So this morning, I saw a tweet lamenting the removal of recurring tweets from the functionality of 3rd party applications. I’ve never had recurring tweets before, but it seems like a useful function for those who want to have a message broadcasting regularly. So, I thought about it for a bit, and here’s what I’ve come up with.

1) Go to http://www.boomeranggmail.com/ and install this gmail plugin for Firefox or Chrome.

2) Go to https://ifttt.com to sign up for their free service.

3) Connect your ifttt account to your Twitter account by going to Channels and giving permission to access your account.

4) Next, go to this link to activate the recipe for posting to Twitter via email. It will create a trigger for emails to post new tweets. https://ifttt.com/recipes/54448

5) All you need to do now is email trigger@ifttt.com post tweets to your account. Copy the email into a new message and enter the text you would like to appear in your recurring tweet. (Or test. It’s a good idea to test it out first)

6) Finally, instead of hitting “Send”, hit the new button to the left which should say “Send Later”. At the bottom of the options should be “Schedule Recurring Messages”. Click it and set your schedule for the tweets.

That should be it! This is the result of trial and error, and I believe it’s an easy way to control automated, recurring tweets that bypass Twitter’s API restrictions.

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