Sharon Vaknin over at CNet posted a brilliant tip quite a while back that I thought would be good to bring back from the archives.
In a recent conversation I heard a friend complaining that Siri couldn’t post to Twitter. I assured him that she could, but he didn’t believe me. When I reminded him that she could send text messages and that was the original functionality of Twitter, he understood.
Even though Twitter is integrated throughout iOS 5, there’s one would-be-awesome feature missing: updating Twitter with Siri. If you ask the fine lady to “Update Twitter…” she politely responds, “Sorry, I can’t help you with Twitter.”
Step 1 – Set up Twitter Text by texting ‘Start’ to 40404. Then respond when they ask you for your username and password. Make sure to add 40404 as ‘Twitter’ in your address book.
As a side note you could also perform a number of other features via Siri. Follow, unfollow, @reply, DM and a bunch of other fun things. Just check out the support list from Twitter.
Step 2 – Set up Facebook Text by texting “F” to 32665. You’ll need to click through a link and confirm your account in your mobile browser. Make sure to add 32665 as ‘Facebook’ in your address book.
Step 3 – Go on and post. If you tell Siri you’d like to ‘Send a text to [Twitter/Facebook] …’ and include your status update your text will be posted.