In February 2018, Twitter announced new guidelines to prevent people from misusing multiple Twitter accounts to artificially amplify a message. Twitter has provided detailed definitions of what constitutes spam in the Twitter Rules and Automation Rules, but have advised third party apps and all users to keep two specific policies in front of mind:
- Posting duplicative or substantially similar content, replies, or mentions over multiple accounts you control, or creating duplicate or substantially similar accounts, with or without the use of automation, is never allowed.
- Posting multiple updates (on a single account or across multiple accounts you control) to a trending or popular topic (for instance, through the use of a specific hashtag) with an intent to subvert or manipulate the topic, or to artificially inflate the prominence of a hashtag or topic, is never allowed.
Hence, third-party applications, like Statusbrew, are no longer permitted to enable users to share the same post to Twitter, either on multiple Twitter accounts, or multiple times on one account.
After the March 23, 2018 deadline for third-party apps to comply with these rules, Twitter continued to highlight these guidelines through @TwitterDev, which means it's very important that Statusbrew, and all third party apps, comply.
For this reason, we have made some changes to Publish Compose, which removes the possibility to simultaneously post the same content to multiple Twitter profiles.
You will still be able to schedule posts to multiple Twitter profiles using one same Statusbrew account, just not the same post.
When using the Compose, if you already have a Twitter profile selected and then you select another one, the first will be de-selected. You'll see a message letting you know about the changes.