Twitter Features

Twitter

A real-time, cross-network, social media messaging service

4.46/5 (138 reviews)

Twitter Feature Summary

  • Over 200 million active users
  • Customer communication
  • Track competitors
  • Brand loyalty development
  • Real-time competitive intelligence
  • Boost website SEO
  • Blog & other content promotion

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Twitter Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Twitter's features:

Amber Klein

Verified Reviewer

Fun to Use, Great for News, Difficult for Marketing

2018-03-12

Pros

Twitter is incredibly fun to use and a great social media network to keep informed on your favorite celebrities or news stories.

Cons

While it's great for brands that can handle it, it's very difficult for smaller brands to gain much traction with the platform.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Daniel Berry

Verified Reviewer

Great for Active Marketing, But Watch Out for Trolls

2018-03-10

Pros

- Huge user base; lots of opportunity - Integrates with several other platforms, like HubSpot - Also integrates with scheduling software - Great channel to use hashtags and leverage current events - Opportunity to show off creative/casual content - Lets you publish across multiple channels at the same time

Cons

- Trolls and fake profiles - Content always moving; easy for it to get lost - Not the best custom support team

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Riyas Kareemullah

Verified Reviewer

The Real Communication Tool

2016-02-03

Twitter is great micro blogging platform. If you are an internet marketer, Twitter can help you to grow your business if you use the service wisely. You can do great conversations with your targeted people easily through Twitter.

Pros

Twitter is the best social networking service for event organization and management.

Cons

Tweets are limited 140 characters and it could be frustrating for some users.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Free Trial

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Freelance Consultant (Internet company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great for branding

2018-06-14

Pros

Twitter has been great for developing my personal brand. By sharing business updates and events.

Cons

The downfall has been the overflow of data on people's twitter feeds.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Mark Rueckert

Verified Reviewer

I Don't See The Point

2018-06-14

Pros

It is great for quick news updates and communication. I guess I could see how people would enjoy using it for personal communication with friends.

Cons

This seems like a small player in the social media world, i'm amazed it is so big.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: GetApp
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Marc Arnold

Verified Reviewer

Definitely My Favorite Social Media App

2017-08-15

Pros

- Streamlined interface - Not filled with "garbage" like some other social media outlets - Ease of interacting with anyone on Twitter - Ads are targeted and relevant - iPhone app simple and to-the-point - Less stringent and infringing upon freedom of speech like some other social media outlets - Ad costs reasonable

Cons

- I wish there were more users - Sometimes hard to find other people - Not as much exposure as some other social media alternatives -

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Abdul Hakkim

Verified Reviewer

Twitter - The Simplicity Of Social Connections

2016-01-23

Twitter is most supported social media for developing its third-party applications and web based API keys.

Pros

Quick and easy connections to others, Share all thinks quickly to the world.

Cons

140 character is not enough for a completed message. We want much more ...

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Free Trial

Source: GetApp
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Darian Rawson

Verified Reviewer

You can find good content, but they make it difficult

2018-05-08

Pros

Twitter used to be cool. Years and years ago, it was a cool place for people to share. Twitter's need to maximize profit has resulted in some weird decisions.

Cons

Non-linear timelines, ads, promoted tweets, disabling support for third party clients, substandard UI... it goes on and on.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

A lot of fun and a great source of real time info

2017-05-26

Been a regular twitter user for a while and love the variety of information I can access in real time and it's also turned out to be a great platform to network and meet like minded people

Pros

Easy to use Great networking platform if used properly Excellent source of real time information

Cons

Interface could use an upgrade, looks a bit boring

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Twitter

Definitely worth getting on twitter.

Source: GetApp
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Adarsh Narsaria

Verified Reviewer

Classiest Social Network

2017-07-28

Once you go into the twitter sphere there is no looking back. It is so addicting for some unexplainable reason that for no reason at all you start sending tweets day and night long.

Pros

Less Crappy People Classy Social Media

Cons

Hard for illiterate.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Twitter

One recommendation-Do use it once...

Source: GetApp
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Jessi Hardy

Verified Reviewer

Great tool for businesses

2018-05-11

Pros

Twitter is among one of the best social media websites to use.

Cons

Usually when a customer has an unresolved issue with something, their first line of action is to go on the companies social media. Your company will not get noticed unless you're specifically 'listening' to certain keywords or phrases using social media monitoring software.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
General Virtual Employee (Outsourcing/Offshoring company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Tool for latest updates and for stalking

2018-08-10

Pros

Twitter is the best tool to get the latest updates of almost anything on social media. Just use the hashtag tool in the search box and it'll give you everthing that is associated with the keyword you're using.

Cons

It's easy to get carried away with lots of news and updates using Twitter.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Best Twitter app out there (I've tried em all!)

2018-04-24

Pros

The official Twitter app is the best way to experience twitter on mobile. Other apps don't display polls properly and negatively impact your experience.

Cons

Search feature could be a bit more intuitive, it auto-corrects me and takes me to places I don't mean to go sometimes!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Alisha Smith

Verified Reviewer

Twitter and my Art Brand

2018-07-02

Pros

Not many people don't know what twitter is, it is probably one of the most recognizable social media platforms out there.

Cons

The double edge sword of only having a certain word count is sometimes even the leanest ads don't make the cut and you really have to balance between the keywords and the ad itself which can be annoying when you have already spent so much time to make a short ad to begin with only to learn that it still is not short enough. Also, the chances of a tweet being seen, with so many people tweeting their thoughts constantly, is not always high and you have to be kinda aggressive with tweeting without being overbearing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Program Associate (Fund-Raising company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Similar to other social media

2018-09-23

Pros

I think that Twitter is easy to use, especially now with more characters available.

Cons

I think, like other social media, it's hard to have your posts taken seriously.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Associate Solutions Analyst (Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Easiest to use Social Media

2018-03-09

Pros

Twitter is such a straightforward and easy to use social media application.

Cons

There are obviously less things you can do on Twitter compared to other social media apps, but that is why I like it and may be a con for others.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Technical Account Manager (Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Exactly what you expect

2018-03-22

Pros

Twitter is a fantastic service and makes it easier than ever to be heard globally, as well as keep up with others and news from across the world.

Cons

There are other 3rd party Twitter apps that allow for more customizations and have additional features.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Nada AlSayed

Verified Reviewer

Sky is the limit, this is the gateway to go viral

2018-04-27

Pros

easy simple user interface, the use of hashtags to follow topics of interest, the short no. of characters per tweet makes it crisp and attractive way to share news

Cons

the twitter ads needs improvement, the mobile app needs more improvement as well, the app doesn't give you the chance to preview when you share a link with photos

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Mohammed Anzil

Verified Reviewer

Best for Business

2015-09-29

Twitter is unique among social media networks.

Pros

Easy to use, perfect for business.

Cons

The 140 characters in Tweets is bit tough at least for me. Now you can now chat on (and on) in a single Direct Message, and likely still have some characters left over.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Patricia Preston

Verified Reviewer

Twitter Is The Best

2017-04-22

Out of all the social media sites, it is my favorite.

Pros

Plus there's all the fun political stuff. Much easier and more fun than Facebook.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Twitter

Try it. Don't be put off by @ and # in tweets. Briefly, use @ and person's twitter name to send a tweet to them. Tweet will drop in their notifications. # is called hashtag. You can go to Twitter search and use # along with a word to search for all the Tweets with that #. Like #Recipes will show all the tweets with #recipes. Viola!

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Recruiting Coordinator (Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Fun app

2016-08-30

I use twitter for social media mostly for personal use.

Pros

Many organizations now use Twitter so it's easy to stay up to date with your interests.

Cons

Sometimes there updates take some getting use to or end up being pointless.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Twitter

I would download it if you are interested in grabbing quick bits of info.

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Global Social Media Manager (Computer Software company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great for real time news

2018-03-08

Pros

I use this tool on a daily basis for business use, B2B industry specifically. It's a great way to get real-time news.

Cons

The content you push out does not last long due to the amount of content on Twitter.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: GetApp
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Katharina Schmidt

Verified Reviewer

Good for observing, not for interacting

2018-07-17

Pros

Twitter has a lot of good features. It's easy to search, to see what is currently trending, "reactions" to tweets are incredibly intuitive.

Cons

I find Twitter to be a site for celebrities and brands rather than for the normal individual.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

Get instant news.

2018-06-22

Pros

As an mini blogging app, twitter enables users to get instant news or information from people or companies that they follow. Interface is very easy to manipulate and trending topics can be easily navigated.

Cons

Some settings can only be accessed through a browser.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Cynthia Garcia

Verified Reviewer

Good social media site to stay updated

2017-12-31

Pros

I like that the content that pops up on your Twitter feed is directly related to the accounts you follow and how you can turn off retweets from certain accounts if you wish.

Cons

There are only a limited amount of characters in a post that can be used (280), which limits what you can say and describe, however this is better that the previous 140 characters allowed. There is also a limit on how long the video you upload is and the speed of upload could be improved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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