Oh Tweetbot, Sometimes You Make Twitter So Difficult

December 12, 2012


I really do love Tweetbot. I love it enough to spend $20 on a Twitter client, even when so many other Twitter clients — including the official one — are free.

But it’s missing a couple key features that I loved in Tweetdeck, my previously preferred Twitter client. Tuesday’s events reminded me of one of those features: the ability to formulate a single tweet by clicking “reply” on multiple tweets.

What happened is this: I got a promotion on Tuesday, being named Editor-In-Chief of both Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. And when the news was published, a ton of super awesome people used Twitter to send me congratulations. (Thx again, everyone!)

There were so many tweets that sending individual replies just wasn’t feasible. I wanted to reply to everyone, but in Tweetbot, you can only reply to one tweet at a time.


I started a reply to Drew Conrad, as you can see, and what I wanted to do was also click “reply” to Aaron Friedman’s tweet and have his username added to the tweet right after Drew’s name. And then click “reply” to Bryant Garvin and have his username added right after Drew and Aaron.

You can do that in Tweetdeck, but not in Tweetbot. And that stinks.

I had to go back to Tweetdeck so that I could easily reply to multiple people in a single tweet, like this:

Another thing Tweetbot is missing (that Tweetdeck has) is the ability to schedule tweets in advance. It’s very basic in Tweetdeck, but it’s useful. Since that’s missing in Tweetbot, and with Buffer just launching some serious improvements, I might have to bite the bullet and upgrade to a paid Buffer account.

But I still love Tweetbot, despite these two missing features.


  • Reply Steve Ransom December 15, 2012 at 10:01 am

    I have to smile. I was just frustrated by the very same limitation and Googled a query to see if there was a solution to this. I guess the solution is Tweetdeck.

  • Reply Laura May 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    As far as I can tell, Tweetdeck has removed this feature. Am I missing something? Because it is driving me CRAZY!!!!!!!

    • Reply Matt McGee May 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

      It’s been ages since I’ve used Tweetdeck, Laura, so I don’t really know. I think the old version I was using before is completely disabled now.

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