If you use Twitter, you probably already know that you can post a tweet from virtually anywhere using your smart phone in conjunction with one of the many Twitter apps that are in use today.
But did you know that you can also tweet from virtually any cell phone just by sending Twitter a text message? Well, you can, and it’s a lot faster than loading your Twitter app!
Setting up your Twitter account to accept tweets from any mobile phone via SMS is very easy. Here’s how:
1 – Use your phone to send a text message containing the word START to 40404.
Note: 40404 is the shortcode for all cell carriers in the United States. If you live outside the U.S., look up the shortcode for your country and carrier on this page.
2 – Twitter will reply to your message. You should respond by texting the word YES to 40404.
3 – Text your Twitter username (without the @ sign) to 40404.
4 – Text your Twitter password to 40404.
Congrats! Your phone should now be linked to your Twitter account.
From now on you can post tweets directly to your Twitter timeline simply by texting them to 40404 (or to whatever the Twitter shortcode is for your country and carrier). Be sure not to exceed the 140 character limit per tweet!
Bonus tip #1: This post explains how to download an archive of every Tweet you’ve ever posted on Twitter.
Bonus tip #2: Want to make sure you never miss one of my tips? Click here to join my Rick’s Tech Tips Facebook Group!
If you found this post useful, would you mind helping me out by sharing it? Just click one of the handy social media sharing buttons below.