How to prefill the Twitter status box (“What are you doing?”)

I’m working on a website where I need to prefill a certain message in the ‘What are you doing?’ textarea from Twitter.

Here is the solution … redirect the user to :

http://twitter.com/home?status=YOUR_URL_ENCODED_MESSAGE

for example : http://twitter.com/home?status=this%20is%20a%20test

Hope this will help someone 🙂

4 comments on “How to prefill the Twitter status box (“What are you doing?”)

  1. Thanks a lot.

    I’m actually trying to figure out if you can do something like this on Facebook as well. I want an easy way to let someone send me a message on FB just be clicking on a link that goes to FB with the message destination filled in. I suspect that digging into the FB share API might reveal something, but I haven’t looked into yet.

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