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Understanding Twitter’s Home Page

Twitter’s home page is basically where everything happens. This is where you’ll see tweets from people and brands you follow, check your notifications and messages, send out your own tweet letting your followers know what you are up to, see what is trending on Twitter and so much more.

On the Twitter home page:

-Top Navigation menu contains, Home, Moments, Notifications, Messages and the Search Bar, Your Profile Picture and New Tweet.

 

Home will always take you back to your Twitter home page.

 

Moments features the best/trending stories that are happening on Twitter right now. You can browse specific categories of winning Moments based on your interests.

 

Notifications are where you can see who is following you, who has tagged you or mentioned you in a post, retweets one of your posts, likes your tweet or begin following you.

 

Messages are where you can send/receive Private Messages on Twitter.

 

Search Bar allows you to search tweets, find friends, stay up to date with business, topics, keywords, etc.

 

Your Profile Pictures provides quick links to View your profile, see your lists, search help center, keyboard shortcuts, settings and log out.

 

Tweet allows you to compose a new Tweet.

 

–Side Navigation Bars

-The Left navigation bar shows you how many times you have tweeted, how many users you are following and how many users are following you.

 

Trending topics based on popular keywords and hashtags.

 

-The right navigation bar displays “Suggested” accounts.

 

–Middle area (or “Timeline”

Your timeline is a continuously updating stream of tweets from those who you are following.

Newest updates always display at the top.

While scrolling, you may see some suggested accounts based on accounts you currently follow.

If you ever want to, you can always mouse over a name or photo of an account you see in your timeline to see a short summary of that account.

At the top of the timeline, you can see new tweets that have been posted since you last refreshed or you could post your own tweet.

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