How to create a Twitter account

Twitter Logo
Twitter Logo

Twitter is one of the very best social media in the world, it is an American online news and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". with over 320 million users. It servers as a means of communication and information source.

Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled to 280 for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them.

Twitter can be access through its website interface, through Short Message Service (SMS) or its mobile-device application software ("app").

How to create a Twitter account

Twitter registration or sign up page
Twitter registration or sign up page

  1. Open your browser (Chrome)
  2. Go to https://twitter.com and find the sign up box, or go directly to https://twitter.com/signup.
  3. You will be guided through our sign up experience and prompted to enter information such as your name and email address.
  4. If you choose to sign up with an email address, twitter will require you to verify your email address by sending you an email with instructions.
  5. If you choose to sign up with a phone number, twitter will require you to verify by sending you an SMS text message with a code. You may also request a voice call to verify your phone number. Enter the verification code in the verification box provided.
  6. Once you sign up for an account, you can select a username (usernames are unique identifiers on Twitter).
  7. You're now done, now you can set your profile pictures and status. Happy twitting.

What to do after creating an account?

  • Add a photo of you, not your logo
  • Complete your bio
  • Add your website address
  • Follow some people (Following means you'll get that user's Tweets on your Twitter home timeline. You can unfollow anyone at any time.)
  • Get tweeting

Picking a Username

Your username is the name your followers use when sending replies, mentions, and Direct Messages. It will also form the URL of your Twitter profile page. Twitter will provide a few available suggestions when you sign up, but you can choose a preferable username on your own.

Note: You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username you want to use (change to) is not already in use. Usernames must be fewer than 15 characters in length and cannot contain "admin" or "Twitter", in order to avoid brand confusion.

Basics and Uses

  • Tweet: Twitter status update within 240 characters termed is allowed to tweet.
  • RT (Retweet): When someone retweet a Twitter update.
  • @reply: When you wish to send a public message to someone, you use @username to write a Tweet.
  • Ex: @Mynaijabaze your message DM (Direct Message): When you want to send a Private message to someone, you use DM. The other user should be following you, for you to send him/her a direct message.
  • # Hashtag: Adding a Hash sign before important Keyword in your Tweet message, will help your tweet to be discovered better in the search and it also appear as a click able link
  • Twitter Handle: Your username is Twitter handle. (@Mynaijabaze is our official twitter handle)