Today the most talked social site is Twitter. As the claim of twitter that it has about 100 million users and users loves it because of its simplicity. Users of Twitter can post his or her post of less than 140 words, can create a link of other sites, can share a photo or video and also can repost other users massage. These are the works people mostly do on Twitter or we can say that Twitter is known for this purpose only. But other than these features Twitter has many other options available by which many people are unknown. In this article some unknown and useful features of Twitter are discussed here.
1. Create Photo Gallery
On Twitter we can create a photo gallery, that display about 100 previous uploaded images. But for video no such option is not available on Twitter. On the other hand an independent site hashalbum can group with the user’s twitter images and then these image can be seen on any hashtag based album.
For instance site http://hashalbum.com/aquapets shows all images which are posts on twitter with URL hash “# aquapets”.
2. Power Search
The Twitter default search box will show some result for any popular keyword. But it contains most of the result which are of that time. For zero any specific entry clicks on Refine Result, this is closed to centre of search result page and land you to advance search filter of Twitter, here you can specify your next search filter.
3. Use of Keyboard Shortcuts
Instead using mouse to operate Twitter you can use keyboard for this purpose. For this to avail this facility type Question Mark (?) on the web interface of Twitter, then the list of keyword’s commands available on the Twitter will pop up on the panel. About twenty commands are currently listed, from this ‘r’ is used for retwittet and ‘/’ for jump to search box. Some command requires double keystroke like for jump to the profile page of ‘g p’. There is two more command which usually not listed on the panel. For getting post which have photo link, you have to type‘s p’ then a box will appear for this purpose. Similarly you get the same features for video link by type a‘s v’.
- To Read more than 140 words limits
There are some people who are not satisfy by 140 words limits of Twitter, for these there is solution on Twitter. For those Twitter has made a separate hash tag “#longreads” that support long articles and blog posts. Sometimes you want more information on the current news for which you get it by using “#longread” or you may get specific information by using some specific words before “#longread”. In this way you get familiar with this trick to get read more than 140 words information.
- Cross Post To Facebook
There is also a facility to update your Twitter status on the Facebook. For this you have to install selective Twitter apps, this will help you to prompt to Twitter for your username. This will to open your both Facebook and Twitter account. As soon as you finish your Twitter update with the suffix of “# fb” then this Twitter update will also go to the facebook.
- To Post more than 140 Words Limits
In Twitter there is a 140 words restriction for each post, but in some case it is become difficult to finish your post under 140 words restriction. For this there is a solution, you have to go to http://www.twitlonger.com/ and then open your Twitter account.
Then type your twit on the text and then post it as usually. Then the Twitter will show your half massage but with a link with it, by clicking on the link one can easily read your rest massage.
- To known the Unfollow Status
On Twitter if someone wants to know the who stop to follow him or her, then he or she have to go to the http://www.twunfollow.com/ and then open your Twitter account.
Then enter your email account then this service will give you the information who and when stop to follow you on Twitter. Alternatively you may directly get this information on Twitter itself by “Unfollow” account on the Twitter.
- Customize Your Twitter Background
As default there is only twelve Twitter background design available but you may get background more than this. For this you have to go to http://www.tweetstyle.com/ which provides you different text, colour and image so you can customize your Twitter background. Also from this you can also get the readymade background available on this site.