Today Twitter is the most popular and engaging microblogging website. People use it to follow a breaking news, politics, celebrities etc. to know what they are tweeting and what they want to convey to their followers. But to follow someone, one should have an account on Twitter. So in this section, we will discuss what is twitter and how to create an account on twitter?
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a microblogging social networking website. We are saying it microblogging as we have a limit of using only 140 characters in a tweet. The message you display/share on your profile is called “tweet”. The tweet can be in any context sports, politics, health, breaking news etc. It can be photos, videos, links, GIFs or text. Your tweet will only be visible to the twitter users who are following you.
Twitter allows you to follow the individuals you are interested in like you can follow a sports person, or a business tycoon, or a celebrity or anyone who have their twitter accounts. When a user/follower responds to someone’s tweet it is called “retweet”. The followers while retweeting on the activity of whom they are following, sometimes starts the conversation among themselves. Now, let us move towards the steps of creating an account on Twitter.
Steps to Sign up on Twitter (Create an Account on Twitter or)
Step 1: Open the Twitter website on your browser with the link, www.twitter.com. It will leave you to the page, you can see in the picture below. Now, as we have to create an account on twitter click on “Sign up”.
One who already has an account on Twitter can directly click on Log In.
Step 2: As you will Click Sign up, it will lead you to a page asking for your details such as Name and Phone number. If you want to create a twitter account without a phone number, then click on “Use email id instead”.
Put your name and email-id/phone number and click Next.
Step 3: Now, you can customize your experience while using twitter. If you check in the first checkbox, you will view ‘adds based your activities’ on twitter. On checking in second check-box, ‘Twitter will track you to observe where you see the twitter content across the web’.
You can decide whether you want to customize your experience at these points or not. And then click on Next.
Step 4: This page is the 3rd step of the 5 steps of creating an account on Twitter. It displays the Name and phone/email-id you filled in the first step for creating an account. Click on Sign up.
Step 5: To verify the email id you registered to create an account on twitter; twitter sends a verification code (OTP) on your registered email id or phone number.
To recover that verification code, open your registered email-id or phone number. And you will find a mail/message form twitter with the verification code in it.
Get your verification code and put it on the twitter sign up page. Click Next.
Step 6: In the next step you have to create a password for your Twitter account. Make sure the password you created has 6 characters or it can longer than that.
Step 7: Your account has been created, it will ask you to choose your profile picture. You can skip that for now as I have done.
Step 8: It will also ask you to describe yourself. As this is also not mandatory, you can skip it.
Step 9: To find your friends on twitter you can upload your contact using the Upload contact button or you can simply click Not now button to skip adding contacts.
Step 10: If you click Upload contacts a dialog box will open asking you for the permission to access your email account or your phone contact corresponding to the option you have chosen.
To permit click Allow. It will show you the list of all the individuals that are in your contact and also have a twitter account. You can follow who you want to.
Step 11: Now, you are at home page your account. At the top, you can find the compose box where you can compose your tweet and post it on your twitter account using Tweet button below the compose box.
So this is all about what is twitter and how you can create an account on Twitter. Hope the content is useful.