Sometimes you can get a great idea for a tweet, but you don’t want to post it right away. While a number of third-party tools already offer tweet programming, Twitter itself has just launched this feature for its web application.
According to Twitter, you can now schedule tweets directly from the main web application. It is easy to do. When composing a tweet, you should see a small calendar icon on the bottom row of icons at the bottom of the composition window. Click on it and you can specify when you want your tweet to be sent.
If you do not have access to this experience, you must use Tweetdeck or another third-party service that supports this feature if you want to schedule tweets.
Programming tweets can be useful for a variety of reasons. You may have a host of thoughts that you want to share with your subscribers, but you may be reluctant to bombard them in a short period of time. Or you may want to tweet something that coincides with an outside event or announcement, but you can’t do it right now. In addition, some people in the Twitter community use tools to find out when their tweets receive the most engagement, so a scheduling function can be useful here too (especially if it suggests that you should post at 3 a.m.).
Here’s a video from Twitter showing how scheduling and saving a draft tweet works:
Not quite ready to send that Tweet? Now on https://t.co/fuPJa36kt0 you can save it as a draft or schedule it to send at a specific time —— all from the Tweet composer! pic.twitter.com/d89ESgVZal
—Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) May 28, 2020
Another new feature that was launched this Thursday is the ability to save a draft tweet using the web application. According to Twitter, you can now save drafts of tweets in the web application. However, drafts you write on the web app will only sync with other instances of the web app, which means drafts written in the Twitter mobile app will not sync with the web.
The ability to schedule tweets has been available in TweetDeck for some time, and the ability to save tweets as drafts is available on the Twitter mobile app. These two features can now be used on the Twitter website as well as on the Twitter PWA.