Place the @username anywhere in the tweet except at the beginning if you want to catch a user's attention (or link to their profile). For instance, if you tweet "Hello @wikiHow!" the person @wikiHow will be alerted that you addressed them in a tweet. The tweet will display in the feeds of your followers as usual. Only users who have added you as a follower will be able to see it.
Here are some examples: "@wikiHow can you help me with my homework?" or "Hey @WikiHow! Check out this video."
If you include the username in your tweet, it will be displayed in their feed.
Users can also send direct messages (DMs) to other users. These messages will only be seen by the sender and recipient. To send a DM, simply type the @ symbol followed by the username and then type your message. Examples: "Hey @JessicaAlba I love your movie xoxo" or "I'm obsessed with @Wikipedia! How do they create such accurate articles?"
Users can also send direct messages to topics. These messages will only be seen by the sender and recipients. To send a topic DM, type # symbol followed by the topic name and then type your message.
You may tag a person in your Tweet by inserting the @ sign (traditionally used in email addresses) before his handle. When you do this, the other person gets alerted in his account's Mentions area. Many individuals use @mentions to communicate on Twitter. Any tweets that contain a @mention appear in the feeds of everyone who follows you. You can also send private messages to other users by using the @ symbol.
A tweet that includes the Twitter username of another account, preceded by the "@" sign. "Hello, @TwitterSupport!" for example. Where it displays to the sender on the sender's public tweets profile page. Where it displays to the recipient: on the recipient's notifications page, which only they have access to. By default, only recipients can see these notifications.
This feature was known as "Direct Messages" before it was released to the public in May 2011. Before then, only users who were following the person sending the DM could receive them. Now anyone can send a direct message, and only those who want to will see them. Users can control what information they make available to others by using the private mode option. More on that below.
Read more about how messages are sent on our help center article titled "How do I send a direct message?". You can also watch the video tutorial on our support site.
As you can see, a tweet is simply a post made on Twitter. It can be any length and contains links to other pages, videos, or images. A tweet can also contain emojis, which are small graphical symbols used in place of text. There are two main types of emojis: smiley faces and sad faces. Smiley faces include joy, love, happiness, and excitement while sad faces include sadness, grief, and despair. Users can attach emotions to their tweets by including one or more of these symbols in their posts.
Replying directly to someone's tweet not only delivers the tweet to them, but it also adds your response to an existing dialogue. Unless they are also following the user you are replying to, your followers will not see your responses in their feeds (or they visit the Tweets & Replies section of your profile). In addition, users who follow both you and the original tweeter will see a link back to your reply in their notifications area.
You can attach images to your tweets, just like text. These images can be static ones taken with your phone or camera, or they can be links to other images or websites. To include an image in your tweet, simply click the "Image" button next to the "Text" box and select the file you want to upload.
Responding to others with photos is very popular on Twitter, so expect many opportunities to use this feature. For example, if you follow @UserX and they share a photo of themselves on Instagram or Facebook, you can reply with a comment or question about the picture that only they will see.
Using Twitter's built-in features for messaging and commenting allows you to connect with people in an easy way, without having to sign up for another service. This means more opportunities to engage with potential customers and build relationships long after you've tweeted them!
A person who tweets is referred to as a "Tweeter." Follow/Follow—These are the individuals you're following, and their updates will appear on your home page. Simply click the "follow" button to follow someone on Twitter. Followers: These are all of the individuals who follow you on Twitter and see your updates on their homepage. Your followers may be celebrities, businesses, or other Twitter users that you follow.
On the top right-hand corner of the Twitter page, there is a little blue icon with an arrow pointing down. Click this icon to find out who has followed you recently. You can also check each day to see who has followed you then.
Who is not allowed to follow you? Only people whose accounts you have approved can follow you. If someone tries to follow you without approval, they will get a notification saying that you have been blocked from following them back.
Can you block someone on Twitter? When you block someone, they won't be able to follow you anymore. To block someone, go to your Settings page (click the gear icon in the top right-hand corner of the Twitter screen). Then, scroll down until you reach the blocking section. Here you can select individuals or organizations that you don't want to follow or be followed by.
There are several reasons why you might want to block someone.