Each configuration in RoundTeam can be additionally filtered to allow only Tweets and re-Tweets you want. Typical use cases are: filtering out profanities, filter to skip conversations, filter to cap number of retweets per hour etc.
Up to 10 filters can be applied to each configuration in order to maximize the customization of the retweet results. Some filters, such as "Excluding text" filter, can be applied multiple times.
Here is the list of available filters in RoundTeam:
- Blackout hours – use this filter to avoid retweeting between certain hours of the day. Default hours set for this filter are from 8PM till 7AM. Time zone is set automatically according to your browser settings. You may change default settings at any time. (Note: This filter is currently unavailable for Direct Messages category. We are working on adding it to the DM category soon.)
- Maximum per hour – set maximum allowed number of automatic retweets per hour, from 1 to 35.
- Excluding text – provide words or word sets, separated by commas. Tweets containing these words will be rejected. This filter also works on expanded URLs inside Tweets.
- Dry Run – use this filter to test your retweet settings. No actual retweets will be made, but you can see what was supposed to be retweeted in the Retweet History column of your RoundTeam dashboard. Learn more here. (Dry Run retweets suggestions count towards the 30-day retweet quota limit)
- Number of URLs – define minimum and maximum numbers of URLs allowed in a Tweet, from 0 to 10.
- Number of Hashtags – define minimum and maximum numbers of #hashtags allowed in a Tweet, from 0 to 10.
- Number of Mentions – define minimum and maximum numbers of user @mentions allowed in a Tweet, from 0 to 10.
- Only these authors - allows only Tweets posted by authors, whose names match at least one of the provided patterns. Use * and ? for wildcards. It is possible to combine several author name patterns, separated by commas, in one filter. For example "@alice, @nina" will allow Tweets posted only by @alice or @nina.
- Not these authors – rejects Tweets posted by authors, whose names match at least one of the provided patterns. Use * and ? for wildcards. It is possible to combine several patterns, separated by commas, in one filter. For example "*bot*, ?spam?" will not allow Tweets from authors with names "mebot123", "spam" and alike.
- Hide author names – this filter can be used only with Direct Messages. It omits author names, so they don't appear in the new Tweets.
- Only unique RT – use this filter to avoid retweeting similar Tweets, even posted by different Twitter authors.
- RT Probability – retweet randomly. Define probability % for retweeting, as a number between 10 (rare retweets) and 90. This filter is applied only to Tweets which were accepted by all other filters of specified retweet configuration.
- Minutes ago – avoid retweeting outdated Tweets, define a maximum of how old a Tweet can be, in minutes. This number should range from 1 (most recent Tweets) to 1440 (one day old Tweets).
- Minimum RT interval – define minimum interval you want to have between retweets, in minutes. Use this filter to retweet one Tweet at a time. This number should range from 5 minutes to 1440 minutes. (For example if set to 5, a minimum of 5 minutes will pass before 1 retweet occurs).
- No sensitive media – use this filter to get rid of Tweets with possibly sensitive media (photos, videos).
- Profanity (EN) – apply this filter to reject Tweets with obscene English language.
- No retweets – this filter can be applied only to List configurations. It allows your Twitter handle to retweet only updates posted by List members, but not retweets they made.
- Exact match – use this filter to retweet exactly what is configured in the dashboard. Before being retweeted, Tweet will be checked to contain the exact item configured. For example, if you specify to retweet some user's mention from the Tweets category, you will most likely get all Tweets posted by this user. Use Exact match to avoid such behavior. In retweeting from List, use this filter to avoid retweeting deviations of specified retweet term. For example, if you created the following configuration: RoundTeam/TestList/#tag, apply "Exact match" to avoid Tweets containing #tag1, #tags etc.
- Include conversations – this filter allows Tweets that start from a @mention, i.e. conversations.
Additionally, in the Tweets category you can leverage Twitter advanced search expressions to filter retweets by language, attitude, author and more. Geographical location filtering requires special configuration.
To configure filters in your RoundTeam Dashboard:
- Click on retweet configuration.
- Add up to 10 filters, selecting them from the list of Filters.
- Click "Save".