How to Text Tweets


Setting up the ability to send Twitter updates is easy on a smartphone and also relatively simple on a regular cell phone. Twitter is popular with computer users, but the service was intended to be used with mobile phones and is used by many Twitter members as a way to stay connected through social networking over the phone. Twitter is expanding too, on to devices like the iPad, making it easier and easier to send Twitter updates to all of your followers.

On a Smartphone

  • Navigate to Twitter's mobile site on your smartphone, a link to which can be found in the Resources section. Sign in to Twitter as you normally would and use your keypad to enter the text of your tweet.

  • Install the official Twitter app through the app database that your smartphone manufacturer maintains if you do not want to have to navigate to the mobile Twitter website to access Twitter. Send Twitter updates by logging in with your Twitter username and password.

  • Install a third-party Twitter client, such as TweetDeck, if you do not want to use the official Twitter app. Log in to the app with your Twitter username and password to be able to send Twitter updates.

On a Regular Cellphone

  • Send a text message to the relevant Twitter code for your country -- the U.S. Twitter code is 40404 -- with the word START.

  • Sign up for a new account, or send your username, as directed to by the reply you should receive from Twitter. After sending your username you should get a second reply asking for your password, which you should also provide.

  • Reply with the word OK when Twitter sends you a third reply, asking if you want to use Twitter on your phone. You will now be able to text updates to your Twitter account by sending the updates via text to the Twitter code for you country.

  • Text the word ON to the Twitter code for your country if you wish to receive the updates of others on your cellphone. Text STOP to turn updates from others off.

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