24 July 2020
Even though Twitter has evolved significantly as a social media platform, there are still many features that users have been requesting for so long. One such commonly requested feature has been the ability to schedule tweets that has finally been implemented. Twitter for web now supports scheduling tweets as well as saving tweets as drafts.
Starting with tweet scheduling, it can be done directly from the tweet composition interface. Twitter has added a new calendar icon next to the existing options meant for attaching photos/videos, adding location, GIFs. Clicking on this new icon will give the interface for choosing the date and time. The tweet will be saved and made live on your profile at the date and time chosen by you.
It should be noted that Twitter users have been scheduling tweets for many years but they had been doing so with the help of third-party clients like TweetDeck and Buffer. The newly added feature makes it possible to do the same thing natively without relying on other apps and tools.
Twitter has further made it possible for users to save tweets as drafts. It can be helpful when you have written a tweet but do not want to post it yet. To save a new draft, type your tweet in the composer window and then click the "X" icon in the top left corner. You will get a new pop-up where you will need to click on "Save" to save the tweet as a draft. This feature is also accessible only via the web and saved drafts will not get synced with mobile apps.