How to tweet someone: 12 steps (with pictures)

How to tweet someone: 12 steps (with pictures)
How to tweet someone: 12 steps (with pictures)
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Learn how to tweet directly to another Twitter account when you're on your computer, phone, or tablet. If you don't want to send a public message, see this link to send a private message.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: Use endorsements

Tweet Someone Step 1

Step 1. Open Twitter

If you are using a computer, sign in to your Twitter account on an Internet browser. If you're on a phone or tablet, tap the app Twitter. Its icon is a white bird on a blue background and can be found on the Home screen or in the application drawer.

  • Mentioning a user on Twitter is adding their username to one of your tweets. You can use endorsements in several ways.

    • They allow you to send a tweet to another user.
    • They highlight one or more users in a tweet to your subscribers.
    • They can allow one or more users to be included in a reply or a retweet.
  • Regardless of how you use the mentions, anyone you mention in a tweet will be notified, unless your account is private and they are not following you.
Tweet Someone Step 2

Step 2. Click Tweet

It's at the top right of the page if you're on a computer. If you're using the mobile app, tap the blue circle with a feather in the lower right.

Tweet Someone Step 3

Step 3. Enter the content of your tweet

Tweets can be up to 280 characters long, including tags, mentions and links.

Tweet Someone Step 4

Step 4. Type the username of the recipient of your tweet

Add the @ at the start of the username (for example: @wikiHow). You will get different results depending on where you place the tag.

  • To direct your tweet directly to someone's attention, place @username at the start of the tweet (before the rest of the text).

    For example, if you tweet @wikiHow Just a little hello !, the tweet will be sent directly to @wikiHow. Your followers won't see it in their feeds unless they also follow @wikiHow

  • If you want to grab a user's attention (or link to their profile), place @username anywhere in the tweet except at the top.

    For example, if your tweet says Hello @wikiHow !, the @wikiHow user will be notified that you mentioned them in a tweet. The tweet will normally appear in your subscribers' feeds

Tweet Someone Step 5

Step 5. Add content to the tweet (optional)

  • Click the photo icon below the text field to insert up to 4 photos. If you are using the mobile app, you can take a new photo by tapping the camera icon.
  • Click on the GIF to attach an animated.gif" />
  • Click on the bar graph icon to add a survey.
  • Click on the little pushpin icon to share your location.
Tweet Someone Step 6

Step 6. Click or tap Tweet to send

All mentioned users will be notified that they have been mentioned in a tweet (as long as your tweets are visible to them).

  • To see a list of tweets that other users have mentioned you in, click or tap the bell icon (top on a computer and bottom on the mobile app), then press Mentions.

Method 2 of 2: Reply to a tweet

Tweet Someone Step 7

Step 1. Open Twitter

If you are using a computer, sign in to your Twitter account on an Internet browser. If you're on a phone or tablet, tap the app Twitter. Its icon is a white bird on a blue background and can be found on the Home screen or in the application drawer.

  • Replying to someone's tweet not only sends the tweet directly to them, it also adds your reply to an ongoing conversation.
  • Your followers won't see your replies in their feeds unless they also follow the user you're replying to (or go to the Tweets & Replies section of your profile).
Tweet Someone Step 8

Step 2. Go to the tweet you want to reply to

You can navigate down there in your feed, or you can search for a person by typing their username in the search box.

Tweet Someone Step 9

Step 3. Click or tap the chat bubble icon

It's at the bottom left of the tweet. A pop-up window containing an input box will appear.

If other users have replied to this tweet, you can view their responses by clicking or tapping on the date or time next to the original tweet

Tweet Someone Step 10

Step 4. Type your answer in the text field

You can enter up to 280 characters.

If you want to include another user in your response, enter that person's username (starting with the @ symbol) somewhere in your response. This will notify the user that you have added them to the conversation

Tweet Someone Step 11

Step 5. Add content to the tweet (optional)

  • Click the photo icon below the text field to insert up to 4 photos. If you are using the mobile app, you can take a new photo by tapping the camera icon.
  • Click on the GIF to attach an animated.gif" />
  • Click on the bar graph icon to add a survey.
  • Click on the little pushpin icon to share your location.
Tweet Someone Step 12

Step 6. Click or tap Reply

This tweets your response to the user. The tweet will be added to the conversation thread, which you can view by clicking or tapping on the date or time next to the original tweet.

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