Yes! You can check a box when creating your campaign to set up an auto-tweet to your integrated Twitter account. Here's how:
- On the Setup step of the Campaign Builder, within the Social Media options, check the option to Auto-tweet campaign as checkbox to set up the tweet. We'll show you the username for the Twitter account where your auto-tweet will be posted so you can be sure you're connected to the right account. We'll look for a list-specific Twitter account first, and if there isn't one, default to the Account Default Twitter profile.
- The auto-tweet defaults to your campaign subject line and a link to the campaign archive. You can customize the auto-tweet in the box below the auto-tweet checkbox. Make sure the message doesn't exceed 140 characters per Twitter's limitations.
- Finish setting up your campaign, and when it's sent, we'll auto-post to the Twitter account.
It's important to remember that if you check the box to auto-tweet and are sending tests to a test list with the box checked, we'll auto-tweet those too! So remember to uncheck the box if you're just sending test campaigns.
This feature is available to users with Author level or higher permissions. Take a look at this article to learn more about the different access levels for a MailChimp account.
Time Warp campaigns start sending when the first time zone reaches your scheduled time. Auto-tweets are posted when the campaign starts sending, so if you prefer to tweet later than that, it's best to share your campaign link later instead of auto-tweeting.
RSS-driven campaigns create a new campaign each time they're sent, so we'll reset the custom auto-tweet text to the subject line + URL each time it sends. Custom auto-tweet text won't stay in place for the campaigns automatically created from an RSS-driven campaign.