About advanced TweetDeck features
Get the best out of Twitter with TweetDeck’s advanced features — ideal for consuming and analyzing a lot of information at once. Customize your experience with Tweet scheduling, collections, search, filtering, and more.
The column of icons listed on the left navigation bar, including Home , Activity , Notifications , and mentions , represent your TweetDeck column order. To change the order, click an icon and drag it to your desired placement.
TweetDeck allows users to schedule Tweets in advance. If you manage multiple accounts through TweetDeck, you have the option to schedule Tweets for each of them.
For those who use TweetDeck in a corporate environment, note that all scheduled Tweets for accounts connected to your TweetDeck are visible to anyone with access.
To schedule a Tweet:
- Sign in to your TweetDeck account and click the Tweet compose icon.
- Confirm that the Twitter account(s) you'd like to tweet from are selected.
- Compose your Tweet. Include an image or video with the Tweet by clicking Add images or video.
- Click Schedule Tweet and select the date and time you’d like the Tweet posted.
- Click Schedule Tweet at [date/time].
Tip: View and edit your scheduled Tweets by adding a Scheduled column. Read about adding columns to your TweetDeck.
Note: TweetDeck does not support scheduled Direct Messages.
With collections, you can organize Tweets according to topics, events, interests, conversations, and more, all in real-time. Add your collections as columns, and Tweet the URL to share it with others.
To create a collection on TweetDeck:
- From the navigation bar, click on the plus icon to select Add column. You can also use the keyboard shortcut A, to add a new column to your dashboard.
- Select Collections from the menu options.
- To start a new timeline select Create collection.
- Click on the Account drop-down menu to choose which account you’d like the collection to belong to. Type in a title for your collection in the Name field, and add a Description (optional).
- Click Save.
Tip: You can change the title and description of your collection at any time. To update your title, simply click into the title field and edit. To update your description, click the pencil icon to edit, then click Save.
To add or remove Tweets from your collection:
- Find a Tweet you would like to add to your collection and select the more icon
- From the drop-down menu, select Add to collection. You can also hover your cursor over your selected Tweets, then click the drag icon to add Tweets to your collection.
- Click the checkbox next to the collection(s) you’d like to add the Tweet to, then click Done.
- Newly added Tweets will appear at the top of the collection column.
- To reorder Tweets in your collection, click the drag icon and move the selected Tweet up or down in your collection. You can also copy a Tweet from one collection to another by holding down the drag icon and moving the desired Tweet to another collection column.
- To remove a Tweet, simply click on the X icon on a Tweet within in a collection.
To share your collection:
- Click the filter icon at the top of your collection to access the column’s options menu.
- Click the share icon, then choose between: Embed collection, View on twitter.com, or Tweet about this timeline.
Note: Only public Tweets can be added to collections, which are public and viewable by all users through the collection's URL.
How to post a Tweet
- Tap the Compose Tweet bar towards the top of the screen.
- Compose your message and tap Tweet.
- The Tweet will be successfully posted to your profile.
When composing a Tweet, you will also see the options to:
- Add a photo from your gallery
- Add your location to the Tweet
- Post your status to BBM
How to delete a Tweet
- Tap the Tweet you'd like to delete.
- Tap the trash can icon at the bottom of the Tweet (pictured below).
- A message will pop-up with the option to cancel. Tap Delete.
- The Tweet will be successfully removed from your profile.
How to navigate your home timeline
- At the top of Twitter, you’ll see a navigation bar.
- Home is where you see Tweets from the accounts you follow and can navigate back to your home timeline.
- Notifications is where you can find your public @mentions, new followers and people who have favorited your Tweets.
- Direct Messages is where you’ll find all of your direct messages.
- Search is where you can search for people, trends and other great content on Twitter.
- Me (your profile picture icon) is where you can view and edit your profile, access your direct messages, lists, and more!
- Scroll down through your Home timeline to see the latest updates from users you follow.
- From the home timeline, you can tap on an individual Tweet to see the Tweet’s details page, including photos and media, conversations, and the number of favorites and retweets the Tweet has received.
- On the Tweet’s details page you can also reply to, retweet, or mark the Tweet as a favorite.
- Save a photo to your device by opening the Tweet’s details page and long-pressing the trackpad on the photo.
The Notifications tab: mentions, interactions, and more
- The Notifications tab shows @ replies and mentions from other users. Learn more about @ replies and mentions in this article.
- Additionally, you’ll see when other users follow you, as well as when they have favorited or retweeted your Tweets.
- Access your sent and received DMs by tapping the envelope icon
- To add an image to a Direct Message, tap the photo icon next to the message bar.
- To respond to a Direct Message, tap the username of the sender to open the conversation thread and type your message in the text box at the bottom of the page.
- To compose a new Direct Message, open the Blackberry menu and tap the compose message option.
- To delete a Direct Message conversation, open the Blackberry menu and select Clear conversation.
- Learn more about Direct Messages.
The Explore tab: find things you love on Twitter
In the Explore section you can look for other topics, hashtags, or accounts which might interest you on Twitter.
The Me tab: your profile, lists, drafts and likes
- Tap on your Profile and then Favorites to see a list of Tweets you recently marked as a favorite.
- Tap Lists to access lists that you’ve created on twitter.com and are currently subscribed to.
- Tap Create new list to add a new list.
- Tap a specific list to see the timeline of Tweets from members of that list.
Editing your profile
- Tap the Gear icon and then Settings to edit your settings. From here you can edit your notification settings, add new accounts, turn off picture previews in your timeline, and connect your Twitter to BBM.
- Tap the Gear icon and then tap Edit profile to edit your profile image, bio, website, location, or real name.
- Tap Drafts to find all of your drafted Tweets. Here you can edit and send any unfinished Tweets you may have composed.
When you begin to type characters into the search box, TweetDeck will run a real-time search that attempts to autocomplete your search term, surfacing potentially relevant search topics and accounts. Different search topics will be shown on the top half of the drop-down menu, whereas user accounts will be shown on the bottom half.
If you select one of the suggested search terms, you will be given the option to browse users related to that search topic or Tweets related to that search term.
It's easy to uncover sentiment surrounding a topic; simply search for a topic followed by a happy or sad emoticon. For example, you can create a search column with the keyword "San Francisco :)" to see Tweets regarding San Francisco in a positive manner.
TweetDeck’s column filters are a powerful way to customize searches by keyword, date and time, and to stay on top of new Tweets as columns quickly update.
Click the filter icon at the top of any column to access the options menu:
- Content: Tweets matching keywords, media type, dates and time, language, or including or excluding Retweets
- Location: Tweets geotagged in a specified locations
- Users: Tweets from a specific account, members of a list, or verified accounts
- Engagement: Tweets with a minimum number of Retweets, likes, or replies
- Alerts: Tweet alerts through sound or desktop notifications
The asterisk is also a powerful filtering tool in a TweetDeck search column. You can run searches using the keywords such as “San Francisco is *.” This will yield Tweets containing text such as, “ San Francisco is pretty,” “San Francisco is small,” etc.
TweetDeck makes it easy for you to re-run searches that you have previously completed. Click on the search icon located in the navigation bar and your previous searches will be displayed in a drop-down menu. You can always clear your previous searches by clicking on Clear history at the bottom on the drop-down menu.
After you run a search, you will be given the option to customize your results even further. You can alter your search in several ways, including: "showing," "matching," "excluding," "written in," and "Retweets." You will find these filters by opening the filter option at the top of the column.
- To search for Tweets mentioning "#SanFrancisco" that link to news stories, type the following in the search box: #SanFrancisco filter:news
- To exclude a search term, use a negative filter type ("-filter:type") in your search query.
- To search for mentions of #space from verified accounts, excluding Retweets, type the following in the search box: #space filter:verified -filter:nativeretweets
- To search for mentions of either “red” or “black”, with mentions of either “cold” or “hot”, with at least twenty Retweets, but excluding mentions of “#thedress”, and linking to news sources, type the following in the search box: (red OR black) AND (cold OR hot) min_retweets:20 filter:news -#thedress
View more examples outlined below:
love AND hate
Containing both "love" and "hate"
love OR hate
At least one of either "love" or "hate"
A cashtag, useful for following stock information
The complete phrase "love hate"
Containing link to a news story. Combine with a list operator to narrow the user set down further.
Excluding NSFW content.
Sent by a particular @username e.g. "#space from:NASA"
Replying to a particular @username
Mentioning a particular @username e.g. "+@NASA"
From members of this list e.g. list:NASA/space-tweets
From verified users
Geotagged in this place
Within specific radius of the "near" operator, to apply a limit. Can use km or mi. e.g. "fire near:san-francisco within:10km"
On or after a specified date
On or before a specified date. Combine with the "since" operator for dates between.
Retweets from users who have hit the retweet button.
Old style retweets ("RT") + quoted tweets.
Tweet is a reply to another Tweet.
A minimum number of Retweets
A minimum number of Likes
A minimum number of replies
Sent from a specified client e.g. source:tweetdeck (common clients are: tweetdeck, twitter_for_iphone, twitter_for_android, web)
All media types.
Native Twitter images (pic.twitter.com links)
All video types, including native Twitter video and external sources such as Youtube.
All Twitter-owned video types (native video, vine, periscope)
Twitter native video only
Twitter pro video (Amplify) only
TweetDeck allows you to manage your lists easily in one centralized place for all your accounts. You can create lists in TweetDeck filtered by by your interests or by particular accounts. Any list that you have set up or subscribed to previously can also be added as separate columns in TweetDeck.
To create a list on TweetDeck:
- From the navigation bar, click on the plus icon to select Add column, then click on Lists.
- Click the Create list button.
- Select the Twitter account you would like to create the list for.
- Name the list and give it a description then select if you would like the list to be publicly visible or not (other people can subscribe to your public lists).
- Click Save.
- Add suggested accounts or search for users to add members to your list, then click Done.
To edit a list on TweetDeck:
- Click on Lists, from the plus icon in the navigation bar.
- Select the list you would like to edit.
- Click Edit.
- Add or remove list members or click Edit Details to change the list name, description, or account. You can also click Delete list.
- When you're finished making changes, click Done.
To designate a list to a column:
- Click on the plus icon to select Add column.
- Click on the Lists option from the menu.
- Select which list you would like to make into a column.
- Click Add Column.
To use a particular list in search:
- Add a search column, then click the filter icon to open the column filter options.
- Click the icon to open the User filter.
- Select By members of list and type the account name followed by the list name. You can only search across your own lists, or others’ public lists.
TweetDeck makes it easy to create an embedded Tweet directly from the app.
- Hover over the Tweet that you wish to embed.
- Click on the more icon
- Select Embed this Tweet, add copy the code that is displayed.
TweetDeck allows you to mute Tweets across the entire application by text source. To access and edit your keyword mutes:
- Click on the gear icon in navigation menu and select Settings.
- Click the Mute tab.
- Select which type of mute you would like to utilize then enter the text of your choice in the given field.
- Click Mute, then click Done.
TweetDeck lets you mute accounts across all your columns. Account mutes are tied to the account you used to mute.
To mute an account from a profile:
- Click on a username to open their profile.
- Click the profile icon next to the follow button.
- Select Mute @account from the dropdown.
To mute an account from a Tweet:
- Click the more icon from any Tweet.
- Select Mute @account from the dropdown menu.
Note: Muting an account from TweetDeck will reflect that mute across twitter.com, Twitter for iOS and Android, Twitter for Mac, and Twitter for Windows. Accounts that you've muted on Twitter will also be muted on TweetDeck. Any account mutes previously created from the TweetDeck settings window will continue to work across TweetDeck, but not across twitter.com or other Twitter apps. If you have more than one account in your TweetDeck, muting from a column owned by your secondary account will do so on behalf of that account. Read about advanced muting options on Twitter for more information.
Tweets from a specific account
You can designate a column to display a specific account’s Tweets. Just add a Tweet column and search for the account you would like featured in the search box.
Image search via Google
From an image within a Tweet, you can perform an image search using Google’s search engine.
To search for an image via Google:
- Hover your mouse over the image within a Tweet.
- Click the image.
- In the expanded image view, click the search icon found in the top right corner of the image.
- A Google image search results page will open up in a new web browser.
The following shortcuts work from anywhere within TweetDeck:
- A: add a column
- S: search
- N: new Tweet
- CTRL/CMD+return: send new Tweet
- ESC: close pop-up/cancel search
- ?: show full keyboard shortcut list
Navigate through Tweets using the following shortcuts:
- 1-9: navigate through columns 1 through 9
- 0: jump to last column on the right
- Left arrow key: move selection left
- Right arrow key: move selection right
- Up arrow key: move selection up
- Down arrow key: move selection down
When you have selected a Tweet you can perform the following actions using shortcuts:
- Return/Enter: opens selected Tweet
- Backspace/ Delete: takes you back to the main column
- R: directly reply to Tweet from a column
- T: directly retweet a Tweet from a column
- F: like the Tweet
- D: Direct Message the Tweet author
- P: show profile for Tweet author