How to Schedule Tweets in TweetDeck for Desktops

TweetDeck Clock

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TweetDeck is the most famous and commonly used twitter client for desktops. The reason being it’s  rich features and user friendliness. This app running on Adobe air gets updated often to blend with the latest offerings in social media. The latest feature additions like scheduled tweets, Foursquare, Google Buzz etc   makes it more powerful and THE best in market now.

The new scheduled tweets feature is very useful for a power tweeter who want to feed followers with content round the clock. So, how to schedule tweets in TweetDeck? We have the answer 🙂

Steps to schedule tweets in TweetDeck for desktops :

1) Download and install TweetDeck for Desktop. Setup your accounts by going to settings page.

Tweetdeck account setup

Tweetdeck account settings

2) Now enter the tweet you wish to schedule and then click  timer icon to the left of the user interface.

TweetDeck scheduled tweets icon

3) Enter the required date and time. Now click Set time. Next click Send in order to queue the tweet in scheduled tweets pool.

TweetDeck  Desktop scheduled timer

How to manage scheduled tweets:

Click the ‘+’  icon on the top of  tweet space to open the options page and click Scheduled updates to see all the tweets in queue.

TweetDeck scheduled timer

You will notice all the tweets scheduled in a separate opened column.

TweetDeck scheduled tweets column


Inorder to cancel tweets just click the cancel icon above the profile image.

Hope you liked the post. Do share your thoughts as comments 🙂

43 Responses

  1. mikey knuckles says:

    does tweetdeck allow you to schedule autotweets so say tweet is tweeted every hour, 2 hours, or daily etc? or does it only allow you to schedule the tweet for one specific daye and time in the future?

  2. Ralph A says:

    Hello, Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. We are using two different computers with the same login and password for Tweetdeck. I do all the schedule tweets . My boss cannot see my schedule tweets on his PC but they are on my PC. Is there any way he would be able to see my schedule tweets on his PC. Thanks again Ralph

    • Same as just mentioned above. I had the same problem today at my work. Just solved it…

      Try using Tweetdeck with Google Chrome with login on the web( Okay, you may need another browser and the Tweetdeck options are more limited but it did solve my problems with the scheduled tweets!

  3. jewels says:

    Thanks, This post was very helpful. Nice graphics too

  4. Anne says:

    Thanks for the info. Does 12:00 mean midnight or noon?

  5. Jane says:

    thanks for taking the time to help out people like me who are a little challenged by all the new technology. Very clear and easy instructions. Thx

  6. If I schedule a tweet through TweetDeck, does my computer have to be running during the scheduled time the tweet should be released?

    • Chris says:

      No, if you sign up for an account with Tweetdeck you will not need your computer to be on to send the tweet. It sends it to a server that holds the tweet and then sends it for you at the scheduled time.

  7. Igor says:

    Did not know how to delete scheduled tweets on TweetDeck.
    Thank You very much. 🙂

  8. John says:

    I have been using an app called AutoTweeterPro for sometime. It’s a small & very easy-to-use software, which tweets from my computer. I am using unlimited trial version,which is as good as free. Hope you will find this tip useful –

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  10. jennifer says:

    Your answer was just what I needed. Step by step process was great! Thank you for your help!

  11. Raf Kiss says:

    Thanks for the info…
    I have good experiences with Hootsuite as well. I use both.


  12. Josh says:

    Is there a way to schedule tweets to tweet daily, or is every tweet manual?

  13. Kelly Nygad says:

    I keep getting the warning message that the time or time zone is incorrect on the computer and that may affect the scheduled postings. I follow the instructions, and the time is not incorrect on my computer (the zone is fine too). The only difference is that Tweetdeck is on a 24 hour clock and the computer is set to AM/PM.
    I have installed Tweetdeck on another computer and I get no such message. Ideas?

  14. Christina says:

    Wish TweetDeck had the ability to mass-schedule tweets like HootSuite!

    • Jdavidbeatty says:

      Tweetdeck does NOT need to be kept opened for updates to go off. Per Tweetdeck support: “And of course, you do not need to leave your Desktop TweetDeck open for your update to be sent. Scheduled updates are stored on our servers and sent direct from there, so feel free to close your TweetDeck app when you are done.”

      The problem I’m having, however, is that my “scheduled updates” column is showing as empty, even after refreshing. The tweets are still going off as scheduled, but I can’t see them to edit or cancel them. No luck searching Tweetdeck support either.

      Anyone else experience this?

      • Matt says:

        Yes, I am having the same exact issues!!! I need help with this ASAP because I have a few that are incorrect and need to be edited!!!!!

        • Anny Deery says:

          I scheduled some messages using tweetdeck yesterday for the rest of the month. There are no longer any showing in the column and no response from tweetdeck.

      • Chris Moore says:

        I am having the same issue. Tried completely deleting Tweetdeck and reinstalling. No luck. Tweetdeck is getting on my last nerve…. may be time to explore other options.

        • Abbie says:

          Did anyone resolve this issue? I have had this issue for a number of months now and no matter how many updates there are or how many times I uninstall and reinstall both Adobe Air & Tweetdeck there is still nothing showing up in my Scheduled Updates column.

  15. Hi,

    Does the app need to be running for the schedules to execute?



  16. Ivet Means says:

    Thanks for the information on Tweetdeck.

  17. Joel Black says:

    Thanks for the info on how to schedule using Tweetdeck

  18. I wish there was a way to import a .csv or excel file of tweets and have them scheduled to go out in Tweetdeck.

  19. Punch Drunk says:

    thanks! 🙂

  20. Michael says:

    Thanks for the help. I tried a different scheduler in the past with mixed results. Nice to know I can schedule right within tweetdeck.

  21. Mike says:

    Its not safe to share my user id and password with them, so I am coding my own. I dont know why people are so casual with allowing OTHER services to log in FOR THEM with their credentials. Then they complain when their accounts are hijacked or they experience identity theft…

  22. Katrina says:

    Tweetdeck is not *quite* as intuitive as it should be. Thanks for the info on how to cancel an update!

  23. Leilani says:

    I followed all the steps, but my automatic update hasn’t been sent.
    Does Tweetdeck needs to be open for the scheduled tweet to be sent?

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