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Twitter Syntax

Retrieved from the Twitter Lingo page, Friends and Followers.

Send these commands to 40404 and interact with Twitter on your mobile phone, via Gtalk (IM twitter at or the web. Twitter members outside the US can use +447781488126 to access Twitter services from their mobile phones.


Friends and Followers

  • add: 415-555-1212 john sends a text invite to john
  • follow username: you will get phone updates from this person (requires initial approval)
    • shortcut: F
  • leave username: disables phone updates from this person
    • shortcut: L
  • get: gets recent updates from all your friends
  • get username: gets this person's last update
  • follow all: turns on phone updates (entire friends list)
  • leave all: turns off phone updates (entire friends list)
  • nudge username: encourages this person to update
  • off: disables twitter phone updates
  • on: enables twitter phone updates

Finding Out Stuff

  • followers: find out who is following your updates
  • help: sends back a list of twitter lingo commands

To update your own Twitter timeline, just text whatever is on your mind to the Twitter number: 40404, or use +447781488126 if you are outside the US.

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