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How to schedule retweets to share at the perfect time

Tools   2020-11-05 21:16:01

This article was originally published on May 15, 2013. We have updated it here with the latest information, screenshots, and the most recent videos. The retweet feature has been one of our favorite ways to give appreciation and recognition to the tweets we like. And we"ve often wondered: what happens when we like a lot of tweets? Or when we find a great tweet at an odd hour? Being able to schedule your retweets gives you a great opportunity to show your support and commitment to other people"s tweets, without ever flooding your followers with too much content. As we developed the Buffer product, the ability to schedule retweets was one of the things that had consistently come to the top of our comments forum . And when we have reflectedto this functionality internally as part of our suite of social media management tools , we wanted to achieve something very unique: The ability to schedule a retweet, regardless of the app, web or mobile client you are using. We believe we have found a very good solution to this problem. Let"s see how to use a scheduled retweet. Here"s a short video we created on how scheduled retweeting works. / / <[(function (d, s, id) {var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName (s) [0]; if (d.getElementById (id)) return; js = d.createElement (s); js. id = id; js.src="//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,"","facebook-jssdk"));//]]> Publish by Buffer . How to schedule native retweets from the web The first step is to schedule retweets from the web. This is very simple and it works in one click. The first thing you need is the free app Buffer browser extension . It"s available for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Opera. The extension lets you quickly schedule and share any page you"re browsing just by clicking a button (or by pressing a keyboard shortcut). It also integrates directly with a number of websites, including Twitter. The Buffer browser extension adds a Buffer button to every tweet. Now whenever you see something worth sharing on Twitter, you can just click the Stamp button to schedule: kg-card -begin: html -> This will give you the option to easily schedule the retweet from this Twitter account. Click the Buffer button, and you will see your options to add the retweet to your queue. kg-card-end: html -> kg-card-begin: html- -> You can schedule the retweet for multiple accounts by selecting the accounts of your choice from your list : kg -card-end: html -> kg-card-begin: html -> kg-card-end: html -> kg-card-begin:html -> If you like, you can easily change the tweet to the old school "RT @username: Text o f" tweet "format. If you hover over the retweet, click the "Change to quote " button: kg-card-end: html -> kg-card-begin: html -> kg-card-end: html -> kg-card-begin: html -> Once you"ve selected the accounts you want to share the retweet on and choose the format for the retweet,you can share in your Buffer queue as you want best kg-card-end: html -> Adding retweet to end of your queue (Add to queue) Adding retweet to in front of your queue (Share Next) Share Retweet Now (Share Now) Schedule Retweet for a Specific Time (Schedule Post) "> And that"s it ! Fill your stamp with as many retweets as you want. Oh and of course you can too do this for multiple Twitter accounts at the same time . Take our awesome plan or our plan business if you want to connect more than 10 accounts, then add retweets wherever you want. Schedule retweets from your favorite Twitter app For those using iOS8 or later on iPhone or iPad, you can now post native retweets through Buffer, through other apps . Suppose you are browsing your Tweetbot app for the latest news. You spot a tweet that you would like to share. You can now share that tweet as a retweet and add the retweet to your Buffer queue, all without ever leaving the original Tweetbot app. It "s the same functionalitytee you will find on a desktop / laptop browser, using our Browser Extension Buffer . Now you can enjoy this cool tool from the comfort of your favorite Twitter app! Here"s a quick GIF we created to show this feature in action. For Android, you will find similar native retweet options from apps like Twitter. When you find a tweet that you want to share, you can tap the Share icon and then tap Add to stamp. This will bring up the option to add to your Buffer queue, and you can further edit the retweet to share it as a quotation mark with the text "RT @username: Tweet text". Schedule email retweets from apps Mobile Twitter on Android or iOS Now that you"ve been scheduling retweets from all over the web, we"ve got another cool way to do it as well: from anywhere on mobile, be it Android or iOS. The way it works is very simple: you send the Tweet to your secret Buffer email address . That"s it. You can retrieve your Secret Buffer email address from here: Get your address Secret Email Buffer Here"s what mine looks like: kg-card-begin: html -> kg-card -end: html -> You can also save your Buffer secret email address in your Android or iOS contacts. In the iOS Buffer app, you do this directly by going to app p> Configure Email p>Buffer by e-mail. Just click on "save" and the contact will be added as a "stamp" to your address book: Now each Once you are browsing one of your favorite Twitter clients, maybe the official Twitter app, TweetBot or others, just hit "Tweet to Email" and you can add it to your queue. Buffer wait. Here is an example from the official Twitter app: -kg-card-begin: html -> kg-card-end: html -> All you have to do is send it to your secret Buffer email address and you are ready with a another excellent retweet scheduled in your queue: kg-card-begin: html -> kg-card-end: html -> Your turn I hope you get it opportunity to try the new retweet schedule. Grab our extension de browser and go to Twitter.com. It "s your turn now. We"d love to hear what you think of the new retweet schedule. Tell us how you use it and how we can improve it for you! Image sources: IconFinder , Blurgrounds , Unsplash