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Can you still tweet by SMS?

Can you still tweet by SMS?

To post a tweet, you can send an SMS message to a special “short code” number (in the US, it’s 40404).

How do you get Twitter updates via text?

It’s a simple idea, really. By way of SMS on any phone in the United States, you can get alerts from anyone on Twitter. This is true even if you don’t have a Twitter account. All you have to do is text “follow TWITTERNAME” to Twitter’s shortcode, 40404, and you will start getting realtime updates.

How do I use Twitter via SMS?

Go to

  1. Click the link that says Activate your account, next to Already using Twitter via text message?
  2. Enter your phone number when prompted.
  3. Twitter will send a verification code to your phone.

How do you tweet the new update?

Compose your message (up to 280 characters) and tap Tweet. Enter your message (up to 280 characters), and then tap Tweet. A notification will appear in the status bar on your device and will go away once the Tweet successfully sends.

Why is Twitter SMS not working?

SMS text messages may experience delays in delivery. Please wait at least two minutes before trying to sign in again. If you’re logged in, verify that your phone is turned on correctly in your Mobile settings. If you recently changed your phone number or mobile carrier, you will need to update your settings.

How do you tweet on Android?

Tap on the Tweet icon. Enter your message, and then tap Tweet….How to post a mention:

  1. Type your message in the Tweet box.
  2. Type the @ symbol before the username(s) when addressing a particular account.
  3. Click or tap Tweet to post.
  4. Read more about replies and mentions.

How do I skip phone verification on Twitter?

Go to “Account and Settings” on the left. This will take you to “Login Verification.” You will see an option to turn off login verification. This will make sure that Twitter will not confirm your additional information like phone number while logging in.

What are SMS commands on Twitter?

Twitter SMS Commands

Twitter SMS Command What It Does
message Posts message as a tweet.
@username message Sends a reply to a username. Example: ckroks nice profile!
D username message Sends a direct message to a Twitter user.
FOLLOW username Configures your Twitter profile to follow a Twitter user.

Can you still text 40404 to tweet?

The ability to tweet via text was important to Twitter in the service’s early days, but it’s more of a legacy feature at this point since most people rely on the smartphone app. The feature still exists, though, allowing you to text a number, such as 40404, and have that message posted to your account.

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