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15 Practical Twitter Hacks That You Did Not Know About

Did you know that Twitter has more than 328 million monthly active users? If that is not good enough to grab your attention then here is another stat that will surely take you by surprise. Tweetaratti sends more than 500 million tweets every day. This makes it even more difficult to stay on top of it and make your tweets get the attention it deserves. What makes the situation worse is that we are unaware of Twitter tricks and hacks that can help us to get the best out of Twitter.

In this article, you will learn about 15 Twitter hacks you wish you know earlier but don’t worry because it is never too late to make things right.

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1. Get Over 280-Character Limit

There is nothing more annoying on Twitter than its 280 character limit. Most Twitter users will agree with me on this one. Fortunately, there are ways to get over this problem. Unfortunately, many Twitter users are unaware of it. You can easily include more content in your tweets by taking a text screenshot and use it as a picture in your tweets.

2. Use Twitter Advanced Search

Finding your old tweets can be cumbersome as it might be buried under thousands of other tweets. Twitter has a basic search feature but it is not well equipped to conduct complex searches. That is where Twitter Advanced Search comes into play. You can search by exact terms or include and exclude phrases as well search by location, date, hashtag or people.

3. Dig Deeper With Search Operators

Could not find the desired result even with advanced search? Don’t worry, you can take advantage of search operator to narrow down the search. You can even refine the search even further by using search operators in combination. Using search operators will help you get the best possible results out of Twitter search and save you from a lot of hassle.

4. Schedule Tweets

Timing plays a very important role in success and failure of your tweets. You need to tweet at the best time but what is the best time? The best time to tweet are those when you target audience is active on Twitter but what if you can not do that due to time zone issues. The best way to fix this issue is to schedule your tweets. You can easily schedule tweets with the help of tools like Buffer and Hootsuite.

5. Embed Tweets

Ever came across a tweet that you want to embed on your blog? Do not know how to do it, don’t worry. Here is how. Go to the tweet you want to embed and click on the three dots icon and select “Embed Tweet” option. Just copy and paste the embed code into your HTML document and you are done. If it is a WordPress blog, you can paste the embed code in the Text View and it will show up in your blog post.

6. Add Emotions To Your Tweets

Want to lace your tweets with some emotions? Well, you only have 140 characters to express your emotions. Don’t worry because you can use emoji to convey your feelings and still have 140 characters to play with. To bring up a list of emojis, put the cursor in the text field and press Ctrl+command+spacebar keys and choose the best emoji to convey your emotions.

7. Use Keyboard Shortcuts

In today’s busy lifestyles, we all want to achieve more in less time. Keyboard shortcuts allow you to achieve that goal. But does Twitter offer keyboard shortcuts? You will be amazed to know that it does. Put your cursor in the background and press Shift +? to bring up a list of keyboard shortcuts you can use on Twitter.

8. Pin A Tweet To The Top of Your Twitter Profile

Not all tweets are equal, right. Some might perform better than others. If you want your best-performing tweets to be the first tweet anyone sees on your Twitter profile, you can pin it to the top of your Twitter profile. All you have to do is to click on the three dots icon on the tweet you want to pin and select “Pin to your profile page” option.

9. Tweet When Your Followers Are Active

Ever wondered why your tweets are not getting the same response you want them to? One reason could be that you are tweeting at a time when your target audience is not active. Take advantage of Twitter analytics and other tools to identify the best time to tweet and when your followers are active. This can make a huge difference to the engagement you will get on your Tweets.

10. Identify What Lists You Are On

Do you want to know which lists you are on? This will help you know how people perceive your twitter account. Go to the list tab of your Twitter profile, click Member of to see the number of lists you are on.

11. Get Access To Your Tweet Archive

Want to keep a record of all your Twitter activity? Twitter lets you do that by providing you access to your complete tweet archive and Twitter activity. Go to settings, here you will find an option to request your archive. Click on it and Twitter will send you an email with the link within few days. Download the file, which would be in a zip format. Unzip the folder and find a file called index.html.

12. Subscribe To Other People’s Lists

On Twitter, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel because others have already done and you just have to use the same wheel and create some amazing vehicles. Look at the list of relevant accounts that other people have created. For example, you can take inspiration from the lists influencers have created and if you like it, you can subscribe to them. Go to the profile of the influencers and click lists. You will multiple lists there, subscribe the one you like the most.

13. Control Who Sees Your Tweets

Do you want to show a tweet only to your target audience without revealing it to other followers? Go to twitter ad dashboard and choose your objective from the list. After that, select the Create Campaign option. Choose select additional audience under select your audience and hit Add followers button. Lastly, untick the box Also target your followers.

14. Give Your Twitter Some Rest

Are you a Twitter addict that checks your Twitter accounts multiple times throughout the night? If yes then we have some good news for you. Put Twitter to sleep when you are sleeping so it does not wreck your chances of getting a good night sleep. Click on the “mobile” and tell twitter your sleeping time so it also takes a break when you are sleeping.

15. Spy On Your Competitor Without Getting Noticed

Businesses always wanted to know what their competitor’s next move would be. Twitter can help you with that without getting caught. Yes, that is right. You can spy on your competitors without being noticed. Private lists help you do that by creating a feed of your competitors and the best part here is that you do not have to follow your competitors.

Which Twitter hacks and tricks do you use to stay on top of Twitter? Feel free to share it with us in comments section below.

Muneeb Qadar Siddiqui
Muneeb Qadar Siddiqui
Muneeb Qadar Siddiqui is a blogger/Social Media fervent. Nestled in the heart of digital cosmos, of course not married (for now, at least!) but his first love is blogging on digital marketing, web design & development, corporate branding, and e-commerce solutions. Fused with passion and astronomical view of the digital galaxy. Muneeb loves to connect with fellow bloggers and share ideas that work. For awesomeness do connect with him: Facebook |Twitter |Linkedin