As a marketer, you may need to schedule tweets for peak time to ensure maximum engagements and clicks on them. But unfortunately, the micro-blogging site limits their default tweet schedule feature to the ad users only. A free Twitter user can’t access the tool and schedule tweets for the time of their convenience.
If you really want to schedule posts on Twitter, use third-party tools to automate the tasks. This post shows the best apps to schedule tweets and send them later, even many years in advance.
Buffer is a simple, clean app to schedule your contents on social networking sites. It is free and you can buffer things from anywhere on the browser and smartphones. It allows you to connect up to 3 social accounts with no charges for promotions.
Sign into Buffer and connect your required accounts including Twitter. Click on your Twitter profile icon on the left pane to schedule your posts.
Enter your message and web link in the text box. Buffer will fetch your link and collect media files from it which you can attach to the tweets. Click the drop-down arrow next to the ‘Add to Queue’ button. Choose ‘Schedule Post’ option. A calendar will pop up and set a date, time for the tweet to be sent out. Hit the ‘Schedule’ button to save changes.
The post will appear on your Twitter timeline at the chosen time.
TweetDeck is a free Twitter client to monitor activities, check notifications and messages, schedule and send posts on the social site. It has a beautiful interface to make you addictive to the app and its features.
Open TweetDeck and click the blue color Tweet button on the left top side. Type your tweet and hit the Schedule button at the bottom.
Choose a date and time. Select ‘Ready to Schedule’ option to activate the feature. Now the ‘Tweet at’ button is enabled to let you schedule the post.
Crowdfire is a popular app to manage your Twitter followers. It comes with many options to boost your social media interactions and expand the network. Schedule tweets is a notable feature of the tool. It is free and easy to use.
Sign into your Crowdfire account and hit the Compose button on the top right side of the screen.
Type your text that you want to schedule. Crowdfire allows you to upload media, add location and hashtags and even emojis to your posts. When finished, click on the up arrow that appears prior to the ‘Post at Best Time’ option. Choose ‘Post at Custom Time’ from the newly opened pop up menu.
A calendar will open now. Set a date and time for your tweet to send. Click on ‘Done’ followed by ‘Schedule’.
Statusbrew is another prominent app for Twitter users to better handle their accounts. It provides powerful insights into your social media campaigns and guides about your brand performance for a particular period. Statusbrew covers statistics like your new followers, unfollowers, impressions, shares, and comments you got on the social posts.
Click on the Publish tab on the left pane of your Statusbrew dashboard followed by ‘Compose’ or ‘Create a post now’ button.
Leave your web link address or text in the content area. You can upload image/video if needed. Click the drop-down arrow of the Publish button on the top. Select a date, time, and hit on Publish.
The content is successfully scheduled on Twitter.
SocialPilot is one of the best tools to automate your social media posts. It is worth to use and lets you customize the tweets with own images, videos and GIF files.
Open your account and choose Posts from the left pane, and then Create Post.
Type your contents as usual and select a Twitter account from the right sidebar to schedule tweets. SocialPilot automatically generates a preview of your post along with the thumbnail image. You can replace it with another if needed.
Click the drop-down arrow of ‘Add to Queue’ button. Choose ‘Schedule Post’. Set a date and time from the newly opened box for the tweet to be sent out. Tap the Schedule button again.
6. Agora Pulse
Agora Pulse is another app to schedule and send social media posts. It allows you to connect multiple social profiles with advanced features like social inbox, monitoring, reports, competitor analysis, team management and others.
Sign into your account and click the Publish button at the left top side.
Select a Twitter account and type your post in the text box. A post preview will appear at the right side. Click the ‘Schedule’ option and ‘Next’.
A new window will appear in front of your screen. Set date and time for your post. Tap the Schedule button once again to save your changes.
Are you a Twitter marketer? Which is your favorite app to schedule tweets?