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A tutorial on how to use Twitter including how to use hashtags, compose tweets and discover new users to follow.
Twitter Tutorial

Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms in the world. By watching the Twitter tutorial above, users will learn how to design a Twitter profile, compose tweets, use hashtags and find other users and topics to follow.

Users on Twitter tend to keep their profile public and often use Twitter to comment on breaking news and current events. Users can, however, choose to only display tweets to users that they follow. The video tutorial shows users how to create both public and private Twitter accounts.

For businesses, Twitter is great way to interact with customers and potential customers. Organizations can gauge customer satisfaction, gain ideas for new products and services and keep tabs on the competition.

In the early days of Twitter, it was famous for only allowing 140 characters or less for each tweet. Currently, Twitter allows 280 characters which is plenty of space for users to share their thoughts and ideas.

The simplicity of Twitter combined with versatility of content users can post provides for a unique and rewarding social experience. Rich media, such as images and videos look great when shared on Twitter.

The video tutorial above is intended for beginner and expert Twitter users and covers all of the primary features of using Twitter.

Primary Features of Twitter:

1. Simplicity and Versatility

The simple design and user interface of Twitter provides a social platform that is easy to access and use. This may be the reason that Twitter is used by such diverse groups of people. Twitter can be used just for fun, for researching current events or by businesses to reach out to customers. Tweeting is fast and simple but can reach a wide audience in a short amount of time.

Twitter feels less permanent than other social platforms. While other social platforms tend to preserve or comment on what has happened in the past, Twitter focuses more on what’s happening right now, in real-time.

While other social networks have come and gone (Google+ for example), Twitter has been able to stand the test of time. It’s simplicity and versatility are key components of why it has been so widely used and adopted.

2. Hashtags and Trends

Breaking news and popular topics are easy to find and digest on Twitter. Over time, the content displayed to each Twitter user becomes customized and provides for a very personal experience.

Searching on Twitter is a great way to find information regarding events in your local area. Twitter can be used to discuss events that are happening in real-time – such as presidential elections or important sporting events.

3. Wide Adoption

Although not a direct feature of Twitter, the fact that it is so widely adopted around the world helps make it a platform that is lively and inclusive. People from all walks of life with different goals and interests all use Twitter. First time Twitter users should find it easy to discover users with similar interests and conversations that they’ll enjoy participating in.

Politicians, professional athletes, business moguls, high schoolers and musicians all use Twitter. Dozens of different languages are spoken on Twitter and most Twitter experiences involve international communication.

With such a variety of users and topics, it’s no wonder that Twitter is such a popular social media platform.

About the AnsonAlex.com Twitter Video Tutorial:

The 2020 Twitter tutorial above covers all of the primary features available in Twitter.

The tutorial and the information on this page will be updated as new features are released and old features are updated.

The overview tutorial may be fast paced for some so remember to pause and rewind when necessary.

Topics covered in the 2020 Twitter video tutorial include:

  1. Account Setup
  2. User Interface Introduction
  3. Explore Section
  4. Searching Twitter
  5. Browsing Tweets
  6. Following Users
  7. Notifications
  8. Messages
  9. Profile Introduction
  10. Profile Setup
  11. Profile Image Sizes
  12. Pinned Tweets
  13. Composing Tweets
  14. @Mentions and Hashtags
  15. Adding Links to Tweets
  16. Viewing Profiles
  17. Viewing Replies
  18. Using Bookmarks and Lists
  19. Topics and Moments
  20. Twitter Analytics
  21. Settings and Privacy

By the end of this tutorial you should feel comfortable using all features available in Twitter.

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If you’re looking to improve your social media skills even more, don’t forget to check out my other tutorials on social media.

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Anson Alexander is a blogger, author, educator and web conqueror. Anson records, edits, and publishes content for his site, provides technical and business services to clients and is an avid self-learner. He has also authored several digital marketing and business courses for LinkedIn Learning (previously Lynda.com).

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