Create a Twist team

To get started with Twist, the first step is to create your team, give it a great name and then invite people to join it. It’s a fast and easy process.

Creating your first team

If you’re new to Twist, follow these steps to create your first team:

  1. Sign up for an account via the Twist sign up page.
  2. Type your name in the text field and click Next: Create my team.
  3. Enter the team name you’d like to use and click Get Started.
  4. You will now have the opportunity to create channels. Twist will recommend a few channel names, and if you want to create one, such as Marketing, you can instantly create it by clicking on Create Channel to the right.
  5. (Optional) Create more channels by clicking + Create a Channel at the bottom. A text field will appear, where you can enter the channel name, and then press enter. You can add as many channels as you’d like.
  6. Click Next: Explore Threads to move on.
  7. Check out the tips on working with threads and click Continue to create your team.
  8. Now, you’ll be in the General channel where you’ll see a draft of your first thread to the right. It’s an introduction post for your team to read when they join Twist. You can revise it, make any edits you’d like, and then click Post This Thread in the bottom right.
  1. Open the Twist app and tap Create a new team.
  2. Sign up with your email or Google account.
  3. Enter your full name and tap Next.
  4. Enter the team name you’d like to use and tap Next.
  5. Read Twist’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and tap Agree to Terms to create your team.
  6. (Optional) Invite people to your team via email or by using the Team Invitation Link and tap Done.
  7. You will now have the opportunity to create channels. Twist will recommend a few channel names, and if you want to create one, such as Marketing, you can instantly create it by tapping + Create.
  8. (Optional) Create more channels by tapping Add Channel at the bottom. Enter the new channel’s name and tap Create. You can add as many channels as you’d like.
  9. Tap Next to create your team.
  10. (Optional) Create a thread to welcome your team and share your goals on why you’ll be using Twist:
    1. On the top left, tap the < symbol.
    2. From the list of channels, select General.
    3. Tap Start a new thread.
    4. Add a subject and write your post.
    5. In the top right, tap Post.
  1. Open the Twist app and tap Get started.
  2. Sign up with your email or Google account.
  3. Read Twist’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy and tap Agree to terms.
  4. Enter your full name and tap Next.
  5. Enter the team name you’d like to use and tap Next.
  6. (Optional) Invite people to your team via email and tap Next.
  7. You will now have the opportunity to create channels. Twist will recommend a few channel names, and if you want to create one, such as Marketing, you can instantly create it by tapping Create.
  8. (Optional) Create more channels by tapping Add channel at the bottom. Enter the new channel’s name and a description, and tap Create. You can add as many channels as you’d like.
  9. Tap Create team.
  10. (Optional) Create a thread to welcome your team and share your goals on why you’ll be using Twist:
    1. From the list of channels, select General.
    2. Tap Start a new thread.
    3. Add a subject and write your post.
    4. In the top right, tap Post.

Creating additional teams

If you’re already part of a Twist team, here’s how you can create additional teams:

Unsure whether you need to create a new team? Read Should I create a new team or a new channel?
  1. In the top-right of Twist, click on your photo.
  2. From the drop-down menu, select + New team.
  3. Enter the team name you’d like to use and click Get Started.
  4. You will now have the opportunity to create channels. Twist will recommend a few channel names, and if you want to create one, such as Marketing, you can instantly create it by clicking on Create Channel to the right.
  5. (Optional) Create more channels by clicking + Create a Channel at the bottom. A text field will appear, where you can enter the channel name, and then press enter. You can add as many channels as you’d like.
  6. Click Next: Explore Threads to move on.
  7. Click Continue to create your team.
  8. Now, you’ll be in the General channel where you’ll see a draft of your first thread to the right. It’s an introduction post for your team to read when they join Twist. You can revise it, make any edits you’d like, and then click Post Thread in the bottom right.
  1. If you’re currently logged in to Twist, log out:
    1. Tap More in the bottom-right corner.
    2. Tap Log out.
  2. Tap Create a new team.
  3. Tap Already have an account?
  4. Depending on how you’ve created your account, either sign in with your credentials or log in with Google.
  5. Enter the team name you’d like to use and tap Next.
  6. (Optional) Invite people to your team via email or copy the Team Invitation Link to share later and tap Done.
  7. You will now have the opportunity to create channels. Twist will recommend a few channel names, and if you want to create one, such as Marketing, you can instantly create it by tapping Create Channel to the right.
  8. (Optional) Create more channels by tapping Add Channel at the bottom. A text field will appear, where you can enter the channel name, and then press enter. You can add as many channels as you’d like.
  9. Tap Done to create your team.
  10. (Optional) Create an introduction thread:
    1. On the top left, tap the < symbol.
    2. From the list of channels, select General.
    3. Tap Start a new thread.
    4. Write a post to welcome your team to Twist and share your goals on why you’ll be using Twist.
    5. In the top right, tap Post.

Unfortunately, it’s not yet possible to create additional teams in the Android app.

To get your team up and running, read our step-by-step guides: Getting Started Guide for Team Creators and What is Twist?