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How to open a Twitter account, write a tweet and much more

Twitter is one of the most popular social networks, and it's easy to see why. In a few years, the platform has gone from being a microblogging page designed only for a few to be a great source of breaking news.

Best of all, you can also create an account completely free of charge and, in a matter of minutes, start writing everything that goes through your head in messages of 280 characters, before only 160.

Then we will also show you how to customize your own profile to your liking, from how to add a profile picture, to choose what other Twitter users start following, how to block a twitter.

How to open a Twitter account

To open a Twitter account, the first thing you should do is go to the official page from Twitter, if you want to do it from a web browser. You also have the possibility to do it from the mobile app, which you can download in the App Store or Google Play.

There, you can now choose the option Sign up. Sers redirected to a page where you should enter your Account name and you phone number or Electronic mail? Nico that you want to associate with your Twitter.

On the next screen, you can select options such as other users can find your account by mail or activate personalized ads. When you're ready, hit Next, followed by Check in to create the account

Basic Twitter operation

Once you have created your profile, it is time to customize it. This means that you should go to your wall, hit the button Edit profile and choose a profile picture and a header photo, add a small biography and change the colors. When you're ready, hit Save Changes.

It is also time for you to take a look at the way Twitter has to present the information. In your profile, see sections such as Tweets, Following, Followers, Likes, Lists or Moments, which we will explain later.

If you hit the button Start, you will be presented with a list that is updated in real time of the tweets that those users that you continue to publish. You will also have access to the Moments, Notifications and Messages buttons.

There is no limit to the tweets you can publish, but only the characters that each message can contain. Currently there are 280, although it has only been that way for a few months. The social network was born with the mythical limit of 140 characters.

On the other hand, keep in mind that everyone, whether or not you follow on Twitter and whether or not you have logged in, can see the tweets you publish, although not always your retweets. You can avoid it by blocking an account or changing your privacy settings.

What is a hashtag?

Surely you've heard of the hashtags. It is that word or set of words not separated by a space and preceded by the symbol # that serves to categorize your tweet into a specific topic.

For example, if you want to write a comment about the last iPhone that has gone on sale and you want other users to find your tweet more easily, you should include a pad in front of the word iPhone.

Although it is now possible to search for tweets that include a specific word without it being used as hashtag, with the use of this type of label you will contribute to the creation of trends, which we will talk about later.

What is arroba for?

On Twitter, it is also possible to get the attention of another tweeter using the arroba in front of his username. You can add this tag in front of or along the message you want that person to see.

If you choose to include the mention in front of the text, this tweet does not appear on your Tweets list, while in the second case it does. In both cases, however, the user in question will receive a notification to alert him that you have mentioned him.