Twitter Post Guide
1. Connect to Twitter
Go to the Networks page. If your Twitter account is not connected to Outfy, it will show under Available Networks.
When you hover your cursor over the Twitter icon, it will show a message that says Connect. Click to start connecting your Twitter account to Outfy.
When you click, a window will appear that says this: Click on Connect your Twitter Account
Note: You need a Twitter account to connect it to Outfy. If you don't, please create one. Once you do that, you can connect it to Outfy and use Outfy's network features to promote your store on Twitter.
Once your social media account is connected to Outfy, it will remain so - unless you (or the social media network) change any settings or credential-related information in the social media account (s). If such a thing occurs, you have to reconnect your social media account (s) to Outfy.
When you click Connect your Twitter account, it will take you to a box that will prompt you to log in to your Twitter account and authorise Outfy to access it. Please do the needful.
2. Post to Twitter
You are on the Networks page. Your Twitter account is connected to Outfy - it will show under Connected Networks
First things first, you can expand or contract the Twitter section by clicking on this arrow.
When you expand it, the first thing you will see is a button that allows you to disconnect Twitter from your network shares. But you don't want to do that now, because you have to be connected to post to Twitter.
Under the disconnect button you will see the settings for Twitter posts - these allow you to share three kinds of Twitter posts, i.e., a link post, a single image post, and a multiple images post.
Under this section of the kind of posts you can create is a link that takes you to a section that allows you to Manage Post Templates.
Note: Post templates are formats you can use to create, manage and share posts in a social network easily. You will find a guide to Manage Post Templates here.
3. Types of Twitter posts
Post as a link
Your Twitter post can be just a link. A link post is clickable on all parts of the post. When clicked, it will take the visitor to the linked part of your store. To post as a link, choose the link option in the Twitter part of connected networks.
Post as a single image post
Your Twitter post can be a single image with a link in the caption that the visitor can click to visit that part of the store. To post a single image post, choose the image option in the Twitter part of connected networks.
Post as an album post
Your Twitter post can be an album post, i.e., multiple images (maximum of 4) with a caption and link for each image that the visitor can view and click - using the arrow keys - to visit each part of the store. To post an album post, choose the image and multiple image option in the Twitter part of connected networks.
4. Content types for posting
You can use Outfy to create different kinds of promotional content and post it on Twitter. The kinds of content you can create with Outfy are product posts, promotional collages, animated GIFs, and videos. You can also use Outfy to automate content creation and posting using Autopilot or SmartQ. Now, to help you use Outfy for Twitter easily, let's get into each aspect of content creation and posting on Twitter.
Outfy can help you pick products from your store (My Products page) and post them to your audience on Twitter.
Outfy can help you pick products from your store, create collages (Collage page) using them, and post this content to your audience on Twitter. We have a guide that takes you through the steps for doing this here.
Outfy can help you create Animated GIFs (Animated GIFs page) and post them to your audience on Twitter. We have a guide that takes you through the steps for doing this here.
Outfy can help you pick products from your store, create videos (Videos page) using them, and post this content to your audience on Twitter. We have a guide that takes you through the steps for doing this here.
5. When to post
You can use Outfy to schedule your posts on Twitter either immediately or at a future date. In fact, Outfy can help you save time by taking care of your scheduling needs most efficiently.
To post content immediately on Twitter, just go to the piece of created content and use the interface to share it on Twitter.
Schedule for later
To post content on Twitter later, you can use the schedule later on Twitter interface under Networks or do it via the Planner.
6. Automate through Autopilot/SmartQ
As mentioned earlier, the kinds of content you can create with Outfy are product posts, promotional collages, animated GIFs, and videos. What's more, Outfy can automate content creation and post the same for you on Twitter using Autopilot or SmartQ. We have guides to help you use Autopilot here and SmartQ here.