How to Schedule Tweets on Twitter Using TweetDeck

Plan your social media content for several days

TweetDeck is a social media management application tool owned by Twitter. It offers power users a different interface for organizing and following their interactions.

How to Schedule Tweets on Twitter Using TweetDeck

If you’re not going to be available to manually post an update at a specific time, or if you want to spread your updates over the course of the day, you can schedule your posts ahead of time to be sent out automatically, whenever you want them to be seen.

  1. Navigate to TweetDeck.com in your web browser and sign in using your Twitter account username and password.

    TweetDeck login screen
    TweetDeck
  2. Select Get Started to start using TweetDeck and move on to the scheduling feature.

    The main components you need to know right off the bat is that TweetDeck organizes various parts of your Twitter experience into columns so you can see everything at a glance.

    TweetDeck Welcome screen
    TweetDeck
  3. You can find the New Tweet button in the very top left corner of the screen, marked by the blue plus sign and a feather icon. Clicking that will open up the tweet composer.

    Compose button on TweetDeck
  4. Type your tweet into the input box provided.

    Each tweet can be no more than 280 characters. For longer tweets, readers are sent to a third-party application to read the rest of the tweet.

    New Tweet in TweetDeck
  5. Select Add images beneath the composer if you want to add an image.

    TweetDeck will automatically shorten your links using a URL shortener.

    Example tweet with image and link in TweetDeck
  6. Select the Schedule Tweet button located beneath the tweet composer. The button will expand to show you a calendar with the time at the top.

    Schedule Tweet button
  7. Select the date you want your tweet to be tweeted out, using the arrows at the top to change the month if necessary. Click inside the hour and minute boxes to type the time you want and remember to change the AM/PM button if you need it.

    Calendar to schedule tweet in TweetDeck
  8. When you have the correct time and date selected, select the Tweet at [date/time] button to schedule your tweet to be sent out automatically at this exact date and time. A checkmark will appear to confirm your scheduled tweet and the tweet composer will close.

  9. A column labeled Scheduled will appear in your TweetDeck application for you to keep track of scheduled tweets.

    Your scheduled Tweet will send even if TweetDeck is not running at the time.

If you change your mind and need to delete or edit your scheduled tweet, you can edit it and reschedule it or delete it completely. Navigate to your Scheduled column and then select Edit or Delete.

Choosing Edit will reopen the tweet composer with that specific tweet while clicking Delete will ask you to confirm that you want to delete your tweet before it's permanently deleted.

If the scheduled tweet worked properly, you should be able to come back to your computer and see that your tweet was successfully posted on your Twitter profile while you were away.

You can schedule as many tweets as you want using multiple Twitter accounts with TweetDeck. This is a great solution for those who only have a couple of minutes a day to spend on Twitter.

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