How to Schedule Tweets with a Video – A Simple Twitter Hack

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  • December 15, 2016

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!

how to schedule tweets 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:

how to schedule a tweet with video not available

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!

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.

how to schedule a tweet open twitter analytics

This opens a pop-up with the tweet’s stats. On the left side is the tweet copy and this pic.twitter URL.

how to schedule a tweet pic twitter link included

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.

how to schedule a tweet post planner example

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.

how to schedule a tweet with video from scheduler

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?!

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Author David Boutin

David is the Social Quant content Gatekeeper AND Keymaster, as well as a customer relations specialist.Follow and Connect with David on Twitter. 

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  • dianaadams

    This is great! I can’t wait to try it. I love that you used Post Planner in your tutorial. Since I use that tool too, this will be easy for me. I’ll just follow your steps. Hahahaha You always write useful content, David. Thank you for that!

    • Awesome, glad you liked it! It’s a pretty useful hack – if I do say so myself hahaha! Cheers! – David

  • David, you shared a brilliant shortcut! Prior to having access to our tweet’s activity, we could get this in the embed code. What you shared is an easier way to grab the link, or better yet grab the whole thing and schedule into your tool of choice.

    • Thanks, Madalyn! Means a lot coming from you 🙂 – David

  • PostPlanner

    What a useful hack, David! I’ve been converting short videos to gifs, and posting the long ones directly to Twitter, but this hack is such a life-saver! And, of course, it’s so wonderful to see Post Planner used as an example! Thank you 😀 – Sveta

    • Hey Sveta! Glad I could help save you some time! We love the Post Planner tool, very easy to use (as an example too 🙂 ). Cheers! – David

  • Great Twitter Video recurring schedule Hack!

    • Glad you liked it! What software are you using to recycle your Tweets? We love Post Planner and Social Oomph 🙂