What is a Twitter chat? A Twitter chat is a live event where many users tweet about a certain subject and can be easily followed by activating a live search of the tag that identifies that specific chat. You can find a great definition of “Twitter chat” on Quora:
Twitter chats are scheduled gatherings of people on Twitter to discuss pretty much anything that interests them, using a #hashtag to keep track of the conversation. There are chats for everything from blogging to art to agriculture.
For example, here is a screenshot of a series of tweets for the Twitter chat #swchat
On Twimbow for Google Chrome, this search for #swchat will be performed in real-time, so that you can keep track of what’s going on.
Every user involved in a Twitter chat knows very well that in order to participate to the chat actively, every tweet sent must contain the corresponding hashtag (in this example, #swchat) at the end of the tweet. There are actually two ways to do that automatically on Twimbow:
1) insert hashtags into replies: just turn on this option from settings
This option is fine when you just want to participate to the chat by engaging with other people who are actively chatting.
2) insert the chat tag, in this example #swchat, as your signature. You can do that from the account tab in the settings pane. This is very useful if you want to enter a “chat mode” and each of your tweets will be related to the chat. In this case, it’s better you turn the previous option (1) off, otherwise that tag will be duplicated when you reply.
Easy right? We highly recommend to use Google Chrome for Twitter chats in order to get realtime searches.