Social Media Tip of the Week: Use a different app on your phone for different Twitter accounts

If you have a couple of different Twitter accounts, odds are high that you’ve accidentally posted a message to one account that you meant to post on a different one. Most of the time you realize it immediately after posting the message. You begin to sweat and your fingers all turn into thumbs as you quickly try to delete the post.

One thing I encourage social media staffers to do when possible is use different applications for different accounts. This doesn’t work for all social platforms, but it does for some. For instance, they could use the Twitter app for their personal Twitter account and use Hootsuite for their staff Twitter account. By having separate apps, it makes it much more likely that you’re going to make sure your message hits the correct audience.



Aaron Manfull

Aaron is in his 26th year of advising student media. He is currently the Director of Student Media at Francis Howell North High School in St. Charles, Missouri. He is the Journalism Education Association Digital Media Chair and co-Director of Media Now. He is the 2023 JEA Teacher Inspiration Award Winner and is a former Dow Jones News Fund National Journalism Teacher of the Year. He is one of the authors of the textbook "Student Journalism and Media Literacy." You can find him on X and Instagram @manfull. He's a proud father. A transplanted Iowan. And an avid Hawkeye Fan.

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