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Tweet Scheduling: What do you use?

Posted by Annie Hart @hart, Sep 8, 2016

I pre-schedule reoccurring tweets for our blog posts up to a few month in advance at regular intervals throughout the day.

Each tweet is accompanied by an image from the blog.

To do this, I’ve been using Tweetdeck, which—so far—seems to be the only scheduling tool that “properly” embeds images on scheduled tweets.

But the linear orientation of the schedule and the way Tweetdeck arbitrarily changes the set time on occasion can be pretty frustrating.

Has anyone else been dealing with this and/or found a solution?

Thanks!
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I use Buffer to schedule all my tweets from @HiveDan. There is an extension for Chrome, so it makes it super simple. When I tweet an article it automatically pulls the image off the page with the option to include it. Buffer also includes analytics. I give it two thumbs up!

Does Tweetdeck provide analytics? Why do you prefer it?

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I’ve used Hootsuite at work for years and never noticed an image embedding issue. Can you elaborate? We used Tweetdeck for awhile, and I can’t remember why I switched to Hootsuite. Might have been a browser/technical issue.

I use Tweetdeck for a nonprofit I volunteer for, and I like that I can schedule tweets by the minute, instead of five-minute increments in Hootsuite, but I’ve otherwise found it hard to get used to.

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@MeganRowe

I’ve used Hootsuite at work for years and never noticed an image embedding issue. Can you elaborate? We used Tweetdeck for awhile, and I can’t remember why I switched to Hootsuite. Might have been a browser/technical issue.

I use Tweetdeck for a nonprofit I volunteer for, and I like that I can schedule tweets by the minute, instead of five-minute increments in Hootsuite, but I’ve otherwise found it hard to get used to.

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Embedded images in tweets pre-scheduled in Hootsuite end up appearing as image links.

Otherwise, Hootsuite was really working well for me. Suspect image-embedding a proprietal thing with Twitter.

Thanks!

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@dahinmon

I use Buffer to schedule all my tweets from @HiveDan. There is an extension for Chrome, so it makes it super simple. When I tweet an article it automatically pulls the image off the page with the option to include it. Buffer also includes analytics. I give it two thumbs up!

Does Tweetdeck provide analytics? Why do you prefer it?

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Really, I only prefer Tweetdeck because of the way it handles images. Otherwise….

We’re using Crowdbooster for Twitter analytics. It’s been fairly handy.

Thanks for your suggestion—will check it out.

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@MeganRowe

I’ve used Hootsuite at work for years and never noticed an image embedding issue. Can you elaborate? We used Tweetdeck for awhile, and I can’t remember why I switched to Hootsuite. Might have been a browser/technical issue.

I use Tweetdeck for a nonprofit I volunteer for, and I like that I can schedule tweets by the minute, instead of five-minute increments in Hootsuite, but I’ve otherwise found it hard to get used to.

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Great discussion, @hart. I dont think image-embedding is a proprietal thing for Twitter. Buffer integrates visible images into Tweets. I’m attaching a .jpg of a tweet I sent today with Buffer.

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@MeganRowe

I’ve used Hootsuite at work for years and never noticed an image embedding issue. Can you elaborate? We used Tweetdeck for awhile, and I can’t remember why I switched to Hootsuite. Might have been a browser/technical issue.

I use Tweetdeck for a nonprofit I volunteer for, and I like that I can schedule tweets by the minute, instead of five-minute increments in Hootsuite, but I’ve otherwise found it hard to get used to.

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a) Great post. #llap

b) Was that a scheduled tweet, or was it tweeted immediately? The issue I’m butting my head against seems to only occur when pre-scheduled.

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@MeganRowe

I’ve used Hootsuite at work for years and never noticed an image embedding issue. Can you elaborate? We used Tweetdeck for awhile, and I can’t remember why I switched to Hootsuite. Might have been a browser/technical issue.

I use Tweetdeck for a nonprofit I volunteer for, and I like that I can schedule tweets by the minute, instead of five-minute increments in Hootsuite, but I’ve otherwise found it hard to get used to.

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This tweet was scheduled, @hart. Not to sound too promotional, but you can try it out for free. On the Individual (free) Plan, you can connect one profile for each social account. (So, one Twitter, one Facebook, one Google+ and one LinkedIn). You can also store up to 10 posts for each profile at any given time.

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@MeganRowe

I’ve used Hootsuite at work for years and never noticed an image embedding issue. Can you elaborate? We used Tweetdeck for awhile, and I can’t remember why I switched to Hootsuite. Might have been a browser/technical issue.

I use Tweetdeck for a nonprofit I volunteer for, and I like that I can schedule tweets by the minute, instead of five-minute increments in Hootsuite, but I’ve otherwise found it hard to get used to.

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Wicked. Going to give it a shot next week and see how it goes.

Really appreciate everyone’s feedback here!

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