ICET Quickguide: How to Set Up and Access a Twitter Account

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Twitter is an online social media and microblogging site that enables users to send and read "tweets". Twitter can be used both socially and professionally and provides a great resource for networking. With Twitter one can stay up-to-date with current fashion trends, breaking news, and a best friend's life. By "following" selected people and businesses, Twitter feeds the tweets directly to an individual's computer, smartphone, or tablet. This document outlines how to set up a personal Twitter Account.

ATTENTION:

  • Remember when choosing a username, this will be what Twitter users see next to every post. For example, @Fluffy,@Crazy8, @Sleeps2Much are not professional.
  • The official Twitter app was created by Twitter, Inc. and has the blue bird logo.

REQUIRED:

  • Internet access
  • Email access

STEPS TO FOLLOW on computer:

  1. Go to https://twitter.com/ and click the Sign up for Twitter button.

Twitter main webpage
Twitter homepage

  1. Complete registration information.
  2. Check for an email confirmation that must be responded to in order to set up the account.
  3. Access by going to https://twitter.com/
  4. Use the username and password created to sign in to Twitter.

STEPS TO FOLLOW ON A SMARTPHONE OR TABLET (APPLE iOS/ANDROID):

  1. Download the Twitter App  from either iTunes and Google Play. 

          Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.twitter.android

          iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/twitter/id333903271?mt=8

Twitter application for Android
Twitter app, Android

 Twitter application for Apple products
Twitter app, Apple products

  1. Click the Sign up button.
  2. Complete registration information.
  3. Check for an email confirmation that must be responded to in order to set up an account.
  4. Access the Twitter App.
  5. Use the created username and password to sign into the Twitter App.

Sample Twitter profile
Sample Twitter profile

If you need further assistance, contact icet@uwplatt.edu or phone 608.342.1792

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