TweetDeck is a freely downloadable program for viewing and interacting with various social media services. One of those services is Twitter. One handy feature of TweetDeck is the ability to program a status update to automatically post to Twitter at a date and time you designate. For example, you may wish to program holiday greetings for your Twitter followers without having to remember to do so on the actual day. If you use TweetDeck, scheduling an auto-upate for Twitter is simple.
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Things you need
- TweetDeck program
- TweetDeck account
Open TweetDeck on your computer. Log in with your TweetDeck username and password if you are not automatically logged in.
Type a status update in the "What's Happening?" box in TweetDeck.
Click the Twitter icon representing the Twitter account to which you want to post the update. The icon can be found above the "What's Happening?" box. If the icon is already lit up, do not click it.
Click the "Schedule This Update" icon below the "What's Happening" box.
Click the date and select a date from the calendar that appears. This is the date the tweet will be sent.
Click the hours and minutes digits, and type a time using the 24-hour clock. This is the time at which the tweet will be sent. Click "Set Time."
Click the "Send" button below the "What's Happening?" box.
Tips and warnings
- You do not need to keep TweetDeck open after scheduling an auto-update for Twitter. TweetDeck stores the tweet on its servers and releases it on the scheduled time and date.
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