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HOW TO: Sign Up For Twitter - A Beginner’s Guide

Updated on June 21, 2012


Many of you are probably thinking, “Why should I create a Twitter account? Why should I waste my time posting status updates all day?” This simply is not true. Twitter is just like any other social networking website. You can post pictures, leave comments, post videos, or even talk to your favorite celebrities on Twitter. This is a great site to use to keep up with the latest gossip on your favorite actors, singers, comedians, chefs, etc. It is also a great way to keep in touch with your friends and family.

You don’t have to pay a single penny to use Twitter. It’s absolutely free of charge.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Open up your web browser. You can use Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer, or any web browser you feel most comfortable with.
  2. Type in
  3. You will then see a Sign Up page labeled “New to Twitter? Sign up.”
  4. In the box labeled “Full Name,” type in your First and Last name.
  5. Next, in the box labeled “Email,” type in your e-mail address. If you do not have an e-mail address, you will need to create one on Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, MSN, Live, etc.
  6. Then, In the box labeled “New Password,” enter your own unique password. You can enter lowercase letters, capital letters, numbers, or symbols such as, !, @, #, $, %, ^, &, *. Choose a password that you feel most comfortable with. If you choose a difficult password to remember, write it down on a notepad. If you forget your chosen password, you can click on the “Forgot Password” blue button.
  7. Finally, click on the yellow “Sign up for Twitter” button.


Have Fun

The most important thing about social networking is to have fun. If you don’t enjoy using Twitter, there will always be a “Delete” button. Also, if you need assistance signing up for Facebook, you can click here.


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      Derdriu 5 years ago

      Amy, It's so true that Twitter is a great place for social networking to go on. So newbies will really like accessing your succinct instructions about how to join. It always helps to have illustrations and examples along with explanations, all of which you've done.

      Respectfully, and with many thanks for sharing and with a big Welcome to HubPages, Derdriu

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      Judy Specht 5 years ago from California

      Nice work. Very easy to follow instructions.

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Twitter really is necessary, I agree! A good intro for beginners.

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      This is a helpful hub about how to sign up for Twitter. I'm glad I read it, because, I didn't realize the extent to which Twitter could be used. For instance, I never thought about using it to keep up with friends - never thought about it until now.

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      Amy Hyun 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      @Dream On ... Sure! I will definitely do a second hub on that :) Thanks

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      DREAM ON 5 years ago

      Easy enough.Thanx for the tips.Now you have to do a second hub On how to get around your Twitter account and make friends and talk to celebrities.

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      Amy Hyun 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      thank you for reading and leaving a comment, Tobey!

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      tobey100 5 years ago from Whites Creek, Tennessee

      Nice, and helpful.