If you like using the “social stock ticker” known as Twitter, you can install the Twitter app for use on your Tab 4. After you install and open the app, you’ll see the welcome screen so you can log in. In this example, shown in Figure 10, the app is asking me to create an account based on my Gmail account. I already have a Twitter account, so I’ll enter that account information by tapping the Log In button at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Figure 10 You can create an account based on your Gmail account by tapping the Create My Account button.
The Login screen appears, so you can type in your Twitter username and password; tap the Log In button when you’ve typed all your login information. Once you log in, tap the Allow button in the Twitter screen so other social networking services (or SNS) can connect to your Twitter account.
Next, you’ll see a window in the center of the screen asking to report your current location to your Twitter contacts when you tweet. Tap OK in the window to report your location or keep this service turned off by tapping Don’t Allow. Now you see the Twitter home screen with a list of your latest tweets as shown in Figure 11.
Figure 11 Tweets are ordered from newest at the top to oldest at the bottom within the tweets list.
If there are new tweets, you’ll see a dot underneath the Home option in the blue menu bar that appears at the top of the screen. Tap Home to scroll to the top of the list and view the latest tweets in the list.
You can write a tweet by tapping the What’s Happening? box at the bottom of the screen. The What’s Happening? screen appears so you can type the text of your tweet. As you type, the number of characters you have remaining appears in the upper-right corner of the screen. (You have a maximum of 140 characters, including spaces, to work with.)
When you finish typing your tweet, tap the Tweet button in the upper-right corner of the screen. The tweets list returns and your tweet appears at the top of the list—at least until you receive new tweets that bump your tweet down the list.
Now that you’re up to speed with apps you can use to stay in touch with people in your life and in the wider world. Enjoy!