Twitter is where your org goes to share its voice - to tweet, retweet, chime in on threads, interact with customers, go viral, or just keep your business in the conversations that are most relevant to you & your audience.
Fugo’s Twitter app for digital signage allows you to easily share your Twitter feed in real-time, as it updates, to your screens! Not only will it showcase that your social media game is on top - you can enlist your screens to grow your online audience!
Here’s how to get started:
Note: there are two ways to add content with Fugo - via our playlist builder and in our design studio. We’ll cover the steps for both methods in each section.
1. Using the playlist builder
1.1 Log into your Fugo Account. If you don’t have an account yet, you can start your 14-day free trial here.
1.2 Click Apps in the top navigation bar to get to our app store.
1.3 Scroll to find the Twitter Feed app in the store. To find it even faster, you can search for it via the search bar at the top of the store.
1.4 Click Try App to create a new playlist with the app.
1.5 A window will appear where you can customize the app’s settings.
1.6 First, click Login to Twitter in the right-hand settings panel in order to give Fugo access to your Twitter account.
1.7 This will open a new pop window asking you to authorize Fugo to access your account. Click Authorize app in the top left hand corner.
1.8 Your tweets will now appear in the window for previewing. The app settings will appear in the right hand panel.
1.9 First you can set the Duration per tweet (video tweets will run for the full duration of the video.) We recommend keeping it at the default 10 seconds.
1.10 Next you can set how many tweets to show.
1.11 You can also change the Background Color of your tweets. Usually, it’s a good idea for the content on your digital signage screen to be consistent with your business branding. You can change the background color to match your branding in the app settings: Either copy and paste the hexadecimal color code or choose one from the color picker.
1.12 Finally, you can turn on Offline Mode. We recommend using this if your digital signage player does not have a reliable internet connection. When enabled, offline mode stores all the Tweets on your players so that when the internet connection is down your playback is not affected.
1.13 When you’re all done, click Save Changes in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.
To continue on to publishing instructions from here, you can skip to section 3: build out your playlist.
2. Using the Design Studio
2.1Click Studio in the top navigation bar. Then click Create in Studio to start a new design.
2.2 This will open up a blank canvas for you to start adding content to! To add the Twitter Feed app, either scroll to find it in the Apps menu to the right or search for it to find it faster.
2.3 Drag and drop the app onto your canvas from the menu. Or simply click on it and it will be added to your current slide.
2.4 You can drag the sizing handles of the app around to change the size. Make it smaller so you can split your screen and add other content, or make it full screen - that’s totally up to you!
2.5 Customizing the Twitter app settings works the same way in the design studio - all settings will be found in the panel to the left. To bring up the panel, click on the app from the canvas.
You can continue to customize your content however you wish in the studio! Add media from one of our integrations, add stickers, use frames to create unique media stylings. Add slides with extra or duplicate content. You can even split your screen into zones!
In my example, I've customized Fugo's Twitter QR Code template to include a tile with my Twitter feed at the bottom of the screen.
2.6 When you’re satisfied with how your content looks, click Save and Close. This will close out the design studio. To publish this content, you’ll need to add it to a playlist, which we’ll cover in the next section.
3. Build out your playlist
Note: If you want to add content you created in the studio to a playlist. You’ll need to navigate to the Playlists page by clicking Playlists in the top navigation bar and Create Playlist to start a new playlist.
3.1 Give your playlist a name (we suggest making it something relevant to distinguish it from other playlists later on down the road.)
3.2 Click Select Screens to choose where to publish your playlist.
3.3 You can also add more content to your playlist by clicking Add More Content and choosing other apps, uploading media, or from the content that you created in the studio.
I want to add the Twitter content I created in section 2 above, so I'm going to find it by clicking Studio Content and searching for it in my content library.
3.4 When you've selected all the content items you want to add to this playlist, click Add Items in the bottom right corner.
3.5 Finally, you can change the schedule of your content by setting the start and end date and clicking Week Schedule to edit the days and times your content will run.
3.5 Once you’re all done setting up the playlist, click Publish in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen to publish or schedule your content.
3.6 If you don’t want to publish just yet, you can click Finish Later and come back to your playlist at any time.
And there you have it! If you find yourself still scratching your head, you can contact our team for help any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.