Twitter Syntax

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There is now an Official Twitter Commands page. Originally retrieved from the Twitter Lingo page, Friends and Followers.

Send these commands to the appropriate number (below) and interact with Twitter on your mobile phone, via Gtalk (IM twitter at or the web.

Following changes at Twitter this page may need to be updated.



Twitter Canada: 21212
Twitter UK: +44 7624 801423
Twitter USA: 40404
Twitter International: +44 7624 801423



Friends and Followers

Finding Out Stuff

To update your own Twitter timeline, just text whatever is on your mind to the Twitter number: 40404, or use +447781488126 if you are outside the US.


hash tags

Hashtags (aka "#tags") allow tagging of Twitter posts. For example, post "I love #microformats a lot" to Twitter and the post is tagged "microformats".


group accounts

Groups of multiple people may share a single Twitter account to represent their organization.

See also

Twitter Syntax was last modified: Monday, June 29th, 2015