Automatic cross-posting to Twitter, Mastodon, and other services

You can automatically cross-post your microblog posts to Twitter, Medium, Mastodon, LinkedIn, Tumblr, and Flickr.

  • On the web, go to Account > Feeds > Edit Feeds and Cross-posting.
  • In the Cross-posting column, click “Add Twitter” or one of the other services. You’ll be prompted to authorize your account with that service.

New posts will be cross-posted automatically to the service(s) you choose.

Certain rules govern how your cross-posted content will appear. For example, on Twitter:

  • Short posts without a title, and less than 280 characters, will be sent to Twitter unmodified.
  • Longer posts without a title, but longer than 280 characters, will be truncated with a link back to your microblog.
  • Posts with a title, regardless of length, will be sent to Twitter using the title and a link back to your microblog to read the full post.
  • Up to 4 photos embedded in a post are automatically downloaded and attached to your tweet. Photos should be larger than 200×200, to avoid accidentally cross-posting small buttons and tracking images that some blog systems include.
  • The first link in a post will be appended as a URL to the end of the tweet.

Similar rules apply for the other services, but with different length restrictions since the 280-character limit is specific to Twitter.

You can continue to reply directly on Twitter and on Micro.blog. Replies posted directly on Micro.blog aren’t included in your microblog RSS feed, so they won’t be cross-posted to Twitter.

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