Whenever you mention Twitter to anyone, it usually generates either of the two responses- Wow, cool! Or who the heck gonna use it. The reason is simple, containing your thoughts in 140 characters seems interesting to some and daunting for others. However, the rapid rise that Twitter has been able to achieve since its humble beginnings in 2006 seems to suggest that more and more people are getting hang of it. Another unique aspect about Twitter is that since Twitter follows the timeline of tweets, it’s not necessarily that our followers will be able to see all our tweets unless they visit our profile.
That leads some people to think if they tweet continuously, they’ll be able to get their followers attention. But, actually that’s very wrong strategy as this would mean your tweets are only reaching to those who are using Twitter at that point of time and also, if your tweets doesn’t make much sense, then you may be unfollowed. Worry not, we give you a simple solution to this problem- Schedule your tweets. This would help you to reach large part of your followers and at the same time will not bombard them with your tweets. The solutions mentioned are free for basic usage, with some advanced features requiring paid subscription –
Buffer is one of the simplest ways of scheduling, and is not just limited to Twitter, it also supports Facebook and LinkedIn. Its name says it all that the Tweets can be kept in a Buffer and can be scheduled at predefined timings or even sent at custom schedule.
- Minimalistic UI allowing you to optimize best times to get more attention to your tweets
- Enhance its usage by using Chrome/ Firefox extension as well as Android/ iOSmobile app.
- Schedule up to 10 tweets at any time (unlimited for paid accounts)
- Buffer has also tied up with several services like Pocket, Instapaper, etc., so that you can readily buffer whatever you want to share with others.
Hootsuite is regarded as one of the best social media tools and it offers several functionalities and not just scheduling. It also supports several social media websites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google + apart from Twitter.
- Get detailed analytics of your tweets.
- Gives you option to use custom URL shortener along with its statistics.
- If you’re getting confused for the right time to schedule, use Hootsuite’sAutoSchedule feature.
- Available as browser extensions and mobile apps.
Tweetdeck is really a nice alternative to Twitter to get a glimpse of your timeline, interactions, messages, etc. at one place only. It’s actually a Chrome extension and was so good at it, that eventually Twitter acquired it.
- Integrates very well with Twitter and its features like Short URLs.
- Ability to add several columns like at one place.
- Supports Multiple Twitter Accounts.
These are not the only ways to schedule your tweets, but they certainly are amongst the best. Some other websites which give you this option are Laterbro, Twuffer, etc.