Tweeting Made Easy with these tips

Twitter is where everyone comes to see what’s happening and participate in the conversations. The platform is committed to lend a voice to everyone, despite the language one might prefer communicating in.

Here’s are some simple how-to’s for Twitter:

How To Tweet: Type your Tweet into the compose box at the top of your Home timeline, or click the Tweet button in the navigation bar. You can include up to 4 photos, a GIF, or a video in your Tweet. Click the Tweet button to post the Tweet to your profile.

How to like a Tweet: Likes are represented by a small heart and are used to show appreciation for a Tweet. You can view the Tweets you’ve liked from your profile page by clicking or tapping into the Likes tab. In order to like, Click or tap the like icon  and it will turn red, confirming that you’ve liked the Tweet. 

How to Retweet: A Tweet that you share publicly with your followers is known as a Retweet. This is a great way to pass along news and interesting discoveries on Twitter. You have the option to add your own comments and/or media before Retweeting. Hover over the Tweet you’d like to share and click the Retweet button. A pop-up will show you the Tweet you’re about to Retweet. Click the Retweet button and the Tweet will then be shared with all of your followers as a Retweet.

How to Share a Tweet: Sharing a Tweet privately is easy.

  • To share a Tweet via Direct Message, click on the share icon  from a Tweet on your Home timeline or from a Tweet detail. Select Send via Direct Message. From the pop-up menu, Enter the name of the person you wish to send the message to or choose from the suggested account list. Add a comment to your message if you want to, then click Send. Note: A protected Tweet cannot be shared through a Direct Message.

How to Reply: A reply is a response to another person’s Tweet. You can reply by clicking or tapping the reply icon  from a Tweet. A compose box will pop up, type in your message and click or tap Reply to post it.

How to Mention: A mention is a Tweet that contains another person’s username or Twitter handle anywhere in the body of Tweet. Type your message in the Tweet compose box. Type the “@” symbol before the username(s) when addressing a particular account(s). Example: “I’m Tweeting on @Twitter!”Click or tap Tweet to post.

How to use Hashtags: A hashtag—written with a # symbol—is used to index keywords or topics on Twitter. This function was created on Twitter, and allows people to easily follow topics they are interested in. Clicking or tapping on a hashtagged word in any message shows you other Tweets that include that hashtag. Hashtags can be included anywhere in a Tweet. 

How to create a Thread on Twitter: Sometimes we need more than one Tweet to express ourselves.  A thread on Twitter is a series of connected Tweets from one person. With a thread you can provide additional context, an update, or an extended point by connecting multiple Tweets together.

Click the Tweet button to draft a new Tweet. Click the highlighted plus icon. When you have finished adding all the Tweets you’d like included in your thread, click the Tweet all button to post. 

How to delete a Tweet: You can delete any of your own Tweets from Twitter at any time. Visit your Profile page. Locate the Tweet you want to delete. Click the  icon drop Click Delete Tweet.

How to view a Tweet Translation: With Tweet translation you can choose when you want to see a translation for a Tweet so you won’t miss any of the action unfolding on Twitter.  If a translation is available for a Tweet, a Translate Tweet prompt will be visible directly under the Tweet text. If you see the link, click or tap the link to expand the Tweet. A translation of the text in the Tweet will appear below the original Tweet.

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