Getting started with Twitter for iPad

What's the latest version of the iPad app?
How to sign up for an account
How to add an existing account
How to post and delete a Tweet
Home: Home timeline, navigation
@Connect: Mentions, Interactions, and more!
#Discover: Tweets, Trends, who to follow, find friends, and browse your interests
Me: Your profile, Direct Messages, lists, favorites, settings, and more!
How to remove your account
How to send a password reset from your mobile device


    What's the latest version of the iPad app?

    • Our iOS releases article has all the information on what’s new and fixed in this version.

    To sign up for an account:

    1. If you haven't already installed the Twitter for iPad app, go to and follow the instructions on that page.
    2. Once the app is installed on your iPad, you can sign in with an existing account or sign up for a new account directly from the app.
    3. Tap the blue Sign up button on the welcome screen and fill out the fields asking for your name, email address, desired username, and password.
    4. If your desired username is already taken, it will turn red and a message will drop down below the username field telling you to choose a new username.
    5. Once you've chosen a username that has not been taken, a blue check mark will appear next to the username.
    6. When you have completed the form, tap Sign up.
    7. A message will pop up telling you your account has been successfully created.
    Note: Once your account is created, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address. You must confirm your email address in order for it to be fully associated with your Twitter account so that you can receive important notifications from us regarding your account.

    To add an existing account:

    1. If you already have an account and don’t want to sign up for a new one, tap Sign in on the welcome screen.
    2. You will be prompted to enter your username and password to sign in.
    3. If you have multiple Twitter accounts, you can access them all from the Twitter for iPad app.

    To add additional accounts:

    1. Tap the Me tab on the left side of the screen.
    2. On the next screen, tap the multiple accounts (the people icon) and then tap the plus sign (+) in the top right corner of the screen.
    3. Enter the username and password for your other account.
      Note: There is no technical limit to the number of accounts you can add, but adding more than 10 will cause the app to run slower.

      How to post and delete a Tweet

      To post a Tweet:

      1. Tap the compose Tweet icon (looks like a feather quill) at the top right of the home timeline screen (pictured below).
      2. Compose your 140-character message and tap Tweet.
      3. The Tweet will be successfully posted to your profile.

      When composing a Tweet, you will also see the options to:

      • Take or add a photo
      • Add your location

      To delete a Tweet:

      1. Tap the Tweet you'd like to delete.
      2. Tap the trash can icon at the bottom of the Tweet.
      3. A message will pop up with the option to cancel. Tap Delete Tweet.
      4. The Tweet will be successfully removed from your profile.

      Home: Home timeline and navigation


      On the left of your home timeline you’ll see a navigation bar.

      • Home is where you see Tweets from the accounts you follow and can navigate back to your home timeline.
      • @Connect is where you can find your public @mentions and Tweet interactions.
      • #Discover is where you can see the latest news stories and trends worldwide.
      • Me is where you can view and edit your profile, access your direct messages, lists, and more!

      Home timeline

      • Scroll down through your home timeline to see the latest updates from users you follow.
      • When the Home tab has a blue glow next to it, it means that there are new Tweets waiting to hit your timeline. Tap the Home button or pull down on your timeline to load these new Tweets.
      • From the home timeline, you can tap on an individual Tweet to expand it. Expanded Tweets include photos and media, conversations, and the number of favorites and retweets the Tweet has received.
      • Once the Tweet is expanded you can also @reply, retweet, quote, mark the Tweet as a favorite, or share.
      • Swipe your finger across any individual Tweet and a shortcuts menu will appear. From this menu, you can also @reply, retweet, mark the Tweet as a favorite, or share.

      @Connect: Mentions, Interactions, and more!

      • At the top of the screen you will see two menu options — Interactions and Mentions.
      • The Interactions tab displays a timeline of the activity around your account. Here, you can see who has recently followed you, mentioned you, retweeted you or marked your Tweets as favorites.
      • The Mentions tab will strip out all other activity notifications and only display your mentions and @replies. To learn more about the differences between @replies and mentions click here.
      • Looking for someone? Use the search icon at the top of the screen to find other users.

      #Discover: Tweets, Trends, who to follow, find friends, and browse your interests


        • The Tweets tab reveals top Tweets tailored for your interests. 
        • Tap View all Tweets to see a complete list of your top Tweets on Twitter.


        • Below the Tweets tab, you will see a section called Activity, which displays what’s happening with the people you follow, including who they've followed and what Tweets they've marked as favorites.
        • Tap View all activity to see a complete list of updates.


        • Tap on a Trend to view real-time Tweets about this topic.
        • Tap View all trends to see a complete list of the top Trends.

        Who to follow

        • Below the Trends tab you will see a section called Who to follow, displaying Twitter's top suggestions of accounts we think you'd like to follow based on your interests.
        • To follow an account, tap the follow button next to the username.
        • To see a complete list of suggestions, tap View all suggestions.

        Browse categories

        • Tapping Browse categories will take you to a page where you can view a list of suggested users in different categories such as music, sports, entertainment, fashion, and more!

        Find friends (importing contacts)

        • Tapping Find friends will import your contacts’ email addresses and phone numbers to Twitter and bring up a list of accounts for you to follow based on your phone's contact list. We may also suggest to your contacts that they follow you.
        • People can only be found by their email address if they have agreed to "Let others find me by my email address" in their settings. Similarly, people can choose to "Let others find me by my phone number" under mobile settings.

        Removing contacts

        • You can remove your contacts from Twitter at any time. Simply visit this page on and click the Remove link.
        • You can also remove contacts from if you're on a mobile device.
        • After 18 months, we remove your contacts for you.


        • You can use the search option at the top of the Discover or Connect tabs to search for other topics, hashtags, or accounts.
        • Just start typing and you will see a list of suggested accounts that you already follow for quick searching.
        • You can also view your search history by tapping on the search icon. Removing and re-adding your account to the app will clear your search history.

        Me: Your profile, Direct Messages, lists, favorites, and more!

        Direct Messages

        • When the Me tab has a blue glow next to it, it means that you have a new Direct Message waiting for you.
        • Tap the envelope icon in your Me tab to access your sent and received Direct Messages.
        • To respond to a Direct Message, tap the username of the sender to open the conversation thread and type your message in the text box at the bottom of the page.
        • To compose a new Direct Message, tap the compose message icon (looks like a pen and a pad of paper) in the upper right corner of the screen.
        • To delete a Direct Message conversation, tap the arrow icon at the top right of the page and then select Delete conversation.
        • To learn more about Direct Messages, read this article.
        • Note: Group Messages are not available on Twitter for iPad. You can participate in group Messages when using, Twitter for iPhone or Twitter for Android apps, and TweetDeck.

        Saved searches

        • If you have any specific saved searches on, you can access them by tapping Saved searches in the Me tab.
        • Tap the individual saved search and you’ll be taken to a page where the current search results for that term are displayed.
        Note: You cannot save new searches on the Twitter for iPad app, only on the web.


        • Tap on the Me tab and scroll down to Favorites. Tap to view Tweets you have recently marked as a Favorite.

        Follower requests

        • If your Tweets are protected, you will see the option to access your Follower requests. Selecting this option will take you to a page where you can accept or reject your pending requests.


        • Tap Lists to access lists that you’ve created on and are currently subscribed to (Subscribed to is selected by default).
        • Tap Member of to switch over to a view of other users’ lists that you’ve been added to.
        • Tap a specific list to see more. Within each list you’ll have an option to view the lists members or tap Tweets to see the the list’s timeline of Tweets.

        Multiple accounts

        • If you have multiple accounts added to the app, you can switch by tapping multiple account (the people icon) which is located directly to the right of the gear icon located in the Me tab.

        Font size settings

        • You can change the size of the font on your screen by navigating to Me > Gear Icon> Settings > Font Size.

        Editing your profile

        • Tap the gear icon and select Edit profile to change your profile image, bio, website, location, or name.


        To set push notifications for your account when a user tweets, retweets, favorites, mentions, DMs you or follows you:

        1. Go to your app Settings and select Notifications.
        2. You will see the option to set notifications for all mentions, or just from accounts you follow, and for direct messages.
        3. You will know immediately when selected people you follow have performed any of these actions.

        How to remove your account:

        Removing an account from the Twitter for iPad app effectively signs that account out of the app. It does not delete your account. You can always add an account back later by using the Sign In button.

        To remove an account:

        1. Open your device's settings and select the Twitter application.
        2. Select the account you wish to remove.
        3. Tap on Delete Account. This does not delete your Twitter account, only removes it from the app.

        To add your account back to the app:

        1. Open the Twitter for iPad app.
        2. Tap Sign in.
        3. Enter your username and password.
        4. Tap Done.

        If you've forgotten your account's password you can follow the steps below to reset your password.

        How to send a password reset from your mobile device:

        1. If you're using a mobile device to access Twitter, you can send yourself a password reset via Twitter for Android, Twitter for iPhone, or
        2. On the welcome page, select Sign in and then Forgot password?
        3. Enter the email address or username that you are trying to request a password reset for. If you have a phone number associated with the account, you can choose to receive a reset via SMS.

        For more information about resetting your password, please see this article.

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