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Getting started with Twitter for Android

How to sign up for a new account

  1. Open the app and tap the Sign up button.
  2. On the next page, fill in your account information (name, username, email address, and password).
  3. After entering your name, you can choose from one of the suggested usernames, or type in an available username of your choosing.
    Pro tip: If you need help on managing multiple Twitter accounts through your app, read this article.
Note: If you provided an email address when signing up, we’ll send you a confirmation email. You must confirm your email address in order for it to be fully associated with your Twitter account so you can receive important notifications from us regarding your account.

Editing your profile

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. Tap Profile.
  3. Tap Edit profile.
  4. Make the changes you’d like, then tap Save.
    Note: To learn how to add an account, visit our Managing multiple Twitter accounts article.

Updating your account settings

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll through the menu and select the account setting you’d like to view/edit.

How to post and delete a Tweet

To post a Tweet:

  1. Tap on the Tweet compose icon 
  2. Enter your message, and then tap Tweet.
  3. A notification will appear in the status bar on your device and will go away once the Tweet successfully sends.


To save a Tweet as a draft:

  1. If you would like to save your Tweet as a draft, tap the X in the Tweet compose window.
  2. You will see the option to save as a draft. You access your saved drafts, go to your profile and tap the overflow icon  then select Drafts.
    Note: You can also access your drafts by tapping into the composer box, then tapping the Tweet compose icon  within the box. This icon will only show when you have drafts.


To post a photo or GIF with your Tweet:


To post a video with your Tweet:


How to post a reply:

  1. Find the Tweet you want to reply to.
  2. Click the reply icon 
  3. A compose box will pop up, type in your message and click or tap Reply to post it.


How to post a mention:

  1. Type your message in the Tweet compose box. 
  2. Type the “@” symbol before the username(s) when addressing a particular account. 
  3. Example: "I’m Tweeting on @Twitter!"
  4. Click or tap Tweet to post.
    Note: If your Tweet is a reply, the icon to post will say Reply. When posted, the @username in your Tweet will become a link to the account’s profile page.


Read our About replies and mentions article for more information.


To Tweet with your location:


To include a URL in a Tweet:

  • Links are automatically shortened using Twitter's own t.co service (read more about this here).
  • Typing or pasting in a URL will automatically deduct 23 characters from your 140 character limit—no matter how long the original link is.


To delete a Tweet:

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Tap whichever icon you have.
  2. From the menu, tap Profile.
  3. Locate the Tweet you want to delete.
  4. Tap the  icon located at the top of the Tweet.
  5. Tap Delete.
  6. Tap Yes to confirm.

Need help?

Check out our Twitter for Android troubleshooting tips article for solutions to common issues.