Scheduling Tweets Within Twitter
A lot of Twitter users who publish content want to be able to schedule a bunch of tweets for publication at a later time and do so in an easy way and preferably in one sitting. While there are some third-party applications that will do this to some degree, I think Twitter could add this feature internally with relative ease.
Here’s one way it could work: At the end of the tweet, a user would type an asterisk followed by a number followed by one letter that designates a unit of time. For example, adding *45m to the end of a tweet would schedule the tweet for 45 minutes from the current time. Adding *6h schedules for 6 hours later, *10d schedules a tweet for 10 days later. and *52w schedules the tweet for a full year later (52 weeks). Perhaps you stop it there, or maybe you go a bit further and allow something like *18 which would schedule for the next time the 24-hour clock hit 1800 hours, i.e., 6 PM.
These characters would be stripped from the final published tweet and would not count against the character limit. Also, this would allow everyone to use the feature regardless of which method or app they currently use to post to twitter.
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