is there a way to add new people to follow directly from within gwibber?

Asked by baze on 2009-06-26

when i want to follow a new person, in this case on twitter, can i add that person directly in gwibber or can i only do that on

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Best Ricardo Panaggio (panaggio) said : #1

You can always use twitter follow command. If you want to follow someone, just type

follow @person

as it's a tweet. Twitter will interpret it as a command and will make you follow that person and won't post it. More information here:

baze (bjoern-martensen) said : #2

ah ok, i didn't know about those commands, so i was just looking for a dialog where you could enter a name or have it in a context menu for people's links on their names. but i guess i can live with that now, although i think a dialog "follow person..." where you just add a name would have been nice.
thanks though :)

JazMac (mrvee) said : #3

I'm a bit lost. Are you saying there is NO way to enter commands in Gwibber? How are commands entered? In that dialog box at the bottom? I have no problem going over to twitter if that is how it's done but what about Gwibber?

Ricardo Panaggio (panaggio) said : #4

Type commands as twits/dents. Services like twitter and will interpret commands and won't post them.

Tom Metro (tmetro+ubuntu) said : #5

bug #519262 suggests implementing a UI for this functionality and has further explanation for how to follow someone via text entered into the send box.