Tweet announcing the initial public offering
Media playback is unsupported on your device
Video

Twitter plans stock market listing

Twitter has announced it has filed paperwork with US regulators ahead of a planned stock market flotation.

"We've confidentially submitted an S-1 to the SEC for a planned IPO [initial public offering]," the company tweeted on its official feed.

The stock offering is the most hotly anticipated since Facebook listed its shares last year.

The BBC's Samira Hussain reports.

Go to next video: Twitter 'sorry' for abuse