The 32-year-old, who has signed up for the site under the namr @SGF08, has revealed that he wants to promote his charity, the Steven Gerrard Foundation, which aims to help disadvantaged children.
"I'll be putting tweets out there but I won't be a serial tweeter like some players," Gerrard told Liverpool's official website.
"There won't be anything too ambitious or controversial. I won't be filling the papers with my tweets! It's about getting the foundation out there. That's where the Twitter idea has come from.
"I'm not really a social networker, but if I can use Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness then great. I'm hoping it snowballs and we can get as many followers as possible."