How to Make a Twitter Account


This wikiHow teaches you how to create a Twitter account on both the Twitter website and the Twitter mobile app.

Part 1
On Desktop

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Go to in your computer's web browser.

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It's a blue button in the middle of the page. This will take you to the Twitter sign-up page.

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Type your name into the "Name" text box. The name you choose does not have to be your real name, it can be a pseudonym or the name of your organization (if applicable.)

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Do so in the "Phone" text box. If you want to use an email address instead, click the Use email instead link below the "Phone" text box, then enter an email address. Be sure that the email address you enter is the one that you want associated with your account.

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It's in the upper-right side of the page.

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This option is in the middle of the page.

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Skip this step if you used an email address to sign up. If you used a phone number to sign up for Twitter, you'll need to verify it by doing the following: Click OK when prompted. Open your phone's Messages app. Open the text message from Twitter. Review the six-digit code in the message. Enter the six-digit code into the text box on Twitter. Click Next to continue.

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Type a password into the "You'll need a password" text box, then click Next to confirm your password.

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Scroll through the list of topics and click each topic in which you're interested. You can also just click Skip for now at the top of the window. If you do this, skip the next step.

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It's in the top-right side of the page.

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Check the box next to each recommended account you'd like to follow. If you don't want to follow anyone right now, just click Skip for now and skip the next step.

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It's in the top-right side of the page. Doing so will add the selected accounts to your "Following" tab; at this point, your Twitter feed will load.

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If you used an email address to set up your Twitter account, you'll need to confirm it at this point before you can use any advanced Twitter features: Open your email address' inbox. Click the email from Twitter. Click the confirmation link in the email.

Part 2
On Mobile

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If you don't already have Twitter installed on your iPhone or Android, you can download it for free from the App Store (iPhone) or the Google Play Store (Android).

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Tap Open in your smartphone's app store, or tap the Twitter app icon.

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It's in the middle of the page. Doing so opens the Twitter sign-up form.

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Type your name into the "Name" text box near the top of the page. This name can be a pseudonym or the name of your organization (if applicable.)

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Tap the "Phone or email" text box, then type in your smartphone's phone number. If you'd rather use an email address, tap Use email instead below the "Phone" text box, then type in the email address you'd like to use.

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It's in the lower-right side of the form.

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You'll see this option at the bottom of the screen.

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Skip this step if you used an email address to sign up. If you used a phone number to sign up for Twitter, you'll need to verify it by doing the following: Tap OK when prompted. Open your phone's Messages app. Open the text message from Twitter. Review the six-digit code in the message. Enter the six-digit code into the text box on Twitter. Tap Next to continue.

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Type in the password that you want to use for your Twitter account, then tap Next to proceed. Using a strong, yet easy-to-remember password is recommended.

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To allow Twitter to access your contacts, tap Sync contacts, then follow the on-screen instructions (depending on your smartphone or tablet, this step will vary).

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Scroll through the list of topics and tap each one in which you're interested. You can also just tap Skip for now at the top of the window. If you do this, skip the next step.

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It's near the bottom of the screen.

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Tap each recommended account you want to follow. Again, you can tap Skip for now and skip the next step if you desire.

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You'll see this at the bottom of the screen. Doing so will add the selected accounts to your "Following" list.

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Depending on your smartphone, you may be asked if you want to allow notifications, turn on GPS access, and/or let Twitter access your photos. Once you complete this section of the setup, you'll be taken to your Twitter feed where you can begin enjoying your new account. You can simply tap Don't Allow or Not now on each of these prompts to deny Twitter access to these features.