It’s been a while since you last used your Twitter account?
There’s no need to worry!
We will cover 3 topics today on how to use the new twitter interface.
NEW TWITTER VS. OLD TWITTER – MAKE A TWITTER LIST
One helpful Twitter feature is the ability to make a List. You can add those you follow to a list so that you can see all related tweets at once. Think of it as a customized timeline.
Ideas for lists to create would be Family, Friends, Clients, Financial, Internet Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Vendors, etc.
To create a list in the old version of Twitter, you would click on “New List“ in the Lists section on the right side. Once you have created one or more lists, they will appear above where you create a new one so you can easily access them.
In the new version, click on the dropdown arrow beside “Lists” and then click on “Create a list”.
The process of actually creating your list is essentially the same in Old and New Twitter. Assign your list a Name and Description then choose whether you want it to be “Public” or “Private”. When finished completing this screen, click on Save List.
Once you’ve created your list, you can add people by searching for them:
Or just go to your follower list and find the people you want to add. Just click the icon on the far right before the “Following” box and click “Add or remove from lists…”, you can select to add the person to any of your lists.
Once your list is complete, you can click on it to see the tweets of those on your list only.
NEW VS. OLD TWITTER – HOW TO SEARCH AND SAVE SEARCHES
Sometimes you might have a need to do a search and find all tweets related to a certain term. Perhaps you heard about a new product related to your niche (area of expertise) and you want to see what’s being said on twitter. No problem!
In the old version of Twitter, the search box is on the right side of the screen. Enter your search terms and click on the magnifying glass.
On the search results page, Click on “Save This Search” to keep a record of your search.
Your saved searches will appear in the right menu whenever you want to view them as shown below:
In the new version, the search box is at the top of the screen to the right of the Twitter logo. Enter your search terms then click on the magnifying glass to search and click your mouse.
On the search results page, you can click on the Settings icon and then click “Save Search” Just like in the old version, you can click on “Save Search” to save your search for future use. However, as you can see, the button to “Save search” is inside the Save Settings dropdown menu.
Then your saved searches will appear in your top menu anytime you want to access them. For example:
Twitter is known for being a great source for news so if you hear of something going on in the world, do a search and you will most likely find some tweets about it.
Twitter is also a great tool for doing research. Thinking of writing an eBook on “weight loss for women”? Search Twitter periodically to find out what people are saying about your topic and what questions they are asking.
NEW TWITTER VS. OLD TWITTER – “WHO TO FOLLOW” FEATURE
The absolute best thing about Twitter is the connections you make with other people. The new version of Twitter has a new menu item called “Who To Follow”.
Old twitter included the following options under “find friends”.
The new version of Twitter now calls this “Who To Follow” and it does not include the option to “Find on Twitter” or “Invite By Email”.
In the new version, click on “Who to Follow”, on the left panel, under the “Compose New Tweet” box.
You are given two options: Popular Accounts and Find Friends.
Let’s look at “Popular Accounts” first. Click on the link that says “Popular Accounts” to see some suggestions from Twitter.
The second option under “Who To Follow” is “Find Friends”. This option allows you to connect to various email accounts you. When you click on one of the choices, you will be presented with a screen to enter your login information. For example, if you choose Gmail, you’ll need to enter your Gmail login to access that account. Only those people who have agreed to be found by email address will be shown.