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Twitter App Timely Decides it’s Time to Retire

Service to schedule tweets will go offline Nov. 16.

Managing your Twitter account and finding the right time to post tweets so your followers will see them can be tough. For two years, Timely, a free scheduling service, helped. But the Twitter app will go offline next month.

Ethan Bloch, the co-creator of Timely, made the announcement on Wednesday in an email to users. He says customers will stop having access to their accounts on Nov. 16, as the service retires.

Bloch notes that the Twitter app began as a “fun side project” in 2010 and grew to have thousands of users. However, Demandforce, the company behind Timely, has decided to focus on its paid products, he says.

Bloch encourages users to look for alternatives to help them schedule tweets, like Hootsuite and Buffer. He adds that when Timely debuted, it was the only Twitter app that analyzed tweets to find the optimal time to post them. That’s changed, he says.

“Thank you so much for being a part of the Timely story,” he writes.

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