This is a brief update for auto-retweeting on Twitter. Some time ago I wrote a post about my experience with Yahoo pipes, but now I don’t need to “invent” anything anymore.

RoundTeam provides quick and convenient solution for retweeting automatically anything we want. RoundTeam is online service, which is created to do automatic retweets on behalf of your Twitter account. Using this tool you can define what to retweet: #hashtags, @mentions or just keywords. Also you can define from whom to retweet: from your followers, from those who are followed by you, or from all Twitter. Another useful feature – you can set up retweeting from any Public Twitter list. That means you can retweet from any particular Twitter account or even a group of accounts just by including them into Twitter list.

Let’s have a look on how it works. Login to RoundTeam. No registration needed. You will see the dashboard like this:

Link Twitter account which will make automatic retweets. It can be either account you used to login or any other your Twitter account. I added the same account which I used to login. (Note numbers of your followers/following at the next screenshot – brilliant idea! – it also shows the +/- difference  in numbers since last login, so you can always track your progress!):

Define any retweet parameters you want. First, choose the auditory you want to retweet from. I chose “Followers”. Then add #hashtag, @mention or keyword you want to be retweeted.

You are done now! Enjoy your retweet feed! You can make changes to your settings anytime. Hope you’ll enjoy user-friendly interface of this service.
And here is the simple screenshot illustrating how “List” feature looks like:

More details about configuring Lists feature you can find here: RoundTeam FAQ

One more thing, there is a very useful in my opinion feature called “Email aliases”. If you want to register new Twitter account for your retweeting purposes, you will need to provide new email address. RoundTeam saves your time by providing email aliases – create your “roundteam.co” email and link it to your current email address (Gmail, Yahoo etc.). Just 2 seconds and you are done:

Here what we finally got:

In conclusion, I can mention several use cases RoundTeam can help you with:

  • you can fill your Twitter feed with interesting retweets, relevant to your account’s topic. More about it here: Aggregate Updates.
  • you can promote your Twitter account – it is not a secret that people follow those, who have bright, the most up-to-date information in their feeds;
  • you can engage the interest of other Twitter users by retweeting them (nobody knows that you do it automatically! RoundTeam just saves your time and effort, but on Twitter nobody can find out if it is manual RT or auto-RT unless you’ll tell them!)
  • unique opportunity on Twitter – you can establish conversations among your followers. No one other application or Twitter itself can allow you to do this! Right now Twitter is just micro-blog, but using RoundTeam you can create and develop communities. All you need to do is just to think about your unique #hashtag, add it to be retweeted from Followers in your RoundTeam account and inform your buddies to tweet with this #hashtag when they want to say something to the community. RoundTeam  will retweet this message and every your Follower will see it in your account’s feed without the necessity to follow or be followed by other community members. More about community building with RoundTeam here: Community Building.

Using the service is completely free. Moreover, they have nice customer support and you can get your problems solved at the quickest. You should give RoundTeam a try now!


UPDATE: Also see an updated blog with an alternative method.

This is a quick blog explaining how you can use Yahoo Pipes and twitterfeed.com to automatically RT tweets from another account! The pipe used in this tutorial will be the first of many pipes that I Have designed that will appear on Twitter-Pipes.com which should be set up soon.

This pipe is designed to take any twitter feed then convert it for use on twitter feed for the purpose of automatically RTing another accounts tweets. This pipe automatically turns the tweet into a RT so that when it is posted the original author is given credit.

The first step required is to get the Twitter Feed URL. To do this, go to the twitter profile you wish to AutoRT then find where it says ‘RSS feed of flungo’s tweets‘ (with the user name changed for the whichever profile you are viewing). If you are having difficulty finding this link, view the screenshot bellow:

Image showing the location of the Twitter feed on a Twitter profile.

Screenshot showing the location of the Twitter feed on a Twitter profile.

Once you have found this link there are 2 ways to get the Twitter Feed URL. If you are using a modern browser (like Google Chome or Mozilla Firefox) you can right click and you should be able to find something like ‘Copy Link Address’ or ‘Copy Link Location’. If you cannot do this then click the link and just copy the URL from your browser’s address bar.

Once you have this URL on your clipboard you will then have to go to the Twitter RT Feed Pipe and paste the Twitter Feed URL on your clipboard, into the Twitter Feed URL (see screenshot bellow – 1) then click ‘Run Pipe’. After the pipe has successfully run, you then need to find the link to the Pipe RSS Feed (see screenshot bellow – 2) and copy the URL as you did for the Twitter Feed URL.

Image to show where the Twitter Feed URL needs to be entered and where to find the link to the Pipe RSS Feed.

Image to show where the Twitter Feed URL needs to be entered and where to find the link to the Pipe RSS Feed.

Now that you have that link copied you need to go to twitterfeed.com. After you have logged in or registered and gone to your Dashboard you will need to click ‘Create New Feed‘. You then need to click ‘Connect your feed to your Twitter Account’ and follow the instructions to connect the feed to your twitter. One you are logged in you will need to set a ‘Feed Name’ and paste the Pipe RSS link into the ‘RSS Feed URL’ box. You will then need to configure the advanced settings as follows:

Screenshot with anootation on how the feedshould be configured within twitterfeed.

Screenshot with anootation on how the feedshould be configured within twitterfeed.

After clicking save, you should be all set-up and ready to go! 🙂