The social network Twitter, due to its initial limitations, has never reached the same level in terms of number of users as Facebook. The initial limitation of 140 characters (which was extended to 280 a few years ago) were and still are your main problem for users who don't give it a try.
They remain a problem for users, although most of the posts they make on other networks, see Facebook, do not exceed 100 characters. If you are a Facebook user and would like to start exploring this social network, we will explain below how to take your first steps on Twitter.
The first thing to keep in mind is that unlike Facebook, it is not necessary to put the real name and complete of the person, just as it is not mandatory to enter our phone number. This is and will continue to be one of the reasons why Twitter is considered a nest of trolls.
Some users they hide in the anonymity that offers to drop stupid left and right. Twitter is aware of this problem and makes available to users a large number of filters and controls to avoid encountering these types of users, who although they are few, usually make a lot of noise.
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Log in to Twitter without registering
If we do not want to create an account without first taking a look, the first thing you should know is that you cannot log in to this platform, nor in any other, if you want to publish tweets, click on like, retweet or reply to tweets, follow accounts ...
However, if we can access the social network without any problem even if all the content that is displayed will not follow any pattern according to our tastes, since the platform does not know them and will only show us the trends of the moment.
Creating an account on any platform, be it Twitter, Gmail, Facebook, TikTok ... allows the platform create a file about us, file to which all the content we publish is associated, the content we like ... as well as giving us an identity with which to express ourselves and get in touch with other people.
Obviously, that tab also includes what our tastes and preferences are, which allows the platforms target advertising to be more effective.
Can you use Twitter without an account?
If we don't have a Twitter account, obviously we can't log in, but, not just Twitter, but tneither on any other platform for the same reasons that I explained in the previous paragraph.
The only way we have to explore Twitter is through the browser version. It is not possible to do this through the application for mobile devices, as it is intrinsically associated with an account.
You can use Twitter without an account, but it is useless if our intention is to start using the platform. By creating an account, we will be able to follow the people who interest us the most, check current trends, get in touch with other people through messages or publications ...
On Twitter the most of the content posted by users is public, but not all. There are some users who protect access to their publications so that only people who follow them can access them as long as that person has accepted the request.
The information of the protected profiles can only be accessed in this way, there is no other method to do it, even if you have a Twitter account.
The web pages that claim to be able to access that content all they want is get hold of our account data to post spam in the best of cases and in the worst, to get hold of your credit card number, especially among those most curious users who are willing to pay to access that information.
What can we do on Twitter without an account?
Read tweets from any user
If we want to access a user's publications, the fastest method is to do it through Google. We just have to put the username (without the at sign) followed by the word Twitter. Next, Google will show us as the first result, a link to the user's Twitter account followed by the most recent Tweets they have published.
Twitter, unlike other social networks, is the only platform that allows us to know at all times what are the current trends around the world, not only in the country where we are. Via this section, we can know which are the most relevant news in politics, international, sports, entertainment ...
Trends are based on both hashtags used as in words that are repeated in many tweets. These trends also show us which category they correspond to so that we can quickly get an idea of whether we are interested or not.
Content and account searches
Through the upper search box, we can mainly perform user searches, although we can also search for hashtags (tags). However, if we want to find specific information and apply filters to reduce the number of results, we must make use of the advanced search.
In addition to performing normal searches, we can also perform advanced searches, searches that allow us set a large number of filters as it contains this word but not this other, searches for terms in hashtags, text searches for the tweets of a specific user ...
Explore all the features of Twitter with a temporary account
Most of the functions that we have at our disposal through Twitter, are limited to the fact that we are users of the platform. If we want to give it a try but we are not sure if we might like it, we can make use of a temporary mail.
When creating a temporary email, that email will be the one that remains registered on the platform for a any type of communication that Twitter have to perform. If you finally check how Twitter is not what you initially thought, you can change the email associated with the account to a real one, which will allow you to activate two-step authentication and prevent other people from accessing your account.