Scheduling Tweets on Hootsuite
In 2015, Hootsuite was named the top social media tool for managing multiple accounts for one brand and it continues to be at the top of the list for the most recommended tools. Equipped with a dashboard to help stay organized and scheduling tools to keep you active on platforms, and save time in your social media strategy.
Hootsuite offers the ability to interact from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and most recently, Instagram efficiently. With one dashboard, users are able to add multiple accounts and post, monitor, and analyze the content. The dashboard is customizable through tabs and streams that will keep you organized.
The tabs are set up much like the tabs in an Internet browser. Users can switch between tabs to see the different activity across platforms. If you manage several accounts, you’re able to set up a tab for each.
On each tab, set up streams to monitor each social media account affiliated with tab. On each stream, you will be able to customize what you see. For example, on a Twitter stream, you can click “Add stream” and add another section to monitor, from Mentions, Messages, and posted tweets.
Hootsuite offers a scheduling tool to post tweets in 7 simple steps:
- Click compose message
- Type your message with links included
- Pick the profiles to post the message by clicking the star icon. (Note that Hootsuite organizes by platform, so Twitter accounts are grouped at the top, but scroll down to add the message to Facebook, LinkedIn, etc)
- Click the calendar icon
- Select the date for the message to be sent
- Pick a time for the tweet to be posted
- Click “schedule.”
Once the tweet is scheduled, a green confirmation bubble will appear and your tweet will be posted at the designated time.