So, you have been planning to tweet? Great! From the President of the United States to Malala, every influential personality out there has been tweeting it all up these days. But knowing “how does Twitter work?” is key to knowing how to do it right!

Twitter is that social media platform where links are shared, memes are born, and breaking news is set to reach people faster than ever. Yet, unlike the famous social networking platform, Facebook, Twitter is one platform that is public by default. But, don’t you worry! As being public is not really a bad thing. This simply means that all the jokes on Twitter have the potential to go viral. The platform also gives its users a chance to interact with journalists, artists, athletes, political figures, and more under one roof.

Stepping onto this platform unprepared might make you feel rudderless. What to tweet? Who to follow? What all will show up on your Twitter page? What is a retweet? Keep reading this article to learn all about it.

how does Twitter work?

How to make a Twitter account on a desktop?

  • Step 1: Download the Twitter app or go to Sign up to create an account. The full name you type will be your display name. Users can change their display names as many times as they want, unlike on Facebook. 
  • Step 2: Now, enter your phone number. If you ever lose access to your Twitter account, then this form of authentication will be the first thing that would help. So, fill in a phone number that you will actually and always have access to.
  • Step 3: Next step is to pick a password to help secure your Twitter account. So, no troll really gets hold of your Twitter account.
  • Step 4: Now, pick your interests. Twitter will also provide you with suggestions for who to follow and who not to follow. You can also choose to skip these two steps by selecting the “Skip for now” option.
  • Step 5: Then, press the grey silhouette right next to the tweet button, and click the option, “Settings and Privacy”. Now, pick a username or a handle.
  • Step 6. Now, pick a Twitter avatar or profile picture. Now, head to the “Profile” by clicking the silhouette, and then select the “Edit Profile” option. Your header on Twitter can also be updated from here.
  • Step 7: The next step is to write your Twitter bio. This is something like a short blurb that aims to help potential followers learn about stuff you are most likely to tweet.

How to make a Twitter account on mobile? 

how does Twitter work?

  • Step 1: Fill out your phone number, email address, and name. Ensure that you use the right one because in the next step Twitter is going to ask you to verify.
  • Step 2: Enter the verification number and choose a strong password.
  • Step 3: Now, choose whether you want to sync your contacts or not. This step will help you find followers that you might know on Twitter. 
  • Step 4: Start searching for your interests. Doing this step right will help you find more followers on Twitter that have similar interests as you do.
  • Step 5: Pick out any few followers that you like to begin seeing the content they post on your news feed.
  • Step 6: Finally, click on the grey silhouette to change your settings, and profile pictures, and also begin tweeting.

How to search on Twitter?                             

Twitter is more about following than it’s about friending. From following people you might know personally to following projects, artists, or more. You can do whatever comes to your mind when you are on Twitter.

  • Step 1: You might already be following some great people on Twitter based on the accounts you chose to follow during setting up your account. However, if not! Then, this is the first step you should be completed right now for utmost ease.
  • Step 2: You can also begin the search for people to follow on Twitter using the right-hand box available in the top corner. If you are a fan of a pop sensation like Justin Bieber, you can follow him here. Or, if you are into digital currencies like Bitcoin, then you can follow Bitcoin for the latest news and updates here.
  • Step 3: Twitter will continue offering numerous suggestions so make sure you take them seriously for your own help.
  • Step 4: In the mobile application, new users can also use the “Connect” feature to help them find people based on their likes and tweets on the platform.
  • Step 5: As there is no limit to adding people on Twitter, you can keep adding more of them. Build up your Twitter account and see where it takes you from here.

What about Twitter privacy?

Always remember that everything on this platform is public by default. But you also have the option to make it all private based on your personal preference. If you wish Twitter to be a platform wherein you can privately interact with all your friends, then you can simply set your account to private. With this kind of an account on Twitter, only people that you would give permission to will have access to follow or see your tweets. 

Max & Team

Max and his team write tutorials & guides about everything that has to do with social media. TikTok, Instagram, YouTube and co: In the blog of Adfluencer, our influencer marketing agency, you can find super many helpful articles 🙂