Managers can connect a Twitter account for the community in site settings.
Chorus supports automatically sharing your story on Twitter when it’s published, so long as you’re the primary author on the byline. You can choose to tweet to your community account, your personal account, both, or neither.
Emoji and animated GIFs are not currently supported.
Autotweets should work as described in this guide.
Autotweets are not currently fully supported through the Chorus tools. Your organization may still be integrated with Twitter through other methods.
Autotweet from your personal account
- First, you’ll need to connect your Twitter account.
- On the Compose screen, head to the Tweets section.
- If your community is set up to send tweets by default, the story headline will auto-populate. Updates to the headline are reflected until you customize your tweet - after that, your tweet won’t be overwritten with any further updates to the headline.
- To include an image, select Tweet with image (This toggle is automatically set to the default preference of your community). Chorus will use the Social image from the Additional headlines and images section. Otherwise, the lead image will be used. Adding a separate image for a tweet is not currently supported.
If you’re working on a story where you’re not the primary author (say, a feature written by a guest contributor), changes made to the byline will update which accounts are available to tweet from. If another user is listed first, their personal Twitter account will appear instead of yours.
Autotweet from your community’s account
- Make sure you’re already logged into your community’s Twitter account.
- Go to the editorial dashboard on Chorus.
- Go to Manage Community > Settings.
- Select Connect a Twitter account with this community. Confirm that you’re connected onto your community’s Twitter account.
- Select Authorize App.
- Back in the Chorus settings menu, you can optionally select the checkbox on Tweet stories by default. Contributors will still be able to individually opt out of autotweets on each story.
After connecting a Twitter account for the community, anyone who has access to the story editor will be able to tweet from that Twitter account and edit the tweet text.
Tweets can’t be identical
Twitter prevents users from simultaneously tweeting “substantially similar content” to multiple accounts, so if you are tweeting from both a community and personal account, the tweets cannot be identical. There’s also a three-minute delay between tweets from a community account and tweets from a personal account. If you’ve only selected one account, your tweet will post immediately on publication.
View sent tweets
Once your story has been published, sent tweets appear in the Tweets section on the Compose screen. Image links are not shown in sent tweets.