How to use Twitter for iOS (2022)

Editing your profile

  1. Tap the navigation menu, and then tap Profile.
  2. Tap Edit profile.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 clickSettings and privacy.
  • Under Accessibility, display, and languages tap or clickData usage.
  • Tap or toggle onData saver to turn on.

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:

  1. Tap the Tweet icon
  2. Compose your message and 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 Cancel in the Tweet compose window and select Save draft.
  2. 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:

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  1. Tap the @ symbol to bring up a list of suggested accounts you follow.
  2. As you start typing a username the list will narrow down to fewer results.
  3. 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.
  4. Learn about the difference between replies and mentions.


To include a hashtag in your Tweet:

  1. Tap the # symbol and as you start typing, a list of current trends beginning with that letter(s) will appear.
  2. You can choose to include one of these suggested hashtags (tap to select) or add your own hashtag text.

To post a photo or GIF with your Tweet:

  1. Tap the photo icon to take a photo, or to choose a photo or GIF from your gallery. You can select up to four photos in a Tweet.
  2. When you are finished selecting your photos, tap Add.
  3. Once you have taken or selected your photo, you will have the option to apply a filter and crop the image by tapping the pencil icon on the attached photo(s).
  4. You can tag people in your photo(s) by tapping Who’s in this photo? Type in the full name or @ username and then tap Done.
  5. Learn more information about Tweeting photos, including instructions for changing your photo tagging privacy settings.

To Tweet with your location:

  1. Tap the location icon to add your location to your Tweet.
  2. To 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. From the navigation menu, tapProfile.
  2. Locate the Tweet you want to delete.
  3. Tap the icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  4. Tap Delete Tweet.
  5. Tap Delete to confirm.


To select text from a Tweet:

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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.

  1. Press, hold, and drag to highlight a word or section of text from the Tweet.
  2. From the pop-up you can select Copy, Select All, Look Up, Search, or Mute.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.


Navigation

  • 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-How to use Twitter for iOS (1) = back
  • cmd-How to use Twitter for iOS (2) = 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

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Tweet detail and media view

  • R = Reply
  • T = Retweet
  • L = Like
  • cmd-U = Go to user profile

Tweet composer

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  • cmd-N = new Tweet
  • cmd-return = send Tweet

Direct Message

  • 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.

How to create and manage Lists

  1. In the navigation menu tap or clickLists.
  2. View your Lists by Following or Member of.
  3. To create a new List, tap the new List icon
  4. To manage a List, tap a on the List name, and then tap Edit. From here you can edit List properties, manage List members or delete the List.

Learn more about Lists.

How to customize your view

  1. From your profile menu, tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Tap the Accessibility, display, and languages.
  3. Tap the Display and sound tab.
  4. Drag the font slider to adjust font size
  5. Tap the Dark modeslider to adjust display settings.
  6. Choose Dim or Lights out by tapping your preference.
  7. To turn the feature off, tap the Dark mode slider again.

How to quickly enable dark mode from the menu



  1. Tap your profile menu.

  2. Tap the light bulbicon to access Dark modesettings.

  3. Tap the Dark mode slider to turn feature on.
  4. TapDim or Lights outto select a theme.

How to clear your media and web storage

Twitter for iOS stores content in the app, which can take up space on your device. In order to clear up space, you can clear your Twitter media and/or web storage.

To clear your media storage:

  1. From your profile menu, tapSettings and privacy.
  2. Under Accessibility,display, and languagestap Data usage.
  3. Under Storage, tap Media storage.
  4. Tap Clear media storage.
  5. Tap Clear media storage to confirm.

To clear your web storage:

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  1. From your profile menu, tap Settings and privacy.
  2. Under Accessibility,display, and languagestap Data usage.
  3. Under Storage, tap Web storage.
  4. Choose between Clear web page storage and Clear all web storage. Tap to make your selection.
  5. Tap Clear web page storage or Clear all web storage to confirm.
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FAQs

Does Twitter work on iPhone? ›

The Twitter for iOS app is available for devices running iOS 14.0 and above.

How do you post on twitter on iPhone 2022? ›

Now if you just tap on this little. So called the share icon over here then you'll be able to see

How do beginners use Twitter? ›

How to Use Twitter: An A-Z Starter Guide
  1. 10 steps to use Twitter.
  2. Step 1: Set up your profile. ...
  3. Step 2: Follow relevant accounts. ...
  4. Step 4: Decide what content to Tweet. ...
  5. Step 5: Choose your Twitter voice. ...
  6. Step 6: Write your first Tweet. ...
  7. Step 7: Join trending hashtags. ...
  8. Step 8: Maintain your channel.
8 Jun 2022

Is Twitter free on iPhone? ›

Twitter is available for free from the Apple App Store, and easily installs on just about every iOS device you can lay your hands on. The price is unbeatable, but there are still a few worthy third-party offerings for iPhone Twitter users.

What is meant by Twitter for iPhone? ›

Tweetie will be renamed Twitter for iPhone and made free (currently $2.99) in the iTunes AppStore in the coming weeks. Loren will become a key member of our mobile team that is already having huge impact with device makers and service providers around the world.

Why is Twitter not working on my phone? ›

Clear the app's data

From your device's home screen, tap the Settings icon. Select Applications. Select the Twitter app, scroll down and tap Clear Data. If you've cleared your data but are still experiencing the issue, try turning your phone off and then on.

How can I use Twitter without an account? ›

The first simple workaround is to visit Twitter's Explore page to view Twitter without account. Then you can browse the breaking news in the world right now, just click it for checking the detailed information. And you'll find more related news, including videos, text, and photos.

Which Twitter app is best? ›

The 7 best Twitter apps for Android
  1. Official Twitter App. Twitter. 349K subscribers. ...
  2. Albatross for Twitter. 2 Images. Close. ...
  3. Fenix 2 for Twitter. 2 Images. Close. ...
  4. Hootsuite. 2 Images. Close. ...
  5. Talon for Twitter. Lucas Klinker. 1.2K subscribers. ...
  6. Owly for Twitter. Owly for Twitter. 50 subscribers. ...
  7. Friendly for Twitter. 2 Images. Close.
21 Apr 2022

How much does Twitter cost to download? ›

Get the Twitter app on your mobile phone. It's free.

Is Twitter a good app? ›

Twitter Is User-Friendly

Twitter's design is kept extremely simple, and while you can customize your feed, the topics, and the people you want to keep up with, the platform is straightforward to navigate on both mobile and PC. Its Direct Messaging feature allows you to have conversations with friends and followers.

Why can I not Tweet on Twitter? ›

Trouble sending Tweets can often be attributed to a need to upgrade your browser or app. If you're having trouble Tweeting via the web, make sure you're using the latest version of your browser. If you can't Tweet with an official Twitter app, check to make sure you've downloaded any available updates.

Where is the Tweet button on Iphone? ›

How to Tweet
  1. Tap the Tweet compose icon. Compose your message (up to 280 characters) and tap Tweet.
  2. Tap on the Tweet compose icon. ...
  3. Type your Tweet (up to 280 characters) into the compose box at the top of your Home timeline, or click the Tweet button in the navigation bar.

How do I use Twitter on my phone? ›

In the top menu, navigate to your profile icon. Select Settings and privacy. Select Accessibility, display and languages.
...
To post a Tweet:
  1. Select the Tweet icon.
  2. Enter your message, and then select Tweet.
  3. A notification will appear in the status bar on your device and will go away once the Tweet successfully sends.

What is the point of having a Twitter account? ›

Twitter is a social media site, and its primary purpose is to connect people and allow people to share their thoughts with a big audience.

Why do people use Twitter? ›

Twitter is a great way to make connections with people online, share research and resources, and track areas of interest. We use Twitter in all of these ways, and to interact and engage with interested followers. Follow us @IIED.

Does Twitter charge a fee? ›

Twitter will not charge you for text messages, or to use mobile.twitter.com.

Do you pay for Twitter app? ›

Twitter is currently free to use, so while you're not likely to see the subscription model roll out any time soon, it is something that the company is considering.

Is Twitter a paid app? ›

Twitter Blue subscriptions are paid on a monthly basis, and priced regionally based on the current US price of $4.99. If Twitter Blue is available for purchase in your area, you'll find the regional currency price information wherever you sign up for your subscription.

Why is Twitter not working on my iPhone? ›

If the most recent version of Twitter isn't installed on your iPhone or iPad, it may not load or work properly. To see if an update is available, open the App Store and tap on your Account Icon in the top right corner of the screen. Scroll down to the list of apps and check if a Twitter update is available.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of Twitter? ›

Advantages & Disadvantages of Twitter
  • Pro: Massive Audience Potential. ...
  • Con: Balancing Post Frequency. ...
  • Pro: Widely Accessible. ...
  • Con: Full-Time Management. ...
  • Pro: Customer Service and Advertisements. ...
  • Con: Limited Message Size.

How do I clear my Twitter cache iOS? ›

Clear twitter cache on iPhone and iPad
  1. Open the Twitter app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Hamburger icon (three horizontal lines).
  3. Select Settings and Privacy.
  4. In General, tap on Data Usage.
  5. Under Storage, you will get Media Storage and Web Storage.
  6. Tapping on Clear media storage will remove all the photos and GIF data.
17 Jan 2022

Why Twitter is not opening? ›

Update the app or browser

If not, this might be the reason for Twitter not working. Simply check for updates for your browser, or go to the Google Play Store and check if there is a newer version of the app. Get it all upgraded and try again.

How do I install twitter on my iPhone 6 2021? ›

Key in Twitter and press Search.
  1. Find "App Store" Press App Store.
  2. Find Twitter. Press Search. Press the search field. Key in Twitter and press Search. ...
  3. Install Twitter. Press GET and follow the instructions on the screen to install the app.
  4. Return to the home screen. Press the Home key to return to the home screen.

Can you view someone's Twitter without them knowing? ›

Simply put, no. There is no way for a Twitter user to know exactly who views their Twitter or specific tweets; there's no Twitter search for that kind of thing. The only way to know for sure if someone has seen your Twitter page or posts is through direct engagement — a reply, a favorite, or a retweet.

Can you use Twitter without a phone number? ›

Check out how to create a Twitter account without using your phone number: Go to Twitter's signup page. Type in your name. Click on Use Email Instead under Phone.

Can people see who searched you on Twitter? ›

If you have a Twitter account, then at some point, you might have wondered who is engaging with your profile. While there are certain things you can find out easily, like which accounts like and repost your tweets, it's impossible to see who is viewing your tweets and your profile.

Is there a Twitter app without ads? ›

Albatross for Twitter is the newest and one of the best Twitter apps alternatives. It's an ads-free, effortless Twitter client which will leave you enjoying the experience of Tweeting. It supports all kinds of Twitter media accounts, any notifications, DMs, etc.

What kind of app is Twitter? ›

Social networking service

What is the alternative to Twitter? ›

Instagram

It's a far more visual alternative to Twitter, meaning that it's a great platform for artists to share their work.

Do people still use Twitter? ›

Twitter users. Daily active Twitter users. Usage growth over time. Ranked 17th: Most popular social media worldwide.
...
Twitter revenue by year.
YearRevenue, U.S Dollars
20172.443 billion
20183.02 billion
20193.459 billion
20203.72 billion
9 more rows
5 Jan 2022

Is Twitter an app or website? ›

Twitter is a free social networking site where users broadcast short posts known as tweets. These tweets can contain text, videos, photos or links. To access Twitter, users need an internet connection or smart phone to use the app or website, Twitter.com.

How do I set up Twitter? ›

Go to twitter.com/signup. Click the sign up button.
...
After you Sign up for Twitter, the next step is to set up your account by following the steps below:
  1. Customize your profile, including picking a profile photo and header.
  2. Add a bio.
  3. Set up your timeline by following people or Topics.
  4. Tweet!

What are the negatives of Twitter? ›

What are the disadvantages of Twitter?
  • Offensive Content is among the major disadvantages of Twitter. Everyone has a right to freedom of speech, but unfortunately, some users leverage this right far too much being offensive. ...
  • Fake Accounts. ...
  • Character Limit. ...
  • No Message Broadcast. ...
  • Spamming.

Which is better Twitter or Instagram? ›

Instagram will allow you to create great content quickly and easily, while Twitter is great for engaging with your audience and even providing Customer Support. But the sheer volume of users and high levels of engagement on Instagram make it the best Social Media platform currently to promote your brand!

Why is Twitter better than Facebook? ›

Facebook lets you connect with family better, which may be its only killer feature. Twitter lets you connect with the world more efficiently, which is definitely its draw. Messenger is great for chats and things tangentially related to communication, but using dedicated apps is still more feature-rich.

What is the Twitter limit? ›

Current Twitter limits

Direct Messages (daily): The limit is 1,000 messages sent per day. Tweets: 2,400 per day. The daily update limit is further broken down into smaller limits for semi-hourly intervals. Retweets are counted as Tweets.

How many Tweets can you like per day? ›

Favorites (now likes) seemed to have a limit of about 1,000 per day. People on sites like BlackHatWorld advocated sticking closer to 500 or so, to avoid coming too close to the limit.

Why can't I see some posts on Twitter? ›

In fact, you're seeing Tweet Unavailable because either you've been blocked by the person who has sent the tweet, or you have blocked them. You won't be able to know which it is, but that's the reason you're getting it. You can, however, attempt to view the tweet, even after seeing Tweet Unavailable.

What is the New button on Twitter? ›

Users with access to the new feature, which appears as an upside-down arrow to the right of the heart-shaped "like" button, will receive a notification when they open the website or app that explains how it works. Downvotes can't be seen by the Tweet's author or others on the timeline.

How do you Tweet someone? ›

To send a tweet to someone, type the person's username in the format "@username" (without quotes). Enter the username at the beginning of the tweet to send an @reply, or enter it within the tweet to send a mention.

Can you private message on Twitter? ›

You can start a private conversation or create a group conversation with anyone who follows you. Anyone you do not follow can send you a Direct Message if: You have opted in to receive Direct Messages from anyone* or; You have previously sent that person a Direct Message.

What should I Tweet to get followers? ›

Share relevant and useful content

People come to Twitter to take part in conversations and consume content they're interested in. So to grow your followers, you have to make sure that your content appeals to your audience and adds value — whether that's Tweeting about sales, product tutorials, or current events.

How do I get Twitter followers fast? ›

How to get more followers on Twitter in 10 steps
  1. Tweet frequently.
  2. Post visual content.
  3. Utilize hashtags.
  4. Become part of a Twitter community.
  5. Engage with replies, Retweets and tags.
  6. Publish (and comment on) Twitter threads.
  7. Create an inviting profile.
  8. Participate in Twitter chats.

How can I use Twitter without an account? ›

The first simple workaround is to visit Twitter's Explore page to view Twitter without account. Then you can browse the breaking news in the world right now, just click it for checking the detailed information. And you'll find more related news, including videos, text, and photos.

Why does my Twitter not work? ›

Clear the app's data

From your device's home screen, tap the Settings icon. Select Applications. Select the Twitter app, scroll down and tap Clear Data. If you've cleared your data but are still experiencing the issue, try turning your phone off and then on.

Is a Twitter account free? ›

Twitter is a free social networking site where users broadcast short posts known as tweets. These tweets can contain text, videos, photos or links. To access Twitter, users need an internet connection or smart phone to use the app or website, Twitter.com.

How do I change my Twitter settings to view sensitive content? ›

Click on the More icon and go to the Privacy and safety settings. Look for the Content you see section and check the box next to Display media that may contain sensitive content.

Can you view someone's Twitter without them knowing? ›

Simply put, no. There is no way for a Twitter user to know exactly who views their Twitter or specific tweets; there's no Twitter search for that kind of thing. The only way to know for sure if someone has seen your Twitter page or posts is through direct engagement — a reply, a favorite, or a retweet.

Why do I need an account to use Twitter? ›

A Twitter account is your passport to what's happening in the world and what people are talking about right now. By signing up for an account, you're among the first to know about breaking news and what's popular––from the funny to the uplifting to the surprising.

Can you use Twitter without a phone number? ›

Check out how to create a Twitter account without using your phone number: Go to Twitter's signup page. Type in your name. Click on Use Email Instead under Phone.

Why is my Twitter not working on iPhone? ›

If the most recent version of Twitter isn't installed on your iPhone or iPad, it may not load or work properly. To see if an update is available, open the App Store and tap on your Account Icon in the top right corner of the screen. Scroll down to the list of apps and check if a Twitter update is available.

How do I clear my Twitter cache iOS? ›

Clear twitter cache on iPhone and iPad
  1. Open the Twitter app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the Hamburger icon (three horizontal lines).
  3. Select Settings and Privacy.
  4. In General, tap on Data Usage.
  5. Under Storage, you will get Media Storage and Web Storage.
  6. Tapping on Clear media storage will remove all the photos and GIF data.
17 Jan 2022

Why can't I log into Twitter on my phone? ›

App Troubleshooting

Clearing the Twitter app's data cache on your device can sometimes resolve login issues. You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the app or rebooting your device to clear any temporary data that's being held by the app and to reset the connection to your account.

Should I use my real name on Twitter? ›

Before you sign up for a new account on Twitter, you need to give some thought to your username. Your username, or handle, is your identity on Twitter, and is preceded by the at (@) symbol. Ideally, as an individual, your username should be your real name.

Who sees my tweets? ›

When you sign up for Twitter, your Tweets are public by default; anyone can view and interact with your Tweets. Should you choose to protect your Tweets, you can do so through your account settings. If you protect your Tweets, you'll receive a request when new people want to follow you, which you can approve or deny.

How do I see sensitive content on IOS Twitter? ›

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How do I unlock the sensitive content on Twitter 2022? ›

Go to your Privacy and safety from the drop-down menu. Tap Your Tweets. Toggle the button next to Mark media you Tweet as containing material that may be sensitive so it turns blue.

How do you turn on sensitive content on Twitter for Iphone? ›

Step 1: Go to the navigation menu icon ≡ on the top-left corner and tap on Settings and Privacy. Step 2: Go to your Privacy and safety settings from the drop-down menu. Step 3: Under the Safety category, you would see an option “Display media that may contain sensitive content”. Slide the bar beside it to the right.

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