How to Participate in a Twitter Party Using Tweetgrid

If you are participating in a Twitter party you may wonder how you can keep up with everything

  • the main party conversation
  • your tweets
  • and the party hosts

One way to keep up with it all is by using a website called Tweetgrid. Tweetgrid is setup with multiple columns.

How to Use Tweetgrid:

  1. Visit to get started
  2. Click Party at the top and a window will pop up
  3. Type the hashtag (the name of the party)
  4. Type the party host(s) Twitter user name with the @ in front
  5. Type your Twitter user name with the @ in front.
  6. Click Join the Party.

Here is an example:

how to use tweet grid twitter party

Make sure the hashtag (the Name of the Party) is listed in the Hashtag box. If it isn’t, type # and then the name the host of the party has given you. This is how the host, and you, tracks the conversations during the party.

hashtag name of twitter party

If you don’t see the 3 column layout (the easiest to follow), click the Grid Layout drop-down list (at the top right) and click 1 x 3

tweetgrid columns

Column One is everything everyone who is participating in the party is posting. This column can go crazy fast. Click the STOP button at anytime you want to catch up. Click Search again when you are ready to start the conversation flowing again.

tweetgrid columns explained

Column Two are the tweets from your party host or hosts. If you can’t keep up with column one definitely focus on column two because that is how you will win prizes. If the host name is not in the box next to the Search button type it in. You don’t need the @ symbol but you do need from: in front of their user name.

tweetgrid columns explained

If you want to include all of the hosts (some parties have multiple people helping) put OR in between their names like this. Make sure there is a space in between each person and the word OR or it won’t work

from:timetoplay OR sweetiessweeps

tweetgrid columns explained, how to use tweetgrid

To reply to something someone wrote first HOVER over that person and then the buttons will appear. Click the arrow pointing to the left.

To retweet something someone wrote click the arrow pointing to the right.

Then you will still have to click the Tweet button at the top of the page to send it.

reply and retweet tweetgrid

To send a Private Message or DM (Direct Message) first HOVER over that person and then click the yellow balloon. This is also how you will reply to the host privately if you are picked as a winner.

dmdirect message tweetgrid

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  1. I signed up for the party but missed that is was Eastern Time. THANKS so much for posting this. I have some difficulty with thought process that comes from Lyme and other illness, so when something comes at me FAST (like twitter parties seem) I am SO lost! This is so nice to be able to look back at and “find” my place on the grids. I learned how to tweet a little over a year ago, but asked for help for a few months before this and didnt get any info from any bloggers or other readers…maybe because they didnt have time. But also, because some people tend to want to “hide” their secrets to win or contests and blog giveaways they find because they want to have better odds of winning with less people? Anyway, I am so grateful you and Shannon are helping people learn the ropes. It shows integrity and just plain goodness that you are doing something to help others find the end of the rainbow maybe just a little, when things are SO darn hard financially for so many. Bravo!

    • Eileen, my thought it and always has been, there is plenty to go around for everyone. It is never a threat to share what I know and I am happy to do it. If we could all think like this in life we would have a better world. I guess this is my part and by sharing what I know I hope others share what they know with people they meet

    • BRAVO! Ellen And I agree, but there is enough to go around as Sweetie says! Great job Sweetie, and I will pass it forward. Thanks, Sylvia

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  3. cole marie mckinnon says

    I found this lecture very informative. Thanks so much. Maybe I will try another twitter party soon.

  4. Tweetgrid is down! What’s a good alternative?

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