Do you ever post time sensitive tweets? Maybe it’s announcing that an event is happening tonight, or a time specific promotion. Leave these tweets live on Twitter and it could get messy. Someone could ReTweet what is now inaccurate information. You could get bombarded by customers who want to avail of an expired discount or turning up on the wrong day for an event.
This weeks cool tool Spirit has the solution. It allows you to add an expiry date to your Tweets, deleting it from Twitter after a timescale that you set.
Here’s how it works:
Click ‘Enable Spirit’
Allow the permissions to access your Twitter account
Now you are set up you can add a hashtag to your tweets to let Spirit know when you want them deleted.
These can be formatted in minutes:
Here’s one I scheduled for deletion within two minutes:
As with all cool tools something can always go wrong. My 2 minute tweet was not deleted within two minutes but more like 6 minutes, I’m not sure if this is because of the short expiry I gave it. Still I was delighted to see it disappear.
Hat tip to The Verge where I originally found this tool.
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