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How Do I Schedule Message on Twitter®

February 21, 2012  |  Difficulty: Medium

how to send a scheduled message on Twitter® using the HootSuite© online service.

Twitter® is a popular social network typically used for short messages called “tweets”. This kind of communication is typically used to inform people about daily events and important information. On the Internet, there are several services that are connected with this social network. One such facility offers the ability to postpone posting of messages to a certain time of day. From the instructions below you will learn how to send a scheduled message on Twitter® using the HootSuite© online service.

Sending a scheduled message on Twitter®:

  1. Launch your Internet browser and go to the HootSuite© home page.
  2. Click on the “Sign Up Now” button. Then, click on the “Sign Up Now” button again, but in the right “Basic FREE” box.
  3. Fill in all the necessary information such as your email address, name, password, time zone and then click on the “Create Account” button.
  4. Click on the “Add Twitter Profile” button and then the “Connect with Twitter” button.
  5. Log in to your Twitter® account (if you don’t have a Twitter® account, set up one by following the instructions in the article that focuses on setting up a Twitter® account).  Type in your account name and password and then click on the “Authorize app” button.
  6. Now click on the box in top-left corner of the application where “Compose message…” is written, and type the message you want to schedule.
  7. Click on the calendar icon in the right-bottom corner of the text box and select the date and time when the message should be posted.
  8. Click on the “Schedule” button and the message will be posted at the time you set.

Tips and Tricks:

  • You can use this application for more social networks, not just for Twitter®. To do so, click on the “Add a Social Network” button in the middle navigation area.
  • To see your messages on the current social network, switch between the tabs in the HootSuite© online application.


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