Join Jess Stratton for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Twitter mobile app, part of Twitter Essential Training (2015).
- It's easy to add Twitter to a tablet. You can download Twitter from the Google Play Store, and it's also built in to the iOS settings. I'm on an iPad right now, and it works similarly if you're using an iPhone. Tap Settings, and scroll down on the left-hand side and tap Twitter. You'll need to put in your Twitter username and password. And then, tap Sign In. When you're prompted to install the Twitter app, tap Install.
You'll need to sign into the iTunes Store if you haven't already done that . Once loaded, tap the Twitter icon, and you're brought to your Twitter timeline. Tap OK if you'd like to see notifications on your mobile device, or Don't Allow if you don't want any notifications. You can give Twitter permission to use your location while you use the app, or Don't Allow if you don't want Twitter to know where you are. From here, you can scroll your mobile device. You can see tweets. You can tap on the tweets and view them.
You can tap the arrow to reply to a tweet. You can click the star to favorite a tweet. And you can tap the three dots to view more things that you can do with the tweet. The only difference here from the web browser is that mailing a tweet will open up the Mail app on your mobile device. I'm going to tap the arrow in the top left-hand side of the screen to get back to the timeline. I can tap Notifications on the left-hand side to view any notifications that I've gotten. This looks very similar to the web browser. And I can tap Me, underneath Notifications on the left-hand side, to view my account.
I can see my account information, including my profile. And I can tap the icon at the very top right-hand side of the screen to compose a new tweet. I'll tap the Tweet button, and it gets posted. At any time, I can tap Home to return to my Twitter timeline. To see any new tweets that have been coming in since you've been using Twitter, tap and drag down with your finger, and let go. The screen will be refreshed, and any new tweets will show up in the view.
- Using Twitter terminology
- Following people
- Creating tweets
- Adding links and photos
- Retweets and favorites
- Replying to tweets
- Unfollowing, blocking, and muting users
- Adjusting account, security, and privacy settings
- Understanding Twitter trends
- Using the Twitter mobile app