Tweeting with an unsupported carrier

Twitter supports posting Tweets via text message from anywhere in the world, as long as your carrier supports Twitter. Click here for a list of supported carriers.

If your country doesn't have a two-way short code, as listed above, you may still be able to use Twitter on your phone via our one-way international long codes. Please keep in mind that if you're using this number to access Twitter, you will only be able to send messages that will post as Tweets; you will not be able to receive any Tweets to your phone via this number. This is why we call it a "one-way" code.

List of one-way long codes:

  • UK : +447624800379
  • Germany : +491724403473
  • Finland : +3584573950042

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

If you have already created a Twitter profile on the web, then follow the steps below to add your phone to one of our long codes so you can post Tweets on the go. You will not receive any confirmation messages from Twitter when you do this, so be sure you enter your information correctly.

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

        1. Send a text to the correct long code listed above with the word START.
        2. Next, send YES to the Twitter long-code.
        3. Next, send your username to the same number. Do not use @ or quotes. Send your username ONLY, like so: larrybird
        4. Next, send your password. This is case sensitive, so be sure you are sending your password correctly.
        5. You’re all set to go!
        Note: Make sure to wait a few moments between each step to make sure Twitter is receiving your messages correctly.

        To test if you have correctly added your phone:

        1. Send a "test" Tweet to your long code number (just like sending a normal text message).
        2.  Log in to via the web to make sure your Tweets shows up on your Profile.  If it's there, then you have correctly added your phone.  
        Note: Once again, you will not be able to receive any texts to confirm phone activation.

        We are working hard to support more countries and add more carriers. Click here for a list of currently supported carriers, or follow @twittermobile for more updates. Thanks!