There is a selectable option allowing you to ‘tweet’ a copy of an SMS or Email. This will require you to have a twitter account that can be used on behalf of the school (and that has been linked to your Messenger v5 account).
As tokens, and therefore options, are not supported dependent on your message content you may have to edit your tweet. Please also note that your ‘tweet’ must not exceed 140 characters.
Broadcast and Open response messages, that contain no personalisation are best suited to being tweeted.
Messages that are personalised with e.g. a name and/or are closed responses are not suited to being tweeted.
When sending the above example as an SMS or email, the tokens and option list will be translated and made specific to the recipient, including the options you have specified. However, when the same message is tweeted, the tokens and option list are not accessible; you would therefore get a tweet that makes no sense! You will see a warning message reminding you of this, and the system will not allow the tweet to be sent.
Tweet should not contain place-holders (words beginning and ending in $) as these are not replaced.
Below shows the 2 example messages having been tweeted. As you can see the top example is not suitable for tweeting!
If you are new to Twitter, we have produced a Twitter Cheat Sheet that you may like to read.