If you are an internet user, then you will be familiar with the all too popular “Twitter”. It is a place where anyone can scream into the void, and sometimes the void screams back. At least, that’s how I feel when I use Twitter. It entirely depends on your purpose for having an account, although I personally find it to be the perfect place to post things. That I know no one will care much about. And maybe that is why Twitter is the way it is. I am gonna tell you about How to Use Tweetdeck. Let’s begin!
But I digress, we are not here to talk about the Twitter demographic. I brought you all here today to discuss an amazing dashboard created by Twitter that will satisfy your multitasking needs. If you need to be able to view multiple parts of Twitter simultaneously, look no further than TweetDeck. A dashboard made to display as many parts of Twitter as you want to simultaneously.
Why Is TweetDeck Useful? | How to Use Tweetdeck
TweetDeck seems to be incredibly useful if you are a busy person online. If you use Twitter as a main facet of your internet use, then TweetDeck is just for you. Also, let us say you’re trying to keep up to date on something. Want to be able to message someone, view your feed, see activity from people you follow, and watch your notifications all at the same time can be very useful. With TweetDeck, you will never be out of the loop.
Another great aspect of TweetDeck is that all of the different columns update automatically. There is no need to refresh your page every two seconds. The moment someone you follow tweets something, you’ll be able to see it.
If you use Twitter religiously, I’d highly recommend starting to use TweetDeck instead of the basic Twitter feed. It is also just pleasing to the eye. Having it up on your second monitor or just to the side is a good filler for a screen if you do not know what to have up.
Okay, that’s enough of talking up this amazing dashboard site for Twitter. Let us actually get into how to customize TweetDeck and the basic functions it provides that sets it apart from the basic feed Twitter is commonly known for.
Change the Dashboard To Dark Mode | How to Use Tweetdeck
Well, this is something that I always do to my social media feeds when I first join. Dark Mode is much easier on the eyes, so I will show you how to do that really quickly. First, if you look at the bottom left of the dash, then you will see a gear icon. You are going to want to click that.
Once you have done that, then a popup will appear. It will give you the option to go the release notes, keyboard shortcuts, search tips, or settings. You can also log out from here. You are going to want to click the “Settings” option.
When you have clicked Settings, you will be then brought to a screen with many different options. We won’t look into any of the other tabs in this article. But in the General tab, you will see in the main section different options you can turn on and off and, below that, different customization options. You can change the size of the columns and the size of the font. For now, we will just click the Dark option under where it says THEME.
And there you go! You have officially changed your dashboard to the dark theme. If you do not like the look of it, you can always go back and change it. Just mess around with the options in the settings screen until it looks the way you like.
Add Columns | How to Use Tweetdeck
The next step is having displayed what you want to see mainly. You can add as many columns as you like. I find that the default 4 is displayed and the size of them is good for me. I did change out the messages column for the Trending column because you will see on the right in my example of the dashboard. Before I show you how to delete columns, I will demonstrate how to add columns. I will cover deleting them in the next section. First, let us look to the left side again and click that blue plus symbol.
When you click that, a menu will pop up that says “Choose a column type to add”. Below that will be the four main columns, and below that will be all the other options you can have displayed. In this example, I will add the “likes” column. To add a column, you just have to click the icon of the one you want to be added.
With the “likes” column, you have the option to either display your likes, or other users like. In this example, I’m just going to add a column of my likes. So once you’ve established that, you can locate the Add column button in the lower right corner of the menu and click that. Once you have added that column, unless you want to add more, you can just close out of the menu by clicking the X. If you want to add another, you can click Back.
You have added a new column to your dashboard. You can always go back and add more to your liking. Next, we are going to be talking about how to actually remove a column, and move the columns around.
Delete and Move Columns | How to Use Tweetdeck
Let us say you first loaded up TweetDeck and do not enjoy how it is laid out. Maybe you want to remove a column that is put there by default. Because I do not really want the “Likes” column on my dash, I will use that again as an example of how to delete columns.
First, you are going to want to locate the column that you want to delete. At the top of that column, you will see a little button.
Once you click that, a menu will appear with options you can alter listed. For now, just look at the bottom right of this menu. There, you will see the Remove option. You are just going to want to click this to remove the column.
And now you have removed the column. It is just as easy as that. Now that you know how to remove and add columns to your dash, you will probably want to know how to arrange them for your liking. There are two ways to do this. I will show you both ways. First, if you look at the upper left of the column you want to move, then you will see three vertical lines with a number above it.
You are going to want to click and hold this symbol. Then, you will drag the column to whichever position you’d prefer.
And there you go, you have it! You now know the basics of how to use TweetDeck. It is an amazing platform to use if you are a busy person online. TweetDeck is super useful for keeping you in the loop about what is going on. Multitasking has never been easier. Now that you know how to customize your own dash, you can personalize it to your heart’s content. There are many more things you can do to make the dashboard feel more comfortable to use. but these are just some basic things you will need to know to get started.
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