How to use X for Android

To sign up for a new account
  1. Download the X for Android app, if you haven't already installed it.
  2. Once the app is installed, you can log in with an existing account or sign up for a new account directly from the app. Learn about managing multiple X accounts through your app.
  3. You will be guided through our sign up experience and prompted to enter information such as your name and email address.
  4. If you provided an email address while signing up, we will immediately send you an email with instructions so we can verify your email address.
  5. If you provided a phone number while signing up, we will immediately send you an text message with a code so we can verify your number. 
  6. Learn how to customize settings for your new account.

Note: We no longer support Android versions 2.3 through 4.1 in the Google Play Store. If you remain on these versions, please note they will not be updated. To experience the most up to date X for Android experience, download the latest version in the store or visit in your browser.

Editing your profile

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Select whichever icon you have.
  2. Select Profile, then select Edit profile.
  3. From here you can change your profile and header image (also referred to as “banner”), display name, location, website, birth date and bio. 
  4. Make the changes you’d like, then select Save.

Updating your account settings

  1. In the top menu, you will either see a navigation menu icon  or your profile icon. Select whichever icon you have.
  2. Select Settings and privacy.
  3. Scroll through the menu and select the account setting you’d like to view/edit, such as changing your username.

How to reduce your data usage

You can reduce the amount of data used by X by enabling data saver mode. Control what media you want downloaded in real time to help save data. 

  1. From your profile menu, select Settings and privacy.
  2. Under General, select Data usage.
  3. Select the toggle next to Data saver to turn on.

In this mode, images will load in lower quality and videos won't autoplay. You also have the option for high quality images, video, and video autoplay.

How to post and delete a post

To post a post:

  1. Select the post icon 
  2. Enter your message, and then select post.
  3. A notification will appear in the status bar on your device and will go away once the post successfully sends.

To save a post as a draft:

  1. If you would like to save your post as a draft, select the X in the post compose window.
  2. You will see the option to save as a draft. To access your saved drafts, go to your profile and select the overflow icon  then select Drafts
  3. You can also access your drafts by selecting the composer box, then selecting Drafts within the box.
  4. You’ll only see the Drafts prompt when you have at least one draft saved. Should you log out of your account through your app or uninstall your app, any drafts you have saved will be deleted and cannot be restored.

To post a photo or GIF with your post:

To post a video with your post:

To post a X Poll with your post:

  • Read about to create a X poll.

How to post a reply:

  1. Find the post you want to reply to.
  2. Select the reply icon 
  3. A compose box will pop up, type in your message and select Reply to post it.

How to post a mention:

  1. Type your message in the post box. 
  2. Type the @ symbol before the username(s) when addressing a particular account. 
  3. Select post to post.
  4. Read more about replies and mentions.

To post with your location:

  1. Select the location icon  to add your location to your post.
  2. Learn more about using the location feature on your mobile device.

To include a URL in a post:

  1. Links are automatically shortened using X's own service.
  2. Typing or pasting in a URL will automatically deduct the characters from your character limit—no matter how long the original link is.

To delete a post:

  1. From your profile menu, select Profile.
  2. Locate the post you want to delete.
  3. Select the  icon located at the top of the post.
  4. Select Delete.
  5. Select Yes to confirm.

How to enable dark mode

  1. In the top menu, navigate to your profile icon.
  2. Select Settings and privacy.
  3. Select Accessibility, display and languages.
  4. Select Display
  5. Select Dark mode.

How to enable dark mode from the menu

  1. Navigate to your profile icon.
  2. Select the light bulb icon at the bottom left corner.
  3. Select Dark mode to turn the feature on. You can also enable the Use device settings option if you've already scheduled your phone to turn on dark mode automatically.
  4. Choose Dim or Lights out by selecting your preference under Dark theme.
  5. To turn the feature off, select the Dark mode option again.

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