The social network Twitter, which competes with platforms like Facebook, this Thursday announced a new tool for users. Now you can write a tweet and, instead of posting it right away, schedule the date and time for when you want it to be published. For now, option is only available through internet browsers and not in the app.
In November, Twitter had already advanced that it was testing this tool, which, for example, only exists through third-party services on other social networks such as Reddit and Instagram. The advantage of this new mechanism, which can be activated by pressing the calendar button when writing a tweet, lies in the user's option to choose a more opportune time to publish content without being online. In addition, the measure allows “user Twitter at the pace” of each user, as announced the platform.
Another novelty presented is the possibility of saving drafts of tweets. That is, if you write a tweet and do not want to delete it, you can leave it written to continue writing later. These are not new measures and have been implemented by other services. In the case of Gmail, Google's free email service, scheduling of electronic messages became integrated into the platform in April 2019.
(A Twitter video showing how this new tool works)
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