Twitter is among the top 20 social media platforms of all time around the world. This might sound like a pretty big deal to most, but it isn’t the full extent of the platform’s potential. If things worked out just slightly differently, it might be among the top 5 platforms today, not the top 20. There are many reasons why Twitter didn’t max out its potential after its launch; one might be luck, but there were other reasons, too.
First of all, Twitter was not an off-the-bat success, unlike Instagram and Facebook. It took the platform around a year to gain traction among internet users. Even that could’ve worked out in their favor, but unfortunately, Facebook launched right around when users started noticing Twitter.
Facebook was on a different level; Mark Zuckerberg ensured it was long-awaited. He first launched the platform for only Harvard students and then slowly opened it to other Ivy League colleges around America. After another couple of months, it was opened for high school students and finally for the general public.
This ensured exclusivity and general curiosity, so users signed up in a frenzy to see what all the hype was about. The lawsuits and drama that ensued following the launch also didn’t hurt the platform’s popularity.
Twitter was also gaining users and popularity; it was just somewhat overshadowed by Facebook. The users on Twitter were intrigued by its smart features and easy-to-use interface. Most of the user base was middle-aged, who turned the platform in a different direction; Twitter soon became a news source.
At this point, teenage users were getting tired of all the negative news and the boring drone of politicians. If Twitter had taken some steps to ensure that the platform remained relevant for younger users, maybe the platform would’ve been somewhat different today.
Still, losing out on all those creative, fresh-minded users has cost Twitter. And what’s more, the news source reputation Twitter wanted to be is also tainted. There’ve been a few cases of fake and false news for views and clicks on Twitter, making users feel anxious and misinformed.
Despite these issues and obstacles, Twitter is still strong, with more than 500 million users. There are informational threads and posts all over the platform if you know where to look and what you want to learn. So, while Twitter isn’t perfect, it still has several redeeming qualities, like all other social media platforms.
If you have a habit of following everyone, make a point to go through your following list every once in a while. This way, you can filter out any inactive Twitter accounts you might’ve followed. It might sound improbable, but many creators give up halfway through their journey and instead start posting on an entirely different topic. If you continue following them, your feed will be filled with more irrelevant content.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how to fix the “Please enter a valid phone number” on Twitter.
How to Fix “Please enter a valid phone number” on Twitter
Twitter is one of the largest platforms worldwide. It’s not uncommon for the app to face a few technical issues and breakdowns now and then. We aren’t saying this is how it should be, just how it is.
One of the common problems users face is when they’re trying to sign up on the platform. Twitter tells them their phone number is invalid through a notification saying, “Please enter a valid phone number.”
Now, many people suggest that to get out of this problem, just enter your email address. However, that’s not a fix to the problem at all! Moreover, the error is quite easy to fix; you just have to be willing to fix it rather than going with an alternative choice.
This error mainly shows up because you’ve entered your phone number incorrectly. Twitter has to send an OTP (One Time Password) to your phone number to verify it. Just go through the number again and check if any numbers have been misplaced. That’s all you need to do! Read on to learn about it in a detailed format.
Here’s how to create an account on Twitter with your phone number
Step 1: Install the Twitter mobile app on your smartphone and launch it.
Step 2: The first page upon launch will have the words See what’s happening in the world right now. There are two buttons underneath that: Continue with Google or Create account. Tap on the second option.
Step 3: In the Create your account section, you’ll be asked to enter your Name, Phone number/email address, and Date of birth.
Step 4: Enter the information, and don’t forget to triple-check your phone number to prevent any errors.
Step 5: You’ll then be asked to enter an OTP you’ll receive on the number you just submitted.
Step 6: Enter a strong password, add your profile picture, choose a unique username, and you’re all set!
There you go! Now you know how to create an account on Twitter without the “Please enter a valid phone number” error popping up.
In the end
As we end this blog, let’s recap all we’ve discussed today.
None of us like to give out our phone number to anyone we don’t trust, and with good reason. Anyone’s phone number in the wrong hands can make the owner’s life a living hell.
However, trust us when we say that Twitter is a tried and trusted source. You don’t need to hesitate before giving them your number, as they will only verify your Twitter account through an OTP sent on that number.
If you see the “Please enter a valid phone number” error on your smartphone, don’t worry. It only means you’ve entered your phone number wrongly or in the wrong order. Correct it, and you’re good to go.
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