Twitter is the 3rd most popular social media platform with around 500+ million active users as of 2022. While Facebook is the most popular social media platform, users mostly depend on Twitter for sharing small notes and quick thoughts known as Tweets. However, the entering of new social media platforms and take over of the giants on the field caused the slow-down of the Twitter growth. It is not accelerating its popularity as it used to be in the early 2010s.
If you don’t already have a Twitter account, it is the time to create one. In this article on creating a Twitter account, we will be sharing the step-by-step procedure to own a Twitter account. It requires an email address to signup for the Twitter account. Even if the mobile number option is there, it is always recommended to create an email address before proceeding. For this, have a look at our previous article on how to create an email address with Gmail.
Steps to create a Twitter account
We hope you already created an email address with any of the best email hosting services. If not, no worries, you can use your mobile number to sign up for a new account on Twitter. To create a Twitter account, follow these steps –
- Go to the Twitter Signup page.
- Fill your details such as Full name, Email/Phone no, Password, etc.
- In the next step, it will ask you to enter your Mobile number (If you already not provided.) If you wish, type in your mobile number, or skip it.
- In the next step, choose a Username for your account. It will automatically display some of the available usernames. Read the below section on selecting a username to get a better idea.
- That’s it, you have successfully created your Twitter account. Twitter will welcome you with a message looks like this.
- Click on the “Let’s go!” button which will take you to your Twitter dashboard. This is how the Tech Quintal Twitter dashboard looks like. Kind of cool, right?
It may ask you to follow certain person or areas as an initial step to provide a customized Twitter experience. Choose any random ones and continue to the dashboard.
How to Sign in to Twitter?
Twitter account setup is done, and you browsed randomly through the interface. Once you closed the browser window and wanted to tweet something again, how could you do that? You will again need to sign in to the Twitter account. Follow these steps –
- Just head over to the Twitter website.
- Click on the “Login Button” in the top right corner of the screen.
- It will bring a Login window where you can enter your username and password.
- After providing the details, click on the Login button.
To avoid the login process each time, just tick the “Remember me” checkbox on the window.
How to verify Twitter account?
Verifying the Twitter account is very important to ensure your trust from the Twitter side. In some cases, if Twitter found any recent login attempts of any other Twitter profiles from the same IP, it will automatically ask you to verify your Twitter profile using the phone number. Anyhow, it is always recommended to verify your Twitter account right after creating an account. Here is how you can do that.
If you’ve provided your email address during the Twitter signup, you will see a mail from Twitter in your Inbox. Just open it and click on the “Verify” button. You will be taken to your profile saying that your email address has been successfully verified by Twitter.
To add a mobile number to your Twitter account, just go to the devices section of your profile and add your mobile number there. You will receive a confirmation code to the given mobile number which you can enter to verify your number. After activation, you will see the number is added to the devices section of your profile. You could use the mobile number instead of the email ID for accessing the Twitter account.
How to create a Tweet?
You’ve successfully created a Twitter account and learned to sign in to it. Now, it is the time to tweet something. All the messages or posts on the Twitter is known as “Tweets.” That’s why we usually say, “tweet something” instead of “post on Twitter.” To create a tweet, all you have to do is clicking on the “Tweet Button” in the top right corner of your Twitter screen. It will bring up a tweet window which looks like this.
Now type what’s in your mind and click on the Tweet button to post it on your Twitter timeline. Remember that Twitter put a limit of 140 characters for the tweets.
Importance of the Username on Twitter
Choosing a good username is always important on any social media platforms. On Twitter, it is even more important to own an easily understandable username as your identity. Usernames are usually implemented as @TechQuintal (In our case.) If your name is “John,” you could choose some wise usernames such as @john123 or @IamJohn. But it’s hard to get such good usernames as most of them might be already taken by other users with the same name. Don’t worry, you can change it anytime from your account settings.
Username plays an important role in the Twitter platform. Unlike in many other social media sites, just mentioning your username will ping you on the notification tab of your Twitter profile. In other words, it is just like an #tag to mention a particular person in a Tweet.
There are few rules in choosing a username. You will not be allowed to use few words such as ‘admin’ or ‘twitter’ in your username. It is to avoid any possible confusions occurred due to the inclusion of such common words. Another rule is that your username should not exceed 15 characters in length. That’s it. There is nothing else important in choosing a username on Twitter.
Common questions regarding Twitter account creation
Even after reading this entire article, you might have a lot of doubts regarding the Twitter account creation. These are some of the most commonly asked questions while creating a Twitter account –
1. Is Twitter free?
Yes. Twitter is free to use as long as you do not want to sign up for additional services such as the newly introduced Twitter Blue. You can create an account, start tweeting, message other Twitter users, reply to tweets, and do almost anything possible on the platform without any fees.
2. Is it possible to delete my Twitter account?
Yes. It is possible to delete your Twitter account. We have covered an entire article on the possibilities of removing your account. You can even go for a Twitter alternative in case you just want to switch platforms and still want to enjoy the benefits of social media.
3. Does Twitter tweets have a word limit?
Yes. There is a word limit for the tweets. According to Twitter, a Twitter tweet can contain up to 280 characters or Unicode glyphs. Keep in mind that some glyphs are made up of multiple characters.
4. Will Twitter pay me?
Twitter doesn’t pay you anything, just for signing up. But you can earn money from sponsored Tweets, advertisements and promotions just like you can from any other social media platform.
Now, that’s all about creating an account on Twitter. If you are a complete beginner, we will be posting a complete Twitter guide on utilizing various functions of the platforms. So, stay tuned to know more about it.