Tweet from Roam using Mercury

Many people use Roam to draft their tweets. Using the {{counter}} shortcode and your notes nearby, it’s easy to create long threads.

Until now, you had to manually copy-paste tweets from Roam to Twitter. With Andy Gao‘s browser extension Mercury, that’s a think of the past!

Setting up and using Mercury 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:

Mercury in extension list
Screenshot taken in Brave Browser

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

Mercury first time use
You need to login once

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.

Mercury plugin options

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.
Mercury thread
Make sure all tweets are on the same indentation level

Post the thread by clicking the Twitter icon (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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