For example how to change your city for Twitter trends | uploading a video | finding out why your tweets are missing, or aren’t showing in search | how to unlock or recover a suspended account (where this is possible) … and so on
If you’re looking for an answer to a particular Twitter-related query or are trying to troubleshoot something then this post should point you in some helpful directions.
1. Searching on Google and other search engines
If I know a solution or have some suggestions I’ll try and answer. If I need to check something first I usually type in some relevant search terms, the word Twitter and occasionally site:help.twitter.com into my preferred search engine (it’s Google). That last one searches for mentions of whatever I’m trying to find in Twitter’s help files. If I omit that then the search will cover any website (including this one) as lots of people write ‘how to’ blog posts about Twitter.
2. Searching on Twitter itself
There’s a high chance that someone else will have asked / answered your query. If you can’t log in for any reason you can still search at https://twitter.com/search-home or https://twitter.com/search-advanced. The #TwitterHelp hashtag might help too.
3. Searching Quora
You can visit Quora itself and search there or just add Quora to search engine searches, for example https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=site:quora.com+twitter+video
5. All the other pages you can play with on Twitter
Found by searching for site:*.twitter.com on Google
- https://twitter.com/ – your basic Twitter, also https://www.twitter.com
- https://mobile.twitter.com – the mobile web version of Twitter (accessed from a browser on your smartphone, NOT the same as the mobile apps)
- https://help.twitter.com – packed full of helpful info, formerly https://support.twitter.com
- https://status.twitter.com – resolves to https://status.twitterstat.us/ and lets you know if all is well or not with Twitter’s website
- https://twitter.com/i/directory/ – an alphabetic directory of public accounts (though I couldn’t find mine)
- https://media.twitter.com – for people who really (or want to) know what they’re doing with ‘brands’ and content creation stuff. A subset of this is Media Studio https://media.twitter.com/en_us/articles/generic/media-studio.html formerly https://studio.twitter.com
- https://business.twitter.com/ – for businesses, formerly https://ads.twitter.com
- https://marketing.twitter.com/ – marketing
- https://about.twitter.com/ – info about the company and what Twitter is all about. Also includes the blog
- https://blog.twitter.com/ – Twitter’s blog where it announces what random new thing it’s gone and done
- https://tweetdeck.twitter.com/ – Tweetdeck – really useful for people who regularly use more than one account, eg for work. You can log in to more than one account at once and there’s also the useful Teams feature where you can grant someone access to use a work account without giving them the password
- https://twitter.com/search-home – Twitter search (basic) formerly http://search.twitter.com/
- https://twitter.com/search-advanced – Twitter search (advanced)
- https://analytics.twitter.com/ – log in and discover how many or how few people are reading and interacting with your tweets
- https://pic.twitter.com/ – just goes to Twitter but is possibly where pictures live
- https://developer.twitter.com/ – developer Twitter for people who understand what an API is (I don’t, not really) see also their forums at https://developer.twitter.com/en/community and https://twittercommunity.com/ and check out all these community badges dev people can get!
- https://t.co/ – Twitter’s in-house URL shortener
- https://careers.twitter.com – work for Twitter!