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How to Edit a Scheduled Tweet with an Image

by on September 14, 2018
in Tips & How-Tos, Computers and Software, Blogging :: 7 comments

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If you use Tweetdeck to schedule tweets, you may have come across a strange quirk that doesn't allow you to edit them when an image is attached, either to change the text or the scheduled time. Tweets which are simply text, like this one, have the option to edit them within Tweetdeck (see the little pencil icon in the right corner).

Tweet with no image

But, if you’ve added an image to your scheduled tweet, the edit option goes away – your only choice is to delete the tweet and start over.

Tweet with image

The good news is that there is a way to edit scheduled tweets with images. The catch is you can't do it from within Tweetdeck, you need to have a Twitter ads account (which is free to create, even if you never plan on running ads).

  1. Go to ads.twitter.com (log in or create an account if this is your first time)
  2. In the top nav dropdown, click on Creatives > Tweets
  3. The tweet list defaults to Promoted-only Tweets, so click the dropdown in the list filter to Schedule Tweets
  4. Find the scheduled tweet you want to edit and click the Edit icon on the right

And that’s it. Not sure why Twitter makes us go this convoluted route to edit scheduled tweets with images when they easily could have built it into Tweetdeck (we can edit tweets without images, after all), but now you know how to do it.



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Can't see those menu options

From Paul on November 16, 2018 :: 11:53 am

I can’t follow this advice.

‘In the top nav dropdown, click on Creatives > Tweets’ . - I don’t see this option.

Lop left menu is ‘Analytics’ with the options; Account home, Tweet activity, Audience Insights, Video activity, Events

Page asks me to ‘select objective for your campaign’

Doesn’t resemble your instructions (sorry!)

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You need to create a campaign first

From Josh Kirschner on November 19, 2018 :: 2:20 pm

Confusingly, Twitter doesn’t show you the additional menu options until you create your first campaign within Ads Manager. So set up a dummy campaign (have it start in a couple of days) and save it, then you will see the Creatives menu item.

Once your first campaign is set up and the menu items appear, you can delete the campaign and the menu items will still be there. To delete, click the name of the campaign to go to campaign view. Then click the “Campaign actions” button in the top right corner and choose “Delete campaign”.

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Can't do it!

From Mick on December 05, 2018 :: 2:59 pm

I thought this would solve my big problem.

Unfortunately, when you got to set it up, you are asked to select country and time zone (UK and GMT for me, to which it defaulted). When you click Next you get “Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!”

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It Worked For Me

From It Worked For Me on February 18, 2019 :: 10:43 am

This worked for me. Thanks

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It worked. Thanks! Tip: you

From S. V. on March 21, 2019 :: 8:00 pm

It worked. Thanks!

Tip: you don’t need to set up and ad campaign. The url is https://ads.twitter.com/accounts/[IDNUMBEROFYOURACCOUNT]/tweets

The ID number of your account is the code you’ll find if you go to
https://analytics.twitter.com/ and select payment method or edit access to account. In the URL you will find the id after https://analytics.twitter.com/account_management/

The only thing you have to don is to copy that code here:
https://ads.twitter.com/accounts/[IDNUMBEROFYOURACCOUNT]/tweets

Done!

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thank you!!

From Theresa on May 06, 2019 :: 12:44 am

The link works. Thank you!!

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No edit option

From Andrew on August 23, 2019 :: 11:47 am

The link worked on letting me get to the scheduled tweets. However, I do not see an edit option at all for tweets with photos. Did this get taken away on this page now too?

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