Automate Twitter Videos

Posting video alongside your tweets is an effective way to increase visibility. And thanks to video automation, it is actually very easy to do. Even a simple auto-generated animation can help your tweet stand out significantly.

In this article, we'll explore how you can create any type of video for use on Twitter – completely automatically.

  • Generate Twitter videos by API
  • Auto-generate videos based on tweets
  • Automatically create and post Twitter videos

How to Automatically Create Twitter Videos

Here's a short guide to automatically generate videos for Twitter. For example, say we want to tweet an auto-generated animated video or GIF. This video should be generated from the tweet's content or any other dynamic data, so every tweet will have its own unique video. This is where automation comes into play:

Start with a Twitter video template

The best video formats for Twitter are horizontal (16:9) or square (1:1). If you choose any other format, you will see black borders surrounding the video. This means we'll have to create a video in either of these two aspect ratios. The first thing we need to do is create a video template. This is the design of the video, with placeholder elements such as text and images that can be dynamically changed.

For this example, we'll make a video based on the tweet content. For this, there are several pre-made templates that are specifically designed for use with Twitter videos. However, the template editor also lets you make video templates completely from scratch.

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Set up an automated workflow

Once we have a Twitter video template, we'll be able to generate videos based on that template. To accomplish this, there are a number of options, ranging from partially automated to fully automated:

  • The easiest way to generate Tweet videos is to bulk-create them from a list that you import from a data source (such as Google Sheets or CSV files), or by using the form-to-video tool. Any data you enter will automatically be mapped to the video template you created in step 1. If you want to make Tweet videos in bulk, this is for you.
  • You can automate the process even further with a no-code platform like Zapier. The 5,000+ apps that are supported let you create any kind of automated workflow. Both Twitter and Creatomate are supported. For example, you could set up a hands-free workflow that auto-posts a tweet accompanied by an automatically-generated video based on real-time events.
  • Thirdly, you can use the API to automate your tweet videos. As it supports creating Twitter videos with code, this is the most flexible way to make them, though it requires a basic understanding of a coding language (like JavaScript, PHP, or Python).

Start generating Twitter videos automatically

Whatever kind of Twitter video you want to automate, any of these tools will work. The best option depends on your workflow. Start by deciding whether you would prefer to work from a spreadsheet, a form, or a no-code workflow that is completely automated?

When in doubt, start with bulk generation. Then, you can further automate the workflow (like posting the video to Twitter automatically as well) using code or no-code.

Want to try it yourself? Start with this 7-minute tutorial:

Frequently asked questions

How can I automate Twitter videos?

The easiest way to automate tweet videos is with an automated spreadsheet or form. Alternatively, you can set up an entirely automated workflow using a no-code platform such as Zapier, which can automatically create and post videos on Twitter based on predefined triggers. Twitter videos can also be generated using code (like JavaScript, PHP, and Python).

What are the benefits of automating Twitter videos?

The process of creating Twitter videos and GIFs is time-consuming and repetitive, so automating it is an easy way to be more efficient. Additionally, it will ensure that your Twitter banners remain consistent with your brand and prevent human error. You can also integrate it with every other social media platform in addition to Twitter, which allows you to streamline your entire social media strategy.

What kind of Twitter videos can be automated?

You can automate any Twitter video, whether it's a quote video, slideshow video, subtitled video, or anything else. Especially for videos following a specific format, it's very easy to set up an automated workflow to create videos based on existing content (like spreadsheets, blog posts, and quotes). And using Creatomate's video template editor, you can create your own Twitter templates quickly and easily.

How long does it take to set up?

An automated scenario can be set up in less than 10 minutes using a no-code platform like Zapier. You'll find several guides at the bottom of the page that guide you through it step-by-step.

Who is Twitter automation intended for?

If you want to stand out on Twitter, posting an auto-generated video with your tweets is a great way to do it. It's especially helpful for businesses using Twitter marketing, who want to brand their posts with animated visuals. Setting it up is straightforward, and it saves a great deal of time compared to manually creating each video.

What's the best tool for automating Twitter video?

Creatomate provides all of the tools needed to generate Twitter video in one place, so it is the best tool for automating Twitter video. By utilizing one of the dozen integrations and automation tools available, you can create your own custom Twitter video templates and then automate them.

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