How to use Twitter on your new iPad

Attention power Twitter users, Tweetbot is now available for iPad

There are many ways you can access Twitter from your new iPad, including the official Twitter for iPad app, some great alternatives like Tweetbot and Twitterrific, and even the Twitter.com website directly from Safari. Twitter integration is even built into iOS 5 so you can tweet pictures, for example, from right inside many other apps.

Whether you're a power user or just an occasional browser, there are a lot of great ways to get tweeting from your iPad.

If you don't already have a Twitter account but want to join up and see what all the "tweeting" and "trending" fuss is about, sign up here:

To get all the latest news, reviews, and help from iMore right on Facebook, make sure to follow us as well!

To find more iMore Twitter friends, check out our Twitter name thread:

Twitter for iPad

The official Twitter for iPad app can be installed right from the Twitter Settings of your iPhone. The current version has one of the most audacious, forward-thinking interfaces of any iPad app, using sliding panels to show multiple layers of content. Unfortunately, Twitter hasn't put a lot of time and effort into adding features to it, and there's a lot it simply doesn't do. Since Twitter is busy redesigning all their apps to match their new website, it's likely this version of Twitter isn't long for the world either.

Still, it's free, visually impressive, and a great way to look a lot of Twitter content quickly.

Free - Download Now

Tweetbot for iPad

Tweetbot is an iMore staff favorite. It's a powerhouse of functionality and includes the best push notifications of any Twitter app, and great features like muting people, hashtags, and other tweets (so you don't have to unfollow your boss or avoid Twitter so it doesn't spoil a movie or big game for you.) If you're looking for a beautiful client with tons of functionality, look no further than Tweetbot.

$2.99 - Download Now

Twitterrific for iPad

Twitterrific is the original iOS Twitter app, and it was the first Twitter app out for the iPad as well. It features a unified timeline so you can see all your followers' tweets, your mentions, and any direct messages all in the same place and in order. That makes it a great reading experience and a nice way to get started for brand new Twitter users. It's also free for single account use.

Free - Download now

How to access Twitter from Safari

Maybe you just don't need to use Twitter all that often and only feel the need to poke around when you're bored or reading news. If that's the case you may not want notifications or a native app cluttering up your homescreen real estate. Safari works just fine for Twitter. They've actually got a mobile website that allows you to navigate around quickly and easily.

  1. Open up Safari on your iPad
  2. Navigate to twitter.com
  3. Sign in to your Twitter account

You can tweet, reply, check notifications, view profiles, and do pretty much the same things you'd be able to do from the computer based version of Twitter straight from your iPad. I have noticed the mobile web version of Twitter is a bit laggy at times. I recommend downloading the native Twitter app for free over using Safari if you plan on browsing Twitter regularly.

Additional resources:

Have something to say about this story? Share your comments below! Need help with something else? Submit your question!

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.

More Posts

 

1
loading...
0
loading...
115
loading...
0
loading...

← Previously

How to use Facebook on your new iPad

Next up →

Which social networks do you use regularly on your iPhone and iPad?

Reader comments

How to use Twitter on your new iPad

19 Comments

You are right there, Wesley. If you are serious in running an online business, or in running a reliable blog, you will not host with any free web hosting providers, or the very very cheap ones. These companies have to make money and with the cheap hosting fees you pay, they will not be able to provide you with good services.

I most certenly liked your innovative angle that you have on the subject. Certainly wasn't thinking on this at the time I started searching for tips. Your ideas were totally simple to get. Im glad to find out that there's an individual here that obviously understands exactly what its is talking about.

What i don't realize is if truth be told how you are not actually a lot more neatly-preferred than you might be now. You're so intelligent. You recognize thus significantly in the case of this matter, produced me in my opinion imagine it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like men and women aren't interested until it’s something to do with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs outstanding. At all times handle it up!

Just want to say your article is as surprising. The clearness on your publish is just nice and i can think you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to seize your RSS feed to keep up to date with coming near near post. Thanks one million and please continue the enjoyable work.

You actually make it appear really easy together with your presentation but I in finding this topic to be actually something which I think I might by no means understand. It sort of feels too complicated and very broad for me. I am looking ahead in your subsequent put up, I will attempt to get the hang of it!

This is the best post for someone who needs to be well known with this subject. You certainly position a new turn on a subject that is been on records about for many.