Last week I wrote a how-to entitled, ‘How to use Funicode to add style to your tweets’. Since you already have style, I figured it was time to go a step further and show you how to add some personality as well, with images in your text.
Like Funicode, TwingDings offers a selection of text styles for you to choose from. Unlike Funicode, TwingDings integrates with Twitter (instead of copy / paste) and allows you to add dingbat font images to your tweets. To see how you can use TwingDings to spice up your tweets, read on.
Note: TwingDings is free of charge beta project that connects to Twitter for the purpose of publishing tweets that include fun fonts.
TwingDings: Fun Fonts for Twitter
|Go to Twitter and log-in to the account that you want TwingDing to send your tweet too.|
|In a separate tab or window go to twingdings.com
You should see the following page
|You will see an empty text field where you can type your tweet and character limit displayed in the top-right hand side.
Note: The default text style is ‘Plain’ and gives you a 127 character limit, but some text style choices have a much lower character limit. For example, blockhead only allows 17 characters.
|Click on the font that works for you and type in your message. If you have space and want to include a dingbat font image, choose one from the drop down menu box provided. When your message is ready click ‘Update’.
|You should now be directed to twitter and shown a preview of your message in the chosen font style. If you like what you see, go and ahead and tweet.
|Your all done, and should now see your twingdings tweet in your Twitter feed. Congrats!