Posting a Tweet

Definition: A Tweet may contain photos, videos, links and up to 140 characters of text.

To post a Tweet via the web:

  1. Sign in to your Twitter account.
  2. Type your Tweet into the box at the top of your Home timeline, or click the Tweet button in the top navigation bar.
  3. Make sure your update is fewer than 140 characters. We'll count the characters for you! Remaining characters show up as a number below the box.
  4. Tip: Read about how to include photos in your Tweet here, and how to include a video in your Tweet here.
  5. Click the Tweet button to post the Tweet to your profile.
  6. You will immediately see your Tweet in the timeline on your homepage.

Read about posting Tweets via the Twitter for Android app here, and via the Twitter for iPhone app here.

      To post a Tweet via text message (SMS):

      Another way (some say the best way!) to post updates is from your mobile phone. First, connect your phone with your Twitter account, then simply send your Tweet as a text message to your appropriate Twitter short code the same way you'd send any other text message. Remember to count your characters!

      To delete a Tweet:

      • To delete a Tweet that you have posted, please read this article.
      • Note that you can only delete Tweets which you posted yourself from your account.
      • You cannot delete Tweets which were posted by other accounts. Instead, you can unfollowblock or mute users whose Tweets you do not want to receive.
      • If you are trying to delete or undo a Retweet, please read this article.

      Having trouble?

      Check out our Tweet & DM troubleshooting section for solutions to common problems.