Scheduling In-Text Videos on Twitter

Since third-party schedulers don’t allow videos to be shared on Twitter, I found a way around this. Here are some quick, easy steps to follow while scheduling in-text video posts without a visible URL. This only works if you have already shared the video in a tweet, like this:

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 4.23.10 PM

  1. Click on the date of the post in the top right corner.  This will maximize the post (see picture #2).      Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 4.25.05 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-19 at 4.27.24 PM
  2. Right click on the video. A selection screen will pop up and you’ll want to select “View Page Source”.Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 4.27.59 PM
  3. This will take you to a list of html code. Don’t let the code intimidate you! Click Command+F (for Macs) to open a finder text box. Search for “https”. You’ll want to skip all the https until you come across “//t.co” matched up with your original tweet. Copy only the part of the link not in code quotes. The orange highlighted “https” is where my particular video link starts. In the second image, this is located earlier in the code, but you’ll want to avoid copying the “&quot” as this is not part of the video link. Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 4.36.31 PMScreen Shot 2016-07-19 at 4.37.21 PM
  4. Test your video link by copying and pasting the link in a new browser window.
  5. Now that it works, you can go ahead scheduling your in-text video on a third-party scheduler! It should like like the example below. Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 4.43.40 PM

 

 

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