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Compose a Tweet

posted this on May 6, 2011, 6:47 PM

Compose a Tweet

  1. Tap the icon in the lower right-hand corner of the screen (this icon resembles a note pad and pencil)
  2. Proceed to type your tweet
  3. Once you are happy with the tweet you’ve written, you can embellish it by adding a photo, an emoticon and/or your location
  4. When finished, press “Tweet” to publish the tweet or “Cancel” to throw the tweet out.

Tweet an Image

Follow the steps to compose a tweet. If you would like to add an image to your tweet, you can do so by: 

  1. Tapping the Camera icon
  2. Choosing between using a photo already stored in your phone’s memory, taking a completely new photo, or using the last photo you took
  3. If you would like to use a photo from your phone’s memory select “Choose From your Library” and then tap the image you’d like, to add it to the tweet.
  4. If you would like to use your phone’s camera to take a new photo, select “Take Picture” and then tap “Retake” until you have the photo you’d like to tweet, then tap “Use” to add it
  5. If you would like to tweet the last photo taken tap "use last photo taken"

Tweet Your Location

Follow the steps to compose a tweet. If you would like to add your location to your tweet, simply select the location icon – it looks like a map pin. Tapping this button will automatically add your location. Tapping it again will remove your location.

Note: If “Post Locations” is disabled under settings and you try to add your location to a tweet, a window will pop up to offer you to enable Location Tracking. You must select “OK” to be able to add your location to the tweet.

Mention Someone

Follow the steps to compose a tweet. You can now easily mention the people you follow by tapping the"@" button. Scroll from left to right then simply tap one to mention him/her.

Tweet More Than 140 Characters

Follow the steps to compose a tweet. Once you've entered a tweet that exceeds 140 characters, you have two options to shorten it and tweet it:

  1. Try out our text shortening button - looks like two arrows pointing inwards. This will turn words into shorter versions of themselves, where possible. For example, "love" becomes "luv" and "one" becomes "1".
  2. Just send it! Sending a long tweet will cause a pop-up permission window that says "This tweet is too long to post directly to Twitter. Would you like to use (or TwitLonger, if you've selected that) to send your message to Twitter?" Selecting No will return you to the tweet composition screen. Selecting Yes will send a segmented version of the tweet, with a link included that takes your followers to the full tweet's text at TwitLonger's website.
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