Do more than simply tweet with your phone. You can also send text commands to Twitter with SMS.
You can perform actions like follow a friend, tag a friend’s update as a favorite, or simply turn notifications on and off by simply using these designated Twitter commands on your SMS-enabled cell phone. Additionally, you can use these text commands from the web update box or any third-party application.
If you know of a command that is not listed here please send me a tweet @JayMassey.
- Start following a specific user
- Retrieves profile information for any specific public user
@USERNAME + your-message
- This is a Twitter Reply. It will appear as a reply directed at a specific person
D username + your-message
- Send a direct message to a specific user
- Shows you the latest tweet from any user
- Retweet a user’s latest tweet
- Favorite a user’s latest tweet
ON / OFF
- Turn ALL Twitter notifications (tweets) on or off
- Set Twitter notifications (tweets) for a specific user on or off (except direct messages)
STOP, QUIT, END, CANCEL, ARRET or UNSUBSCRIBE
- Turns ALL cell phone text notifications off (including direct messages)
SET LOCATION place-name
- Updates / changes your profile location
- This command returns a text with your number of followers and how many people are following you
- When using these commands, do not append the command with an @. For example, if you want to turn off device notifications send only OFF and not @OFF. If you send these commands with an @ in front of them, your commands will be interpreted as a username and will not be executed properly.
- There is no UNFOLLOW username text command for your phone. There is no way to block or unfollow someone via SMS. You will need to visit their profile via the Twitter web interface to unfollow them. However, the off, leave, stop, and quit commands will disable mobile updates to your phone from that specific user.
Hope this is helpful. Have fun!