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This course will introduce you to the Twitter social media platform. You’ll learn what Twitter is used for and how you can safely create and enjoy using a Twitter account of your own.
This short video guides you through the process of creating a Tweet from your own Twitter account.
Welcome to 'Using Twitter'. Twitter is a social media platform that lets you share short text blurbs, photos and short videos. These are called tweets, and in this video, Jeremy is going to use the Twitter app on his mobile device to create a tweet. While Twitter works the same on any device, the steps in this video may look a little different on yours. Don't worry, though, you should still be able to follow along.
To begin, Jeremy opens the Twitter app by tapping on the app icon. For convenience, Jeremy stays logged in to his Twitter account, so he doesn't need to enter his username and password every time he opens the app! The app opens on Jeremy's Home screen, which contains a list of tweets from all the people and organisations that he follows. This list is also called a feed. Jeremy could just keep scrolling through his feed to see what others have tweeted, but he's going to create a tweet, instead.
His Twitter account is set to Private, which means that his tweet will only be visible to the people who follow him. They'll be able to see the tweet on their Home screen feeds. He looks for the new tweet icon near the bottom of his Home screen. It looks like a circle with a feather and a plus icon in it. He taps on it to start composing his tweet. Jeremy starts typing his tweet, which must contain less than 280 characters. He can add media to his tweet in the form of a photo or short video, a live audio recording, or a GIF.
Jeremy is pretty chuffed with the photos he took of his eggplants, and decides to add them to his tweet. He taps the Photo icon, which looks like a little mountain and sun in a square. A grid of the photos and videos on his phone appears. The latest photos are at the very top of the list. He taps the one he wants for his tweet, and then he taps Add. He could tap the Maps icon, which looks like an upside-down teardrop, to add information about where the photo was taken, but he decides not to do so this time. He taps on Everyone can reply at the bottom left of the page, next to the world icon. This lets him choose who can reply to the tweet.
Because he wants lots of recipe ideas, he'd like anyone who sees the tweet to be able to reply, so leaves this set to Everyone. And that's it! Jeremy taps on Tweet in the top right to share the tweet with his followers. The tweet will now appear in the feeds of all the people who follow him. Jeremy's hoping they'll reply so he can try out their recipes! It will also appear on Jeremy's profile page, along with every other tweet he's ever tweeted!