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Finding your Twitter short or long code

If you add your phone to Twitter, you can tweet by sending a text message to a short or long code. Sending a text message to any of these short or long code phone numbers will post your message as a Tweet to your Twitter profile (and it will be sent to all of your followers.) Read below to find your country's code.

Short codes and how to use them:

We currently support two-way Tweets (sending and receiving) via SMS through short codes listed on our supported carriers page. To get started, text the word START or SIGNUP to your mobile carrier's Twitter short code.

Long codes and how to use them:

If your country and carrier are not listed as having a short code, you can use one of the following one-way long codes to post messages to Twitter only. You will not be able to receive Tweets to your phone through this channel, however.

  • UK : +447624800379
  • GERMANY: +491724403473
  • FINLAND : +3584573950042
Note: Subscribers may be charged international message rates using these codes.

To add your phone to your Twitter profile via long code:  

  1. Send a text message to the correct long code listed above with the word START.
  2. Next, text YES to the Twitter long code.
  3. Text your username to the same number. Do not use the @ symbol or quotation marks. Send your username ONLY, for example: larrybird
  4. Next, text your password. This is case sensitive, so be sure you are sending your password correctly.
  5. That's it! You’re ready to go!
Note: Make sure to wait a few minutes between each step to make sure Twitter is receiving your messages correctly.

To test if you have correctly added your phone, send a test Tweet to your long code number (just like sending a normal text message). Then, log in to via the web to make sure your Tweet shows up on your Twitter profile. If it does, you have correctly added your phone. Once again, you will not be able to receive any texts back from a long code.

How to tweet from your phone if your carrier is not listed:

If your carrier is not listed on our short codes page, first see if you are able to use one of the one-way long codes listed above to post messages to Twitter. We're working on getting more local short codes for other places, and we update our list as they become available. If you travel out of the country, check with your mobile provider to see if they route text messages to local short codes. Follow @twittermobile for more updates. 

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