Social media Q&A

Below are answers to some of the most frequently-asked questions about the FT’s presence on social media. We hope they help:

  • What is the difference between @ft and @financialtimes on Twitter?
    • @financialtimes is an automated feed of headlines from, tweets from @FT are hand-written by our journalists.
  • Why do you tweet links to stories that aren’t free?
    • We have a registration model on You can read up to eight FT articles per month for free, just by registering:
  • Why can’t I login to using my Facebook/Twitter account?
    • You can log in with Twitter and will be able to do so with Facebook and LinkedIn later this year.
  • Where can I find a list of your Twitter accounts?
    • You can find a list of our official accounts – and our journalist’s personal accounts – at
  • Why haven’t you retweeted me?
    • We stick to retweeting our colleagues but we talk to our readers using @ replies.
  • I can’t log in to Who should I contact?
    • Please message our colleagues either by email – – or on Twitter using @ftcare.
  • I want to be part of the FT’s community and to talk to you. Where should I go?