Tweetvite Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Questions

What is a Tweetup?

A tweetup is an organized or impromptu gathering of people that use Twitter. (A meet up of people that 'tweet' using Twitter.)

How is Tweetvite different from other invitation services?

Tweetvite was built specifically for Tweetups and other events using Twitter. It offers complete integration for things like custom shortened URLs, tracking of tweets and re-tweets, event hashtags, and authentication of guests using Twitter. Other invitation services are good, but they were built for a different breed of event (birthday parties, reunions, anniversaries, etc.) so they aren't ideally suited for events on Twitter. In addition, Tweetvite offers a fully searchable listing of upcoming Tweetups, so even if you aren't looking to create one, you can still easily find a Tweetup to attend.

Is it free?

Yes. In the near future we’ll be offering Premium Services for our power users to take advantage of, but the basic service will always remain free.

What if you don't have a feature I'm looking for?

If we don't have a feature that you're looking for, then please use the feedback tab on the side of the page to either submit the feature request, or vote it up if it's already been submitted by another user. A special thanks to UserVoice for providing this great service!

Do you offer a premium service for fully branding my invitation?

We recognize that companies and organizations will want to send their own branded Tweetups, so we'll be offering this premium service in the very near future. Please contact us if you would like to participate in the initial pilot.

How can I contact you?

You can contact us at any time by clicking on the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.

I have a question that's not on this list.

Just contact us with your question and we'll get back to you right away.

My Account

How do I register?

There is no registration necessary for Tweetvite. We use your Twitter or Facebook account to confirm that you are really you, so there is no need to create a separate account for Tweetvite.

What if I don't have a Twitter or Facebook account?

You have to have a Twitter or Facebook account to use Tweetvite. You can sign up for a free one here or here.

How do I view all of my Tweetups?

First, you have to login with your Twitter or Facebook account. Then, click on the menu item named "My Tweetups" that appears in the navigation at the top of the page. That will bring you to a page where you can view all of your Tweetups.

What happens when I logout?

When you logout, you remove the link that exists between Tweetvite and Twitter or Facebook. When you login again, you are re-establishing that link to Twitter or Facebook so that Tweetvite can verify who you are as you use the site.

How can I completely remove the Tweetvite authorization from my Twitter account?

Once you authorize Tweetvite to allow access to your Twitter profile, then that authorization is stored on Twitter until you decide to remove it. If for some reason you want to completely remove this authorization, simply log in to Twitter and click on the Settings link, then click on the Connections tab. Find the Tweetvite entry in the list of applications, and then click the "Revoke Access" link to fully remove Tweetvite access to your Twitter account.

How can I completely remove the Tweetvite authorization from my Facebook account?

Once you authorize Tweetvite to allow access to your Facebook account, then that authorization is stored until you decide to remove it. If for some reason you want to completely remove this authorization, simply log in to Tweetvite with your Facebook account and click on the Settings link in the top right corner of the page. This will bring you to your account settings page, where you can click the link under the Facebook section to de-authorize your account.

Creating a Tweetup

Can I have multiple hosts?

Currently, you can only have one person manage the invitation at a time. If the Tweetup is being hosted by multiple individuals, or a group, then you can input that into the "Hosted by" field when creating your Tweetup, but the only person able to actually manage the invitation will be the account who created it.

Can I format the Description?

Yes. We provide a rich text editor for the description field so that you can format the description of the Tweetup in pretty much any way you can think of!

What if my Tweetup is in a different timezone?

Tweetvite supports timezones, so if you happen to be creating a Tweetup while in a different timezone from where it will be held, simply click on the timezone link on the Create Tweetup page, and you'll be given a dropdown with all of the different Timezone options. Simply choose the timezone where the Tweetup will happen and save the invitation!

Why do I need to map the location address?

Mapping the location address is important because it ensures that the location exists, and that guests will be able to easily find it. Mistyped or incomplete addresses can result in no map being shown on the invitation, which is why we provide a way to verify the address yourself.

Can I choose my own public URL?

Yes. We provide the ability to choose what you want the public URL to be, rather than just defaulting to a random mix of letters and numbers. We think this adds a little more personality and class to the invitation.

What is a hashtag?

A hashtag is the way to group tweets together and tie them back to a specific event. Guests to your Tweetup should append the hashtag to the end of their tweets when tweeting about the event. This way guests are able to see them, as well as Tweetvite, which collects all of those tweets and displays them on the invitation under the "Live Twitter Feed" tab.

Can I limit the guest list to a certain number of people?

Yes. You can set a cap on the number of guests who are able to RSVP Yes and Maybe to a Tweetup. You can adjust this cap at any time to allow more guests in if the cap has already been reached.

Is there a maximum guest list size that Tweetvite can support?

Nope. Even if you hold your Tweetup in a football stadium, Tweetvite should be able to handle it.

Can I be notified when a guest RSVPs for my event?

Absolutely! First, login to Tweetvite. Then, go to the "Settings" page for your Tweetvite account. You can find the link for that underneath your profile picture in the top right corner of the site. Simply add in your email address(es) to the "Settings" page and your notifications will be defaulted to "On" for receiving email notifications when guests RSVP for your event.

How do I cancel my Tweetup?

You can cancel a Tweetup by going to the "Manage Invitation" page and clicking the red button on the right hand side which says "Cancel Tweetup".

The Invitation

What does "Publish your Invitation" mean?

Publishing your invitation makes it live so that other people are able to view it and RSVP, as well as find it in the listing of Tweetups on the "Find Tweetups" page. Until you publish it, an invitation is private and can only be accessed by the creator.

How do I add this invitation to my Google, iCal or Outlook Calendar?

You can add an invitation to either your Google, iCal or Outlook calendars by clicking the "Add to Calendar" link found in the Date & Time box on the Tweetup invitation page.

How do I get directions to this Tweetup?

You can get directions to the Tweetup by clicking the "Get Directions" link found in the Location box on the Tweetup invitation page.

What is the "Live Twitter Feed"?

The "Live Twitter Feed" is a live listing of all tweets on Twitter that relate to that Tweetup. It pulls in tweets tagged with the Tweetup hashtag, as well as the ones that include the Tweetup invitation URL.

How do I change my RSVP?

You can change your RSVP at any time by clicking on the "Click to Change Your RSVP" link in the sidebar of the invitation, and then clicking the RSVP button of your choice.

Promoting Tweetups

How do I post my Tweetup to Twitter?

Posting to Twitter is integrated into the publishing and RSVPing functions on Tweetvite. When a host publishes their Tweetup invitation, they are prompted if they would like to tweet out about it to their Twitter followers. The same thing happens when a guest RSVPs to a Tweetup. This step is optional and can be skipped if preferred. Additionally, guests or other users can tweet out about the Tweetup using the buttons in the "Share this Invitation!" section in the sidebar of the invitation.

How do I post my Tweetup to other Social Networks?

You can post a Tweetup invitation to pretty much any social network using the buttons in the "Share this Invitation!" section in the sidebar of the invitation.

How can I promote my Tweetup on my blog?

Tweetvite provides an RSVP widget which blog authors can add to the sidebar of their blogs. This will allow guests to RSVP for a Tweetup from the blog without having to first go to Tweetvite.

Finding Tweetups

How do I search for Tweetups in my area?

Simply go to the "Find Tweetups" section of Tweetvite and enter your location using either city and state or zip code in the location box. That will pull up any Tweetups within a 50 mile radius of your location. You can also browse for Tweetups by choosing a country, state/region and city in the right hand sidebar to view all Tweetups for that location. You can further refine your Tweetup results by using specific keywords, such as conference names or hashtags, when searching for Tweetups in your area.

How else can I be updated of new Tweetups in my area?

If you live in a major city, then you can follow a local Tweetvite account on Twitter and be updated in real time of new Tweetups which are located in your area. Simply check the local Tweetvite Twitter accounts page to find the local Tweetvite Twitter account to follow.

Customizing the Invitation

Can I customize my invitation?

Absolutely! We offer the ability to customize the invitation with different designs, color schemes, wallpapers and media.

Can I add a main picture to my invitation?

Yes. Simply go to "Customize Invitation" for the invitation that you want to add a main picture to. Click on the "Pictures/Video" menu item, and then select the picture that you want to upload. Finally click the "Upload Image" button to add the picture to the invitation. Don't forget to save when you're done!

How can I add a video to my invitation?

Simply go to "Customize Invitation" for the invitation that you want to add a video to. Click on the "Pictures/Video" menu item, and then click on the "Add Video" tab. You can add videos from YouTube, Hulu, Vimeo, College Humor and many more!

Can I make an invitation look like my Twitter profile?

Definitely! First, login to Tweetvite with your Twitter account. Then, go to "Customize Invitation" for the invitation that you want to customize. Finally, click the button at the bottom which says "Copy My Twitter Profile Design".

What if you don't have an invitation design or color scheme that I'm looking for?

Please contact us detailing what sort of design or color scheme you're looking for. We're happy to help you put together a great looking invitation!