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How to Create and Schedule a Twitter Post

You can create, schedule, and post tweets directly through CoSchedule. Make sure you have a Twitter account connected to CoSchedule

Note: Because Twitter limits tweets to 280 characters, only the first 280 characters will display in tweets posted through CoSchedule. Longer messages will not be broken into multiple tweets.

Create a New Tweet

1. Open your Calendar.

2. Click the orange Create button in the upper right corner. 

3. Click Social.

4. Select Social Message

5. Choose the account you’d like to post from using the drop-down menu.

6. Enter your desired text. 

  • As you type, you can see a character count for your message in the lower right. You can also add hashtags and emojis directly in this box.

7. Add your desired content and media (see the sections below). 

8. Once your tweet is ready to be published, select the date and time you want it to appear or select Best Time.

9. Click Save.


Add a Picture to a Tweet

1. Click the camera icon.

2. Choose to either upload  a file from your computer, select from previously-uploaded images, or choose media from your Assets folder. 

3. Choose your desired photo.

4. Click Save.

Twitter images look best when they are at least 600px by 335px. Currently, Twitter allows up to four images. If you upload more than four pictures to your calendar, only the first four will publish.


Add a GIF to a Tweet

  1. Click the camera icon.
  2. Choose to either upload  a file from your computer, select from previously-uploaded images, or choose media from your Assets folder. 
  3. Choose your desired GIF.
  4. Click Save.

Twitter GIF Requirements:

  • GIFs must be under 3MB.

Add a Video to a Tweet

  1. Click the video camera icon.
  2. Choose to either upload  a file from your computer, select from previously-uploaded images, or choose media from your Assets folder. 
  3. Choose your desired video.
  4. The video will proces – you can save the message while this is happening.
  5. Click Save

Twitter Video Requirements:

  • The maximum file size is 512 MB.
  • The video must be less than 140 seconds.
  • The height:width ratio is 3:1 to 1:3.
  • CoSchedule currently supports uploading the following video file types for Twitter messages: “.mov”, “.qt”, “.mp4”, “.m4p”, “.m4v”, “.mpeg”, “.mpg”, “.avi”, “.wmv”, “.flv”, “.ogg”, “.ogv”, “.webm”, and “mkv.”
  • For the most updated media specifications visit this article.

Additional Message Enhancements

  • To mention a twitter handle in your Tweet:
    1. Type @username in the text area.
    2. A list of results will populate with profile icons. 
    3. Select the username from the list, and you’ll see it turn blue.

  • To add a URL to your Tweet:
    • A URL of any length will be altered to 23 characters, even if the link itself is less than 23 characters long. 
    • Your character count will reflect this.
  • Check your tweet for some key metrics that indicate how successful it is likely to be by clicking the Analyze Button in the lower right corner.

  • Add a color label to your tweet to help visually organize your calendar by clicking the white circle in the lower left corner and choose a color.
  • Add your tweet to ReQueue by clicking the ReQueue icon.
    • Learn more about ReQueue here.

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