allow users to schedule tweets by the minute.
Your tweet scheduling is pretty good, but I'd love the ability to be able to schedule tweets by the minute. Sometimes I schedule daily recaps that post one after another for 5 minutes in a row. Currently I have to use CoTweet to handle that.
Publishing status messages with a time always having minutes multiple of 5 makes the use of Hootsuite easily detectable.
Allowing the user to set the time in a text input, or adding all the minutes in the select menu, would be wonderful.
Is it possible to schedule tweets at frequencies less than 5 minutes. I write twitter fiction and this would help me to make my characters tweet more realistically
I need to tweet in less than 5 min intervals. You don't make that possible so I had to switch to tweet deck.
Allow users to decide on the exact publish time for scheduling time. Right now you can choose to publish only at 5 min different times.
I want to for example send a tweet at 8:00 and 8:02, but I can send it only at 8:00 and 8:05, which is not what I want. Thanks.
I wish HootSuite would eliminate the requirement that users schedule tweets at times ending in 0 or 5, and in intervals of five minutes.
My job requires me to schedule tweet pairs that are best read within a minute of each other. I would gladly pay for a pro version that allowed me to do this.
Instead, HootSuite's arbitrary requirement keeps me using TweetDeck, which is otherwise inferior (and getting more so all the time).
Great idea! We’ll see if this is possible in the future.
Posting by the minute please!!! minute to minute scheduling would be awesome and it would totally resolve a problem I am having!! Please get minute to minute scheduling working as opposed to 5 minute increments!!
Web Editor commented
Please allow minute-by-minute scheduling, and/or ensure that tweets scheduled to publish at the same time are published in the order that they are scheduled (I've tested it and currently a group of tweets that I scheduled to go out at the same time are published in a random order, not the order I scheduled them) - I want to be able to schedule a number of tweets going out as an ordered group, and five minute intervals just causes them to be lost in people's streams rather than stay clustered together.
William Goddard commented
The user experience is terrible if everything that everyone schedules comes out on the 5 or 0. The engagement is diminished because people know it is a scheduled tweet. I even tried changing a tweet in my CSV upload to represent 10:31 ...after uploading it, it had rounded up to 10:35...this tells me Hootsuite scheduler has built in limitations on times allowed. I would think based on my experience that this would be simple and I would also think it would reduce load on the push by allowing it. No longer would you have 200K tweets going out at 12:15. Giving flexibility to the user would also have benefits on your infrastructure. Of course this is just IMHO. Thanks for considering.
Absolutely. Many people schedule their tweets (usually marketing tweets) on the hour / half-hour, which causes significant noise for users that follow lots of content sharers. Being able to type in a random time like 12:13pm has a noticeable impact on engagement.
Angry Clock commented
I can't believe that this feature hasn't been integrated, yet! I run a clock page and almost all of the tweets are late! It's a clock...IT HAS TO BE ON TIME!!! I think it would work, for me, to be able to schedule the tweets a minute, or two, before the top of the hour. If HootSuite isn't interested in changing this feature, then this clock needs to go elsewhere. P.S.: The reason I chose HootSuite, is because TweetDeck posts scheduled tweets about 50%-60% of the time! At least HootSuite is almost 100% reliable about sending them out...just LATE!!! >:-(
I can only support that. So many people are tweeting at / scheduling their tweets for the exact same time already. If everybody tweets at the exact same time, their tweets are quickly getting buried and out of sight on the recipients side. As long as the scheduler is limited to these fixed 5 minute intervalls, I won't use Hootsuite and stick with an older version of Tweetdeck!
Yes! I just went to schedule tweets for a twitter party - but I can't schedule minute by minute I can't use Hootsuite for that.
I'm a big fan of this idea. I like to be able to schedule tweets at random times or very close to each other. Thanks for sharing this idea.
John Goggan commented
Just noticed that this is also mentioned in this one that has some more support:
John Goggan commented
I agree with this. I've only just started using scheduled tweets and/or FB Page posts within the last couple of days and have already had a situation where I needed per-minute increments.
With Twitter, 5 minutes can be forever for some people's feeds. I need to be able to have down-to-the-minute scheduled tweets.