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Did you know you can perform certain actions, like following or marking a friend's update as a favorite, by using the designated Twitter commands?

- Use the commans listed below from your phone, the web update box, or your favorite third party application.

- Tip: When using these commands, do not append an @ along with it

- If you send these commands with an @, your commands will be read as a username and will not ne executed as expected!

- Example: if you wnat to turn on device notifications send only ON and not @ON.

 

Turning Mobile Twitter Updates OFF and ON

- ON : turns ALL your authorized Twitter updates and notifications on.

- OFF : turns off all updates except direct messages. Send STOP again to turn off direct messages too.

- STOP, QUIT, End, Cancel, Arret or Unsubscribe : turns ALL phone notifications off.

- ON username : turns on notifications for a specific person on your phone. Example ON alissa

- OFF username : turns off notifications for a specific person on your phone. Example OFF blaine.

- FOLLOW username : this command allows you to start following a specific user, as well as receive SMS notifications. Example: FOLLOW jerry, or f jerry for short.

- LEAVE username : this command allows you to stop receiving SMS notifications for a specific user. Example: LEAVE benfu, or I benfu for short.

 

Fun Stuff: friends, favorites, and stats!

Use the commands below to send private messages, favourite Tweets, and more.

- @username + message
Reply: shows your Tweet as a reply directed at another person, and causes your twitter to save in their "replies" tab.
Example: @meangrape I love that song too!

- D username + message
Direct Message: sends a person a private message that goes to their device, and saves in their web archive.
You can also use M username + message to send a private message now!
Examples: d krissy want to pick a Jamba Juice for me while you're there?, m krissy wanna pick up a Jamba Juice for me while you're there?

- RT username
Retweet: sends another user's latest Tweet to your followers.
Example: RT Charles

- SET LOCATION placename
Updates the location field in your profile.
Example: set location San Francisco

- WHOIS username
Retrieves the profile information for any public user on Twitter.
Example: whois jack, w jack for short.

- GET username
Retrieves the latest Twitter update posted by the person.
You can also use g username to get a user's latest Tweet.
Examples: get goldman, g goldman 

-  FAV username
Marks that user's last Tweet as one of your favorites. (reply to any update with FAV, FAVE, or FAVOURITE to mark it as a favorite if you're receiving it in real time)
Examples: fav crystal, fave crystal, favourite crystal

- STATS
This command returns your number of followers, how many people you're following, and your bio information.

-HELP
Texting help, info, or aide to Twitter will bring up helpful tips.

 

Noteworthy Facts

- Using on/off username from your phone only stops notifications coming to your mobile phone; you'll still collect a person's updates on the web since you're still following them. There is no way to unfollow someone or block someone via SMS.
- The following commands perform the same actions: Follow = On. And Leave = Off.
- Following someone from a phone for the first time will also cause you to follow them on the web.
- There is no way to stop following a person without visiting their web profile and removing them. The off, leave, stop, and quit commands will only disable mobile updates from that user.
- You don't have to use on/off username from the phone, you can also set individual notifcations from a person's profile page on the web, or check your following page and manage all phone notification settings there.