Is your brand or business in a fast-paced industry where up-to-date information needs to be disseminated quickly? Do you need a platform to directly communicate with your customers or target audience? If so, then Twitter is for you.
Twitter helps build relationships with your existing and potential customers in a real-time fast-paced environment. Participate in live conversations using a unique hashtag or create questions and polls for your audience to engage to. With Vista Social, not only can you schedule content on Twitter, but we also provide comprehensive reporting and the ability to respond to comments and direct messages!
In this article, we'll go over:
- Supported Content Types
- Scheduling Twitter Posts with Auto Post
- Additional Posting Features for Twitter
- Planning Twitter posts with Reminder Notifications
In this article, we will discuss content scheduling on Twitter via Vista Social including our supported content types, posting features, limitations, and some publication examples.
Content types that can be published via Vista Social
|Text only post
|Single GIF post
|Text w/ in-line link
|Single video post
|Text w/ link preview
|Multiple video post
|Text w/ link + image
|Post w/ call-to-action button
|Single image post
|Post w/ first comment
|Multiple image post
|Post w/ like
|Post w/ tagging
Scheduling Twitter posts w/ Vista Social
To get started, select Twitter from your list of profiles, hover over the left side menu, click Create, then choose from the four posting options (New post, Bulk publishing, Find content, and Smart publishing) as shown below:
Note: Twitter currently has a character limit of 280 and you can immediately see the post preview on the right side to get an idea of what it would look like once published.
Additional posting features supported by Vista Social
1. Tag people - tag users in pictures
2. Comment - automatically adds a comment/s to the post once published
3. First like - automatically likes the post once published
4. Super followers-only post - posting a subscription/ super followers-only posts
5. Twitter replies - controlling who can reply to a tweet
Below are some sample posts that were published via Vista Social!
1. Text-only post
Content with text only - no links, images, or videos
2. Text w/ link preview
A line of text with a link that includes a title, description, and an image to get a preview of what the link is about
3. Single image post
Image post which may or may not include a text or a text + link
4. Text w/ link and custom image
5. Multiple image post
Twitter allows you to schedule up to 5 images in a single post
6. GIF post
GIF is a short animation that is normally used for sharing emotions or memes that might be difficult to express through text
7. Single video post
Videos are used to gain more attention and increase conversion since they entertain the audience more than a regular text or an image post. See video posting guidelines for Twitter here.
Planning Twitter posts with Reminder Notifications
You can plan your Twitter posts in Vista Social using Reminder Notifications, if you'd prefer to not have the posts auto-post, by specifying the mobile device (yours or any of your team members) to be sent a notification at the scheduled time.
Step 1. Download the Vista Social application
Step 2: Run the app and allow notifications.
IMPORTANT: Allowing notifications is vital for you to be able to receive notifications.
Step 3: Log in with your Vista Social account
If you don't have an account please create one here. If you are a member of a team that uses Vista Social, please contact your account admin.
Step 4: Schedule your Twitter Post
Now, back on the web version of Vista Social, when scheduling a post, choose a Twitter profile.
After crafting your post, you will find an option to change from auto-post to reminder notification and be able to pick your "device" (the phone from which you have logged in) from a list.
If your device does not show up, please be sure to log in to the mobile app on the phone first and refresh the web screen.
Click Next and schedule your post!
Step 5: Open the notification and share on Twitter
You will receive a notification on your phone, like this:
When you click on it, it'll show you the caption and media for the post. Click on"Continue to Twitter", making sure to grant permission to access your phone's photos.
The caption will have been automatically copied to your clipboard, so you can paste it from here.
(Optional) Step 6: Mark your post as published
Simply click on the check mark to acknowledge the post (mark it posted) or the x mark to reject it (you don't want to publish it). This will help better track this post on your calendar:
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