How To Timestamp Your Twitter Tweets

Most bloggers know about the WordPress timestamp that allows you to publish posts at a later date. This is a very handy feature if you’re going to be away for a few days but would like new posts to keep flowing. The timestamp allows you to write a bunch of posts in advance and then have them go live at a predetermined time. Thanks to a site call Tweet Later, you can now do that with your Twitter tweets.

Timestamp Your Tweets

Tweet Later allows you to keep the tweets flowing even if you’re not in front of your computer or iPhone. If you know you’re going to be stuck on an airplane that doesn’t have Net access, you can timestamp a tweet that say “Stuck on an airplane that doesn’t have Net access” and have it go live at the time you’re on the plane. Alternatively, you can use Tweet Later to send yourself auto reminders. Want to remember that date with Bambi on Friday? Timestamp a tweet to say, “You’re getting some tonight! You wish anyway.” and have it go live on date night. Timestamped tweets can go out at a specific time or set to go evenly throughout the day.

Twitter Timestamp

Auto Send Welcome Messages To New Followers

Another cool feature of Tweet Later is it can auto send a welcome message to all new followers. If you’ve recently followed me on Twitter, you would have received back a direct message from me saying thanks for the follow. It makes the follower on the other end think I’m such a nice guy for sending him/her a personal thank you tweet. 😈

In addition to the auto welcome, you can set Tweet Later to follow anyone who follows you. There’s also a keyword alert service that track keywords in the public Twitter stream. Tweet Later will monitor the stream and periodically email you a digest of the tweets that contain those keywords.

So far, Tweet Later is one of the coolest Twitter service I’ve found. Keep an eye out for the above timestamped tweets and follow me on Twitter to receive a very personal thank you tweet.

42 thoughts on “How To Timestamp Your Twitter Tweets”

  1. That’s cool. Thanks for the heads up John Chow!

    1. yup…thanks sir….really like the fact that you can welcome people as followers…this way more interaction may just equal ….loyal subjects

      1. I am still getting use to using twitter. When I first started using their website, I thought it was dumb and didn’t have any value or substance to it. But you can really get a lot of visitors with this thing. Pretty cool πŸ™‚

    2. Pretty cool, I’ll have to check that out and send my tweets out when I want to.

      1. Looks like a cool app…never used it yet

    3. Ben Pei says:

      Wooo.. just needed this post…

  2. Thanks for this info. I use the WordPress timestamp all the time. This will be useful.

    1. USEFUL IS RIGHT Question: what keeps this from being used as spam. Since it is more used for time stamping how will this effect the “what are you doing question?” I signed up for it and started to think that you can create an alternate life. Just write things that you are doing with the appropriate time intervals. MAybe I should just create a tweet entitled, Nosleepforme and create a alt ego…and an evil to boot.

  3. DollarDevil says:

    Twitter offers tracking? Keyword tracking? Definitely going to install the app.

    PS. I recently followed you John, despite your auto response, I still think your a cool guy.


  4. JBagley says:

    Haha! And here I was thinking you took the time out to send a direct message to me on twitter!

    Sharp one John. πŸ˜‰

  5. Γ–nder says:

    REALLY cool. Great job.

  6. Josten says:

    i wonder if i could switch from blogger to wordpress an keep my domain name

    1. Of course. Just export your Blogger posts into WordPress and upload them to your server.

      1. Tony Chung says:

        WordPress only imports from blogspot (blogger-hosted), but not if you publish to your own site by ftp. This is something to do with the change between “old” blogger and “new” blogger.

      2. Sohail says:

        yeah its always good idea to move. WordPress is much better

        1. BusinessX says:

          I cannot imagine anyone using any other CMS, WordPress has so many plugins and community help is everywhere. When I started I installed Joomla, Mambo, DotNetNuke, and a couple of others. Some had more functionality out of the box, but looking for themes, customization, and help, it wasn’t there. Plus with more functionality comes more complexity. WordPress has been a dream, and that is all I use. Simple out of the box, and with plug-ins I can add just the bells and whistles I want.

  7. Jason says:

    Nice, I wondered how that was done. I’ve since signed up and all is working great. Cheers!

  8. Adrian says:

    Twitter offers tracking that’s great

  9. There’s some great Apps out there but this one is just rediculous.

  10. MLRebecca says:

    I had no idea something like this existed. I think Twitter is most fun when you’re able to tweet on demand. However, as you pointed out, something like this would be great if you were on a plane. Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Li Weng says:

      It’s also good if you’re lazy, so you can just write a bunch of tweets in 20 minutes and schedule them for a couple of days.

  11. BusinessX says:

    I have been trying to figure how I can use Twitter. Had an idea and this will make it real easy, this is the last piece to the puzzle. Thanks!

  12. Trevor says:

    Awesome tips.

    I always want to know something before hand.

  13. May be the only one on the whole planet, but, I have not used Twitter yet. Seems I need to check it out. Thanks for this info.

  14. Thats a nice tutorial, i was looking for the same..
    keep sharing such gr8 things πŸ˜€

  15. Pretty cool. Just signed up and all is working great.

  16. Joe Tech says:

    Glad to see you liked it. Their last email update about the new features had me thinking that I really need to update and add some similar features. Let me know what else would be cool and I’ll make it.

  17. Sohail says:

    Great tip. Twitter is getting huge i mean it is huge πŸ˜‰

  18. Diana Rupert says:

    Ye you could follow me too. Be my friends!

  19. Club Blogger says:

    I have tweetlater but only had it setup to welcome new followers, I guess I need to go back and se what all the feaures are.

  20. donsanchez says:

    John, thank you, my friend! This is a kind of service I’ve been looking for. Away – for checkin it out!

  21. Dfunda says:

    this really cool πŸ˜€ .interested to try it out

  22. A very very great tool to use. It’s just like WordPress all over again πŸ˜€


  23. Hay says:

    Perserverance & hard work. Don’t wuss out just because you’ve had a bad day or two.

  24. Li Weng says:

    This is a good tool. I use it also to send automated welcome msgs whenever someone follows me. That way you can increase your traffic more. Although it’s getting less effective since everyone has these automated thanks for follow messages, they get read less often.

  25. AWESOME….that is exactly what I need for my site…

  26. shun2u says:

    twitter is really a good tool! Every bloggers should use it.

    1. Takumi86 says:

      True, i agree with you πŸ™‚

  27. gendut says:

    great sharing……thanks

  28. I’ve actually been looking into this tool. Lorelle on WP uses it I’m sure. The thank you message made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside, so I can only imagine what it would do for my followers.

    Just need to make sure not to use it to send a link or sell something. That’s a turn-off!

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