Twitter is renewing and improving itself day by day to provide better quality service to its users and to appeal to many more users. One of the features Twitter offers to its users is the Twitter moments feature, and today, we will talk about how to use Twitter moments and how to create them in detail.
What Do Twitter Moments Mean
Twitter Moments are news and stories that allow us to see what is happening around the world through a tweet. With Twitter Moments, you can create your news or story and share it with people. This feature is collecting and sharing tweets on a specific topic or date under a common heading. Twitter’s moment sharing feature is quite different from Snapchat and Instagram’s story feature. With this section, you will have the chance to share more memorable moments and news.
Yes, you are able to do that. However, you should add pictures later as it will probably look too basic without any images.
Yes, Twitter gives permission to its users to make their moments exclusive for their approved followers.
How to Create A Moment
You can only create a Moment from Twitter’s website. Creating a Moment through the Twitter application is no longer possible. To use the Moments feature on Twitter, you need to log in to Twitter from the desktop version and log in to your profile page.
Steps for Creating a Moment
- The first thing you need to do is, to enter your profile and find the “Moments” tab, you can see this tab among the tabs that appear on your profile page.
- If you haven’t used Moments before, you’ll see the number zero under Moments heading.
- After logging in to the profile, it is possible to start creating the moment by clicking on the ‘’Create New Moment’’ section on the right side of the screen, then set a name for your Moment and add a description.
- By clicking this option, you can start sharing your first moment.
- At the bottom of the page, you can quickly access and select Tweets using the Add Tweets section. You can easily choose Tweets by using ‘’Tweets I like’’, ‘’Tweets from an account’’, or ‘’Search tweets’’ options.
- In order to add a Tweet to your Moments, click on the checkmark icon.
- After adding Tweets to your collection, click the up or down arrow buttons to the right of the tweet to move up or down.
- If you do not want to complete the moment at this time, click the “Finish Later” button at the top of the page to save your draft.
By the way, you cannot use the Moments feature if your Twitter account is not a public account. Private accounts can only create an outline for sharing at a later date.
If you wish to do further reading about Twitter Moments, you can check the official Twitter Help guide.
Adjusting Caption and Cover Photo
In the step where you set the title of the Moment, you should create your caption and a cover photo too. You must select a title and cover photo that outlines and summarizes what your Moment is relevant to. Your cover photo is chosen from the tweets you add. If you only create your Moment from photoless tweets, you’ll need to add your cover photo later.
Adding Tweet to a Moment
It is possible to add or create a new Moment from the tweets on the homepage. Alternatively, more tweets can be added using the tweet search option at the top of the screen. The important to be considered in this regard is, the cover photo is created by selecting from the selected tweets. But don’t forget that, it is possible to create a moment without photos so, you can add pictures later.
- You can select a cover image from the tweets of your choice or choose a picture from your computer. To do so, press ‘’Set cover’’.
- To change the image you selected, place your mouse pointer over the cover image and click ‘’Change cover photo’’ option.
If you want to add a tweet to your moments on the homepage without entering the Moments section, check the steps below.
Steps to Add a Tweet
- Press the downward arrow at the top right of the tweet.
- Click ‘’Add to a new moment’’. In addition to your completed Moments, the drafts you are preparing are listed in the drop-down menu so you can select them.
- To remove a Tweet from your Moments, click the cross button.
How to Make A Moment Private
When creating a moment, you can choose ‘’ make the moment accessible only by connection’’ selection. This way, only people who have the link can view your moment. If you want to make a previously published Moment visible only to yourself, you can click Unpublish the Moment selection.
How to Use Moments for Business
Using Twitter Moment is a great way to increase your company’s reputation. You can gain more customers and increase sales by using this feature. You can create a product demonstration for an upcoming product of your company, or you can promote a future or a past event of your work. Besides, featuring influencers tweets can be highly effective for your company.