How to Schedule Tweets Using HootSuite

HootSuite is a free online service that allows you to manage your organization’s multiple social networking profiles. Here’s how to schedule a tweet to post to your Twitter account at a later date and time:

1. Go to http://www.hootsuite.com and create an account. Add the social networking profiles you would like to manage.

2. Near the top of the page, click where it says “Compose message…” Compose your tweet here.

3. Click on the button that looks like a calendar. Then, choose the date and time you’d like your tweet to appear.

4. To the right of your drafted tweet is a box that says “Click to select a profile…” Mouse over this box and click on your Twitter account.

5. Click the “Schedule” button, and you’re done!

6. Want to see your scheduled tweets? First, click on your Twitter account's tab within HootSuite. Then, click the "+ Add Stream" button. Select a "Scheduled Tweets" stream and click "Create Stream."

7. Now you can see a stream of your scheduled tweets. This is where you can edit or delete individual scheduled tweets.

You can also schedule posts to other social networks, such as Facebook!