How To Update Your Twitter & Facebook Status With Siri

by Guest Author on January 6, 2012

in Facebook, Guest Posts, iPhone, Twitter

Having a jog in the morning and want to respond to a text, travelling to a distance place and want to know the weather condition or trying to locate your favorite restaurant and you do not know the directions, Siri is there for your rescue. Even when you’re driving or you need a break from the keyboard, you can speak your status updates instead of typing them. Without glancing at your phone screen, today this voice-based personal assistant allows you to conduct diverse tasks if you own an iPhone 4S. Siri, which is an integrated part of iOS 5, allows you to use your voice to send messages, schedule meetings, place phone calls, etc. Siri is not traditional voice recognition software that asks you to remember passwords and speak commands, but it is the software that understands natural speech and conducts the processing accordingly.

It is overwhelming to understand the buzz that has been happening around Apple’s new personal assistant, whether it can be used for tweets or Facebook updates. However, following some simple steps and using the SMS features of both the social networking sites, you can get Siri to update both your Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Here’s how we go:

How to update Twitter?

Step 1

Begin with setting up your phone on Twitter mobile settings page. Following the steps on the page enter your country and phone number.

Step 2

Then SMS the words ‘GO’ to the number allocated against your country; for U.S. it is 40404. This will help in verification of your phone number with Twitter.

Step 3

In the next step, in order to tweet, you can send and SMS to that registered number. For your convenience, you can add the number t40404 to the iPhone address book and name it as ‘Twitter’.

Step 4

Now to make Siri tweet for you, activate it by pressing the Home button for a long time. Post a text, which can be your status update, to the saved ‘Twitter’ number. Once you confirm and approve the text, the saved ‘Twitter’ number will post the update on your twitter account.

How to update Facebook?

Step 1

As mentioned above for Twitter account, you can follow the similar steps for your Facebook updates. Ensure to verify your phone number in the Facebook mobile settings page.

Step 2

When you visit the page, click on ‘add a phone’. You will be asked to enter your password and select your country and mobile operator. After doing so you have to text the letter ‘F’ to 32665.

Step 3

Once it is done, a confirmation code will be send which you have to enter on the web page. After the steps are completed, your will be set up with Facebook. Then following the similar steps like Twitter, you can update your status in by sending a text to the contact with the Facebook number.

These are some of the simple process to follow till Apple iPhone comes up with some innovative feature to update social networking via Siri directly. Till then one can enjoy the features of Siri on the move and have the advantages conveniently.

Guest article written by: Samantha Harper is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on technology and luxury. Beside this she is fond of gadgets. Recently an article on Ferrari 599 GTO attracted her attention. These days she is busy in writing an article on Sound systems.

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Jason Scott January 6, 2012 at 16:33

I love Siri, its my favourite function of the 4S, in fact I struggle to see how I lived without it, so quick and easy- the voice recognition software is very very good!

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Peter Lee January 7, 2012 at 04:47

It is said that Siri is constantly getting things wrong and it doesn’t fare well with accents. I think it’s going to take some of us a while to figure out how to get the best out of it.
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Scott Jones January 7, 2012 at 15:06

Heard that it does not do that good a job, well anyway, it’s nevertheless a good start. I’m sure improvements will come along in the future. To me personally there is nothing better than actually writing a text with my own hand or updating my Twitter on my own, rather than relying on some voice recognition software to do it.
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Dan January 7, 2012 at 18:13

Just wait until Siri can tell you about traffic when it realizes that are you driving to work (using the GPS) or gives you a heads up that your child traveled outside of the designated safe geofence zone.
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Ashok January 8, 2012 at 17:02

Siri is an amazing feature. It can be very convenient as mentioned here.
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Alex Braker January 9, 2012 at 07:15

it is cool feature of Iphone4 which we must utilize to make some functionality easier even if you are bust at certain tasks. Now I can update my status and tweets as well with just speaking. Its amazing I can’t wait to check this out and see if it works the way I want.

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Alex Clarke January 9, 2012 at 09:59

Although I am impressed by Siri and the voice recognition software, it is affected quite heavily by accents and background noise however it is great for situations like being late for work, and time management.

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Mj January 9, 2012 at 11:29

Siri is really the future ..even google is planning on Majel as rival for siri ..so i like this post highlighting the steps to be performed on siri to update ..great SIRI is making things so easy !

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Greg January 10, 2012 at 16:28

what is the most obscure thing you have asked Siri and what was the response? 🙂

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Veronica Cervera January 11, 2012 at 02:28

I’m really impressed with SIRI and it really helps my daily routine more convenient. I’m also looking forward to an update that would let SIRI update our Social media site. However for the meantime, i’ll try this method and hopefully it will work.

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Marty January 12, 2012 at 22:11

Siri is yet another great idea by Apple and it seems each time everyone’s trying to catch up with them.
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Helen J. Diez January 13, 2012 at 14:02

Wow! iPhone I’m sooo in love with you! Unfortunately I don’t have money to buy this kind of phone. I think this phone is only a dream to me 🙁
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Alan Smith January 20, 2012 at 08:26

Siri is doing fantastic work but waiting for extraordinary features from Apple’s iPhone to easily update social networking via Siri.

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Kiran January 20, 2012 at 20:25

amazing features for updating status of social sites with speaking.
i am from india, It seems it is not available in india
I can’t able to wait for siri. i would get it from my frineds in USA
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Caribbean Medical School February 8, 2012 at 07:10

Finally the ease of status updating from iPhone 4S is easy to grab. Great Share!

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