HOW TO SET UP A TWITTER ACCOUNT
Go to http://twitter.com and find the sign up box, or go directly to https://twitter.com/signup.
You will be guided through our sign up experience and prompted to enter information such as your name and email address.
If you choose to sign up with an email address, we will require you to verify your email address by sending you an email with instructions.
If you choose to sign up with a phone number, we will require you to verify by sending you an SMS text message with a code. You may also request a voice call to verify your phone number. Enter the verification code in the box provided. Learn more about having a phone number associated with your account.
Once you sign up for an account, you can select a username (usernames are unique identifiers on Twitter). We'll tell you if the username you want is available.
Learn how to customize settings for your new account.
Twitter on your mobile device
Learn how to get started with Twitter for iOS.
Learn how to get started with Twitter for Android.
Tips for picking a username (Also, see special notes about selecting a name)
Your username is the name your followers use when sending replies, mentions, and Direct Messages.
It will also form the URL of your Twitter profile page.
Note: You can change your username in your account settings at any time, as long as the new username is not already in use.
Usernames must be fewer than 15 characters in length and cannot contain "admin" or "Twitter", in order to avoid brand confusion.
Important information about signing up with email address
An email address can only be associated with one Twitter account at a time.
The email address you use on your Twitter account is not publicly visible to others on Twitter.
First steps after you've created your account
Find and follow news sources, friends, more on Twitter. After signing up, follow a handful of accounts to create a customized stream of information on your home timeline. Following means you'll get that user's Tweets on your Twitter home timeline. You can unfollow anyone at any time.
Read our Getting started with Twitter guide.
Learn about using Twitter.
“Setting up a Twitter Account Related to GAFCS”
If you want it to be related to FACS, try adding FACS to your username! Examples include: @meganfacs @decaturhighschoolfacs @karenjfacs
First Steps After Creating Your Account
1. Add your twitter profile picture and twitter background photo. Your profile photo will appear beside your tweets on other people’s timelines who follow you, but your background photo will only appear on your profile.
2. Customize your timeline: Search and “follow” friends, news sources, industry experts, and more! Following someone means you’ll see that users tweets on your homepage timeline. You can unfollow or block another user at any time.
3. Make your first tweet! (Use the hashtag #firsttweet if you would like!)
1. Tweets can have up to 280 characters per tweet.
2. Hashtags are used to connect ideas and thoughts on twitter. People use the hashtag symbol (#) to categorize tweets and help other user search your ideas.
3. If you make your account “private” other accounts must request to follow you. If a user requests to follow you, you will get a notification and you can decide to allow them to view your tweets/profile. For GAFCS purposes, having a private twitter means that no one other than your followers can see your tweets, so we recommend making your profile public!
4. “Retweeting” means another users tweet will appear on your timeline. “Favoriting” a tweet means you like their tweet, but may not want it to appear on your profile like a retweet would appear.
5. IMPORTANT [*If your profile is public*] Your “favorites” or “likes” are available for anyone to view on your profile! You can favorite someone’s tweet by pressing the red heart underneath their tweet. Be careful of “liking” inappropriate material because anyone who views your profile can view these.
Use the hashtag #GAFCS or #Georgia AAFCS for any tweets related to our organization.