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Using Dictation to Tweet on the iPhone

Updated on September 8, 2013

The feature that I am specifically about to discuss here is available only from the iPhone 4S and iPad (3rd generation) onwards. However, what I am about to show you here can be done on the previous versions of the iPhone and the iPad. It is just that the procedure is somewhat different.

Using dictation to tweet on the iPhone has made our lives that much more easier. How wrong was Steve Ballmer when he said that the iPhone would not be a hit among business customers as it isn't the best for e-mail.

Go To Your Twitter App

This procedure involves the use of Siri - your intelligent personal assistant on the iPhone. Direct dictation through the microphone icon on the iPhone's keyboard has still not been enabled it seems. Let's hope they finally do it in the upcoming iPhone 5S.

Press and hold the home button and siri will pop up with its standard "What can I help you with?"
Press and hold the home button and siri will pop up with its standard "What can I help you with?"

Tell Siri That You Want to Tweet

Tell Siri Your Tweet

Siri might temporarily 'switch off' as signified by the absence of any movement in the mic as seen in second part of the picture. In this case, just tap it again and speak your tweet.
Siri might temporarily 'switch off' as signified by the absence of any movement in the mic as seen in second part of the picture. In this case, just tap it again and speak your tweet.

Siri Will Then Confirm Sending Your Tweet

As seen in the second part of the picture above.

And You Can Confirm It For Yourself

Nice and Easy!
Nice and Easy!

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      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I am not on twitter, but you have rethinking the possibility. Great app review.

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      Steve 4 years ago

      This is such an awesome hub! Keep them coming...

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      John 4 years ago

      Great stuff... loved the screenshots!