Twitter Moments are similar (almost identical) to Facebook Stories in that they capture and represent an important moment that you want to make public.
The introduction of Moments by Twitter was… “momentous” since everyone was expecting it for a long time. If you’ve never created a Moment and you don’t know how then you’re in the right place!
Do these to create a moment on Twitter:
- Click on “More” on the left-hand sidebar
- Select “Moments“
- Click on “Create new“
- Select multiple tweets to include in the Moment
- Add a cover image
- Add a title
- Choose a Visibility option
- Publish the Moment
It looks a tad complicated but worries not – my instructions should help you figure out how to create Twitter Moments without much hassle. Keep reading!
Create a Moment on Twitter – Guide
To get the ugly out of the way – you can’t create Moments on your mobile device (Android or iOS). It only works on twitter.com, the desktop version.
So, if you’re on a computer, follow these steps:
1. Click on “More” on the left-hand side menu
Begin by opening Twitter and selecting the “More” button on the left-hand side menu. The button is right above the blue “Tweet” button, so it shouldn’t be hard to find.
Use the screenshot above for more details!
2. Select “Moments“
Tapping on “More” will reveal several options like “Topics“, “Moments“, “Newsletters“, “Twitter for Professionals“, and more.
The option you need, as you might have guessed, is “Moments” (lightning bolt icon), so tap it and take a look below:
3. Select “Create new“
On the “Moments” page, you’ll see the option to create a new Moment. Click on “Create new” to begin the creation process.
Before we start, know that you need to select a few combined tweets to form a Moment, so it’s good to have them prepared already.
4. Select several tweets
Now you’re in the Moment creation screen, and you must select a handful of tweets to create the Moment.
On the upper bar, you’ll see several options like “Tweets you’ve liked,” “Tweets by account,” and more. Those are categories of tweets that’ll help you choose the right tweets for your Moment.
I recommend choosing “Tweets you’ve liked,” but if you already have some tweets in mind and they’re elsewhere, look for them.
Once you find them, click on the checkmarks to select the tweets.
Then, click on the “Add” button at the top of the Tweets section. This will add the tweets to your Moment.
5. Click on the cover image symbol
Now, you need to add a cover image (do you?). Click on the cover image symbol on the right-hand side. This will open a new window where you’ll need to paste a link to a Tweet image.
Or you can use any of the images in the tweets you’ve added to the Moment. Select the image, and you’re done with the cover image.
6. Click on the blue pen symbol next to the “Add a title” menu
Next, you need to add a title and a description of your Moment. To do this, click on the blue pen symbol on the right-hand side, next to the “Add a title” heading (check the picture above if you can’t see it).
This will open a new window where you can edit the title and description of your Moment.
7. Enter a new title and description
Add a title for your moment in the “Title” text box, and then add a description in the “Description” box.
When you’re done, click “Save” in the upper-right corner to save the changes and move with the Moment creation process.
8. Click on “Publish“
When you’re done editing the title and description and have nothing else to customize, it’s time to publish your Moment on Twitter.
Look in the top-right corner for the “Publish” button and hit it. This won’t publish the Moment right away, though!
9. Choose a Visibility option
Before you publish the Moment, you’ll have the option of choosing Visibility. Who gets to see your Moment?
Do you want to make a private Moment just for yourself, or do you want it to be public? Select an option and then hit “Publish” to post this Moment on Twitter.
NOW it’s published and you’ve just learned a neat trick to use on Twitter. You’re very welcome!
Leave a comment below if you need help with anything else or if you’ve stumbled on any of the steps in this guide!
What are Twitter Moments used for?
People post Moments on Twitter to bring something to the public’s attention. You might want to post a Moment when something important is going on.
You gather multiple tweets about the same topic, research, choose a fitting cover image, add a good description, and post the Moment.
Or, if you want to remind people about something important that’s happened, you can use a Moment.
Those who don’t know much about the event will understand what it’s about from your Moment.
That’s because a Moment on Twitter contains multiple tweets that share much more information than a single tweet.
Even a celebratory moment is worth a Moment on Twitter. Like when your husband proposed to you or when you had your son’s first birthday.
These moments are worth sharing on Twitter!
How many tweets should you include in a Twitter Moment?
Twitter officially recommends that you include ten tweets at most in a Moment. More than ten tweets will be too long and boring.
You need to captivate your followers and transmit an idea with great impact. You should be able to do this in 10 tweets at most.
Moreover, you shouldn’t only limit yourself to text tweets. I recommend including GIFs, pictures, videos, infographics, and other relevant tweets.
The more diversity in your Moment, the better. People will remember it more clearly and will tell others about it.
Twitter has a how-to guide on Moments, where they explain more about constructing the perfect Moment on Twitter.
You should read their guide if you want to learn more about Moments on Twitter!