How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

If you're iPhone or iPad is running iOS 7 or higher, Siri can help you keep up with things on Twitter such as showing you tweets by a certain person, trends, and more. Here's how:

How to see what a specific person is tweeting about with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.
  2. Say something like What is Lady Gaga tweeting about? You can obviously substitute Lady Gaga with the person of your choice.
  3. Siri will then pull in recent tweets by that specific person.
  4. Tap on any tweet to read more, view details, or launch in the Twitter app.

How to search a specific term or hashtag on Twitter with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.
  2. Say something like Search Twitter for #iPhone where you'd say hashtag followed by whatever topic you'd want. You also don't have to use the hashtag if you'd prefer just searching for a general term.
  3. Siri will then pull in recent tweets containing the search term or specific hashtag.
  4. Tap on any tweet to read more, view details, or launch in the Twitter app.

How to see what's trending on Twitter with Siri

  1. Press and hold down the Home button to activate Siri on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 7.
  2. Say something like What's currently trending on Twitter? or "What are the top trending topics on Twitter?"
  3. Siri will then pull in recent trending topics or tweets that are trending depending on what you asked for.
  4. Tap on any tweet to read more, view details, or launch in the Twitter app.

That's all there is to it. While Siri can't technically do everything Twitter related, you can definitely keep up with things while not able to casually browse. Try it out and let us know how it works for you!

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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How to keep up with Twitter using Siri

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I actually forgot Siri can do that. Now that I've been reminded, I'm off to check my Twitter account!

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I love learning about what extents that Siri can function. I'm not sure how often I might use this, but it's very nice to know.
Thanks Ally!

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I believe that to be too juvenile for Apple but that would be so much fun. Even if it were a bot like "Inigo Montoya"... Of course, the real problem with that is Siri's identity is in her vocalizations, so carrying on a text interaction with her would be a mute point.
Great, I was excited about that until I thought about it.
:P

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However, a "tips for using Siri" account on Twitter featuring the same sort of ideas as in this post would be a big hit. It could be something like "Want to see what's trending on Twitter using Siri?" followed by a link to a mini-post with just that advice. Even just focusing on Siri alone, I'd think someone industrious could get a few hundred thousand followers very quickly.

I would like to see an @Siri that posted techy/trendy Apple updates with a bit of Siri's hidden gems of humor and banter.
I would like to see that very much, but having a feeling for Apple's stance it might currently be inconceivable. (Quiet Inigo!)

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Ok. So there IS an @Siri but it's the Siri that existed before Apple acquired the technology.

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This is cool! I would have never thought about Siri keeping up with tweets. It's make sense. Great tips!

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