How to Create a Twitter Account: Step-by-Step Tutorial 2019

Twitter is an extremely important part of social media.

Your influence is estimated on the number of followers you have.

Only a small percentage of Twitter users have millions of followers – the rest of us have a few hundred or less.

How to create a Twitter account that compels people to follow you – read on.

Anatolii Ulitovskyi
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“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead” – Mark Twain said.

During Mark Twain’s life, there was no Twitter.

Twitter was launched in 2006, otherwise, Mark Twain would have tried to find the time to write a shorter letter.

Because Twitter has a 280-character limit to every tweet.

However, this limit doesn’t stop 330M monthly active users.

Number of motnhly active users in millions

Twitter is gigantic.

Celebrities, influencers, sportsmen and -women, politicians all share their thoughts on Twitter.

Your business won’t flourish without a huge Twitter presence because your number of followers increases the level of trust and authority of your brand.

The parameter EAT (Expertise, Authority and Trustworthiness) is important for Google ranking.

Bloggers won’t link to your content if you don’t have a connection with them on Twitter.

Readers won’t read and share your tweets if they don’t know you.

However, Twitter isn’t only for businesses.

Personal accounts are just as important.

Businesses might estimate your expertise on Twitter before headhunting you.

Publishing houses ask their prospective clients how many followers they have on Twitter before deciding to read their draft, or not.

Brand promotion PR companies check prospective influencers profiles before offering them endorsement deals.

The main issue with increasing the number of followers on Twitter begins when you register and fill in your account information.

In this article, you’ll learn how to create a Twitter account that helps to promote your brand and increase the influence of your personal profile.

Carry on reading.

Sign up for Twitter

Registration on Twitter only takes a few minutes.

There are no special hacks.

Some settings can be changed after registration.

I’ll show you the process, step-by-step.

Open Twitter.com.

If you’ve already signed up – cookies will remind you of your login and password.

Cookies will remind you of your login and password

If it’s your first visit, you need to sign up from scratch.

Sign up for Twich

Click the “Sign up” button.

Type in your real name and actual phone number.

You can change your name by editing your account later.

Type in your real name and actual phone number

You can also use your email instead of a phone number.

You can also use your email instead of a phone number

Customize notifications, paid ads and connecting with people you know.

I personally don’t like to receive additional emails after signing up, therefore I leave the option “Get more out of Twitter” open.

I clicked the second option “Connect with people you know” because you can tie in your existing contact list.

If you’re not ready to connect with your contacts upon registration, then skip it because there is an option on your account settings that you can change later.

You can’t turn off paid ads on Twitter. It’s better to customize and personalize the ads you see.

Choose the options you like.

Customization and personalization of ads

Twitter will then ask you to confirm your email or phone number with a verification code.

Twitter will then ask you to confirm your email or phone number with a verification code

If you used your email then you will receive this code in the subject line or text of the email.

Receiving code by email

The next step is to type in your password.

Type in your password

Add a profile picture or skip it because you can add an avatar to your settings later.

Add a profile picture

Describe yourself in 160 symbols or less, or skip it for now, because later in this article I’ll show you various examples of writing a bio.

Describe yourself in 160 symbols or less

Add your interests – it helps Twitter to list influencers in your niche.

Add your interests

Choose people who you want to follow.

Choose people who you want to follow

If you want to be notified immediately, then turn on notifications.

I personally turn these off because it distracts me.

If you want to be notified immediately, then turn on notifications

That’s it. You have successfully set up your Twitter account.

The next step is to learn all the cool features that help you to handle your Twitter.

Profile, Home and Explore

Fill in and edit additional data in your profile.

Write your own tweets and follow others on the “Home” tab.

Check what’s trending and search on “Explore”.

Interesting facts and hints you need to know.

After registration, your profile should look somewhat like this.

After registration, your profile should look somewhat like this

If you skipped adding some info during the registration process, you can add more data by editing your profile.

You can add more data by editing your profile

Edit your background and add a profile picture; change your name if you want to; add your location; website URL and you can even add your birthday – if you want to share it.

Edit your background and add a profile picture

Scroll down on the screen to find your tweets, replies, media and likes.

Scroll down on the screen to find your tweets, replies, media and likes

Click on “Home” where you can start tweeting.

Tip: instead of just writing tweets why not create art in your tweets?

Provide useful and unique information that solve your followers’ problems.

Provide useful and unique information that solve your followers’ problems

Add pics, gifs, memes and polls to your tweets that attract attention.

I clicked “GIF”, searched for “influence” and chose the best option for my message.

Chose the best option for my message

That’s how I wrote my first tweet.

That’s how I wrote my first tweet

If you have your own quirky pics or infographics, then use them.

I had some unique infographics so I created my next tweet by using pics.

If you have your own quirky pics or infographics, then use them

I haven’t used polls because it’s a new account, which means I need to get enough followers first.

There are two options, whereby you can control the length of your tweet and add another tweet after your first one.

There are two options, whereby you can control the length of your tweet and add another tweet

The “# Explore” tab lists location-based trends as well as your selected niche-related topics.

The “# Explore” tab lists location-based trends as well

On the top in the center, you can search for people, photos, videos, top and latest topics.

On the top in the center, you can search for people, photos, videos

There are also search settings, advanced search and saving search by clicking “…”.

Notifications tab

In order to customize your search, choose search settings.

In order to customize your search, choose search settings

There are two extra settings options you can tweak: hiding sensitive content and removing blocked and muted accounts.

There are two extra settings options you can tweak

The “advanced search” option helps you to narrow down your search.

For example, Olga Andrienko wrote 15,6K tweets.

For example, Olga Andrienko wrote 15,6K tweets

If you want to find her email then simply add the words “at dot” to the field. Include “All of these words“ – not only the symbols!

If you want to find her email then simply add the words “at dot” to the field

Add her login “Olgandrienko” to the field “From these accounts”.

Add her login “Olgandrienko” to the field “From these accounts”

You will then get her email.

You will then get her email

Another useful feature is that Twitter saves all your searches.

Another useful feature is that Twitter saves all your searches

For a few hundred followers the information I have given you above, is enough.

If a few hundred followers is not enough for you, then keep on reading.

Notifications, Messages, Bookmarks and Lists

Twitter features allow you to:

  • Customize notifications and save your mentions.
  • Write directly to other Twitter users.
  • Save tweets to your bookmarks.
  • Create and take part in different groups.

How to use all of these features? Carry on reading.

Go to the Notifications tab in order to customize your preferences.

There are two options: all notifications from your followers and mentions.

Twitter automatically chooses what to show you, and as a default setting, you will receive notifications from your followers.

Notifications from your followers

If you comment on other people’s tweets, users might mention you in their replies.

Users might mention you in their replies

Messages

You can chat privately with your followers.

You can chat privately with your followers

There is an option for handling each chat.

There is an option for handling each chat

By clicking “i” you can mute conversations, block, report or leave them.

By clicking “i” you can mute conversations

As a default setting, Twitter users disallow non-followers from writing to them directly.

Twitter users disallow non-followers from writing to them directly

Bookmarks

You can add interesting tweets to your bookmarks.

You can add interesting tweets to your bookmarks

After clicking the symbol on the screenshot, choose Add Tweet to Bookmarks.

Choose Add Tweet to Bookmarks

Your tweet will be saved to your bookmarks.

Your tweet will be saved to your bookmarks

Lists

The feature “Lists” allows you to create your own group with members and subscribers.

It’s similar to Facebook or Telegram groups whereby members can subscribe to interesting topics.

For creating your own group, click the special symbol on the top right hand side, write the title & description.

Creating your own group

Settings

You can change your registration settings: name, age, country, language, etc.

Check account history and other Twitter data.

Setup push notifications and content preferences.

And a lot more, in this chapter.

If you need to change your settings, then click on the special symbol below, on the Notifications tab.

Search settings advanced search and saving search

You can also open settings on the “More” tab.

You can also open settings on the “More” tab

Choose Settings and privacy.

Choose Settings and privacy

There is room for customizing your settings according to your personal preferences.

There is room for customizing your settings according to your personal preferences

On the Account tab, there are common settings: username, phone, email, password, security, language, country, your twitter data, apps and sessions plus deactivation of your account.

On the Account tab, there are common settings

Let’s describe what Twitter data is as the other preferences are common and easily understandable.

Your Twitter data

If you want to change your registration settings then go to the account tab.

If you want to change your registration settings then go to the account tab

More

Customize additional features on the More tab:

  • Moments.
  • Twitter Ads.
  • Analytics.
  • Display.

On the left hand side, click the “More” tab.

On the left hand side, click the “More” tab

You then see a list of additional features.

You then see a list of additional features

Moments

You can combine a few tweets, images, videos into one moment.

Twitter ads

Choose the marketing campaign related to your purpose.

Twitter ads

Check Twitter Analytics.

Check Twitter Analytics

If you don’t like the Twitter background, change the format on the “Display” tab.

Format change on the display tab

Conclusion

Registering on Twitter is simple.

After registration, fill in your account details and customize your settings.

The next step is to create your own tweets and get followers.

If you have additional questions – feel free to ask me in the comments section.

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