Guide to Using TweetDeck

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  • 1. A desktop application for Twitter
    Using TweetDeck
  • 2. What is TweetDeck?
    A desktop application to manage more than one Twitter account
    Also can be used for Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz
  • 3. Why use it?
    For employees who have personal Twitter accounts, TweetDeck makes it easy to switch from one account to the other (or even use both simultaneously)
    You can see 3 important panels at once:
    Timeline
    Replies
    Direct Messages
    Easier to manage friends and followers
  • 4. Step by Step Guide
    Go to tweetdeck.com to download the app
  • 5. Step by Step Guide
  • 6. Step by Step Guide
  • 7. Step by Step Guide
    Once you login, you will see several columns
    You can resize the window to see however many columns you’d like (Suggested: the first 3)
  • 8. Step by Step Guide
    Next, go to “Settings” on the toolbar at the top right…
  • 9. Step by Step Guide
  • 10. Step by Step Guide
    Next, go to “Settings” on the toolbar at the top right…
    And set your “Notifications” off so you won’t get an annoying popup on your screen ever few seconds!
  • 11. Step by Step Guide
  • 12. Step by Step Guide
  • 13. Step by Step Guide
    You can use the same “Settings” panel to change things like sound notifications, the color of TweetDeck, etc.
  • 14. Step by Step Guide: Columns
    What are the different columns for?
  • 15. Step by Step Guide: Columns
    The first column is your Friends’ Timeline
    It shows a live update of everyone’s latest tweets
  • 16. Step by Step Guide: Columns
    The second column is called “Mentions”
    It is useful if you want to see what people are replying @ you
    (Note: A “reply” is like a message sent to you through Twitter. It looks like this: @boldcreative)
  • 17. Step by Step Guide: Columns
    The third column is called “Direct Messages”
    In contrast to Replies, Direct Messages (or DMs) are private messages sent to you
    Using DMs is useful if you don’t want to flood your own Twitter with replies to specific people
  • 18. Step by Step Guide: Retweeting
    TweetDeck makes it super easy to retweet something
    Hover over a profile picture and press the “Retweet” button…
  • 19. Step by Step Guide: …and more
    Like Retweeting, it is also easy to send Replies, Direct Messages, and even Follow or Unfollow users
  • 20. Step by Step Guide: Adding Accounts
    Next, you might want to add your own Twitter account (or Facebook…)
    This allows you to switch back and forth between accounts seamlessly
    To do so, click the plus “+” sign at the top next to your Twitter profile picture…
  • 21. Step by Step Guide: Adding Accounts
  • 22. Step by Step Guide: Adding Accounts
  • 23. Step by Step Guide: Adding Accounts
    And that’s it! You should now be able to select which account(s) you’d like to update from
  • 24. Conclusion
    TweetDeck is simple and easy to use especially if you want to update every now and then and juggle more than one Twitter account
    Most importantly it facilitates engagement with users and helps monitor that engagement