Twitter is one of the top social media channels in the market right now.
Limiting the number of characters makes it a great way to consume a lot of info in a small amount of time.
And that is why it is perfect for news, and sharing posts since the headline is the only known info about the post. By contrast, in other channels like Facebook, you will see a long intro that tries to persuade you to read the content.
However, there is one problem that you face in Twitter that you probably won’t face in other channels, and that is managing multiple accounts. After all, you may have one twitter account for your personal use, plus additional account for every website you own if you own multiple ones.
Whereas on Facebook, you can easily switch between different Facebook pages to manage each one, you can’t do this on Twitter.
And the only way to solve this problem is to log in on multiple browsers.
OR… you can use any of the tools below. :)
We will dive deep into 5 tools that can help you manage multiple Twitter accounts at once without the pain of opening them on multiple browsers. We’ll look into the features of each tool so you can check which one is perfect for you and your business.
TweetDeck is one of the first solutions that appeared on the market to help people manage multiple Twitter accounts. It was initially released in 2008 by Iain Dodsworth.
But in 2011, it was acquired by Twitter.
And there is not just the web version that you could check by following the link above, but there is also a MacOS app and a Chrome app that you could use to visit your TweetDeck with a click of a button.
It is very easy to use this tool. When you visit the link to the tool, simply sign in with your Twitter account. Then you could add columns for what types of feeds you want to appear in your dashboard. You can add a column to show your homepage, messages, tweets from people in a Twitter list, notifications, activity, trending, likes, mentions, follower tweets, scheduled tweets, and more.
In a nutshell, I’d still use this tool even if I’m not managing multiple accounts. It offers everything in one place, depending on what you want.
You could then connect more than one account and show the columns you want.
So, why use this tool?
- It is the almost official Twitter option to manage multiple accounts.
- You can make the interface appear as you want and only show the columns that you want.
- You can have a column for almost anything including your followers’ tweets, and you can add any column for any account all on the same interface.
- With TweetDeck Team, you can easily delegate access to your profile to as many people as you want without necessarily sharing your password, giving them the ability to manage your tweets.
- You can easily schedule tweets.
- You can easily create and edit Twitter lists within TweetDeck and use columns to see the tweets and activities in these lists.
- You can easily track the mentions of your competitors by visiting their account within TweetDeck.
- You can set up alerts to stay ahead with important tweets, so you don’t miss out on any important tweets with notifications appearing on your desktop when your criteria are met.
- And much more.
As I said in the beginning, I would still use this tool to manage my twitter account even if I don’t have multiple accounts to manage.
The interface itself and the ability to customize it to show you exactly what you want in the order that you want is priceless. Not to mention a lot of other things that you won’t be able to find on the usual twitter interface easily like your followers’ tweets and so on.
Add to that the ability to manage multiple accounts at once and see all the data you want all at once in the way you want. Additionally, you get the ability to tweet to any or multiple accounts at once. With all of this, you get a tool that you can’t live without if you’re using Twitter actively for multiple accounts.
And did I mention that you could do all this for free without paying a dime??
So if you plan to take your activity on Twitter to the next level, then check out TweetDeck.
Hootsuite is one of the popular social media management tools available in the market. They have done an awesome job helping people not only manage multiple Twitter accounts but also accounts on other social networks like Facebook, Instagram, and more.
Just like TweetDeck, it was launched in 2008 by Ryan Holmes as BrightKit. Back then, it only integrated with Twitter, then they applied changes in 2009.
So, what are the features of this tool:
- You can get started for free by adding 3 social accounts.
- You can connect Twitter, Facebook (groups/pages/profile), Instagram, LinkedIn (profiles & pages), and more. Besides the official integration, there is the HootSuite App Directory which contains third-party integrations.
- You can easily schedule posts across all your channels. You can upload from a spreadsheet.
- You can delegate tasks by adding team members and delegating specific tasks.
- You can get analytics like nowhere else to see how your posts are doing.
- They also released their mobile app for both iOS & Android.
- You can add RSS feeds so it automatically shares your new posts across your platforms.
One of the biggest drawbacks beside their pricing is their outdated user interface. It can take some time to get used to it, but other than that, this tool is very powerful for managing your social media accounts.
But that means that you need to pay. The free version is limited to 3 accounts and 30 social media posts scheduled.
Besides the custom one that you could create, there are basically 3 plans available:
- Professional plan which costs $29/month. You can connect 10 social profiles and have unlimited scheduling, but you are limited to 1 user account.
- Team plan which costs $129/month. You can connect 20 social profiles and have 3 users.
- The business plan which costs $599/month. You can connect 35 social profiles and have 5 users.
Basically, if you are reading this blog, then you would be looking for the first plan. It may be a lot to pay $29 a month for a tool like this, but if you could afford it, then it is worth it.
Founded in 2010, Buffer has grown dramatically over the past few years to help people manage multiple social media networks at once, making it so easy to publish content.
And it is used by many of the top companies that you hear about everywhere like Shopify, GitHub, Intercom, Microsoft, Trello, and more.
Here is what you can do with Buffer:
- Manage your accounts on 5 social channels at once. (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Linkedin.)
- Write your post once, and then post it on any of the 6 channels at once. You can tweak what you want on each channel separately on the spot.
- View easy to understand analytics to see at a glance your social media performance and see where your results are lacking. You can also create reports to show to your clients demonstrating the growth you’ve made.
- You can add team members, giving each member different access levels with different permissions.
- Easily schedule content from the web once you see it using their browser extension or their app on Android and iOS.
- And more.
And their pricing is very simple and less costly than Hootsuite.
There are 4 plans available:
- Pro Plan comes with 8 social accounts, 100 posts scheduled for each account, and access to 1 user. It costs $15/month.
- Premium Plan: 2000 posts can be scheduled per account, with access to 2 users and advanced social analytics. It costs $65/month.
- Small Business plan: 25 social accounts with access to 6 users and 2k posts scheduled per profile. It costs $99/month.
- Medium Business plan: You can add 50 social accounts with access to 11 users and 2k scheduled posts per profile. It costs 199$/month.
As you can see from the pricing, the Pro plan is more than enough for most people reading this site. The advanced social analytics won’t matter to you much, and 100 posts scheduled per account is more than enough.
4. Agora Pulse
Agora Pulse is on the high-end spectrum of tools for helping you manage your social media efforts, and there is a reason for that.
Maybe, that reason won’t be enough for you to justify paying the cost.
The founders have been developing since the web boom in 1997, and they caught the growth of Facebook for marketers early on in 2008, helping people with apps to run contests and promotions.
It wasn’t until late 2011 that they finally founded Agorapulse to help Facebook marketers with their efforts on Facebook. Then they expanded to cover the top 5 channels, and they have been developing at a quick pace since then.
Here is how Agora Pulse can help you with your social media efforts:
- Easily post on multiple social accounts at once
- Schedule your posts as you want
- Tweak posts for each social network
- Reschedule posts over and over
- Easily see all conversations mentioning your site, and engage with your audience or delegate messages to a specific person
- Easily see how your efforts are doing with their report
- Manage the responsibilities of your teammates with ease
- Get reports on the response time of your team
- And much more
This tool was created specifically for companies who manage their social media as a team. Their ability to delegate is like no other tool. Not to mention all their other awesome features that make managing your social media accounts with your time so much easier and more effective, which is very important.
There are 3 plans available:
- Medium: Costs $99/month, and you can manage 10 social profiles with 3 users.
- Large: Costs $199/month, and you can manage 25 social profiles with 6 users.
- X-large: costs $299/month, and you can manage 40 social profiles with 12 users.
- Enterprise: Costs 499$/month, and you can manage 70 social profiles with 20 users.
Of course, there is a difference in the access to features in each plan. You can add social profiles and users for a fee as determined by your plan.
As I said, this tool is more on the high end, and you shouldn’t consider it unless you are really serious about social media and can benefit from all their different features.
If you just want to post on multiple Twitter accounts at once with other social media sites, then Buffer may be a better option.
Drumup is one of the tools that is geared more toward users like you and me who want to easily fill their queue with top quality posts without much work, and schedule the posts with ease across your different accounts on different social media channels.
And that is why it has been trusted by 54,875 people.
Here is what you can do with this tool:
- Manage multiple accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
- You can use their tool to find top content in your industry, and with their algorithm, they will even recommend you which ones to go after.
- Add feeds to publish posts automatically
- Use their algorithm to add the right hashtags to increase your visibility (smart hashtag recommendations)
- Share posts easily with their Chrome extension
- Their analytics will show your efforts and what to improve.
There are 4 plans to choose from:
- Starter plan: Costs $15. You can add 3 social accounts with 10 posts/day/account.
- Pro plan: Costs $39. You can add 20 social accounts with 15 posts/day/account.
- Small Business plan: Costs $79. You can add 50 social accounts with 40 posts/day/account.
- Large business plan: Costs $159. You can add 100 social accounts with unlimited posts/day/account
The starter plan is enough for almost everyone starting. The Pro is the most popular as it has nearly all of the important features.
If you just want to manage 2 or more Twitter accounts, then go with TweetDeck.
If you want to get more out of your social media efforts and/or manage multiple accounts on other platforms like Facebook, then check the other tools.
Buffer and Drumup are the perfect ones from my point of view for small businesses that are just starting out.
Tell us below which options you want to try and why.