In the next five slides, we’re going to walk you through the basic steps for setting up EarlyBird so you can get started. To access the platform, click the button in the header of our website. On the Run page, you will be presented with a few different options for how to launch EarlyBird:
Once you’ve selected which version of EarlyBird you want to run, simply input your username and password in the login window and EarlyBird will open.
Tip: The easiest way to run EarlyBird is as a website, but if you prefer to run the app in a window, choose the Desktop option.
If you’re active on Twitter, you probably have a list of accounts you already follow and may like to carry across to EarlyBird. If not, don’t worry – the next slide details how to get started using our suggested list of relevant Twitter accounts and company searches.
How to import your Follows:
Tip: We can only view followed accounts and tweets from public Twitter accounts. Check your Twitter account privacy settings if you are unable to view your account.
If you’re not active on Twitter and are unsure about who or what to follow, we’ve handpicked a list of 2,500 relevant Twitter accounts – categorised by financial sector, market, region and more – to help you get started.
How to import from our suggested lists:
You are then presented with the choice of three different lists to import:
Tip: You can also add additional Twitter accounts using the search box in the header (shown below).
EarlyBird lets you organise your Twitter accounts into folders for easy reference.
It also lets you prioritise accounts, and can send you really important Tweets via email.
Now you’ve added some Twitter accounts to EarlyBird, the next step is to organise them into folders and tag those accounts that are the most relevant and important to you.
Organising accounts into folders:
Right-click the name of the Twitter account you wish to prioritise to bring up the options menu for that account. You then have the following options:
Tip: You can filter your Twitter feed to just show you Priority and Notify Me accounts by clicking their respective tabs in the main EarlyBird dashboard.
If screen real estate is an issue then we recommend installing the EarlyBird Warbler – it sends you the Tweets you most want to see, via discrete alerts that appear on your screen, even when EarlyBird is closed on your desktop.
How to install Warbler:
Tip: For further information and help on how to install and use Warbler, read our Warbler Guide.