Tweet from Roam Using the Mercury Browser Extension

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Ramses Oudt
Tweet from Roam Using the Mercury Browser Extension

Roam is the ideal tool to draft Twitter threads. But until now, you had to manually copy-paste tweets from Roam to Twitter. With the Mercury browser extension, that’s a thing of the past!

Mercury was developed by Andy Gao. Setting up and using the extension is easy:

Step 1—Install.
Mercury is a Chrome plugin, but it also works in Vivaldi and Brave browsers. Click here to download and install it.

Step 2—Set up.
After installation, a Mercury will appear in your list of extensions:

Clicking the extension, you get only one option—to login:

Once you’re logged in and given Mercury the permissions to post to your Twitter timeline, you get the following options:

  • Set the parent tag to activate ‘Mercury blocks’;
  • Show/hide the character counter;
  • Turn tweet receipts on/off;
  • Set tweet receipt template.

Step 3—Draft and send you tweet(s).
Composing a thread with Mercury is simple:

  1. Create a parent block with the tag #TweetThis (or the tag you’ve set up in the previous step);
  2. Nest the tweets of the thread underneath—make sure they’re all on the same indentation level.

Post the thread by clicking the Twitter icon on the right side of the #TweetThis block.

To not accidentally tweet the same thread twice, I like to add the tag #TWEETED to the parent block as a reminder.

See the official Mercury page for the change log and additional information.

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