Twitter SMS Service

Tweet anytime on the go.

Tweet, follow your friends and receive direct messages from your followers via SMS within the UAE and abroad.

Use the service by simply sending 'start' via SMS to 8080.

The Twitter SMS service and receiving tweets is free of charge. You will only pay when sending SMS at the standard rates*.

*Data charges will apply when users choose to follow external links.

Turn ALL authorized Twitter updates and notifications on
off Turns off all updates except direct messages. Send STOP again to turn off direct messages too
STOP, QUIT, End, Cancel, Arret or Unsubscribe Turns ALL phone notifications off.
ON username Turns on notifications for a specific person on mobile phone
OFF username Turns off notifications for a specific person on mobile phone
FOLLOW username Start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notifications
LEAVE username Stop receiving SMS notifications for a specific user
@username + message  Shows the Tweet as a reply directed at another person, and causes customer’s twitter to save in their "replies" tab
D username + message Direct Message: Sends a person a private message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive
FAV username 
Favourite a Tweet: marks a person's last twitter as a favorite and causes the message to show up in customers "Favorites" tab.
RT username Retweet: sends another user's latest Tweet to customer’s followers
WHOIS username Retrieves the profile information for any public user on Twitter
GET username Retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by the person
FAV username Marks that user's last Tweet as one of your favorites
STATS Returns customer’s number of followers, how many people he/she is following, and his/her bio information.
1. What’s Twitter SMS?

Twitter SMS provides quick and easy way for users to send and receive tweets via SMS.

  • Users can follow other people’s tweets of their choice by receiving the tweets in SMS.
  • Users can receive direct messages (DMs) from the person he/she follows, and vice versa.

(*Users can only send direct messages to users that follow them to prevent spam)

2. How do I use Twitter on my phone?

If you already have a Twitter account, you can access it from your phone using SMS. You can also create a new Twitter account via SMS by sending the word START to your 8080.

3. Does it cost money? Will fees be added to my phone bill?

Receiving SMS Tweets is totally free of charge, you will only be charged for the SMS’s you send, not the SMS received. Sending SMS is charged as per our regular SMS rate.

4. Can I update Twitter from my phone but not receive other people's updates? And vice versa?

Yes. When you've attached your phone to your Twitter account, you will only receive updates from friends you've asked to get mobile Tweets from. And, when you send a text message from your phone to your Twitter code, it will always post as a Tweet to your profile.

5. I'm getting a ton of updates. How can I get fewer?

You can send commands from your phone to turn updates off for any people you follow by sending "OFF username" to 8080. Or, sending only the word "OFF" turns all updates off until you choose to turn them on again (by sending the word "ON"). You can also do this from your web profile. Additionally, you can set your "Sleep Settings" in your web profile to silence mobile updates for certain periods of every day.

6. How To Add Your Phone To Your Twitter Account?

1. Send a text to 8080 with the word START
2. We'll reply and ask you to sign up if you're new or reply with your username if you already have an account, which you do.
3. Send your username (do not send any additional characters in the message, or we won't be able to read it correctly)
4. When Twitter asks for your password, carefully send your password to us (remember: passwords are case sensitive!)
5. Twitter will ask you to send "OK" if you want to use Twitter on your phone. Send OK, and you're all set! Now you can send messages to 8080 and they will post as Tweets on your Twitter profile for all your friends to read.
6. To get others' updates delivered to your phone now, you'll need to turn on mobile updates for those whose Tweets you wish to see on your phone. Until you do this, you will not receive any Tweets to your mobile phone.