For example, if your name is John Ira, you may use a Twitter handle like @johnira or @john ira. Twitter usernames are often preceded with an at symbol (@), as this is how you refer to other users on Twitter. However, when it comes to choose a username, the @ symbol is absent. Therefore, if you want to include the @ symbol in your selection, you will need to come up with another option.
Usernames can be any word or phrase that identifies you or your business on Twitter. They can be short (such as "tanstaafl" for someone who likes traveling) or long (such as "TaniaLopez7" for someone who posts about fashion). The only rule is that they must be unique - otherwise, someone else will have already taken it. When you sign up to create a new account, the system will prompt you to select a username for yourself or your business.
In addition to names, other options include emojis, numbers, and hyphens. You can also combine different elements into one identifier. For example, you could use your first and last name as your username ("@johntan") or add a nickname after your name ("unofficialtanstaafl"). Usernames can't contain any words that Twitter does not allow, such as certain characters (such as #), links to other websites, or personal information (such as email addresses).
As a person, your username should ideally be your whole name. In a perfect world, if your name was John Smith, your Twitter handle would be @JohnSmith. Unfortunately, the world is not perfect, and chances are that the username you want is already in use. In this case, you have two options: choose another username or add "@username" after your current handle. For example, if I wanted to follow Jane Smith on Twitter, I could do so by adding her handle "@JaneSmith".
Your Twitter name should also be easy to type and remember. This is important because once you send out your first tweet, it's gone forever. Therefore, the better the username, the easier it is for others to find and remember.
Finally, your Twitter name should describe you as a person. If your name is Mark Zuckerberg, then your Twitter name shouldn't just be any random string of letters. Your name says something about you, your personality perhaps even more than your actual face. Unless you want to give away too much information about yourself, go with an identity neutral name.
In conclusion, a good Twitter name should be your full name, easily remembered and typed, with no spaces or special characters.
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 those who are following the original tweeter will see this notification.
Other examples include: "@twitter I love you! - Fred" or "I hate @twitter because they don't let me send more than 140 characters! - Joe Public". These tweets would display on the recipient's notifications page and be seen only by those who are following both Fred and Joe Public.
A user can also send out a direct message (DM) to only one person or group. These messages are visible only to the recipient(s). Unlike regular tweets, which are displayed on everyone's profile page, DMs are sent out via email or SMS and only visible to the intended recipient(s).
DMs are useful for sending private comments or questions, for example "Can I send you some product ideas through DM? - John Doe". Or "Do you want to work together? - Fred". If Fred sees the DM from Joe Public then he can click on it to view its content. However, if Joe Public wasn't following him then he wouldn't see the notification and wouldn't know to check his emails/text messages for something from Fred.
This Twitter reply, on the other hand, is a public tweet intended to a single person. Instead of putting the @username in the midst of a tweet, a @reply puts it at the beginning. Thus, this reply targets no one specifically and is considered a free-for-all.