Images rock Twitter.
But they take time to upload one by one!
What if you knew how to schedule tweets with images in a couple minutes a week?
It does take some set up time – but once set up, you can use and reuse!
A tweet’s shelf life is short. Don’t let good tweets go to waste! Here’s how to maximize them.
How to Schedule Tweets with Images in 5 Minutes a Week
The secret is bulk scheduling. My method uses HootSuite Pro – which, at $9.99 per month, is arguably the best investment in your sanity. Bulk scheduling saves tons of time. Aren’t you always short on that?
You can use my copy-paste trick to individually reuse your image tweets via Twitter or your favorite scheduling app – but the real magic is in bulk scheduling.
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3 Steps to Bulk Schedule Image Tweets via HootSuite
To start, you must already have tweeted with a Twitter pic. If you don’t know how to get a Twitter pic, here are 3 ways:
- Tweet with an image right on Twitter
- Set up HootSuite to use Twitter pics
- Set up IFTTT to make Instagram tweets use Twitter pics
Go to your Twitter profile and locate the image tweets you want to reuse. Perhaps you’re tweeted:
- Links to your own blog posts
- Your quote images (try these for speedy images)
- Others’ links and quotes (be sure you @mention them)
The more evergreen the better. Look for tweets you think you could reuse for a year!
Now, click on the View Tweet activity icon at the bottom of a tweet.
Copy the text at the top of the popup box, including the pic.twitter link.
Paste it into one row in the B column of a spreadsheet.
If you haven’t yet done bulk scheduling on HootSuite, follow this in-depth tutorial. You will only need columns A & B! Column A is for the date and time, which is set up in the proper format on HootSuite’s sample spreadsheet: right click to download.
Repeat the copy-paste until you have enough tweets to schedule. (The amount is up to you – I usually start with a dozen on a sheet, and add to it as I have more).
Save your work! Once these tweets have posted, you can change the dates and times on column A and run them again!
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Of course, your work on Twitter isn’t done just because you have tweets scheduled. Don’t forget to engage with, retweet, and respond to your followers.
But the daily grind of finding and tweeting content is off your plate for a while.
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