If you are reading this, you probably have heard about Twitter or you even are a Twitter user. Tweeting on Twitter can be fun: you can make yourself heard in creative ways, and you can do that how often you feel like it. One problem that may arise when tweeting is when you cannot tweet at exactly the time you want the world to see your tweets. Maybe you are at school, at the doctor’s office, at work, or in bed. If you have ever asked if there is any way you could schedule your tweets at exactly the time you want them to be released, then you are about to have a good answer! Yes, there is one! You need to use TweetDeck.
What is TweetDeck?
TweetDeck is a dashboard that lets you schedule your tweets at exactly the time you want them to be released. You can schedule your tweets months ahead and at any time during the day. If you have tweeted before, then you will tweet as before when you use TweetDeck.
How to Use TweetDeck?
The first step is to open a Twitter account . Then you need to log in on the TweetDeck website with your Twitter credentials. After logging in, you need to click on the big blue “Tweet” button on the left sidebar to start tweeting.
Writing your tweet won’t be any different on TweetDeck. If you click the blue button “Tweet” below the tweet window, then your tweet will be published immediately.
But if you need to publish your tweet at a later date, you need to click “Schedule Tweet” below the tweet window.
Then a calendar will appear. You can use the forward arrow to choose an upcoming month and year, and you can click on any bold number on the calendar to pick a day. Note that you cannot a day that has already passed. Then you need to click the “Tweet at [your time]” blue button below your tweet window. To check that your tweet indeed is scheduled, you can look at the “Scheduled” column. If it’s there, then you are all set.
If you want to verify if your tweet has been published on the date you’ve selected, you then can check on your Twitter profile after that date.
How to Swap, Add, and Remove Columns?
The columns on your TweetDeck dashboard can help have a quick and simultaneous view of what’s going on Twitter.
If you want to rearrange your columns, need to click on any of the column name on the left sidebar and move your mouse upward or downward, and the corresponding column will move almost immediately. Here’s before the “Scheduled” column has been moved:
And here’s after it has been moved:
To add a column, you need to click the “Add column” on the left sidebar.
A window will open, and you can select a column type.
Upon selecting a column type, another window will appear; then click “Add column” at the bottom of the window.
Deleting a column is simple. You need to go to the upper right of the column you need to remove. Click the little icon that looks like wires through beads. A window will scroll down, and you need to click “Remove” at the bottom of the window. And you’re all set!