Using Crowdfire for Twitter: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
A while ago, I started using Crowdfire for Twitter. I like Twitter. Okay, I *love* Twitter. So I often sniff around to see if there are new tools or apps for simplifying some things on Twitter.
Most active Twitter users are very preoccupied with who is following them, who is unfollowing them, who they are following who isn't following them back, who they are following that is inactive, etc., etc.
When I first started using Crowdfire, it made this very easy to find out. Here's what it looked like on my iPad with the "Twitter Growth Features" open:
This was and a great feature but in 2019, Crowdfire was forced by Twitter to remove this feature so you can no longer monitor who hasn't followed you back or who has stopped following you. You also can no longer automate your following and unfollowing.
Because of these restrictions, Crowdfire had to make some changes to their services. Nowadays, Crowdfire is a social media management tool, which helps people manage and schedule posts on a range of social networks, including Twitter. It's primary use these days is to help you keep your feeds active through relevant curated content from around the Internet.
Here's what you can do with Crowdfire in 2020:
- Monitor other accounts' performance and compare them with your account
- Discover relevant content to share with your followers
- Schedule content ahead of time
- Link and manage multiple social media accounts from one place
- Read and reply to mentions and direct messages from the platform
You can use it for free. As in, there's a free version and several paid versions. Although if you're going to bother to use it, then you likely will want at least one of the paid add-ons so you can monitor mentions and social listening as well as view advanced analytics.