Ever since it arrived in 2006, Twitter has become one of the largest platforms for social interaction. Want to reach out to a large number of people to promote your business? Send a tweet. Catch up with the happenings around you? Follow tweets from news channels. Or want to express yourself? Just Tweet.
This said we believe that there are six ways, tricks, or things that you should be doing to not only have a great experience while using Twitter but also to use it more efficiently. This article guides you to the six things that only experts know about twitter for you to make the most out of it.
1. Lights out, dark theme
Lights out is a platform-wide dark mode that turns everything dark. It is very different from the previous dim way, which was there on Twitter. Thanks to this, you get a couple of benefits. Firstly, people using twitter on phones with OLED displays get battery savings. Secondly, if you are using twitter with this mode enabled in the dark, you cause lesser strain to the eye. Finally, the overall look of the platform in this mode gives it not only a refreshing look but also makes accent colors pop and enhances the overall user experience too.
For users accessing Twitter from the desktop site, you can go to more than display and then choose the lights out option. For users accessing twitter from apps, you can go to settings, and privacy then displays and sound then under the display section choose the dark mode and then the lights out option to apply.
Retweeting a tweet is great for a couple of reasons. One this shows your interest in a particular tweet. Then adding a comment to the retweet makes it more personal and goes off to show that you stand by what you speak, making it more personal. Secondly, and a big reason to consider is that retweeting can get you 15% more followers than what you get in general, as shown in the research conducted by Sysomos.
Retweeting is simple. Click on the retweet icon and then either retweet only the tweet or retweet it with a comment. This method applies to both the desktop site version and the mobile app version.
3. Add Visuals to your tweets
In a report published by a team of neuroscientists, it was observed that a human brain could process images in as little time as 13 milliseconds. This means that adding visuals like images and videos or even a GIF will make your tweet stand out to the audiences even more so than it used to
Adding a picture is simple. When you are tweeting something, select the icons at the bottom, which allows you to choose from images to videos to GIF. You can even use this free and easy Twitter video downloader and save them directly from Twitter to your device.
4. Use Twitter Analytics
A feature baked into Twitter that goes unused by tons of users is Twitter’s analytics feature. Twitter analytics gives you the statistics to information like tweet impressions, profile visits, mentions, and many other such pieces of information. What can you do with this? Well, depending on how you perceive the data collected, you could tweet posts that are liked by most of your viewers or audience.
You can access Twitter analytics by going to more and then into Analytics for the desktop version.
5. Use Hashtag in your Tweet
One of the effortless ways to make your tweet reach out to the audience easily is by placing a hashtag symbol before a keyword that you want to categorize. This helps in a couple of ways. One, by adding a hashtag, your tweets can be searched efficiently. Two, once your tweet is found, you can then see what others have tweeted with the same hashtag.
6. Tweeting time
Last but not least, the time when you tweet is probably the most important of all the tips.
A report published by Forbes showed that tweeting between 9 am and 3 pm has proven to be the most effective way of reaching out to the audience with the most tweets read after mid-day.
This is probably because professionals and college students read tweets while having Lunch after mid-day. The report also displays that the number of tweets reads or reached out to dropped considerably at night. This is the result of the fact that people fall asleep at that time of the day.
In short, 9 am to 3 pm would be the best time to tweet while posting after 10 pm probably won’t be very useful as most of the people go off to sleep after 10.
Time to wrap things up. Although there were indeed many other points to consider to become a twitter expert, we believe the above mentioned 6 points to be the most effective. Each of the points mentioned in this article will help you use twitter in a better fashion. In the end, your experience will depend on how well you use the above tips, and hopefully, this article will be of some use to you in becoming an expert twitter user.