- Tweak Your Privacy Settings.

This is probably the most important section of all. Go to each of the options and think about it carefully before choosing the option.

5- Quality Filter

Although it is a personal choice, prefer to keep “Quality Filter” turned off. Some people don’t like any algorithms making viewing choices.

6- Find Friends

Twitter is no fun if you are not following updates of anyone. The fastest way to connect with people you may know is to let Twitter take a look at your email address book. Change your email passwords afterward for saving your privacy. Twitter can be a little disappointing because it doesn’t connect to other social media services.

7- Applications

This section will give you various online services like you may get a chance to hook up your account. Application section gives you a list of all services you have authorized. It also gives you “Revoke Access” buttons.

8- Fill Bio and Upload Photo of Yourself

It is time to dress up the account. Go to the Twitter profile page, and you will see an edit profile button at right-hand side. Click it. All the fields will be open to editing now.

Begin with header photo.

Tap on Change Your Header Photo to get the option to upload an image. The image should be of the exact size. Upload a face shot of yourself. Now fill your bio. You can also add hashtags and links to other pages of Twitter.

9- Begin Looking for People to Follow

An option in settings allows Twitter to look for your email contacts for Twitter followers.

10- Spread your Tweets out

No ones likes so many tweets at once. If you are doing it, then you are probably upgrading your chances of getting unfollowed. No one actually is having that much of time to go back to Twitter and post every hour.

11- Starting Tweet Threads

The tweet is confined to only 280 characters, but an amazing story can be continued with the help of “tweet thread.” This is a series of tweets where you can continue what you were saying. For unrolling a thread, read all of them on the same page. If you want to prevent spam, you and another person must be following one another before you can start sending private messages to one another.

Jack Tucker is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry from last 10 year. As a technical expert, he has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as www.office.com/setup.

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