How to Create an Account on Twitter

Last updated: January 15, 2017 - 1:55pm EST

Now that you know a little bit about Twitter, it’s time to create an account.

  1. Go to in your web browser.  Enter your information (name, email address and a password that you like) in the "New to Twitter? Sign Up" section and click Sign up for Twitter underneath when you’re done.

  2. Type in a user name that you want to use, and double-check your password strength. For passwords, use numbers and symbols (but still something easy to remember). The password strength is shown in the right hand side of the password box. Also, if your user name is already in use, Twitter will tell you and recommend alternate user names for you.

  3. If you’re using your personal computer to make a Twitter account, you can click the check box next to "Keep Me Signed-In on This Computer" so you don't have to re-enter your information every time you log into Twitter. If you're using a public computer, it's best to uncheck this box so that a stranger doesn't inadvertantly get into your account.

    If you want Twitter to show you people to follow (based on websites you’ve visited that are connected to Twitter) keep the “Tailor Twitter based on my recent website visits” checked. It will recommend people to follow that visit the same websites that you do.

    Once you are finished, select Create My Account to finish the process.

Now that you’ve made an account, it’s time to set up your profile so you can start tweeting! Take a look at our next tutorial for more information!


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