Automate your Twitter feed (for free) using IFTTT

IFTTT lets you automate your Twitter feed. You can use a feed aggregator like Feedly, link it with IFTT and Buffer to do so. But that would cost you money. I am talking about doing it without spending a penny. Here’s how.

Before you get started, you’ll have to find Twitter handles whose tweets you want to retweet. I would suggest that you start off with at least 3, and ensure that all of them post regularly (and not too much); you don’t want one feed to dominate the rest.

  1. To start off, download the Buffer app, or go to buffer.com.
  2. Create an account. Link your Twitter profile.
  3. Now go to the Schedule tab. Click on Add Posting Time and create a schedule for posting Tweets that will queue up in Buffer.

We’re done with the first part. Let’s move to IFTTT now.

  1. Download and create an account on the IFTTT app (if you don’t have one already).
  2. Go to My Applets and click + on the top right corner.
  3. Now you’ll have to set the IF condition. Hit this and you will be redirected to the Applet Maker page. Search for “Twitter”, and select the Twitter from the search results.
  4. You will have to select a trigger now. Click on New tweet by specific user, and enter the twitter username in the Username to watch field. Click the tick on the top right corner to complete trigger.pixlr_20170226002149616.jpg
  5. Time to tell the Applet what to do when the IF clause is fulfilled. Click on that and search for “Buffer” in the search bar. Select Buffer and then Add to Buffer.Screenshot_20170225-211357_20170226002346757.jpg 
  6. You can choose what your retweet will look like by choosing the elements in the Update field.screenshot_20170225-211414_20170226002416760
  7. Click on the tick to review what you’ve created in the Applets preview page. You can edit the title and choose not to get notifications when the Applet runs in the Applets preview page.
  8. Hit Finish to get the Applet running.

You have now automated your Twitter feed!

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