What numbers do I send my updates to?
You can send your updates to 9634-6465.
How do I link my account to my Twitter, Plurk or Facebook?
On the right hand side of your dashboard, select an External Account to add by clicking on the service icon, and authorize sgBEAT for access to your External Account. Check all the relevant checkboxes.
How do I direct my update to a particular external account?
To post your update to Twitter only, start your beat with @t. Likewise, for Facebook and Plurk, use @f and @p respectively.
How do I beat messages to people on Twitter?
All you have to do is prepend your message with "@twitter:recipient" or "@@recipient", substituting recipient for your intended recipient's twitter username.
Can I receive incoming tweets on my mobile?
Definitely. However, you have to first link your account to Twitter (see above). When someone tweets you on Twitter, you'll receive the message via an SMS on your mobile! Do note that there is quota on the number of SMSes you may receive on our system, as shown here.
- How can I use sgBEAT?
- Do I have to pay to use sgBEAT?
- How do I beat my status update?
- How can I activate my account by SMS?
- What does '140 left' on the beat box mean?
- How do I add a friend on sgBEAT?
- What does it mean to follow someone, and how do I do it?
- How do I unfollow someone?
- How can I direct my beat to a particular person?
- How do I reply to someone's beat?
- Can I delete the beats I have sent?
- How can I add or update details to my personal profile?
- How do I change my password?
- How can I receive SMS notifications of beats directed at me?
- What is the Always SMS Whitelist/Never SMS Blacklist for?
- What are the SMS block out hours for?
- What does Spread out SMS quota do?
- How can I disable email notifications?
- How do I beat images?
- How do I beat private messages?
- Can I block another user on sgBEAT?
- How can I make my profile private?
Do you have a question that's not listed here? Contact us and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
How can I use sgBEAT?
Do I have to pay to use sgBEAT?
No. sgBEAT is a free service. If you're beating via SMS, however, your regular telecommunications carrier's (Singtel, M1, Starhub, etc) SMS charges apply. You may beat with your mobile plan's free SMS quota. back to top
How do I beat my status update?
You can beat from any page that has a beat box or via SMS, provided you have already activated your account by SMS. back to top
How can I activate my account by SMS?
To activate your account by SMS, click Edit personal profile from your personal profile page and you will find your secret SMS code on the left hand side. SMS the code in to 9634-6465 and your mobile number will now be tied to your account. back to top
What does '140 left' on the beat box mean?
The limit of each beat is 140 characters, so the counter indicates how many characters you have left. back to top
How do I add a friend on sgBEAT?
Relationships on sgBEAT are one way, so you can follow anyone on sgBEAT and anyone can follow you. back to top
What does it mean to follow someone, and how do I do it?
When you follow someone, you'll receive all updates and conversations of the user on your beat stream as well. To follow someone, simply visit their public profile page and click on the button that says Follow Me. back to top
How do I unfollow someone?
You can unfollow someone by clicking Unfollow Me on their profile page, provided you're already following that person. back to top
How can I direct my beat to a particular person?
By prepending your message with "@recipient", substituting recipient for your intended recipient's username, you can direct your beat to him or her. This beat will appear on your recipient's conversation streams. back to top
How do I reply to someone's beat?
You can do so by clicking on the Respond to this Beat speech bubble icon, and subsequently typing in your reply into the beat box. You can also use a directed beat to convey your reply. back to top
Can I delete the beats I have sent?
Yes, you can. You have the authority to delete the beats sent by you. When you beat an @reply to one or more users, copies of your beat will be sent to your intended recipient(s), and another copy kept for your own beat stream. back to top
How can I add or update details to my personal profile?
How do I change my password?
Click Change password on the navigation bar at the top of the page and provide us with your old password and new password respectively. back to top
How can I receive SMS notifications of beats directed at me?
You will need to activate your account via SMS first, and select your Telco under Edit personal profile. Click Set Notifications on the navigation bar at the top of the page and select the correct dropdown option for Default SMS reply mode. Do note that there is quota on the number of SMSes you may receive, as shown here. back to top
What is the Always SMS Whitelist/Never SMS Blacklist for?
Since there is a fixed quota of SMSes that you may receive from us daily, these lists allow you to restrict whose beats you want sent to your mobile.
Following some random stranger? Maybe you won't want to waste your SMS quota on beats from him. What about your closest friends? Add them onto the Whitelist so you'll always receive their messages. back to top
What are the SMS block out hours for?
You can select the hours which you do not want to receive incoming tweets/beats via SMS from sgBEAT. The default block out hours are from 12mn to 8am. back to top
What does Spread out SMS quota do?
By checking this, you will not receive your incoming tweets/beats via SMS in real-time, but rather the messages will be spread out over a period of time. back to top
How can I disable email notifications?
Click Change password on the navigation bar at the top of the page and uncheck the corresponding checkbox for email notifications. back to top
How do I beat images?
How do I beat private messages?
Simply prepend your beat with "dm" or click the Lock icon in your beat box before you beat your message. back to top
Can I block another user on sgBEAT?
Yes, you can. Just click Block on that particular user's profile page and you won't receive any beats from him or her. back to top
How can I make my profile private?
Click Edit personal profile on the navigation bar at the top of the page and check the checkbox that says Make my profile private and it's done! Only users who follow you will be able to see your beats. back to top
What is so special about sgBEAT?
sgBEAT was created to make it easier for Singaporeans to start real-time conversations on the web and on their phones with other like-minded people. While similar to Twitter in look and function, we actually are quite different. Our community is Singapore-centric, allowing you to get more relevant updates and provide better cultural context.
We also have a lot more features in our service, designed with the Singaporean user in mind: local mobile updates through SMS and MMS, more user-friendly, fast updating (in real-time), interactive widgets for your blogs, fully customisable themes (coming soon!), etc.
Want to track latest trends and buzz in real-time in Singapore? Want to ask a fellow Singaporean for recommendations on the best makan place near Clementi? Want to find out when and where the best parties and shopping deals are? Then this is the place for you! back to top
Why should I use sgBEAT over Twitter, Plurk or Facebook?
We aren't encouraging you to stop using your existing Twitter, Plurk or Facebook accounts! On the contrary, we provide links from within our service to automatically update these services for you (Plurk and Facebook links coming up soon!).
You get to enjoy the benefits of our ease-of-use (via our web interface, SMS, MMS), while still keeping your friends on other services up to date at the same time. Meanwhile, you get to immerse yourself with others whom you can actually connect and meetup with later, knowing that you all actually share that 'uniquely Singaporean' link. back to top
Are my personal particulars safe with sgBEAT?