AutotweeterPro v10 UserManual updated on May 11, 2017.
AutotweeterPro does not ask your twitter username or password to connect to your twitter account. Instead AutotweeterPro uses a mechanism called OAUTH to securely connect to your twitter account without using your twitter username and password which is secret to you. Twitter mandates OAUTH mechanism to connect third party applications like AutotweeterPro to connect to their platform. This is similar to "Sign in with Google" or "Sign in with Facebook" that you see on many websites now. Since AutotweeterPro is a desktop application, it cannot have a "Sign in with Twitter" option. So this "Sign in with Twitter" has to be done manually by the user. This process involves generating 4 types of keys (some random text) from your twitter account and copy pasting those text into your AutotweeterPro. This has to be done only once.
The 4 keys (random looking text) names and sample are below.
- Consumer Key
- Consumer Secret
- Access Token
- Access Token Secret
Though the name sounds highly technical, as a user, you don't need to know much about what these keys mean. You just need to copy paste these keys from the twitter page to the corresponding AutotweeterPro text boxes.
If your twitter account is brand new, make sure you have confirmed your email address and phone number before proceeding.
- Make sure you have verified your email address with twitter. https://support.twitter.com/articles/15356
- Make sure you have verified your phone number with twitter. https://support.twitter.com/articles/110250-adding-your-mobile-number-to-your-account-via-web
In your browser, goto https://apps.twitter.com and sign in with the twitter account that you want to connect with AutotweeterPro.
Once successfully logged in, Click 'Create New App' button.
Create an application by filling the form with details as below.
Name: Type some unique name like "mypromotionapp5665". Description: Type some description longer than 10 characters. Website: Type any valid website address, like https://www.twitter.com
Now click 'Permissions' tab and select 'Read and Write' and click 'Update Settings' button.
Click Keys and Access Token tab, scroll down and click 'Create My Access Token Button'. Make sure the 'Access level' is Read and Write, this is very important.
Note: If the access level is not Read and Write, go back to Step 3 and change Access to Read and Write, then click 'Regenerate Consumer Key and Secret' and then click 'Regenerate Access Token and Token Secret.
Click 'Keys and Access Tokens' tab and make sure you have all the 4 keys and the Access Level as Read and Write.
It goes without saying that typing these 4 keys by hand is not an intelligent move. So lets copy paste these from the webpage to the corresponding AutotweeterPro text boxes. Use CTRL+C, CTRL+V or right click for context menu copy paste menu.
Click 'Save' button in AutotweeterPro. Your keys will be verified for Read/Write access by AutotweeterPro and if AutotweeterPro is able to successfully connect to your twitter account, it will greet you with your twitter handle and you are all set to send auto tweets now.
The various settings in Twitter Automation Settings tab will help you to setup tweet automation according to your needs. The settings are explained below.
The tweet file is a simple excel file that you can make by entering the tweets in the first column and the second column with the path of the image that you want to upload along with the tweet (optional). You can download a sample excel sheet for your reference from here. The excel file can be in xlsx or xls format. The tweets should be entered in the first sheet of the workbook.
Note: AutotweeterPro will validate your excel sheet for errors like if the tweet exceeds 140 characters and if the image do not exist in the given image path. Your tweet can also have hyperlinks. Hyperlinks are not counted against the character limit, but an http link will reduce your character limit to 118 characters and an https link will reduce your character limit to 117 characters. This is the limitation by twitter and not something AutotweeterPro has control of. So when your tweet contains http/https links, your tweet character limit should be 118/117 respectively.
You can turn off this validation by checking 'Skip tweet file validation', if you are sure your tweets are well within the character limit rules of twitter.
AutotweeterPro's research has shown that instead of sending automatic tweets at a fixed schedule, if you randomize sending tweets at a non-fixed rate, the tweets will get higher visibility and audience engagement. So AutotweeterPro has come up with the option of picking a random time interval between a given minimum and maximum time in minutes. This means that every other tweet will be tweeted at a random time gap picked each time between the tweets.
Note: It is recommended to keep 'From' and 'To' time intervals at a minimum gap of at least 8 minutes. for example: From '2' and 'To' 10 minutes.
By default, AutotweeterPro will save the last tweeted row when you stop Autotweeting, so that it can resume tweeting from the next row in the excel sheet. This text box will always show the next row to be tweeted from the excel sheet. In case you want to skip some tweets in your excel sheet, you can change this to the row number of the tweet in the excel sheet that you want to start tweeting from.
Select this option if you want your auto tweet cycle to be repeated forever. AutotweeterPro will resume tweeting from row 1 of the excel sheet when it has reached the last row of the excel sheet. This cycle will repeat forever. This is a great way to engage with your audience on the other side of the globe.
Select this option if you are sending duplicate tweets. Twitter will reject a duplicate tweet by saying 'Status is a duplicate' , but AutotweeterPro will re queue the tweet by making it non-duplicate. The tweet is made unique by appending a single random numeric character to the end of the tweet.
Select this option if you do not want to continue Autotweeting if any of your auto tweet has failed. This is helpful if your successive tweets have some connection to your previous tweets. If this option is not selected, AutotweeterPro will continue auto tweeting with the next tweet in the excel sheet.
AutotweeterPro will validate your excel sheet for errors like if the tweet exceeds 140 characters and if the image do not exist in the given image path. You can turn off this validation by checking 'Skip tweet file validation', if you are sure your tweets are well within the character limit rules of twitter.
Twitter character limit rules Your tweet can have hyperlinks. Hyperlink's characters are not counted fully against the character limit, but a http link in your tweet will reduce your character limit to 118 characters and an https link will reduce your character limit to 117 characters. This is the limitation by twitter and not something AutotweeterPro has control of. So when your tweet contains http/https links, your tweet character limit allowed by twitter is 118/117 respectively.
This tab is very simple to use, just click Start Autotweeting button to start tweeting and AutotweeterPro will start doing its job. When you want stop sending the auto tweets, just click Stop Autotweeting button. Thats all there to it.
Clicking 'Start Autotweeting' will start sending automated tweets row by row from the excel sheet. You can see the logs of auto tweeting too.
Clicking 'Stop Autotweeting' will stop AutotweeterPro from sending anymore auto tweets. AutotweeterPro will also remember the last tweeted row, so that the next time you click Start Autotweeting, it will resume from the row when it previously left off.
The count down timer counts down to the time where it will send the next tweet in seconds.
If the log becomes too big for you, clicking the clear messages will clear the logs.
AutotweeterPro has unlimited trial version with a limitation that it will only send 3 tweets in one go. The tweeting will stop automatically after 3 tweets, you have to click 'Start Autotweeting' button again to send the next 3 tweets. To remove this limitation, you have to unlock to full version. Clicking the 'Purchase' button will take you to the page where you can purchase the license. Once your purchase is successful, simply restart AutotweeterPro and it will get unlocked to full version. There is no separate full version to download. Your existing trial version of AutotweeterPro will get unlocked to full version automatically after your purchase. If clicking the button do not open your browser to make the purchase, simple visit www.autotweeter.in and click Buy menu to make the purchase. The purchase is a onetime lifetime license and there is no monthly subscription.
We extend customer support to both trial version and full version users. You can email to email@example.com for any queries. It would be very helpful if you include the service code that you see in the text box for a faster customer support. The customer support strives to reply to your queries in 8 hours.