Tweet From Your Phone

Tweeting from your phone can make keeping up with Twitter much easier, and provide a little relationship-building fun while you’re waiting in line at the post office!  Since we’re all a little short on time and stuck waiting in traffic (or long lines!) I wanted to show you how to set up (or update) Twitter from your mobile phone.

Most people think that you need a smartphone like an iPhone to tweet but that’s actually not true! As long as you have text messaging capabilities, you can tweet.

Here’s how:

– Sign into your Twitter account and click on “settings” in the top right corner
– From there click on the “Mobile” link in the blue bar
– From this page, follow the instructions to link your cell phone to your account if you have not already, then
– Look for the line “Send Tweets using text messages with this phone. Just send your tweets to _____” Take note of that number (it’s 40404 in the US) and add it to your phone’s address book under the name “Twitter”
– When you want to tweet on the go, simply send a text message (make sure it’s under 140 characters!) to the “Twitter” contact you saved in your address book

If you have a smartphone, go ahead and install a Twitter app for even easier tweeting on the go. Twitter makes its own app for all smartphones. Check out https://twitter.com/#!/download and you can get app specific for each smartphone.

Now – send me ( @lkr ) a tweet from your new setup and let me know you got yourself all set up!

 

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About Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is a social media marketing expert who gives businesses of all sizes the tools they need to make their mark on the web. She is the creator of the social media scheduling software Edgar, as well as social media marketing web courses like Creating Fame and Social Brilliant.