We are proud to announce our brand new approach for making retweets. From now on, every RoundTeam user will have an option to create his own Twitter application, which will make retweets.
Here is short video overview (don’t forget to change video quality to 720p HD, and toggle full-screen):
Some moments of this video became out of date after our last major system upgrade. However, below are all steps of the process described in details with up-to-date screenshots.
The setting up process can be divided into two parts following one another.
Part 1. Creating your own application on Twitter.
Here are step-by-step instructions:
1) Login to https://dev.twitter.com using any of your Twitter accounts. It might be Twitter account, you use to login to RoundTeam, or any other Twitter account you own. For the purpose of vivid example, we used a Twitter account we created before, called @UseCase_Test.
2) Click on your account logo at the top right corner of the page and choose “My applications” line in the appeared drop-down menu:
3) At the My applications page click “Create a new application” button:
4) Fill in all necessary fields like the following:
- pick some unique name for your app – it might be any name you like, and which is currently not in use;
- type any description you like, for example: “retweet app”;
- for Website provide any web-address which identifies you on the web. It might be your company URL, personal website, web-page of your project etc. For example, http://twitter.com/<your_twitter_name>;
- set Callback URL to the same value as Website.
Your Application details page will look like the following:
Don’t forget to click “Yes, I Agree” after reading Developer Rules of the Road, then fill in CAPTCHA and click “Create your Twitter application”.
5) You will be redirected to the Details page of your newly created app:
Please, pay attention, that by default your application Access level is “Read-only” (as highlighted at the previous screenshot).
6) In order to allow your application to make retweets on your behalf, it needs to be granted “Read and Write” permission. To do this, please, go to the Settings tab – right next to the Details tab:
Scroll down the Settings page and find Application Type section. Choose “Read and write” type of access:
Finish with the “Update this Twitter application’s settings” button.
Note: It might take several minutes before application’s settings will be updated.
Congratulations, now you all set with creating you own Twitter application!
Part 2. Adding your newly created Twitter application to RoundTeam.
Here are the instructions for the second part of the process.
1) To register your RoundTeam account and add your first Team, please follow Step 1 to Step 6 of this instruction.
After these steps are done, let’s return to the process of connecting your own retweet application to RoundTeam.
2) Click on your Twitter user name at the top right corner of your RoundTeam dashboard and choose “Settings” from the drop-down menu:
3) You will see the following page with already filled in Consumer key and Consumer secret of RoundTeam retweet app:
To fill in credentials of your own application, you need to return back to https://dev.twitter.com/apps and click your retweet app’s name. You will see Details page. Scroll down to OAuth settings section. Here you’ll find Consumer key and Consumer secret of your retweet app. Copy and paste them to corresponding fields on your RoundTeam Settings page. Finish with the “Save own application” button.
4) Every time you make changes to your retweet application or it’s credentials, you need to re-link all your existing Teams to RoundTeam. To do this, please click “Link Twitter account” button and add each of your Teams one more time.
Note: There is no need to delete your Teams before re-linking them! Also, your current retweet configuration will remain the same after re-linking.
After this point you are all set with establishing your new account in RoundTeam and connecting your own retweet application.
Follow the updates about our new features at @RoundTeam.
Enjoy and happy retweeting!