How to Schedule Tweets with a Video – A Simple Twitter Hack
If you know us at all, you know we love Twitter automation. It’s the bee’s knees, the cat’s pajamas, the “bomb dot com” for the younger crowd.
One thing we don’t like is the limitations of what you can do with automation.
For example, we love the re-queue/recycle feature offered by SocialOomph, Post Planner, and Meet Edgar. Re-queuing simply means recycling a schedule of evergreen tweets so they post in a loop forever.
But when scheduling these posts, there’s never an option to add a video, which totally sucks. Video is rocking on social media right now and shows no sign of slowing down.
That’s why we are super stoked to share this awesome Twitter hack on how to schedule a tweet with a video!
Personally, I use Post Planner to re-queue my tweets. So I’ll use it as an example in this post. But you’ll quickly see why this will easily work with any scheduling software.
How It’s Done:
Check out what happens when I try to schedule a tweet with a video attachment on Post Planner:
Won’t work. It’s not Post Planner’s fault. Twitter’s API is the culprit. But that doesn’t make it any less frustrating.
I mean, I’ve sent this exact Tweet directly on Twitter and I should be able to add it to my re-queue, dag blammit!
— David Boutin (@dmboutin) December 14, 2016
Here comes the good part! Once I’ve sent this tweet once directly on Twitter, I CAN schedule it on Post Planner – or any scheduling software. Here’s how:
First, find the tweet you want to schedule and click on the three lines at the bottom.
This opens a pop-up with the tweet’s stats. On the left side is the tweet copy and this pic.twitter URL.
That URL is the key to this hack. It’s the link Twitter creates for the video in the tweet.
Just copy and paste this whole tweet – of course including the pic.twitter URL.
Make sure you remove the image and only schedule the tweet by itself. Otherwise, the image will replace the video.
When you schedule the tweet with the pic.twitter URL, it includes the video that auto-plays in Twitter. The only difference an extra link to my profile in between the copy and the video.
That’s it. Pretty simple, right?!
Well, I hope you found this little tutorial helpful. If so, please consider sharing it with your friends, linking to it in all your Twitter blog posts, and sending a link to your mother. After all, what better way to say “I love you” than with an awesome Twitter hack?!