How to Use Twitter on Your Droid X - dummies

How to Use Twitter on Your Droid X

By Dan Gookin

You can use Twitter through your Droid X to share your existence with others or simply to follow what others are up to or thinking. You can create a Twitter account by using your Droid, but it’s a lot more work that just using a computer. After you create a Twitter account, use the Twitter app on your phone to view Twitter updates or to tweet.

A good Twitter app was developed by the Twitter people themselves. The Twitter app is free and available at the Android Market.

The Twitter application provides an excellent interface to many Twitter tasks. The two most basic tasks, however, are reading and writing tweets:


  • To read tweets: Choose the Tweets item. Recent tweets appear in a list, with the most recent information at the top. Scroll the list by swiping it with your finger.

  • To tweet: Touch the New Tweet icon. The Create Tweet screen appears. For a basic tweet, use the onscreen keyboard to type your 140 characters or less and then tap Update. You can also upload an image from the Gallery or take a new picture and post it to Twitter.