How to use Twitter

There are plenty of excellent third party tools that can help you make more of an impact on Twitter. These guides will show you how to get the most out of them, and you'll soon be tweeting like a pro!

How to use TweetDeck

How to use Twitter

If you're really serious about mastering Twitter, there's one tool you should definitely have: TweetDeck. This program gives you complete control over your Twitter account, letting you divide accounts you follow into themed columns to keep track of what people are talking about, and you can get a complete overview of all your tweets, mentions, retweets and messages all from the dashboard.

You can also schedule posts for certain dates and times so that your Twitter account is active even when you're asleep, and if you have multiple accounts it makes posting on each one nice and simple – and means you don't have to keep logging in and out of various accounts.

Check out our guide on how to use TweetDeck to get to grips with one of the best Twitter tools available.

How to use Twitter

How to use HootSuite

HootSuite is another excellent tool for mastering Twitter. It's a bit more business orientated, which is great if you have a business that needs to grow its presence on social media.

It's also great for regular users as well, and comes with some great tools for boosting your Twitter profile.

To find out more check out our guide on how to use HootSuite.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.