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Plan and Schedule Tweets the Easy Way

Maybe you’re managing a Twitter profile for a business or organization, and you want to make sure that your tweets are spaced out evenly throughout the day. Or maybe you’re planning ahead for a big event, and you want to make sure that your followers don’t miss any of your updates. Scheduling tweets ensure your content is timely and relevant, even if you’re not able to be on Twitter 24/7.

The easiest way to schedule tweets? Planable!

With Planable, you can easily plan, preview, and schedule your Twitter posts in advance. Planable is a scheduling tool that allows you to manage all your tweets over multiple Twitter accounts in one place (plus manage 6 other social media platforms).scheduling twitter posts in the planable app

Why schedule tweets?

Why should you care about scheduling posts on Twitter, and why does it matter for your business?

  • You can save time and maintain consistency

Automate your social media sharing to free up a lot of time that you would otherwise spend posting manually. With a Twitter scheduling tool like Planable, you can spend a few minutes each day (or week) creating tweets and then set them to go out automatically.

When you schedule and publish tweets in advance, you can make sure that your social media presence is consistent, even if you’re busy or taking a break.

  • You can reach a wider audience and test out different strategies

Scheduling your posts for different time zones can help you reach a larger global audience, since people are active at different times. Take advantage of peak times in each time zone to get more engagement and reach, and ensure that your message is getting out there at the right time.

Scheduling posts in advance also gives you a chance to experiment with different types of Twitter posts, and frequencies to see what works best for your audience.

  • You can better promote your content

Twitter is a fast-moving platform where tweets can quickly get buried in people’s timelines. But if you schedule your tweets ahead of time, you can time them to go out when more people are likely to see them.

organizing and scheduling tweets in the planable app

You can schedule tweets to go out every time you publish a new blog post. This way, your followers will always know when there’s new content to check out.

  • You can set up recurring tweets

Have a message that you want to make sure people see? You can schedule multiple tweets to repeat at regular intervals. This way, even if someone misses your scheduled tweet the first time, they’ll see it the next time it goes out as a recurring post.

If you’re not using a Twitter scheduling tool, you’re at the mercy of the Twitter algorithm. But if you schedule your tweets, you have more control over when they go out and how often they’re seen.

How to Schedule Tweets Natively

If you only schedule a tweet once in a while, you can use the built-in option.

Here’s how to schedule tweets on Twitter with their own scheduling feature:

1. Open Twitter and click the left-side blue “Tweet” button to access the tweet composer.

2. Type out your tweet copy, choose your audience, and add images or gifs.

3 Click the Schedule Tweets button to choose the date and time, click Confirm, and then click Schedule.

scheduling a twitter post in the twitter composer

To view, delete or edit scheduled tweets on Twitter: click the left-side blue “Tweet” button, click Unsent Tweets and select the Scheduled tab.

How to Schedule Tweets with Planable

Planable is a free social media management tool that makes your life easier and frees up your time. Scheduling posts (for Twitter and 6 other platforms) has never been this easy.

Here’s how to schedule tweets with Planable:
1. Sign up for free: you don’t need a credit card to create an account.

2. Connect your Twitter page (and any other social media platforms you want to schedule posts to).

how to connect to a twitter page in the planable app

3. From your workspace, click the Compose button and select the Twitter tab.

4. Write your copy, add images and click Select Date and Time to choose your ideal posting time.

how to select the date and time in planable for scheduling tweets

5 Click Schedule.

Voilá! You can now go enjoy your free time!

Scheduling Twitter posts with Planable vs scheduling natively

  • Schedule Recurring Tweets

If you want to be successful on Twitter, you need to be consistent with your tweeting. That means tweeting regularly and often, which can be hard to do if you’re busy running a business. Scheduling tweets in advance can help you make sure that your Twitter account is active even when you’re too busy to tweet yourself.

  • Plan an entire month’s worth of Twitter posts

Planable’s calendar view feature is invaluable when it comes to scheduling multiple tweets across multiple accounts or even different social media platforms. in Planable, you instantly get pixel-perfect previews of your tweets: what you see is what you get.

how to schedule tweets and reorganize posts in planable

Planable’s drag-and-drop design is perfect for quick decision-makers and last-minute changes. Need to squeeze Mark’s brilliant Twitter idea into your busy calendar? No problem. Just drag and drop David’s campaign tweet to another week. That took just a few seconds.

  • Bulk schedule tweets

You can use a CSV file to schedule multiple tweets all at once. Use the content calendar (monthly or weekly view) to pinpoint gaps in your content. Congratulations! Other teams need days of planning and fiddling with spreadsheets to pull that off.

  • Collaborate and approve

Easily collaborate with your content writer, designer, or manager to avoid typos and branding errors. Planable makes it easy for the whole social media team to work together in a single dashboard.

example of collaboration and approval features for scheduled twitter posts in planable

Mastering Twitter’s economy of language means planning and collaborating. Most importantly, it’s a team effort. Planable was designed from the ground up with collaboration and approval in mind. There’s no option for editing posts on Twitter, which makes teamwork and collaboration even more important.

How to schedule tweets on a mobile device

There is no option to schedule tweets on mobile devices using the Twitter app at the moment.

However, you can schedule tweets on your iPhone or Android device using social media tools.

Here’s how you can schedule Twitter posts on your phone with Planable:

1. Sign up for Planable (no credit card required) and connect to your Twitter account on desktop.

2. Download the Planable app from the App Store or from Google Play.

3. Select your Twitter page and tap the Compose button at the bottom of the screen.

how to schedule a twitter post in the planable mobile app

4. Write your tweet and tap Next to Select the date and time.

how to select time and date for a scheduled tweet in the planable mobile app

5. Choose the desired date and time and tap Schedule.

You’re all done! Your scheduled tweet will automatically go live when the time comes!

Scheduling tweets best practices

  • Maintain a steady Twitter post flow

Twitter is all about engagement, so if you go too long without tweeting, your followers may start to forget about you. You should be tweeting regularly even when you’re not scheduled to post anything. Strike the balance with an organic tweet that you send out on the spot every other day or so.

Don’t fall in the other extreme and over-schedule your tweets either. If every single one of your tweets is scheduled in advance, it will start to look like you’re not really present on Twitter. Try to leave some room for spontaneity and live-tweeting events as they happen.

With a little bit of planning, you can use tweet scheduling to your advantage and make sure that your Twitter presence is always strong.

  • Create branding guidelines

All scheduled tweets should follow your branding guidelines. A brand book usually includes branded hashtags, emoji and links usage, replying etiquette etc. All of these make your brand instantly recognizable to your audience.

brand management matrix consitency and persistence

  • Optimize your Twitter presence

Scheduling tweets can be a great way to make sure that your content is always relevant and timely. Just remember to keep up with your regular tweeting habits, and don’t over-schedule tweets.

If you want to be proactive, pay attention to your overall Twitter footprint. This involves filling out your bio and description, having an engaging cover and profile photos, replying to tweets, and retweeting interesting posts.

  • Don’t hesitate to use a content calendar

Social media calendars are great for keeping track of campaigns and maintaining a constant presence on social media. Planable offers a great calendar that will help you do just that.

  • Build a consistent Twitter personality

Twitter is the social media version of Seinfeld — we all want to be Kramer (Wendy’s), but deep down, we’re George. This is why building an original personality around your brand is important.

  • Tweet about industry events

But don’t just tweet about them, if that makes any sense. Ask for details and insights from your audience. It will make your followers feel acknowledged, and it’s also a great way to network with relevant parties.

  • Mix things up

Maintaining a consistent social media persona is important, sure. Still, too much of the same thing can get boring very quickly. Experiment with different variations of hashtags, visuals, and text. If a particular format works, double down on experimentation and try to push it to its absolute limit.

  • Use a simple handle

Complicated handles do nothing but annoy and frustrate people who want to reach out directly to you.

  • Be ready to engage at all times

Twitter was built with dynamic micro conversations in mind. Nowadays, customers prefer to reach out to brands and businesses directly through social media rather than traditional communication channels (email or phone). Take advantage of the various Twitter features at your disposal, like the “Pin tweet” feature.

Ready to Schedule Tweets 6 times faster?

6X is as visually appealing a number as it is real. A reasonable amount of math has been done to reach that number. Planable customers save up to 30 hours a month with Planable, basically freeing up almost a week’s worth of work for stuff that actually matters (spoiler alert: creating content). Or any other activity, really. It’s all up to you.

Scheduling tweets can be a helpful way to make sure your Twitter account is active and engaging, even when you’re busy. It can also help you save time, tweet at peak times, and promote your content effectively. If you’re not already using a Twitter scheduling tool, now is the time to give it a try.

Andreea Stefan
Andreea Stefan

Relentless advocate and practitioner of putting users before Google algorithms since 2016. Geeks out over everything tech SEO. Dabbles in photography and is a natural-born reader.

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