A social media scandal is only fun if you’re not at the center of it. Balancing your professional image with the urge to post about spicy cases or engage with Twitter trolls can be tough. It’s a tightrope walk where one off-side comment can send your career plummeting. You don’t have to plead the fifth online — just follow these social media rules for lawyers, and you’ll be safe.
This blog outlines why law firms and lawyers need social media rules, six rules to follow, the importance of a law firm’s social media policy, and some social media ethical issues for lawyers.
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Law firms and lawyers need rules on social media like tightrope walkers need nets. They’ll save you from a career-ending slip-up.
Rules and regulations are par for the course in this line of work; lawyers operate under professional codes of conduct and ethical obligations. You need to uphold the integrity and fairness of the legal profession, whether in the real world or on social media.
Here are a few professional codes of conduct and legal obligations lawyers must keep in mind while navigating social media. It’s important to note that while we have covered important codes and obligations, this is a non-comprehensive list.
Lawyers have a duty to protect the confidentiality of their client’s information. They must keep client communications confidential, except in specific circumstances authorized by law or with the client’s consent.
Confidentiality is a fundamental principle in the attorney-client relationship. This is especially true for social media, where the audience could be in the millions, and it’s almost too easy to share information.
When it comes to confidentiality online, lawyers also need to be aware of unintentionally sharing information through security breaches. Information security and cyber security should be a top priority for your social media accounts and your website. In fact, only 43% of respondents in an American Bar Association study said their law firm website used SSL security (or HTTPS protocol).
Conflict of interest
Lawyers are required to avoid conflicts of interest that could compromise their loyalty to clients. They must not represent clients if their interests conflict with those of another current client, a former client, or their own personal interests. This ensures undivided loyalty and prevents potential harm to clients.
When it comes to social networking, you can avoid conflicts of interest by taking steps to determine the actual identity of the people you’re interacting with online.
LinkedIn, a place built for professional networking, is the number one platform for lawyers. According to the American Bar Association, of all the firms reporting a social media presence, 87% were on LinkedIn. That includes 89% of firms with 2-9 lawyers and 95% of firms with 100 or more lawyers.
But even on business-forward sites like LinkedIn, you can never be too sure who’s behind the account. Be careful with the contacts you interact with and the information you’re sharing.
Advertising and solicitation
Advertising and solicitation regulations should be top of mind for lawyers on social media.
For law firms and lawyers, advertising must be truthful and not create unreasonable expectations. On social media, it’s important to represent yourself factually. On platforms like Instagram or TikTok, it’s easy to get swept up in trending content. Just be careful you don’t overexaggerate, even for the ‘gram.
It’s important to note that rules and regulations governing legal ethics may vary across jurisdictions. The sources above are from the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which serve as a widely recognized standard for legal ethics in the United States. For jurisdiction-specific rules, you’re going to need to consult your relevant regulating body.
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Lawyers use social media for a multitude of purposes, including 87% reporting professional networking, 70% for client development, and 65% for education or marketing.
As a lawyer or firm, investing in social media can pay off big time. But, while there’s an opportunity for career-related growth, there are also legal pitfalls to avoid.
Here are six social media rules for lawyers to keep you in the clear.
Uphold the Duty of Confidentiality and avoid hypotheticals
As mentioned above, confidentiality is a legal obligation lawyers must uphold on social media. The ABA released Formal Opinion 18-480 in March 2018, addressing lawyers posting on blogs and social media specifically. It concludes that online communications (even with information that’s in the public record) fall under Model Rule 1.6.
While we more or less covered this above, we have yet to touch on hypotheticals.
Let’s say, hypothetically, you just finished up the most interesting case of your career. One stranger than fiction, that crime novelists everywhere want to emulate. So you change the names, dates, and locations, then post a case study outlining the case.
If readers can understand which situation it was or guess the identity of your client from the details you gave, you could be held in violation of Rule 1.6.
To avoid violating Model Rule 1.6, you must be absolutely certain you’re not sharing any identifiable details or information.
Be aware of potential conflicts of interest
Above, we discussed avoiding engaging with others on social media who could pose a conflict of interest with your clients.
You must also avoid engaging in communication or even accepting contact with judges on social media. This can create an appearance of judicial partiality according to Formal Ethics Op. 8 and Rule 8.4.
Be wary of the friend requests you accept on your social media accounts.
Avoid communication that indicates a relationship
Inadvertently forming an attorney-client relationship is easier than you think on social media. Your followers might be asking you seemingly simple questions about the law, but the line between giving information and providing legal advice is thin.
A comment about a legal matter on its own won’t constitute a relationship. But social media’s conversational nature often means you’re not just putting information out there. You’re opening up an opportunity for a conversation, and once you start communicating back and forth, the implication of an attorney-client relationship starts to form.
With static pieces, like a blog or advertisement, you can avoid breaking this rule by including a disclaimer like “viewing this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.”
Ask for permission for gated content and accounts
Lawyers are allowed to view and interact with public-facing content. For private accounts and content, however, you may need to ask permission (if the individual is represented, then from their lawyer) and identify yourself as a lawyer.
Also, when it comes to jurors, it’s best to leave them alone on social media. You can review their internet presence, including postings and public accounts. But you cannot request access to private accounts or interact with their posts, which would be in violation of Model Rule 3.5.
Do not use a proxy as a loophole
Asking someone to break any of these rules on your behalf is also prohibited under Model Rules 5.1, 5.3, and 8.4. So if you were thinking of getting your assistant to friend a potential jury member so you can take a peek at their likes and dislikes… don’t.
Uphold your ethical duty of competence
Model Rule 1.1 states you must be competent. You have an ethical duty to your clients and to the court to ensure everything produced by you or your firm is up to standard. While this is especially true in court, it’s also true in the world of social media. You should not be publishing content that’s not factually correct.
This can become an issue when outsourcing production to third-party software. Generative AI (looking at you, ChatGPT) has made producing written documents a breeze. But it’s often a breeze full of factual errors.
ChatGPT, Google Bard, Jasper, Bing Chat, and all other AI writers have not gone to law school. They are not a replacement for your paralegals. These tools are pieces of software that do not have the critical thinking skills necessary to do your job like you can.
That being said, generative AI is an incredibly useful tool in the right hands. You can use AI to brainstorm content ideas, come up with captions (like Hootsuite’s incredible OwlyWriter), and create campaign strategies. But, you always, always have to check its work.
Guess what? You’re not just responsible for your own actions and behaviors online, but those of your employees, too. The accounts of non-lawyers employed or retained by your firm can fall under your responsibility. If they post unethical content, you may be in hot water.
One way to ensure compliance on social media for both you and your entire team is to implement policies, guidelines, and workflows. These elements (and more) make up a well-thought-out social media governance plan.
Why law firms need a social media policy
An official corporate document, your social media policy outlines the requirements for approved social media use within your organization. This document covers how your corporate accounts should be managed as well as acceptable use for your employees, both professionally and personally.
A social media policy will keep everyone at your law firm operating above board online. It should outline risks and pitfalls and provide resources for proper usage and compliance. Importantly, this policy should outline your approval process for content. Provide the detailed workflow you have in place to ensure there’s a buffer between the first draft and the published piece.
A properly executed policy also has the added advantage of maintaining your brand identity at all touchpoints.
Why law firms need social media guidelines
Where a law firm’s social media policy contains hard and fast rules, social media guidelines are more like suggestions and best practices. It can act as an employee manual on how to best show up on social media.
Guidelines can outline positive online behavior you want your employees to emulate. These documents are intended to make sure your firm and your people are represented in the best light. Guidelines empower your team to hype up your firm the right way.
Why law firms need a social media governance plan
A social media governance plan refers to your firm’s collection of social media-related resources which guide social media use. These include social media policies and guidelines mentioned above. For lawyers and law firms especially, they can also cover additional documents related to risk and crises, regulations, and compliance.
Can a lawyer have a TikTok?
Yes! There are plenty of lawyers already on TikTok. TikTok’s bite-sized video content makes it an incredible branding tool. Some lawyers on the platform, like Lawbymike, have turned into veritable TikTok influencers.
Can lawyers talk about their cases on social media?
Lawyers aren’t technically banned from talking about their cases on social media. Under attorney-client privilege, however, lawyers cannot divulge details about anything their clients reveal to them in a court of law.
The Duty of Confidentiality, covered by Model Rule 1.6, also stops lawyers from revealing “information relating to the representation of a client unless the client gives informed consent.”
Model Rule 1.6 has a few exceptions, one of which is “to secure legal advice about the lawyer’s compliance with these Rules,” but we would not recommend doing that over social media.
Should a lawyer have social media?
Yes. Social media has a huge audience; LinkedIn alone has 930 million members. It gives you the opportunity to connect with potential clients and increases your firm’s exposure.
And remember, your competitors are likely on social media. You can get insight into what they’re up to and what they’re publicly posting.
You can also stay on top of legal and industry trends as they come up. Tools like Brandwatch can track not only industry news but also customer sentiments about your law firm. Any time you or your firm is mentioned online, you can get notified and hop into the conversation.
Lawyers and law firms worldwide use Hootsuite to streamline their social marketing efforts, improve their client experience, and ensure compliance with industry regulations. See for yourself why we’re the legal industry’s leading social media management platform!
How To Save Tons of Time With Instagram Auto Reply
Responding to messages quickly is a huge part of social media customer service—and it’s no different whether you’re dealing with messages on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram. Luckily, Instagram has an easy-to-use option that can cut down on your team’s time responding to questions.
With Instagram auto reply, you can easily set auto-responses to common questions and messages. This feature cuts down on the time your social media support team needs to spend monitoring and replying to customers.
In this article, we’ll talk more about the Instagram auto reply feature, how it can be used, and a few message examples for inspiration.
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Instagram auto reply is a feature available in your Instagram message settings that allows you to send automatic responses to frequently asked questions.
For example, if you regularly get a question like, “Do you offer free shipping?” your team can set up an auto reply that will answer the question instantly rather than forcing the customer to wait for a real person to respond.
There are a few different ways you can do this:
- Instagram tools: Set automatic responses for frequently asked questions or craft canned messages that your team can easily send out via Instagram DM.
- Meta Business Suite: Set up messaging automations for both Instagram and Facebook.
- Third-party inboxes: Use tools like Hootsuite Inbox to easily monitor and manage your Instagram direct messages and comments.
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There are several ways to take advantage of Instagram’s auto reply feature. Here are just a few types of automated responses you might consider setting up:
- Welcome messages
- Away messages
- Frequently asked questions
- Share contact information
- Share business hours of operation
- Provide shipment and payment details
- Offer discounts
- Explain wholesale pricing information
- Tell customers how to handle issues with their orders
- Share links to additional resources
So why use Instagram auto reply? Is it the best option for creating automated responses and freeing up your team’s time? As always, it depends on your needs.
Let’s cover some basic pros and cons to help you decide.
- Make a good impression. Instagram shows your followers how quick your team is to respond. A faster response time is a better look for your business.
- Answer questions before they’re asked. Create an auto-responder that gives your customers a clear idea of when they can expect to hear from a real person—unless your auto replies can give their answer immediately.
- Save your team time. Stop writing the same reply over and over again. Automated messages give your team more time for escalated messages and other customer support issues.
- Never miss a message. You don’t have to worry about time zones when you enlist auto reply. Even when your team isn’t working, customers can get answers as soon as they send a message.
- Only for Instagram and Facebook. Instagram/Meta’s built-in features only work for these two platforms. You’ll have to enlist the help of external tools for other social media platforms—don’t worry, we’ve got more on that below.
- You have to connect your Facebook and Instagram pages. In order to access some of the more advanced tools, you must use Meta Business Suite, so you’ll have to connect your Facebook and Instagram pages.
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Not sure what types of auto replies to set for your Instagram messages? Here are 15 examples to help inspire you.
Send one of these options to all new incoming Instagram DMs whenever your team is unavailable for a quick response:
- Thank you for getting in touch! Our team is available from 10am-3pm CT. We’ll get back to you within those hours!
- Hey there—thanks for reaching out! Your message is important to us. Someone on our team will get back to you within the next 12 hours.
- Sorry we missed you! Our team is currently unavailable, but we’ll be back around 8am GMT.
Use one of these when someone messages you on Instagram to ask about hours of operation or contact information:
- Our hours of operation are 11am-11pm ET Monday through Saturday.
- To get in touch with a representative directly, please give us a call at [###-###-####].
- To learn more or request a demo, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our offices are located at 1234 Business Street.
Here are a few common questions and answers you might want to incorporate into your Instagram auto replies.
How long does shipping take?
- You can expect your items to arrive within 3-5 business days of your order.
How can I cancel my plan?
- To cancel, go to the “Account” section of your dashboard and find the “Cancel plan” button.
- We’re sad to see you go! To cancel, please call one of our representatives directly at [###-###-####] or send an email to email@example.com
Do you offer any discounts?
- We love that you asked! Use promo code INSTA for 10% off your purchase.
What services do you offer?
- We offer accounting services for small businesses.
How much do your services cost?
- We work on a monthly retainer basis. Packages start at $1,000/month and go up to $15,000+ depending on your needs.
Are you taking new patients?
- Yes, please head to our website to fill out the form for new patients.
- Unfortunately, our therapists are fully booked at the moment. Please check back next quarter to see if any spots have opened up.
There are two ways to set up auto replies on Instagram. The first is pretty easy—do so right inside the Instagram app. The second involves digging into the Automations option in Meta Business Suite.
We’ll walk you through each process.
First, open the Instagram app. Tap the messages icon in the top right corner of the home feed. Then, tap on the ellipses in the top right corner of your messages dashboard and select Tools.
Here, you can set either saved replies (canned responses your team can tap on to send manually) or auto replies for frequently asked questions.
Tap on Frequently asked questions to access the auto reply feature. Instagram will typically include a few starter questions. You can customize these or use them as is—just add answers.
Add as many questions as you want. You can even show these questions in chat, so customers who want to message you have options to choose from.
If you have your Facebook Business Page set up and optimized and your Instagram business profile connected, you can use Meta Business Suite to create automations like this.
First, head over to your Facebook Business Page, then click on Meta Business Suite in the left-hand sidebar.
You’ll then be taken to the Meta Business Suite dashboard. From here, click on Inbox in the right-hand sidebar.
This inbox section will hold all messages and comments from Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. If you’re looking for a single place to manage these, Business Suite is a great place to do so. The biggest downfall is that those are the only platforms you can monitor here (more on that later).
To set up your auto-reply messages, click the atom icon to access Automations.
Here, you can set up a number of automations relating to your direct messages across all of Meta’s platforms. If you haven’t previously set up Frequently asked questions, it will appear as one of the Suggested for you options. Click on it to get started.
Select your Instagram account from the list of places you want to turn this automation on. Then, start adding questions. You can preview them in the left-hand sidebar.
Once you’re done, click Save changes and toggle this automation into the On position. And voila! You’ve got your frequently asked questions set up.
Other automations you can create are:
- Away messages
- Instant replies
- Follow ups
We mentioned that Meta Business Suite is great for managing your messages and comments on Facebook and Instagram. But if your brand uses other platforms, like X (formerly known as Twitter) and LinkedIn, you’ll need additional support.
Good news—you’re in luck! With Hootsuite’s Social Inbox, your entire social media and customer support team can monitor, manage, and respond to messages across all social media platforms in one space.
You can store information about various customers so you never start a new interaction as strangers, helping customers feel seen and valued. Assign messages and interactions to certain team members so the most-equipped person can handle each specific issue.
Use Hootsuite Inbox as your social media help desk, resolving messages as soon as they’ve been responded to and keeping notes on customer issues.
Create auto-responders for every social media platform you manage with Hootsuite.
Instagram auto reply is a great way to minimize wait time for frequently asked questions. If you know common questions your audience has, and there’s a set answer you can provide, set it as an auto-response.
This saves your team time and ensures your Instagram followers don’t have to wait for a response.
There’s no quick on-off toggle for Instagram auto reply. Instead, you’ll have to go into your Instagram messaging tools and remove any frequently asked question responses you’ve input.
A saved reply is a similar tool to auto replies. Instead of sending instantaneously, though, saved replies are simply stored in your Instagram messaging settings for your team to manually send out. This works if the question someone asks has different answers depending on the time of year. You can save replies for a quick response, but you don’t want to have the response be automatic.
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Instagram Emoji Guide: Meanings, Reactions, Ideas
Ever seen an Instagram emoji fail IRL? Maybe your grandma used an eggplant emoji in a… compromising place. Or, your uncle was trying to be funny and added the poop emoji to his bio.
Whatever the case, emoji etiquette exists. Understanding the meaning and placement of emojis is essential to avoiding terrible, embarrassing communication mistakes.
Here’s everything you need to know about Instagram emoji meanings.
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What are Instagram emoji?
Instagram emoji are pictograms, icons, or small images used to express an emotion, idea, or feeling. Some emoji are universal (most people know that the heart symbol means love), while others have their own unique interpretations based on regional culture and language.
Popular emoji symbols include:
- Smiley face
- Sad face
- Clapping hands
There are literally thousands of emoji characters available on Instagram—from dragons and lizards, people exercising, and even ice cream cones. You can find Instagram emojis in two places: your native Instagram app and the world of third-party keyboard extensions.
What are Instagram reactions?
Instagram reactions are a way to quickly express your feelings without typing out a response. For example, if someone posts a funny meme, you can tap the laughing face emoji reaction instead of typing out “lol” or “haha.”
Instagram reactions are generally used as a reply to Instagram Stories and Instagram direct messages.
When watching a Story, click on the Send a message box to reply. You’ll then see a pop-up of six popular emoji to choose from.
You can also choose your own emoji by clicking on the small smiley face icon on your keyboard.
To use Instagram emoji reactions for direct messages, hold your finger down on the sent message, and a list of emoji will pop up. Choose from this list, or click the plus button to use your own emoji.
Where can you use Instagram emoji
You can use Instagram emoji in comments, captions, direct messages, as replies to Stories, and even in your Instagram bio. Basically, anywhere that allows for text input.
When you’re in a comment thread or writing a caption, a list of your most-used emojis will appear at the top of your reply.
If you want more, tap the smiley face icon to access Instagram emojis. If you’ve recently used an emoji, it will usually appear at the top of the list so you can easily select it again.
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How to change your emoji reaction
Wondering how to react with emoji on Instagram? There are six default Instagram emoji reactions:
- Crying face
- Wow face
- Heart eyes
- Laughing face
- Clapping hands
If you use custom emoji, they will show up in your reactions, allowing you to choose from a larger selection.
To choose a custom emoji, tap the smiley face icon on your mobile keyboard. Scroll through the list of options and tap to select the emoji you want. Once selected, it will appear in your reaction selection.
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Instagram reaction meanings
To avoid any potential misinterpretations, it’s important to remember the meanings behind Instagram reactions.
Here’s what each emoji reaction stands for:
- Crying face (😢) = Sadness, disappointment
- Wow face (😮) = Surprised or amazed
- Heart eyes (😍) = Love or admiration
- Laughing face (😂) = Funny or humorous
- Clapping hands (👏) = Encouragement or applause
- Fire (🔥) = Approval or agreement
Remember, the reactions you use should be appropriate for the context. For example, don’t express sadness at a funny meme. Similarly, don’t use a fire emoji to comment on your teacher’s vacation beach photo.
Popular Instagram emoji meanings
Tired of deciphering the meanings of emoji for Instagram? Here’s a quick reference sheet to keep on file.
- Thumbs up (👍) = Positive sentiment.
- Thinking face (🤔) = Curiosity, pondering ideas.
- Laughing with tears (😂) = Something is so funny you’re crying.
- Red heart (❤️) = Love, affection.
- Puke face (🤢) = Disgust or disapproval.
- Skull (💀) = Death, danger, or something is so funny you died.
- Hot face (🥵) = Passion or admiration.
- Smirk face (😏) = Flirting, teasing.
- Poop (💩) = Joking around.
- Party popper (🎉) = Celebration.
- Cat (😸) = Cuteness or someone acting like a cat.
- Drooling face (🤤) = Desperation, wanting something badly.
- Nail polish (💅) = Girl power.
- Sunglasses (😎) = Coolness, acknowledgement of a job well done.
- Eyes (👀) = Watching or paying attention.
- See-no-evil monkey (🙈) = Embarrassment or hiding something.
- Money bag (💰) = Wealth, success, or materialistic desires.
- Smiling devil face (😈) = Naughtiness or reckless behavior.
- Hugging face (🤗) = Appreciation, affection.
- Wink (😉) = Flirting or playful teasing.
- Silly face (🤪) = Fun or being goofy.
- Nerd face (🤓) = Intelligence, nerdiness.
- Confused face (😕) = Bewilderment or uncertainty.
- Money mouth (🤑) = Greed or wealth.
- Handshake (🤝) = Agreement, making a deal.
- Fist bump (👊) = Support or agreement.
- Woman dancing (💃) = Joy or celebration.
- Man dancing (🕺) = Letting loose, having fun.
- Tropical island (🏝️) = Relaxation or vacation.
- Plane (✈️) = An upcoming journey.
- Rainbow (🌈) = Optimism, happiness, pride.
- Globe (🌎) = Unity, the world coming together.
- Praying hands (🙏) = Asking for blessings or help.
- Rocketship (🚀) = A great success or achievement.
- Disco ball () = Partying or having a good time.
- Peace sign (✌️) = Affirmative, agreement, or a sign of peace.
- Heart (💖) = Love, care, and affection.
- Cat with heart eyes (😻) = Happiness due to love.
- Birthday cake (🎂) = A celebration of life.
- Star (⭐️) = Stardom, achieving greatness.
- Four-leaf clover (🍀) = Luck or fortune.
- Sparkles (✨) = Magic, beauty, and awe.
- Trophy (🏆) = Accomplishment or success.
- Shooting star (🌠) = Wishes coming true.
- Lightning bolt (⚡️) = Power, energy, and excitement.
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If you want to get creative with your Instagram bio, here are a few cute emojis for Instagram bios:
- Chasing dreams and sunshine. ☁️🌈
- On a seafood diet: I see food and I eat it! 🍣🍕🍔🍰
- Life’s a game 🎮, and I’m the master of figuring out the rules as I go 🤷♀️.
- Bringing a little sparkle wherever I go. ✨
- Hoping for a year where all my socks find their soulmates. 🧦❤️🔍
- Sunkissed and heart full of joy. 🌞❤️
- Nature doesn’t hurry, yet everything is accomplished. 🌲🕰️🌳
- Collecting memories like seashells. 🐚📸
- Plotting world domination 🌍, one project 📁 at a time.
- Life’s a blend of chaos ⚡, caffeine ☕, and a pinch of serendipity ✨.
- Lost in the pages of a good book and a happy heart. 📚❤️
- Radiating good energy, one smile at a time. 🌟😊
- Exploring new places with a skip in my step. 🗺️💃
- Happiness blooms from within. 🌻🌱
- Living life unapologetically and loving it. 🌟💖
- Sunset state of mind. 🌅🧡🌴
- Embracing adulting like… wait, how do you adult again? 🤷♀️👩💼
- I take mirror selfies because my reflection understands me. 🤳👯♀️🪞
- Wearing my invisible crown and ruling the day. 👑💁♀️🌟
- Professional napper and aspiring world traveler. 💤✈️😴
- Dressed to impress 💃, ready to conquer deadlines 📊 and dance floors 🕺.
- Spreading positivity like glitter – it gets everywhere! ✨😄💫
- Slaying the day one caffeine molecule at a time. ☕⚡️👊
- Living that “I’m not a morning person” stereotype proudly. 🌅☕😴
- Exploring the world, one food coma at a time. 🌍🍔🍟🍦
- Absolutely loving the sunshine on my face. ☀️
- Embracing the little moments that make life big. 🌟
- Laughing at my own jokes like… 😂
- Dancing through life’s ups and downs. 💃🕺
- Finding joy in the simplest things. 🌼
- Balancing dreams 💭, goals 🎯, and the occasional pizza slice 🍕.
- Hiking trails and chasing sunsets – that’s my kind of therapy. 🥾🌅🏞️
- Adventures and smiles, that’s my kind of therapy. 🌄
- Savoring the sweetness of today. 🍭
- Life’s a puzzle 🧩, and I’m collecting moments 📸 to complete the picture
- Living life with a little bit of sugar, spice, and everything fried. 🍔🍟🍦
- Spreading positivity like confetti. 🎉
- Collecting memories around the world, one destination at a time. 📸❤️
Life’s too short for a boring adventure. Let’s get lost! 🌟🌍
- Living in a world of filters, but my personality is 100% real! 😂📸🙌
- Lost in a world of good vibes. 🌈
- Living for the moments that steal my smile. 💖
- City lights and late nights. 🌆🌙 Chasing waves and dreams. 🌊🌌
- Living life in full bloom. 🌸🌼
- In a world full of trends, be a classic. 👗👓
- Sweatpants enthusiast with a PhD in Netflix. 📺👖🍕
- Taking each day one cup of coffee at a time. ☕❤️
- Exploring art, one brushstroke at a time. 🎨🖌️
- Adventures are calling, and I must go. 🌄🌍
- Counting memories, not calories, on this vacation. 🏖️🍕📸
- Finding joy in the rhythm of everyday life. 🎶😊
- Living life like a work of art in progress. 🎨🌟
- Weekend warrior on a quest for relaxation. 🌴🌴
- Capturing moments that make my heart skip a beat. 💓📷
- Trying to adult, but my snacks keep distracting me. 🍕📚🤔
- Chasing goals and catching smiles along the way. 🏃♀️😄
- I’m not procrastinating, I’m just giving my ideas time to marinate. 🤔🍳🧠
- Flipping my hair and conquering the day. 💁♀️💪
- Exploring the great outdoors and my own backyard. 🏞️🏡
- Celebrating life’s beautiful mess one day at a time. 🎉🤹♀️
- Making my own sunshine because I can’t find the remote. ☀️📺🤷♂️
- Happiness is homemade, and I’m the chef. 🍳👩🍳
- When life gives you lemons, add tequila and have a party! 🍋🍹🎉
- Living life like a perpetual DIY project – mostly Pinterest fails. 🛠️📌😅
- The only drama I enjoy is in my lashes. 👁️🗨️😂
- Current status: Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other. ☕🙌
- Facing challenges with the determination of a honey badger 🦡 – fearless and a little bit sassy 💁♀️.
- My bed and I have the perfect relationship – we’re always in a good sleepover. 🛏️💤😴
- I’m not arguing, I’m just explaining why I’m right. 💁♀️🗣️🤣
- Taking life one cup of coffee at a time, with a splash of sarcasm. ☕️🙃
- “Adulting” was a typo, and I’ve been trying to “adult” ever since. 🤦♀️👶👩🍳
- When in doubt, add more glitter. And then some more. ✨✨✨
- Living life like it’s a marathon, but I’m definitely built for sprinting. 🏃♀️🍕😅
- Behind every great person is a pile of laundry they’ve been avoiding. 🧺🤷♂️👑
- I put the “elusive” in exercise. 🏋️♀️🤷♀️😆
- My superpower? Turning pizza into energy. 🍕⚡️🦸♀️
- If I were a superhero, my power would be finding the last piece of chocolate. 🍫🦸♀️
- My horoscope said I should do something crazy today. So I wore mismatched socks. ♒🧦😜
- I’m not clumsy, I’m just participating in the floor’s obstacle course. 🤸♀️🤦♂️😂
- Too glam to give a damn, but not too glam to eat leftovers. 💅🍛😉
- When life gives you lemons, trade them for coffee. ☕🍋🤝
- My life is basically a series of unfinished DIY projects. 🛠️🙈🤷♀️
- Life update: Still using “adulting” as a verb, still unsure how to do it properly. 🤷♀️👩💼📆
- I’m not lazy, I’m in energy-saving mode. 🛌💤💡
- Currently taking applications for a personal chef, laundry fairy, and motivation guru. Any takers? 🍝🧚♂️🧘♀️
- Life’s a rollercoaster, and I’m the one screaming in the front seat. 🎢🙀🤪
- I run on caffeine, chaos, and a dash of lipstick. ☕💄🌀
- Wander often, wonder always. 🚶♀️🌍🤔
- Trading WiFi for wide-open spaces and unforgettable moments. 📶🏞️📸
- Counting down ⏳ to Friday like it’s a rocket launch 🚀 to the weekend.
- Juggling tasks like a circus performer 🎪 – except with more coffee ☕ and fewer acrobatics 🤹♀️.
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How to Schedule Tweets [3 Methods + Bonus Tips]
Scheduling Tweets (Xeets?) can be a game-changer for your brand.
It’s hard enough coming up with witty one-liners, hot takes on current events, or smart replies on a regular basis–but actually having to log in and post them at the right intervals? Talk about a headache.
By auto-scheduling your content in advance, you can send out viral Tweets for days (or weeks) without lifting a finger.
Here’s how to do it, and why you should.
Bonus: Download the free 30-day plan to grow your Twitter following fast, a daily workbook that will help you establish a Twitter marketing routine and track your growth, so you can show your boss real results after one month.
How to schedule Tweets: 3 methods
There’s more than one way to bake a cake, and the same is true for scheduling Tweets.
Here are some of the best methods for scheduling your Tweets using Hootsuite and Twitter.
1. On X (formerly Twitter)
The native Twitter scheduler lets you quickly and easily schedule Tweets from the platform itself. You can schedule both organic and promoted Tweets up to a year in advance.
The network’s native scheduler is a little basic, and you’ll be limited to scheduling only on Twitter. But, if that’s right for your business, here’s how to get it done.
Step 1. Log into Twitter Ads
To schedule a Tweet using the Twitter platform, start by logging in to ads.twitter.com.
If you don’t already have a Twitter Ads account set up, you’ll need to add a credit card and billing address to get started.
Step 2. Go to Creatives and then Tweets
Next, choose the Creatives from the drop-down menu at the top of the page, and then choose the Tweets tab.
Here, you can see scheduled Tweets and past Tweets.
Step 3. Schedule a new Tweet
Now, click on New Tweet in the top right corner. You’ll be redirected to the Tweet Composer, where you can create your Tweet. Add your copy, photos, and videos here.
Step 4. Choose promoted or organic
At the bottom of the Tweet Composer, you’ll see a box for Promoted only. If you want your Tweet to be seen only by users targeted in a Promoted Ads campaign, select this box. If you want your Tweet to be seen organically, make sure it’s unchecked.
Step 5. Schedule your Tweet
Once your settings are all set up, click the drop-down next to the Tweet button at the top right of your screen. Choose Schedule, then select the date and time you’d like your Tweet to go live.
From here, you can either schedule this single Tweet, or click the Create another box to the left of the Schedule button to keep drafting more Tweets.
2. With Hootsuite
For brands looking for a more comprehensive Tweet scheduler, a social media management tool like Hootsuite offers bulk scheduling, best time to post features, plus the ability to post to multiple social media accounts at once. (With Hootsuite, you can also schedule posts to Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, YouTube, and Pinterest.)
Here’s how to schedule Tweets with Hootsuite.
Step 1: Click on the Composer icon
When you’ve logged into your Hootsuite account, click the pen icon in the left-hand menu. Then, click Post.
Step 2: Choose your account
You might have multiple Twitter accounts connected to Hootsuite. So, select the one you want to publish to before drafting your post.
Step 3: Draft your post
Start drafting your post in the composer window.
Here, you can add photos, videos, captivating copy, mentions, hashtags, location data, emojis, and more. You can also shorten links and add UTM parameters to help track the performance of your posts.
Step 4: Schedule your Tweet
Once your Tweet is drafted and ready to schedule, choose the Schedule for later option in the bottom left corner.
Here, you can manually set a date and time for the post to go live. Or, choose from Hootsuite’s best time to post recommendations.
Then, click Schedule, and you’re done!
3. With Hootsuite Mobile
Wondering how to schedule tweets on mobile? Here’s how to do it with Hootsuite.
Step 1. Log into the Hootsuite App
Download and launch Hootsuite’s mobile app on your iOS or Android device. Then, log in using your existing credentials.
Step 2: Click Compose
Once you’re in, click the Compose icon. This is where you’ll draft your post.
Step 3: Choose account and content
Select the Twitter account you’d like to post to, then start drafting your post. Add copy, links, photos, videos, and more.
Step 4: Schedule your Tweet
When you’re done composing the Tweet, tap on Next in the top right of your screen.
A pop-up will appear. Here, you can either Auto schedule Tweets (meaning Hootsuite will choose the best date and time for your post to go live). Or, you can Custom schedule (meaning you the set date and time manually).
Once you’ve made your selection, click Ok, and that’s it! Your Tweet is now scheduled to go live at the specified time.
Benefits of scheduling Tweets
Scheduling Tweets saves you time so you can focus on creating content and engaging with your followers.
Here are a few more reasons you should be scheduling your Tweets.
- Time-saving: Social media managers know just how much time it can take to post on Twitter day in and day out. Scheduling Twitter posts helps you avoid those long hours spent manually posting so you can focus on more interesting or creative tasks.
- Engagement: Ensure your content reaches the largest audience possible by setting it to post during peak engagement times.
- Consistency: Scheduling Tweets is a great way to establish trust with followers and maintain consistency in your brand.
- Targeting: Got a large, global audience? Tweet scheduling is key for targeting customers in different time zones and countries.
- Productivity: It’s easier to stay inspired, organized, and productive with a batch-scheduling system that lets you work on Tweets in advance and let them post at the optimal times.
6 tips for scheduling Tweets
Now that you know the ins and outs of scheduling Tweets, here are some bonus tips to make sure you get the most out of your Twitter presence.
1. Post at the best time
Different brands have different audiences who are active at different times. Using a Twitter scheduling tool to line up your Tweets in advance lets you test the waters and find out what times of day bring you the most engagement.
Then, you can use those insights to optimize your posting schedule and get the most out of every Tweet.
2. Give yourself time to edit
Social media moves fast, and sometimes, the Tweets you scheduled days ago can be out of touch by the time they go live.
That’s why giving yourself some leeway is important when scheduling Tweets. With Hootsuite, you can edit Tweets even after they’ve been scheduled, so you can keep your content up-to-date even when it’s on autopilot.
Set aside time each week to review any scheduled Tweets and make any necessary edits—this way, you can be sure that your content is always as accurate and fresh as possible.
3. Send to your team for approval
Collaboration is a cornerstone of effective social media management. This is especially true for large teams, or those working in highly regulated industries.
Tweet schedulers like Hootsuite let you easily send Tweets to teammates, stakeholders or other decision-makers for approval before they go live.
You can even set up custom user roles for different permissions based on your team structure.
Social media managers hyping each other up >>> pic.twitter.com/tRZoDoS4QZ
— Hootsuite 🦉 (@hootsuite) July 11, 2023
4. Link it up
Want to drive even more traffic back to your website? Or see how popular your latest influencer-driven Twitter campaign is with new fans?
Use trackable URL shorteners like Hootsuite’s Ow.ly link shortener in your Tweets so you can see how many people are clicking through.
Plus, with clean, shortened links, you’ll have more character count to work with when crafting your Tweet copy.
These prompts = High-quality AI art 😎 https://t.co/G7dQPZONXt
— Hootsuite 🦉 (@hootsuite) July 12, 2023
5. Turn off scheduled posts during emergencies
Social media crises happen, even to the best-intentioned brands. Thankfully, Hootsuite’s Pause Scheduling button lets you pause all scheduled Tweets with one click so you can manage your social media crisis effectively.
This way, you won’t have to worry about outdated or irrelevant content going out during a difficult time—giving you one less thing to worry about in an emergency.
6. Track, analyze, and optimize
Tweet scheduling platforms like Hootsuite also offer integrated analytics tools so you can track the performance of your Tweets, monitor what’s trending in your industry, and gain insights for future campaigns.
Social listening tools like Hootsuite Insights also let you track mentions of keywords, brands, and hashtags over time, giving you an even deeper look into what’s working and what isn’t.
Use these insights to optimize your future Tweets and stay on top of industry trends.
FAQs about scheduling Tweets
Does Twitter allow you to schedule tweets?
Yes, you can schedule Tweets directly in Twitter (now X) using the Twitter Ads Manager. Keep in mind, you won’t be able to post to multiple accounts from one place.
What is the best app to schedule tweets?
Hootsuite is the best app to schedule Tweets, with its industry-leading bulk uploads, the best time to post feature, and the ability to post to multiple social media accounts at once. Not to mention, AI Tweet-writing features, advanced analytics and reporting, and the one-click Pause Scheduling button for emergencies.
Use Hootsuite to execute your Twitter marketing plan alongside all your other social media activity. From a single dashboard you can monitor your competitors, grow your followers, schedule Tweets, and analyze your performance.
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