Twitter: Tips and Tricks For IPhone Users
Taking Advantage of Advanced Timeline Options
By default, the Twitter Iphone app will only display the latest 100 tweets since the last time you checked your account. The break in the Timeline is displayed by the jagged line as show in this image. The tweets below the jagged line are tweets from your previous Twitter log in, but what about those in between we hear you say.
Solution: By tapping the Timeline break Twitter will then load the tweets you have missed out on.
Returning To The Top Of Your Twitter Timeline
This trick can be a little a finger tricky, but if your good, you will get the hang of it. So your way down the river of your Twitter Timeline and rather than scrolling all the way back to the top, you want to be there instantly.
Solution: Double tap the Home button at the bottom of the IPhone screen.
View complete conversation thread.
Isn’t just so infuriating, your half way through replying to a tweet and there is something in the original tweet that you need to check. But this means you have to go back to the original tweet and start all over again. Well not any more, we even have a solution for that.
Solution: Place your finger in the text of the reply and drag the text area downwards, therefore reveals the original Tweet. Hence allowing you to review the content you needed in order to create your reply.
Copy and Paste functions within Tweets
Since Apple finally allowed Copy and Paste on the IPhone, it is now possible to copy the content of any tweet or users bio text to the IPhone clip board. As always with a clipboard on devices, you are then free to paste the clipboard wherever you chose.
Solution: Lightly hold finger on the text you wish to copy, the copy tab will appear, or if it has not selected all the text you want, you can additionally move the two pins that are displayed at either end of the shaded area. This is a little finger tricky if like me you have dumpy fingers.
Locating the original URL of a Tweet.
Somebody has sent you a tweet and there is perhaps more information attached that you can not see or you simply need the URL to the original to share it out with other in another Media format. For those using Twitter or other Social Media marketing methods, this is a handy little tip to be aware of, should you need it.
Solution: Open the original Tweet from within your Timeline, tap the Share button. From within the new pop up menu, select the Copy Link, (if there is another option more suited to your needs, use it within the pop up menu). This will place a copy of the Tweets original URL directly into your IPhones clipboard ready to be pasted where you actually want to use it. I use this frequently when blogging from the Word Press IPhone app.
Activating Twitter and IPhone link options.
For those of us who use Twitter frequently, we all know how everybody loves to attach various URL types to their Tweets, simply because how much can you say in 140 Characters. So, Twitter have provided us with various options that we can do with these links. Once again simple touch screen technology.
Solution: Using your finger tip, hold the URL for a few seconds and release, this will bring up the new option panel. Select the option you require and away you go. By tapping the URL, this will simply activate the required URL and take to the desired location.
Mark All Direct Messages (DMs) as read
If your running a little short on time, or perhaps you have already viewed the basic content of your DMs on another device and have no need to click each and every one to view the content individually, but you need to remove the notification for how many unread DMs you have.
solution: Open your DMs panel on the IPhone, down in the bottom right corner is what appears to be a check mark, (or as us Brits call it a tick), tap this option to bring up a new menu that includes the option to Mark All As Read.
As always we hope you enjoyed our tips and find some of them useful.
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