In it, the former Newcastle star appeared in high spirits as he swapped messages with his friend Yusuf Abubakar Tumi.
He enquired about his pal’s health with the pair laughing together over Tiote’s demand for some free watches.
Hours later, it was announced the Beijing Enterprises midfielder had died after he collapsed in trading.
The conversation was posted on Twitter by Tumi, who is a verified user.
Tumi starts the conversation saying after Tiote, who is saved in his phone as ‘Cheick T China’.
Tiote responds saying he is “good brother”, before asking after his friend.
Tumi then joked that he needed to get some watches off him to which Tiote responded: “U are the boss. U need to give for free.”
The player's spokesman said in a statement on Monday that the 30-year-old died following a training session with Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises.
Emanuele Palladino said: "It is with deep sadness that I confirm that my client Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today after collapsing in training with his club Beijing Enterprises."
He continued: "We cannot say any more at the moment and we request that his family's privacy be respected at this difficult time.
"We ask for all your prayers."
After seven years at Newcastle, Tiote moved to China League One club Beijing Enterprises in February.
Cheick Tiote dead: Clubs and former team-mates pay tribute to ex-Newcastle ace Mon, June 5, 2017
Cheick Tiote has died after collapsing in training, with clubs and former team-mates paying tribute on Twitter to the ex-Newcastle United midfielder
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Former Newcastle team-mates paid tribute on Twitter with former Magpies goalkeeper Steve Harper writing: "Gutted to hear the awful news about my former teammate Cheik Tiote today. Thoughts with his friends and family."
Jonas Gutierrez added on Twitter: "Sad news. Always going to be remember our time together at £nufc RIP my friend."
Tiote moved to St James' Park from FC Twente in 2010 and made 161 appearances for the Magpies, scoring once – the equaliser when Newcastle recovered from 4-0 down to draw 4-4 with Arsenal in 2011.
He earned 52 caps for Ivory Coast, playing at the 2010 and 2014 World Cups, while also helping his country to the African Nations Cup final in 2012, where they lost to Zambia.
Tiote also played for Anderlecht and Roda JC and had made 17 appearances for second-tier Chinese club Beijing Enterprises before his death.