22 Mar 2017

3 Tools to Quickly Create Awesome Visual Tweets

Visual tweets attract more clicks and shares. Despite various levels of skepticism (many people were claiming visual tweets to be annoying), visual tweets are getting more and more adopted.

Here are three free tools allowing you to create stunning visual tweets in seconds.

1. Twit Shot

(Online, Mac App, Google Chrome Extension)

TwitShot.com is a cool app that extracts an image from the given page and creates an instant visual tweet. If you don’t use Google Chrome or a Mac (whaaat??), you can still use the web-based app.

Twit Shot

Be careful with the web based version: It didn’t give me any status update that my tweet went live, so I tweeted the same URL+image three times:

Here’s one of them:

2. Record.it

(Mac and Windows)

Record.it is a free Mac and Windows application that lets you record screencasts and instantly turn them into animated gif pictures that can be instantly tweeted.

The Windows version doesn’t have Twitter support yet (it seems but I have tested it on Mac) but they say it’s coming soon.

Here’s a tweet I created on how to apply to Internet Marketing Ninjas free competitor analysis (Took me 1 minute to create):

I’ve tested a lot of animated GIF creators and this one seems to provide the highest quality of animation.

3. Buffer Pablo

(Web based)

Buffer Pablo is the quickest way to create tweetable visual quotes. If you sign in to Buffer, you’ll be able to share the visual quote to Facebook too.

Buffer Pablo

There are other ways to tweet quotes: Buffer is the newest one. The other options include Chisel and Canva.

Which tools are you using to create visual tweets? Share them in the comments!


  1. Ian Pearson March 27, 2017 at 8:28 AM

    Started using Buffer recently, no complaints yet. Thanks for pointing out the other two.


  2. matt April 5, 2017 at 1:33 AM

    I think record.it is awesome, in case you like doing gif animations. I have used it severally. I will try buffer pablo next

  3. Emmerey Rose April 5, 2017 at 6:44 AM

    Wow. Awesome tools Ann! I only know Twit Shot and now I have two more I have to try 🙂 Thanks for sharing! How long does Record.it record screencast?

  4. David Richard April 5, 2017 at 3:07 PM

    Currently I’m using hootsuite but in start used buffer for social media sharing.

  5. Daniel Law April 26, 2017 at 4:52 AM

    Great tools, Ann! This at the best time as I’ve just gotten back into Twitter again. Twit Shot is proving to be extremely useful and highly convenient (writing this from my Mac and Google Chrome) ;P

  6. Harry Sazos April 27, 2017 at 1:59 AM

    I have not completely seperated myself from photoshop because I believe that clients wishes come first, the level of combustibility and ambition it takes to do right be a client is what works for me.

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