The social media has truly opened up a whole new world as far as communication goes. It lets any ordinary person connect to anyone be it a celebrity, politician, or even the pope. A great example of social media that can be used to engage all kinds of people into conversations is Twitter. It is undoubtedly one of the most used and abused social media today yet some people still do not know how to make the most out of it.
Here are some of the best Twitter features that give endless benefits its users:
1. Connecting with people from all walks of life.
Just like in any other social media platform, anyone can search for people they know through accessing their contact database from their other existing platforms like email contacts. This makes it easier to find anyone whenever you sign up for a new social media platform.
In Twitter, this can be found at the discover section at the top menu where it says “Find Friends”. Use your Yahoo, Gmail, Outlook, or AOL to start getting in touch with your friends and colleagues via Twitter.
2. Following activities of the people.
The Twitter’s activity feed is actually quite similar to Facebook where you see every tweet of everyone you are following including the posts or pictures or pages they like. In Twitter, you can find this also at the discover section at the “Activity Feed”. Through this, you can probably find more interesting people to follow and engaging tweets to read.
3. The Secret of the favorite button.
Most people still think that favorite in Twitter is just the same as “like” in Facebook. However, this gives far more benefit than just that as this works like a bookmark. You can easily go back your “favorite tweets” via the “Favorites” that can be accessed through the “Me” section.
4. Following trends.
This is probably the easiest and most useful feature of twitter – hashtags. They are extremely useful in finding trending topics worldwide or locally. The key here, however, is in finding the right hashtags for your tweets.
5. Efficient searching.
The great thing about most searching engines and even social media platforms especially Twitter today is that you can search with great efficiency. Users even have the option of narrowing searches down with the use of hashtags and location.
If you want to know more of how you can maximize Twitter features, read the full article here.