Twitter is a web interface, so frequent changes are going to be common. Join Jess as she explains what those changes are as you navigate through the rest of the course.
- [Instructor] The interface and some features on Twitter have changed slightly since this course was released. This is all part of the fun of using an app on the web. It can change at any time. There's no updates for us to download whenever we want, so sometimes you'll notice that you just go to the website and behold, it looks different. So I'm going to go over what those changes are, and they're not major. The biggest change is that when I talk about a 140 character limit for Tweets, that's now changed, it's doubled. So the character limit for Twitter is now 280 characters. Also, the reply icon has changed. It's now a chat bubble. Though it's still the first icon in the Tweet. And finally, when I talk about favoriting a Tweet by clicking on the heart icon, that terminology has changed and now Twitter is calling it liking a Tweet. Let's also go up here into the Compose Tweet button. Now remember, you'll be learning how to do all of this, so don't worry if it looks a little bit strange right now. The first link isn't a camera icon anymore. It's still going to do the same functionality. This is still how you can add photos or video to your Tweets, but the icon is a little different. Now, it's the traditional photo icon. So now that you know what's new, keep those changes in mind as you go through the course. Though, you will be able to follow the course with no difficulties. For example, remember, if I'm talking about that old 140 character limit, I'm really meaning 280 characters.
- Understanding Twitter and microblogging
- Finding friends by searching your contacts
- Creating and viewing your Twitter profile
- Composing a tweet
- Creating a Twitter poll
- Using hashtags
- Deleting, pinning, and sharing tweets
- Navigating an individual tweet
- Interacting with tweets and users
- Exploring Twitter settings
- Creating a Twitter Moment
- Creating lists of Twitter users