Add some user options to Auto Scheduler
I like the Auto-Scheduler concept – I try to only post to our social network accounts about 3 times a day, however, and my first two “auto-scheduled” posts have been scheduled to go up within 45 minutes of each other.
Perhaps a customized setting where a user can specify a minimum time period between postings?
Ability to select how many posts are added per day or per week, or frequency. For example auto schedule a new post 2, 3, 5 or 6 hours after the last one.
Currently, scheduling posts in advance does not work with the auto schedule feature. I schedule posts for different clients weeks, sometimes a month in advance and would like to take advantage of the auto-scheduler but on a specific day.
Scheduling is super handy, but when I want to set up future posts, I want them to go out at the best time. Not same day as set up.
It would be cool to have the autoschedule option available for several dates and not only for the current day.
i like to schedule the release of one post a day for 3 to 4 days in advance and that would make things much easier.
I know what times I want to schedule my posts. It would be great if I could pre-set those times into the autoscheduler and then have a 'post next' button so that my post goes when I want it to instead of when the autoscheduler thinks I want it to.
For instance, if I had a setting that would allow all of my posts using auto-scheduler to go out/stagger within a time-window of say 2pm-4pm within a given day. And to expand on that, if there was a setting that every time you used the scheduler, it would only go out during weekdays or weekends, etc.
queue system works well because it may schedule out over several days or weeks. I often do a search for content & queue it up in buffer, but then I have to check between both hootsuite and buffer before scheduling any other posts. I prefer all the capabilities within hootsuite, but the autoschedule feature is limited to 24 hours. This means I have to "queue" up content every 24 hours instead of once a week or every few days.
add timeframes to the autoscheduler and add the option for messages go out during primetime for the different social media
I want that the automatically planned tweets only get posted between times I defined, e.g. "between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m."
Because I have followers from different times zones and the auto planning function posts always late in the evening, which I don't like ;)
Would be great if I could choose a specific Day, for the Tweet/Posting to appear. Meanwhile it only is possible for one day. But I only want to have 3 Postings/Day, so it would be great If I could choose a day for example the next and the Auto-Sheduler finds the right time..
Allow users to pre-set their send schedule for AutoSchedule feature. ie: Send schedule for me would be ...
All of the scheduled messages would then be sent according to the above times and will pull the most recent tweet that is scheduled.
When I use Hootlet to post something I wish I knew what date/time it was scheduled for without having to search for it in the scheduler. It would be great if the completion notice displayed that info.
When you auto schedule updates, the system schedules 10-20 updates for each social media platform. I would like to be able to set the maximum number of updates scheduled on any given day.
I would love to be able to restrict which days Autoschedule posts on. For example, I could exclude weekends or have it post only 3 days per week.
Thanks for the Chrome plugin; it’s a life saver.
At the moment (unless I'm mistaken) you can choose between manual scheduling (i.e. setting a date and time) and autoscheduling (i.e. 'post this out sometime today when it's most likely to be seen').
I would like a new feature that combines the best of both of these options and enables something akin to 'I want this posted out on a particular date, but let Hootsuite pick the best time on that date to send it out'.
Right now autoschedule schedules tweets, but I'd like to schedule a week's worth of tweets and only send out so many a day so as to not exhaust my tweetable material.
Please allow google plus page to be managed from mobile app. Secondly there should be feature like Buffer where you simply have option 'Add to hootsuite' rather then opening app and scheduling. There should be an option where you schedule opening post and set auto schedule after every 1 after that for the other posts.
Sometimes two are scheduled at the exact same minute which is just no good. I'll lose Facebook likes that way, rendering the autoscheduler pretty useless until that feature is implemented.
Ie scheduling posts throughout the week that are auto-scheduled so I dont have to do them day by day.
give the ability to auto schedule on a particular date. I regularly setup a series of posts in the lead up to a promotion but I can only auto-schedule on that day. I would like to be able to auto-schedule tomorrow, then next day and in three days form now etc.
With the autoschedule feature, if a user continuously autoschedules new Tweets, the timing gets "reconsidered" automatically to accomodate for new Tweets in the most effective times.
I want for example (because I post more frequently in time variation of 4 times a day) to make four presets of 4 times in the day and choose from them. And not every time to choose from any hour and any minute... Even if I could make the default minute to 00 it will save me some time.
Allow users to determine the best time frame for auto scheduling of their posts via Hootsuite.
For example they could set a time frame between 5pm and 6.30pm if they felt this was the best to reach their audiences.
Also some functionality to select the frequency or gap between their posts.
I believe at present there are 5 minute differences you can select.
If you can determine this yourself and set the gap, or have schedules posts to fit between the best time frame and evenly distrusted within that time frame it would be great.
I would love to see a feature that allows us to create a group of status updates/ tweets that are randomly sent out over time to our accounts.
We would specify the amount to send out per day along with stating during what time it should be scheduled, along with the option to send them randomly.
I like being able to post at the best suggested time for today, but what if today I want to schedule a post for the best suggested time tomorrow? Let me say "Auto Schedule on Tuesday" or something of that nature.
Hi. I suspect a gazillion people have said this, but autoschedule needs to be able to take a date range for forward-scheduling activities.
It would be great to be able to choose days in the future to auto schedule posts, not just the 24 hours it does now.
It would be great to have en option to set a daily limit for tweets at one day. For example, for me it would be great to schedule 4 or 5 tweets a day and the next tweets i schedule moving automatically to the next day.
We all know that autoschedule works fine and when you post the system select the time it thinks is better for this post, but sometimes you need to post in the next 3 hours, for example, and it would be fine if the autoscheduling knows that you need to find the proper time to post in the next 3 hours.
I sit down and schedule all of my posts on Monday at the start of every week - if I can only set auto-posts for the same day, this feature doesn't help me very much, as I am not going to sit down to schedule every single morning - what a pain in the butt! Why can't we select the day we'd like to auto post on?
A friend of mine turned me onto bufferapp.com. I love it! Why? Because it schedules tweets at times and days that make sense to my audience.
I work off my feeds and tweet screen in off-hours - nights & weekends. If I use Hootsuite to auto-schedule them, they get posted shortly afterwards. For Twitter, this almost guarantees that nobody will see them! WTF?
Go check out the way bufferapp.com works. I would much rather use HootSuite, if you could add feature to your auto-scheduler.
Thanks! Love HootSuite! Promote it to everybody!
I love using auto schedule but it would be great to be able to cap to a certain amount a day. Like 3 or 5 posts a day then it moves into the next day.
Currently, when autoscheduling tweets I end up with a lot in one day and nothing for the following days. Ideally I would like to set no more than 3 posts a day to be sent out on auto schedule, with others defaulting to later days. Is this on the cards?
Refine optimum send times so that you can specify 1 FB post per day 3 Twitter posts per day etc. for each account
Can we schedule a post within a certain time frame? Ex: schedule 1 for optimum time Mon, another for Tues?
A smarter auto schedule: If you have a tweet scheduled for 5p,. but you tweet at 4:55, it bumps the 5pm tweet to 5:30, to space it out
I Autoschedule a lot of posts for the different accounts I manage, and I'll often do it in bursts – a bunch from source A, then a bunch from source B, etc.
Of course, I can't Autoschedule using this format bc then it's a long line posts from, say, FastCo, followed by a long burst from Mashable etc.
I'd love if I could Autoschedule all of them, Lock any that I want to stay put (say a #MusicMonday post or a post timed with a launch/release) and just shuffle everything around those.
@juxta if you have any questions – thanks!
Do I want to optomize for retweets, or do I want to optomize for link follows, or even balance?
Maybe I can choose to schedule one tweet for each. Your ow.ly shortened links would need to be generated individually for each linkk/network/metric combination if you let me schedule for both impact metrics at the same time in order to improve data analysis for training future schedules.
I would love to see the auto schedule feature schedule tweets closer together. Less than 10 a day is very few for a twitter with +15k tweets. I would be amazing to control the interval that it schedules at with having to change the time for every tweet.
Auto-Scheduler is great, but when auto-scheduling #FF during the week I have to schedule by hand. How cool would it be if HootSuite recognized the tweet as a #FF by the hashtag being used in the beginning or end and auto-scheduled for the next available time slot on a following Friday.
you should improve Auto Schedule option
like we can people can Auto Schedule message after 15 minute 30 minute
means we can Auto Schedule message back 2 back after 15 minute
* sorry for poor english
we need to be able to choose how many tweets per day, and between what hours. I tweet for many clients in different timezones, and for some of them, your autoscheduler will schedule 6 tweets before dawn in their location. It also becomes a major inconvienance when your schedualer scheduales 6 or 7 tweets in a 4 hour period even though I needed thoose tweets to last the entire day. And when tweets need to be scheduled a day or 2 in advance, it is impossible to do with autoscedule
Autoschedule - allow scheduling parameters in preferences (like having "hours of operation," either on an account basis or for each stream...). I don't want to post on Saturdays for most of my accounts.
I love the auto-schedule feature and use it extensively, but I would love it more if HootSuite allowed me to limit the posts per day, and then automatically roll over additional auto-scheduled posts to the next day.
For example, if I set the limit to 2 auto posts per day, I could just sit and type updates and posts and submit them to auto-scheduler, and populate weeks worth of posts. Currently, it does roll over days, but there's no way to limit the number of posts per day.
As it is, the auto-schedule will post throughout the day and night. As a social media manager, I would love the ability to set auto-schedule to only post during office hours for some of my clients who want the optimized times of auto-schedule without the 24/7 impression of availability.
Perhaps one could set buffers for the feature, beginning at a time and ending at a time each day.
I auto-schedule a lot of tweets and I would like to be able to auto-schedule the most important tweets at optimal times.
My less important "filler" tweets would then be sent at less optimal times.
I propose a 3-tier system where:
- 1's are posted at the absolute best times
- 2's are posted in the daytime in between these optimal posts
- and 3's would be posted in the middle of the night.
Allow someone to schedule a tweet for tomorrow (or days in the future) and not set a time, but autoschedule it for the most optimal time that day.
there is no use to AutoScheduling until you make us able to set the time between the posts that it made automatically
Buffer lets me predetermine a post schedule. Say I want to send three tweets per day, every weekday at 9am, 11am, and 2pm. I set those times as my recurring tweet schedule. Then, I just click the Bufferapp add-on, and it automatically adds whatever page I'm on to the next available slot in the queue (even if the next available slot is the next day instead of today).
I like the auto-schedule feature in Hootlet, but I'd like to be able to pick my own schedule to follow every day, and add articles to that queue without ever having to look at what time they'll go out. They just automatically get sent, one at a time, according to the schedule I already laid out.
Well especially because Twitter and Google+ are streams that message might not be seen today, but if can setup Auto Schedule for multiple days then that's golden.
The auto scheduler is graet and long overdue but we need a way to set the maximum number of tweets per day, similar to timely.js or buffer.app
Hi everyone! Thank you for waiting.
As you may have noticed, we’ve recently released some updates to the HootSuite Autoscheduler. These updates will allow for customizing how many posts to be scheduled, what time frame to schedule them in, and what days of the week to schedule them for.
To find these Autoschedule options, click the gear icon next to the Autoschedule on/off toggle in the compose window or head to Settings>Autoschedule.
If you wish to learn more, please head to https://help.hootsuite.com/entries/21594338-Scheduling.
We’ll be keeping this feedback post open to let you know about any new additions to the HootSuite Autoscheduler as they become available.
Thanks for using HootSuite!
Travis | Customer Support – Technical Lead | @HootSuite_Help
Culinary Equipment Company commented
Thanks guys, loving the updates. Still a little bit of room for improve but all in all I love it.
p.s. I think this update is a start but besides the multiple posts per day issue I think we all want to be able to select the day and then let it select the time! Right everyone??
Is this new update going to work with hootlet as well?
Roberto M.D. commented
What about receiving a notification whenever a autoscheduled post is published?
April MacLean commented
Please, please add the option to autoschedule on future dates! I want to schedule all my social media monday morning and it totally defeats the purpose.
Joanie Waelti commented
Allow RSS feeds to be auto-scheduled instead of being tweeted every hour.
Please adjust Auto-Scheduler so I can "auto schedule" on future dates. Thank you!
I'd like to let the auto scheduler choose the time, but I want to choose the day. Being able to schedule the day is very important for most of my Tweets, but I still could use help with the best time.
How many posts does it take for an action to be taken? Seems like this has a lot of votes and has been open for a long time.
Laura Gordon commented
E.g. sometimes I want to schedule for the next week or two weeks and want tit to post so I think just a check box for within a given time period would be great :)
+1 definately! Atleast have the option to select the number of posts/day.
Buffer has (or at least had) a really nice way of calculating optimum post times per day...and allowing me to setup specific times of day I preferred posts to go out. Right now Hootsuite's "Autoschedule" is totally "voodoo" to me...I have no idea how it's figuring out times to post. It seems nearly random.
Sometimes a post I create later will autoschedule before one I created and autoscheduled earlier. To illustrate:
Let's say it's 11:00 am and I'm creating new Twitter posts...
Post #1 might autoshedule for 4:35 pm (no idea why)
Post #2 might autoschedule for 5:15 pm (no idea why)
Post #3 might autoschedule for 2:10 pm (before the others).
The order and timing on different netwworks will vary too.
I agree to a lot of comments here. Two functions I would like to find:
- Maximum posts per Day
- Autoplanning for a specific Date
I agree, this would really take it to the next level. I like the "per day" limit. I want to schedule 5 updates, but only 1/day.
Culinary Equipment Company commented
I see three options.
1. Ability to schedule posts and tweets ahead of time for specific days, but then have them autoscheduled on that day for optimal timing.
2. User set limit of how many posts can go out per day PER ACCOUNT. Eg. 3 posts a day for "Party Club" Facebook page. I run multiple accounts for multiple businesses, differentiating with this function would be not only necessary, but without it, it would be useless to me.
3.Both 1 and 2. Having the option of both means when I'm sitting down to schedule my posts in advance I want control over date of the post (option 1) whilst using the auto-schedule function for optimal timing. In between while I'm browsing "ad hoc" and find something interest and click "auto-schedule" I want it to be able to pick up that for the next week I have already scheduled my 3 per day for this particular account and slot it in after wards sometime.
I vote for option 3
Please I need auto scheduler to have an option to limit how many posts it sends out per PER ACCOUNT. I run Facebook and Twitter accounts for mutliple businesses, so it would be important to differentiate between which one is being posted for concerning this.
Sophie Davis commented
I desperately need to be able to schedule posts and tweets ahead of time for specific days, but then have them autoscheduled on that day for optimal timing
Would love to see an auto-scheduler that lets me choose on which date the tweet needs to go.
Nathan Clark commented
Second these comments. Please add a feature to limit the number of daily posts in the autoschedule feature.
Alaia Williams commented
I'm shocked that after YEARS of people asking for this feature that a max per day feature hasn't been added. Buffer has it and so does Sprout Social (which I was considering leaving to come back to Hootsuite...but that doesn't seem like the right choice). Can we get a heads up on if this is something that's at least in the works?