West Yorkshire Police traced Aaron Wilfried to his home in Harehills after receiving information that he had used the social networking service to distribute illegal images.
Leeds Crown Court heard officers went to Wilfried's home on April 10 last year and seized an iPad, an iPhone and another mobile phone.
Robert Stevenson, prosecuting, said the devices were examined and found to contain illegal child sex images and videos.
Over 100 images and videos were at category A - the most serious level of offending.
Wilfried sent messages on four occasions to others requesting that he be sent images.
The 21-year-old was interviewed about the offending and accepted sharing the images but claimed to have no recollection of doing so.
He denied having a sexual interest in children.
Ian Hudson, mitigating, said Wilfried had co-operated with the police investigation and had not offended in the 20 months since being arrested.
Mr Hudson said Wilfried is prepared to engage with the probation service to address his offending behaviour.
Wilfried was made the subject of a three-year community order, during which he must complete 40 days of a Horizon sex offender programme.
He was also told he must go on the sex offender register for five years.
Judge Mushtaq Khokhar said: "Those who produce material of that kind depend on people like you to make profit out of it, so you are encouraging that sort of industry by downloading images of that type."