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.
At the moment you can only schedule broadcasts for five minute intervals. So at 3pm, 3.05pm, 3.10pm etc.
But if you are sending a few broadcasts out, you want them to be posted close together, rather than five minutes apart. So you might schedule one for 3.05pm, the next for 3.06pm, the next for 3.07pm and so on.
Currently, if you schedule them all for the same time, there's no control as to what order they would go out in.
So Hootsuite should either develop functionality to schedule posts at specific times, or allow ordering if posting at the same time.
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( this is a translation as I see that most users speak English and my initial post I published in Spanish: http://feedback.hootsuite.com/forums/40182--hootsuite-com-web-dashboard/suggestions/5688866-que-la-programaci%C3%B3n-de-publicaciones-no-sea-solo-c )
Hello! For some time I use Hootsuite Pro to manage various corporate accounts of the company. It turns out that most tools which would simulate a common user directly from Twitter or from the app and publish content at any time , even with the ability to select the latter.
However, in Hootsuite no . Both the free version and the Pro which is what I use most , they can only be programmed publications every 5 minutes , ie at 10:00 , 10:05 , 10:10, 10:15 ... etc. .
This means that when a continued use of the tool is made , the publications in the TL of one day being a bit " artificial" as a regular user (not used more than the social network itself any tools ) and post when they want be 10:00 or 10:07 or 10:13 ... something that is currently not possible with Hootsuite .
My proposal is that it should do a test and mejoréis this feature if only for Pro users (who are paying for something ) . So you can see how this new feature is still as used by users but also has a better reception as this is the user who decides when the message is published . Something that currently Hootsuite user decides this limitation exists in the tool.
Hola! Desde hace bastante tiempo utilizo Hootsuite Pro para gestionar diversas cuentas corporativas de la empresa. Resulta que la mayoría de herramientas simulan lo que haría un usuario común directamente desde Twitter o bien desde la App y publican en contenido a cualquier hora, incluso con la posibilidad de seleccionar los segundos.
Sin embargo, en Hootsuite no. Tanto en la versión gratuita, como en la Pro que es la que más utilizo, solo pueden programarse publicaciones cada 5 minutos, es decir a las 10:00, 10:05, 10:10, 10:15... etc.
Esto hace que cuando se realiza un uso continuado de la herramienta, las publicaciones en el TL de un mismo día sean un poco "artificiales" ya que un usuario común (que no usa ninguna herramienta más que la propia red social) publica cuando quiere ya sean las 10:00 o las 10:07 o las 10:13... algo que actualmente no es posible hacer con Hootsuite.
Mi propuesta, es que hagáis una prueba y mejoréis esta característica aunque sea solo para los usuarios Pro (que por algo estamos pagando). Así podréis comprobar como esta nueva característica sigue siendo igual de utilizada por los usuarios pero además tiene una mejor acogida ya que así es el usuario el que decide cuando se publica el mensaje. Algo que actualmente decide Hootsuite por el usuario con esta limitación que existe en la herramienta.
When we have to schedule a post we have just the following minutes options: 00-05-10-15-20-25-30-35-40-45-50-55. It would be great to have all the numbers between 00 and 59 available so we can post messages also at 11:43 AM or 2:27 PM. Another good idea could be give the possibility to choose the time model in 0-24 or AM-PM as the user wish.
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.
Any chance this will happen anytime soon? The post is four years old and it still hasn't happened. But is much needed.
Sprout Social does this, and they do it well.
Rachel Eastwood commented
Wow. I'm finally using Hootsuite for what I thought would be a really helpful feature---scheduling tweets in advance for a Twitter chat---and I'm just floored that we're limited to 5-minute increments (all the more so now that I see people have been requesting it for at least 4 years). I don't think I'll renew if this hasn't changed by the end of my current billing cycle.
Bilal Sajjad commented
After how many votes? this suggestion will accept?
Yena Jeon commented
Yes! For Twitter Parties, not having this feature is a nightmare.
Daniel Kaufhold commented
This is one of THE major reasons, I've not subscribed already and am still sticking with Buffer.
OH - SO NEEDED! I'd like to ensure my posts are evenly scheduled - would be great to Batch Upload to Auto Scheduler based on intervals and with finer granular control.
Also being able to move tweets scheduled for the same time so as to keep them in the correct order. Sometimes they go first, other times at the end, and sometimes in the middle of others. There's no knowing how to post them.
Has this been implemented yet, would seem to be very basic to fix so we could?
Joe Sondow commented
A much needed feature. The 5-minute increment problem is the reason I don't use Hootsuite for #StarTrekHour questions from @StarTrekHour. We need our tweeted questions to be evenly spaced throughout a single hour.
When we have 9 questions we tweet at these times :00 :07 :14 :21 :28 :35 :42 :49 :56.
When we have 7 questions we tweet at these times :00 :09 :18 :27 :36 :45 :54.
People here are suggesting CoTweet so I'll check that out for now.
Same here! I want to schedule by the minute!
Amen! Very much needed, I'm looking into CoTweet now...
As a social media manager I have to say I can't believe this feature hasn't been implemented yet. I work on television and digital productions where I voice character feeds and I would love to be able to tweet a complete thought in multiple tweets (as most regular users do).
Can you PLEASE implement this feature?
I too would like to have the option to schedule posts by the individual minute as I use my Twitter account for a number of tweet hats where I am responding to preset questions which are issued in 10 min intervals and I want the response to go out about 1 or 2 mins later
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!