Twitter is a microblogging and social networking service where users can tweet to share their ideas and thoughts within 280 characters. You can post any text/media files, like, comment, and retweet tweets on Twitter. Apart from tweeting, you can also schedule your tweets in the mobile app or website for the future. So that you no need to go for free or paid third-party premium tools like Hootsuite, Buffer, Tweetdeck, social oomph, sprout social, and more.

How to Schedule Tweets on Twitter Mobile

If you think, how do I schedule tweets on Twitter? Here is the step-by-step guide to schedule tweets for free on Twitter itself.

  1. Open the Twitter app on your Android or iOS mobile, and log in to your account.
  2. Type your tweet and if needed, add any media like image, video, gifs, emojis, or create a poll based on your preference.
  3. Now click the calendar/clock icon to set scheduling options.
  4. Set the correct timezone, date, and time to schedule your tweet to publish. (By default, Twitter will set a tweet for exactly five days in the future.)
  5. Click confirm at the top right, and your tweet is scheduled.
Twitter Schedule Calendar

By clicking the below-scheduled tweets, you can see the list of scheduled tweets on this Twitter account with the date and time.

How to Schedule Tweets on Twitter Website

  1. Open twitter.com on your web or phone browser, and log in to your Twitter profile.
  2. Type your tweet and add any media like image, video, gifs, emojis, or create a poll based on your preference.
  3. Now click the calendar/clock icon to set scheduling options.
  4. Set the correct timezone, date, and time to schedule your tweet to publish. (By default, Twitter will set a tweet for exactly five days in the future.)
  5. Click confirm at the top right, and your tweet is scheduled.
Schedule Tweets on Twitter

Note: You can’t schedule a Tweet more than 18 months in the future.

How to Schedule Tweets on TweetDeck

TweetDeck is a free Twitter tool for managing multiple accounts, schedule posts, real-time tracking, organizing, reaching target audiences, and discovering the best of Twitter.

By following the below steps you can easily schedule tweets on TweetDeck. 

  1. Sign in to your TweetDeck account and click the Tweet. 
  2. Confirm that the Twitter account you’d like to Tweet from is selected. 
  3. Compose your Tweet. Include an image or video with the Tweet by clicking Add images or video.
  4. Click Schedule Tweet and select the date and time you’d like the Tweet posted.
  5. Click Schedule Tweet with the right date and time.

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Twitter officially announced that users can able to schedule tweets by web version on Twitter. Scheduling tweets were only available with TweetDeck or other third-party tools, now Twitter offers this feature on its own platform. Twitter starts experimenting with this feature last November itself and it is now available to all Twitter users. This feature is very helpful for business and professionals to tweet regularly and increase twitter followers.

While using Twitter in a web browser, users will now see an option to schedule a tweet from the composer screen. 

This new feature lets users schedule a tweet for any time you’d like, as long as it’s within the next 18 months. The pop-up window includes the time zone that you used, so you can more easily understand when the tweet will be published. Here you can also see a list of scheduled tweets, which helps plan to schedule multiple tweets. 

How to Schedule a Tweet on Twitter’s Website

  • First, open the twitter on the web and compose your tweet.
  • Then, click the calendar icon, instead of hitting send.
  • Once you clicked it shows the date and time, now you choose when you want to post this tweet.
Schedule Tweets on Twitter - Social Singam

From this window, you can also view a list of all scheduled tweets and make adjustments if needed.

schedule a tweet calendar - social singam

Save Drafts on Twitter

Along with the scheduled tweets feature, there is also another new feature announced on the Twitter website, which is users can able to save tweet drafts. Recently, the social network made that inline composer retains its text as it if the user navigates to other parts of the website and it only saved the text as long as you stayed on Twitter. But now, you can draft tweets and resume them later. The positive thing about this feature is, Twitter users can take time and post a thoughtful tweet that is sending out to the world.

Before this feature when you click out of the pop-up tweet composer area, the website would usually ask if you want to discard the current tweet or finish it. Now, the pop-up question has been reworded as “Discard” or “Save”. If you’re familiar with saving drafts on the Twitter mobile app – it works the same way on the web version.

Drafts Tweet - Social Singam

However, Twitter users must keep in mind that schedule tweet feature only available on the web platform and the drafts saved on the web app will only be available on the web app platform, while the drafts saved on the mobile app will only be available there, as the feature is yet to be integrated among the platforms.