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Twitter - How to schedule posts which when posted show an image preview/thumbnail?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by Scorpion Ghost, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I am looking for something that i thought would be very simple, but apparently it's not so simple...

    I want to be able to schedule on Twitter, for example, 100 images, 1 image per day, but i want those images to be shown as IMAGE PREVIEWS... NOT as a clickable link which leads to the image.

    Sounds simple ey.. Not really, i spent an hour reading and i got a few people saying yeah, HootSuite... And i try it, but of course it didn't work.

    I know how to upload an Image, but how can i schedule a bunch of posts with images which when go live will actually display the image (not a link to the image)???

    p.s i don't mind uploading them one by one. Just tell me it this is possible at all and which program/website i should use?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Farcast

    Farcast Junior Member

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    If you tweet an image, it will display the pic.twitter url and, depending on each individual's user settings, a preview of the image will be visible.
     
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  3. Beven

    Beven Elite Member

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    I know you used to be able to do this with tweetadder but I'm not sure that's running anymore.

    Maybe hire someone to build this for you using the hire a freelancer section?
     
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  4. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Sure, but if you schedule it, unless there is an option to Upload a picture, it won't show the picture on twitter... You would only be able to include a link which has to be clicked for people to see the picture... And i don't want that.

    Of course, there are sites where you can schedule a post and upload an image which shows on Twitter properly as i wanted. Actually Hootsuite works for this, i just messed it up as i was very new to the site... I also found Postcron which works for this.

    However, on Postcron you can only schedule 10 days in advance on a free account. More if you upgrade.
    On Hootsuite you can schedule more, im not sure how many posts you can schedule on a free account...

    But i'm looking for other sites to do this. Here's the thing, most sites support twitter and facebook for all kinds of scheduling and follow/unfollow and stuff, but very few support Google+ for example.. So i want to keep hootsuite to use it for Google+, and take care of Twitter and Facebook elsewhere... While keeping everything free... :)

    I could always make it a "Chore" to sit on Postcron once every 10 days and Upload pictures for the next 10 days... But i'd rather sit once for a few hours and schedule months and months in advance...

    Anyway, it can be done. The scheduling posts with Images for twitter can be done. Worst case scenario i upgrade an account on hootsuite and do what i gotta do...

    BUT, one thing i didn't find ANYWHERE is to be able to upload those Images and Schedule them IN BULK...

    I can do texts and hashtags and links in bulk, that can be done. But doing Images in bulk, i still haven't discovered that.. :p
     
  5. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Thanks brother... Appreciate the response...

    I'm trying to keep everything free, so that becomes a problem if i have to upgrade an account on a site or hire somebody for whatever. :p

    But the reason i stay away from software/programs which you download and use from your computer is because those work only if your computer is turned on. I'm not sure if there are programs which would somehow work if you turn the program off or turn your computer off, but i don't see how that's possible...

    And i don't want that. Say i schedule posts for the next 12 months... Say i decide to heavily Tweet and schedule 15-30 tweets per day, that means that the moment i turn off my computer, everything STOPS... Unacceptable!!

    On the other hand i could probably hire someone to create me a simple site that would work like hootsuite, for example. If that's even possible for somebody to just create that, i'm not sure... Im talking about the Very Very Very basics. You know, 5 buttons and a calendar on a private site that only i use :p hahaha...

    Anyway... At the end of the day paying $10 per month on hootsuite or postcron would be cool... I mean, it's not a lot of money, and you get to do all you want...