Scheduling your Tweets and Facebook page updates.
So you have spent quite a lot of time and money on building your userbase - twitter followers and facebook fans. But what next? You need to engage your listeners. You need to send out informative tweets and updates to keep your followers interested in your account. But in today's world of hectic schedule, it is difficult to always squeeze out enough time to send your tweets timely. In order to solve this problem, LetUsFollow has brought this feature which enables you to schedule your tweets and facebook page updates for future delivery. Few important reasons why automating your tweets is necesarry:-
1. Reaching people in other continents
If you only have a local audience then time-zones may not be of concern. But if your business reaches out to people around the world then scheduling messages to fall into peoples streams at times they are likely to be online is the only practical solution. Living in India, I have many followers in the US and Europe. Europe isnít much of an issue, tweeting after lunch-time catch Europe based followers in the morning. But the US does pose a problem, with Newyork 9 hours behind, I would be difficult to catch up with these guys everyday. This is where scheduling my tweets an facebook updates comes handy. I am sure most of social media experts face the same issue.
2. Scheduling for events, parties or meetings
If you run any kind of events scheduling can be beneficial with forward planning. Scheduled Tweets and Facebook updates are used frequently by those who broadcast live online, on the radio or TV. Simply schedule your tweets and updates and your followers will know when you are going live. Thus scheduling not only helps maximise your audience but also ensures you donít let followers down by forgetting to notify them. Moreover scheduled tweets can be used to remind your teams members, guests and followers about the event.
3. Stop spamming your followers
If you tweet a lot or send frequent facebook page updates, you can risk aggravating your Twitter followers and facebook fans which might lead to them unfollowing you. The benefit of scheduling is that you ensure that you take part in the conversation and donít turn into a Tweeting robot.
4. Plan out our retweets
If you are re-tweeting other people's content on a specific subject, scheduling can help others keep up, spreading the information throughout the day. Scheduling the re-tweets ensures that the news is kept fresh and spread.
5. Give your followers a personal feeling
Schedule the birthday wishes, anniversary wishes or best of luck messages for your followers and show then that your care for them. You might win the heart of that special one in doing so.
Enough reasons to start scheduling your tweets and facebook page updates for future, now it's time to get started. Login to your letufollow account and click the 'Automation' link in your homepage:-
Before you proceed, you have to update your timezone:-
This will bring the Automation Dashboard, where you can add multiple Twitter accounts and Facebook pages for automation. You can then schedule tweets and updates for each of your linked accounts. The first step is to link your Twitter accounts and Facebook pages by clicking the appropriate links:-
Clicking the 'Link a Facebook Page' will bring up a screen where you can select the Facebook pages you manage and add to the automation system:-
Similarly you can click 'Link a Twitter account' to add your twitter accounts to the system:-
On clicking the 'Add Twitter Account' link, you will be redirected to Twitter's website where you have to grant the application permission. You have to enter your twitter credentials for authorizing the application. Please be assured that your twitter password is safe and we will not be able to access your credentials anytime:-
Once you have linked your twitter profile(s), you can schedule a tweet for future by clicking the 'Schedule a Twitter update' which will bring up the following screen. You have to choose the twitter account for which you want to schedule a tweet, enter the text to be tweeted and set the date and time when it has to be posted:-
Similarly you can schedule an update for your facebook page:-
One thing that you might have noticed is that for both cases, the frequency is set to One Time and all other options(Daily,Weekly,Monthly) are disabled. We also have the feature to schedule repeating tweets/updates but that is a premium feature. During beta period, everyone will be able to set unlimited tweets/updates and add unlimited accounts.
Once you have scheduled your tweets, you will be able to view them in your dashboard. You can delete any of them if you wish:-
We hope that this tool will make life convenient for all power twitter users and facebook admins. If you have any concerns or suggestions, please contact us.