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How to use the Scheduling Features in RedbirdQueue

January 10, 2015
Josh Light

After years of blood and sweat, our tiny team of bootstrapping designers, programmers, and business peeps are excited to announce that we’ll be releasing RedbirdQueue (RedbirdQ) to the public soon.

This is one of four articles that explains some of the powerful features we have packed into RedbirdQ. Here are the other articles:

If you prefer videos over reading then you should check out the video tutorial below:

RedbirdQ Chrome Extension

RedbirdQ only works in Google Chrome. We plan on expanding it to other browsers in the future, but decided to start with Chrome first.

RedbirdQ has a Chrome extension that allows you to publish content from anywhere on the web. This saves you a lot of time because it eliminates the need of visiting your Twitter or Facebook account when you want to share an article.

Using the extension is super easy. When you want to share an article, simply click on the little redbird icon in the upper right hand corner of your browser.

When you click the redbird icon it will cause a pop-up to appear over the article. This pop-up will allow you to share the article to any of your Twitter or Facebook accounts.

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Press the Redbird button, in the upper right hand corner of your browser, to activate RedbirdQ.

Post To Multiple Accounts

RedbirdQ allows you to connect as many Twitter or Facebook Fan Pages that you’d like. This saves you time by allowing you to share the same content to multiple social media accounts without having to login to each of them.

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Post to multiple accounts by selecting the little plus button.

Customize Messages

One of the biggest social media mistakes people make is to share the same message on two different social media accounts. This is a called cross publishing.

Gary Vaynerchuk, in his book Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, describes how each social network has a different culture. One of the implications of this is that social media posts need to have different messaging.

This makes sense when you think about it. For example, let’s say you’re giving a speech to a group of first graders and a group of college students. Do you give the same speech for each group, or do you modify the speech? Obviously you modify it.

The same goes for social networks. You should be modifying the messaging of your social media post based on the culture of the social network you’re sharing it to.

To help people avoid making the mistake of cross publishing, we added a posting box for both Twitter and Facebook. This allows you to easily customize your message for each social network.

The message you share in the Twitter box will go to Twitter, and the message in the Facebook box will go to Facebook.

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Boxes appear automatically when sharing to two different social networks.

Schedule Content

The scheduling feature, in RedbirdQ, allows you to schedule social media posts in the future…essentially automating your social media sharing.

Without scheduling, you’d be forced to manually update your Facebook and Twitter throughout the day…which would take a lot of time.

Scheduling means you can focus on your business, while your social media runs itself.

To schedule a post:

1) Press the schedule button

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2) Go to your content calendar by pressing the “Visit Redbird Dashboard” button. It’s located in the bottom right hand corner

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3) Drag and drop your social media post from the unscheduled column to the time and day you’d like it to be published

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Queue Content

Queueing content is the fastest way to schedule a social media post.

The queue feature allows you to set up pre-determined times you’d like your content to be published. After you’ve set up your pre-determined times, all you need to do to schedule content is to press the queue button on an article you’d like to schedule. Pressing the queue button will schedule the post to go out at the next available pre-determined time.

To use the queue feature:

1) Go to your content calendar by pressing the “Visit Redbird Dashboard” button

2) Press the “Queue” tab next to “Unscheduled”

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3) Press “Edit Queue Times”

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4) Create a queue

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5) Go to an article you’d like to share, and press queue

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6) Your social media post will be published at the next available queue time

Post Now

If you’d like to publish a social media post in realtime, then you should use the post now feature. Here’s how to use it:

1) Open an article that you’d like to share

2) Press the Redbird button

3) Craft the message you’d like to share, then press post now

Check out RedbirdQ today. Please comment below if you have any questions. Thanks!