How to Schedule Retweets Using Buffer – Twitter Tips

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Scheduling Retweets

Since I started using Twitter consistently a couple of weeks ago, I have been very happy with Buffer as a way to schedule my posts. The one place that I was frustrated was in retweets. I did not know how to schedule retweets and it was driving me crazy. I either had to go through and do all of the retweets that I wanted to do all at once – and risk the unfollows when people were annoyed that I took over their Twitter feed. Or I had to sit down and do 1 or 2 retweets at a time – which meant that I had to be on Twitter way too much. Thankfully I found the Buffer browser add-on and now I can schedule my retweets with a touch of a button. Here’s how:

Step 1 – Install the Browser Extension

Buffer add-on

On Firefox, you go to and click the add to firefox button.

Step 2 – Go Back To Twitter

buffer buttonOnce you have added the Buffer add-on, it adds a new button to the bottom of the tweets in your feed. If you click the button, it opens Buffer in a new window and it will add the retweet to your Buffer queue.

3. Schedule Your Tweet

add to queueOnce you’ve clicked the Buffer button, it will open the above in a new window. There are three things you can do on this screen. First, you can add a comment if you’d like to reply to the tweet. Second, you can add a picture from the post. Finally, you can add the retweet to your queue. That’s it, it’s super simple and a major time saver.

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Kurt Abel is an SEO expert disguised as super dad. Able to rank sites, build social media followings, and help businesses grow, all while picking his boys up from school, helping with homework, and having lots of fun. He would love it if you would follow him on Twitter - @TwoCansMedia.

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