Twitter is a really great social media network, but it can be time consuming to manually type up posts all the time – especially if you’re using it on your smartphone or mobile device. Fortunately, there are ways you can schedule your Twitter posts. We’re going to go over these as well as give you some idea of whether or not you want to use them when interacting on this social media network.
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How to Schedule Your Posts
Here’s a look at some specific ways that you can schedule your Twitter posts for a future time.
- Twuffer – This online tool uses a simple calendar interface so that you can schedule as many posts in the future as you want. You do need to authorize the service with Twitter, but that’s common with all these tools.
- FutureTweets – The thing that makes this Tweet scheduling service different is that you can flip the text upside down. Why you would want to do this more than once is unknown, but there you go.
- LaterBro – With a cool name, this Twitter scheduling service you can also schedule Facebook posts for a certain time. This makes the online tool even more useful for content creators.
Other methods exist, but the three specific examples above should get you headed in the right direction.
Pros and Cons of Scheduling Tweets
Before you rush off and implement any of the methods described above, it’s a good idea to take a look at some of the pros and cons we have compiled on why you may not want to schedule too many of your tweets to post automatically.
- Pro – It’s easy. Put simply, scheduling tweets for the future is pretty simple and foolproof most of the time. Using any of the scheduling services listed above doesn’t take a lot of time or effort. In no time at all, you’ll be able to schedule as many tweets as you want.
- Con – Timeliness. You’re not going to be able to schedule breaking news posts unless you have a time machine in working operation. In all seriousness, most people want up to the minute news and information. It’s really hard to schedule this effectively for the future.
- Pro – It’s efficient. When you can sit down once and do a week’s worth of tweets at the same time, you’re being more efficient which has many benefits. For one, you’re going to be able to turn your attention to other matters – some of which may directly bring in revenue for you.
- Con – Not human. Even though you’re going to be writing the posts, it’s really easy for most people to tell if something is an automated post or was written in realtime. Being genuine on social media networks is important if you want to get the most benefits from the time and money you spend.
- Pro – It’s Free. This is minor for some people, but for others it makes all the difference in the world. By being able to automate tasks for free, it can help a business in many different ways. It can even help if you work for yourself.
As you can see, just because you can schedule your tweets automatically doesn’t mean you necessarily want to do so. The best thing to do is sit down and think long and hard about your specific case. By weighing the pros and cons listed above, you’ll be able to determine whether or not this is something you really want to do with your social media accounts.