I was recently helping out with a class on setting up a Twitter account, and we ran into an unexpected snag that made the set-up take considerably longer than it should have.
The first screen, where you choose a user name and set a password, was easy enough. It was the second screen that stopped us cold.
Notice how they want us to select a bunch of people to follow? This was a business Twitter class, and many of the suggestions were unwelcome at best and inappropriate at worst. What’s missing here? Yes, a “Skip” or “Next” option.
Here’s what the screen used to look like:
Well, when I got home and set up a test account to give me screen grabs for this article, I finally found the “Skip” option. Can you find it? Suggestion. Click on the image to enlarge it. Otherwise, you’ll never find it.
It’s in light gray, with a tiny font, at the bottom left of the screen, just in case you couldn’t find it.
I get why Twitter is doing it. They are making money by selling “Promoted Accounts” to people. I have no problem with them making money by suggesting accounts to follow. But it shouldn’t be difficult to get past the suggested accounts if you’re not interested.