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Allow users to schedule new style retweets

Currently, only the old style retweets can be scheduled. I would like to be able to schedule the new style retweets as well.

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    AndrewAndrew shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Kaliop CMKaliop CM shared a merged idea: Schedule retweet with "[Twitter name] retweeted"  ·   · 
    Mary JoMary Jo shared a merged idea: Scheduling retweets  ·   · 
    IvanIvan shared a merged idea: Schedule for RT  ·   · 
    StyxxoplixStyxxoplix shared a merged idea: Schedule retweets  ·   · 
    rick baskettrick baskett shared a merged idea: add scheduling for new retweet method  ·   · 

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      • Mark DameMark Dame commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been looking for this feature too. The old style retweet breaks Twitter's retweet tracking and you can't retweet long tweets because the RT @username adds a lot of extra characters to the post.

      • CaleighCaleigh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is a feature that should have been implemented years ago. Scheduling retweets is extrememly important for businesses using Hootsuite. Just came back to Hootsuite after using Crowfire for a while (I like the simple layout and simple tools), but I'm checking out Buffer after seeing it on the thread. If Buffer can do it, then it's not an issue with Twitter's API.

        Please get this feature.

      • John-Pierre CornelissenJohn-Pierre Cornelissen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is already possible. Just choose the retweet option and click the [quote] button. Then just type your message before the url that is added to the text box and send or schedule...

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The only reason I use Buffer is for this feature. If you guys came out with it I would switch over completely.

      • Kaliop CMKaliop CM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be very helpful to be able to schedule the time a retweet is posted and maintain the "[Twitter name] retweeted" tag when it posts to Twitter. At this time, this tag only appears when you press "retweet" and then directly "Yes" in Hootsuite (this sends the retweet immediately). However, if you press "retweet" and then "edit" and go through the Compose Message Box to schedule, the tag is lost and you get the "RT @[twitter handle]" information at the beginning.

      • MJMJ commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Once I schedule a tweet from one account, I want to be able to use other accounts to automatically retweet the first post without having to email myself a reminder of the tweet, or go back in and manually find and retweet the posts.

      • DMGDMG commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been three years. It's not 'new-style' retweets, it's just retweets. How can we not schedule retweets? Can we get an answer on when this will be implemented?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Buffer can do this - so the API doesn't seem to the be the issue. Very surprised this feature is absent. It's helpful for our brand to retweet certain other Twitter users with logo/avatar intact.

      • Tom WoodTom Wood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been almost 3 years since you said you will look into this basic feature, and Buffer's had it for over a year! Is there still any hope for Hootsuite! :P

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Drives me buts that long tweets can't be scheduled. Typically I don't want to boost the tweet right away but boost it after some time so people not currently online will see it. Right now I can only do that if I open it for editing (even if I make no edits).

      • John-Pierre CornelissenJohn-Pierre Cornelissen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        +3 from me. Let me elaborate on this one. All I want is to schedule a retweet without having to click edit and then use the (automatic) scheduling option. Reason:
        1) a direct retweet (from within Hootsuite) is listed in my followers stream with the profile picture of the original poster with indication that I retweeted.
        2) If I retweet » edit » schedule, it is listed in my followers stream as being send by me with my profile picture.

        I can't think of any reason that Hootsuite won't be able to send a scheduled retweet in the same way as it can send a normal retweet. It surely won't be an API issue.

      • Jay StephensJay Stephens commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on guys.
        If you decided in 2011 to look into whether the API allows this, surely you can give me my vote back by closing this one before 2014?

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