Audio/visual notifications as seperate and 'per stream' setting please
Please make it possible to separately enable or disable audio and/or visual notifications from Stream => Preferences. Default to preference from general settings.
When you have more streams than are (directly) visible on your screen, there is a tendency to miss out on new tweets/mentions. There should be some way for the user to be alerted without having to do a horizontal scroll.
I would really like to be able to configure HootSuite notifications on a per stream basis. Right now it's an all-or-nothing proposition. Being able to choose notifications for Mentions & DMs, All Tweets, or None for each stream/list would be really nice. In addition, I would like to be able to select audio notifications separately from the visual notifications. There are some streams where I want an audible alarm and some where an icon is fine.
On TweetDeck I would end up with four icons - one for each stream. Which was way too much. One icon for all streams is just fine.
Instead of an account-wide setting, please allow individual streams to set notifications. I'm not interested in beeps every time a hit on a search comes up, but I do want beeps when someone DM's or mentions me. Thanks!
Allow each coloum to have its own setting if i went it to notify me when it updates. I only need notification if I get a DM or a Mention. No need for it to make a sound when my TL gets updated, then it just becomes annoying, and I start to ignore the sound. Maybe of a selection of sounds to use as well.
Notifications on *all* streams tends to defeat the purpose.
I'd rather select the streams that are important enough (mentions, DMs, search for a company's name,...) instead. Notifications would tell me an immediate reaction is necessary, while regular updates would not prompt any action.
Right now, I end up ignoring mentions. Either because I have notifications deactivated, as I have to switch to hoot suite all the time, checking if that's an *important* update or because I got used to the sound of updates every minute.
I've noticed this feature was requested months ago, yet didn't get much attention.
For me, that's a knock-out requirement, so I'll end up with another client... for now.
Split the preference check box for notifications into an option for visual notifications and another option for audio.
Allow HootSuiter to receive an audio/visual alert when someone he follows tags tweet as #hot.
We’re reviewing further ways to integrate notifications in HootSuite.
Dominik Deobald commented
Good point, this kind of notifications would be even best for smartphones apps, at this moment we only get the amount of notifications displayed in the app icon. It would be great to show notifications for each stream, don't you think?
Thank you guys!
Shayne Pinnock commented
What I am referring to, is that instead of the only option is to hear a notices when my TimeLine gets updated. Each column can have settings of its own to make an update sound or not. Because, I dont want to be notified when my TL updates, I just want to hear or see a notification when I get mentioned, or receive a DM. Although some would like that feature they can choose to have it make an update notification in the column settings. Same can go with the Facebook, or other account columns.
Vjeko Konc commented
This is, so far, the only feature I am missing with HootSuite. I'm used to having notifications only on mentions and DMs, so now when I get notifications on each update of the home feed, I get a lot of unneccesary distractions during my day.