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Team Tweeting Just Got Easier

Posted on 2.18.2015

Twitter is making it easier for social media teams to work together on Twitter, as the social network has introduced a new team feature for the TweetDeck platform.

The feature, dubbed TweetDeck Teams, enables team members to share access to Twitter accounts without sharing passwords. For example, social media managers can leverage the feature to give access to a business’s Twitter account to as many people as they would like, as well as remove accounts when they no longer need access.

To use the new feature, a team’s social manager must sign in to TweetDeck and select “Accounts” from the navigation bar. From there, the manager must select the team’s account on the list and add team members with the input box. Managers can also set team members’ roles, such as admin or contributor.

Admins, for instance, can tweet from the account, build lists, follow and unfollow accounts, send and schedule tweets, add or remove team members and view the team. That said, admins cannot access the account off of TweetDeck or change the credentials or password. Contributors, on the other hand, have the ability to send and schedules Tweets, build lists and follow or unfollow accounts. However, contributors do not have the ability to view, add or remove team members, and cannot access the account outside of TweetDeck.

It is important to note that managers of teams that were previously sharing passwords should change their password and revoke app access in order to ensure they know which team members have access to the shared Twitter account going forward.

TweetDeck Teams has begun rolling out on TweetDeck for Web, Chrome and Windows. That said, the feature will not work on a legacy TweetDeck account, so users must upgrade to leverage TweetDeck Teams.

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