What is Twitter?

What is Twitter?

Twitter is the place to find out about what’s happening in the world right now. Whether you’re interested in music, sports, politics, news, celebrities, or everyday moments—come to Twitter to see and join in on what’s happening now.

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It all starts out with tweeting. A tweet is an update that allows your viewers to see what you are doing or what you might be thinking at any given time. It is also a good way to share links to things that you find interesting or to your own content!

Post a Tweet:

  • Sign in to your Twitter account.
  • Type your Tweet into the box at the top of your Home timeline, or click the Tweet button in the top navigation bar.
  • Make sure your update is fewer than 140 characters. 
  • Post your Tweet


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 before Retweeting—making it a Quote Tweet. When using Twitter's Retweet icon, your Retweet or Quote Tweet will reference the Tweet you are sharing.


This allows people to ensure that they can see all of your tweets with the click of a button. If someone follows you, everything you say or share will appear on their live feed. 
Search: Wondering what something is all about? Search and see the conversation unfold live.


Wondering what everyone’s talking about? Click on a hashtag and find out.

  • Hashtags connect Tweets that talk about the same thing in one place.
  • People use the hashtag symbol (#) before a relevant keyword or phrase in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter search. 
  • 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.

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