being able to Group Profiles into groups so that you can select one Clients group and it contains all those profiles.
We manage numerous corporate companies Social media, and it is a huge problem that we cannot group certain profiles together for instance create a group for a client and that group contains their profiles and when you post you choose that customer group. this avoids mistakes made . This would be a huge benefit for any Social media Company
I'm currently evaluating HootSuite as a SMM platform for our business. Everything is great so far!
We manage a little over a dozen companies for social media services --
Would love a way to group related social services for a particular company together -- tab feels a little too messy.
Send to all and only feeds within a team
make it to where you can seperate your fb groups into categories in case you only want to post to certain ones without having to sort each t
Ability to group and subgroup profiles!! PLEASE!
I am a consulting company that has multiple clients each with multiple profiles. Meaning, Client A has FB, T, LI, 4S and Client B has FB, T, and Li. I want to group the clients together and when I click on them, I see the tabs for each profile. Right now I just have dozens of tabs for each profile I manage.
Add the option of making lists of selected facebook groups.
Thus enabling a Single Click Selected Groups Posting for Facebook. This one feature is not available on other competitors like buffer thus will help Hootsuite gain more traction.
At the moment a person with 200 groups membership with groups in deifferent categories ( Say Beauty, Internet Marketing, Health) has to shortlist specific 50 groups( say all the groups Beauty) related to one category and then publish( Too time consuming)
Instead we have to select a Hootsuite group list that we have created ( Say Beauty) and just publish in them.
- Future editing of facebook groups possible
- Groups can be named ( Making it easier to manage multiple lists)
I would suggest allowing paid users to organize their social networks, for instance the FB Groups by categories.
For instance, I run a Heavy Metal portal (I think we are one of the few using Hootsuite) and we have posts that target better Death Metal Facebook Groups other than Hardcore, Heavy Metal, and so on, by allowing to categorize (therefore associate Groups to specific genres of music) it would ease a lot more the workflow instead of scrolling 10 down to pick just one suitable to share a post.
You can create a GROUP of PROFILES. So, to post something we could choose the group instead several profiles. Lot easier than now, if possible, do this tool ASAP. Thanks
I have many type of facebook page and group's social profile.
Sometime, I just want to post something for certain target group, so I have to select 1 by 1 because HootSuite have only 2 option, "select all" or "select 1 by 1". It's really waste time for those who managed hundred social profile.
Hope HootSuite can add the new feature that can sort the social profile into different groups ASAP, I'll much appreciate it !!
for example, i have 100 social profile, 30 of them are related to healthy, 30 of them are realated to game, 40 of them are related to car.
so, when i want to share something about car, then i have to click 1 by 1 for the 40 social profile that realated to the car.
so far hootsuite can only click 1 by 1 or select all, it's not suitable for me if i just want to post somrthing realated to a target group.
Next to the "Social Media Networks" we select manually after clicking the Hootlet button, that there could be "Group" icons for specific Social Media Networks. For instance, there could be a Group A, which has Social Networks 1,2, and 3... and the next Group B could have Social Networks 2,4, and 5. This would automatically select the Social Networks in that group, instead of having to manually select them (which there's room for human error".
Create groups so that I can organize the companies and industries in one group. This way I can select a group of companies in an industry and post the same message. Oh and sub groups would be good as well so that I can create non competing markets across the country so I'm not posting the same content in the same market for two companies in the same industry.
I'm a member of 50+ LinkedIn groups and would love to be able to sort/group them by subject.
I want to create a list of pages in Facebook or groups and publish there my content in a scheduel way.
For instance when I made a new Youtube video I would to insert it in Hootsuite and than schedule the publisching in this fan pages list in one single shot or in many different shot.
I find it tedious on the iPhone app to have to remember what network is what by their picture, especially when they all have the same picture and I have to look for the little social network icon over the small thumbnail. I manage networks for multiple companies, and I would like to be able to group those profiles together so that it's easier for network selection. For instance instead of seeing a long list of all the networks I manage and finding the ones I need, having the option sort by "Team" and then click the team and have the options of "Facebook", "Twitter", "Linkedin", etc. This would greatly improve my ease of use within the web interface but ESPECIALLY in the mobile app.
It would be GREAT if you could have groups or even tags so you can have different groups of profiles (Like your favourites feature) but set your own groups
I manage 150+ client accounts. Many of them I post to FB, Twitter, and G+. If I could group all 3 of those accounts together, rather than scrolling through my entire list, or possibly even group several businesses, it would take several steps out of every day. I have a hunch I'm not the only one with this need.
As someone who does agency work and Community Manager work for multiple clients, I am given two options. Load every single SM account I manage in to one dashboard, or create a separate Hootsuite account and manage them separately.
The first causes a problem if I accidently choose the wrong SM account from the list, and the 2nd requires me to either login/logout or have different browsers installed to run multiple instances of hootsuite.
At the very to of hootsuite I should have a "Choose Client:" drop down, like Google Adwords MCC has, where I can quickly hide streams of one client and bring up streams and accounts of the other without having to logout.
This would be a feature worth paying more fore.
We can create categories to post to i.e. if we wanted to post inspirational messages we would have a preset category of groups, pages, and networks to post to at the click of a button instead of having to select which groups we want to post to every time.
It would be great to be able to reorganize the order in which social media accounts are displayed in the posting window or with the new social network selector have the ability to save "lists". With using 15 network accounts, it's frustrating having to search through a drop down because a frequently used network is on the bottom. Pins and favorites work, until I have to change the group of networks I want to post to.
I would like to be able to put organizations into groups, so that when I want to send out a tweet i can quickly select a group, and not have to do it individually for each name. is this possible? or is there something liek that already?
I have multiple profiles on my hootsuite pro account and it's really time consuming to select one by one specific profiles where I want to post my message. A great feature would be grouping profile (e.g. Group 1: all twitter account, Group 2: all facebook groups Group 3: linkedin groups)
I manage social networks for multiple companies using Hootsuite Pro. I would love to be able to group my "Streams" view by company, rather than by individual social network, as well as do the same when sending new posts. I would like to click on a group of accounts all managed under one company, instead of having to sort through all of my accounts and select the ones I want.
I think you should integrate grouping of facebook groups. Some of my facebook groups I may not want to post something in. If I can arrange them in groups, it will better utilize my time.
I manage 85 different facebook/linkedin/twitter pages, and I'd love to be able to group the profiles into relevant sub-groups for posts.
Introduce a feature that allows me to tweet different things to different groups of people. I am tweeting on behalf of a business who operate in a number of different markets. What's relevant and interesting to one market may not be to another. We need to keep these separate.
i suggest that hoosuite add a function of grouping the social media pages/profiles..
for example group A is for my website A (twitter,fb page for website A)
and so on..
its it more worth it to get the pro version if this function is added, because its easier to manage it..
In otherwords, I manage multiple accounts for clients and if I could tag their social networks and facebook groups that would help considerably in updating their accounts.
Instead of having the social networks you are selecting to post to organized by twitter, facebook profiles, linkedin, facebook pages, etc Allow for people to group them themselves if they want to.... for example I have a few different clients with twitter, linkedin, and facebook accounts when posting I post the same content to all three it would be easier if I could organize how I selected people by client vs by social network
In the box up top to Select the Profiles you want to post a message to, you have a little dropdown box that has two choices;
What some of us power users (me especially) would REALLY like to see is the ability to create a custom list to be added to these choices, so that clicking on this custom list would pull up a pre-defined subgroup of profiles.
For example, suppose I have 100 accounts overall in HootSuite, with 40 of them being from Boston and 20 of them being from Providence. I would create a custom list called "Boston" and attach those 40 accounts to that list, and do the same with the 20 Providence accounts, to a custom list called "Providence". Then, that little dropdown box would have the following choices;
You should really put this in....feel free to call me at 857-200-0998 if you need further clarification.
Add a preset "group of accounts" button when sending a message so you don't need to always select them. I work with many accounts, but I have a set of accounts that get the same message. It be great to have 3 preset buttons on there that I can name, which auto select a preset group of accounts. Sometimes I worry to click on the wrong one, pics are small, etc and this would make it so much easier. I'm telling you, add this feature it will relieve tension from so many people of sending to a wrong account, plus save a ton a time.
The ability to set up predefined groups of two or more social network profiles that would then appear as an icon next to the post text box. Select a group would post the content to all of the selected networks.
We’ll look into additional ways to make social network profiles sortable.
We already have 34 places where we post things. We have certain times where we post to different social networks on a regular basis, some at least 5-10 a week. We want to make sure that we are posting announcements to the right places. Having distribution lists will help eliminate mistakes since we would clearly name the list for what we desire to post. I would think this would be a given for a tool as powerful as HootSuite. Hope this function is provided very soon.
Yeah, I also would like to be able to create social profile groups say for each client...
This is paramount to manage our social profiles per team - even if we had different "pins" favorite "icons" as phase 1 that we choose from a drop down box
ANy reason why it has taken sooooooo long? to implement???
I concur 1000% percent.
For us its simple -we create a team add social networks to the team and I want to be able to choose to post to every feed within that team - and no other feed -
Alternatively when we choose feeds at least can we group them by company name???
chris what is your alternative to hootsuite where you can stick facebook groups in groups because i am sick of hootsuites bs
holy f**king crap HOW has this issue not been resolved it is now a year and a half since someone posted this question and the best we get is we will look in to it half a year ago.
what a freaking joke hootsuite you seriously suck
if there was any competition i would be there but unfortunately i am stuck with your stupid ass selves who cant even put the simple feature of organising groups.
If i have 1000 groups and 10 different categories of groups and i have to manually click through each one AND YOU HAVE A STUPID CLICK SYSTEM that means i scroll up to the top of the icons and oh it goes off so stupid.
but the stupidest thing of all is your not giving your customers what they NEED not fking WANT but NEEEEEEED
stupid ass programmers
Is grouping social networks available in Hootsuite yet? It would make it so much easier just to select a pre-defined group of profiles instead of picking through the dropdown list.
I am glad I am not the only one with this problem. This is the single biggest roadblock to growing our business. Sorting through every group wastes so much time!
For us the absence of a group function is a show stopper. Can you tell a date when this feature will be available?
Greg Parker commented
I agree!! I am new to Hootsuite and love the management features that allows you to schedule and manage your posts in Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. But, I was VERY SURPRISED that a program that helps you MANAGE your posting in your social media outlets DOES NOT allow you to do the obvious which is to have Facebook groups all in one place along with your Twitter pages and Linkedin groups.
If I wanted to send a message just to all my Facebook groups it would be so much easier to have the option to have a Facebook group button that you could hit to quickly send to just Facebook groups. Then you could prepare a message to go out to just your Linkedin groups with a click of a button without having to search through all of your groups and click on just the ones you want to send out.
If this issue, which is a very important one, is not fixed I will be looking for another way to better manage my groups.
Dirk Joseph Pauw commented
I notice that this topic has been coming on for a LONG time. As a new Hootsuite user this was the very first issue that came up for me. It is the first problem that I immediately noticed that will frustrate me and it DOES!
PLEASE could the developer speed things up and solve this??
For me it is a matter of working with many different African countries (Facebook groups) that speak different languages. I need to group the profiles so that I can send my posts (ads) in different languages to the different groups faster. For example I need to bundle together Facebook groups for Angola and Mozambique so that I could send posts in Portugese there faster...
I was very disappointed when I discovered that it was not possible to group in one button or option, all the the groups and pages from facebook, linkedin and twitter. For me this function was something obvious and should have been implemented from the start.
Shame on you Hootsuite.
This should be a thing that can be done! We need away to sit up Groups/ into different files, so that we could make a bunch like 25 groups and select to send ads to....etc. Its hard to manage like it is.
This is desperately needed, and is HootSuite's biggest ommission! You need to be able to create Groups or Profiles. A "Profile" could be your personal online presence with associated feeds, FB,Twotter etc, and the next Profile could be your business online presence, or you artist online presence, etc. Then when you post, you don't want to have to pick out the FB and Twitter and MySpace account etc that belongs to you want to post/update for, you want to be able to select a single Profile, which would then post to all the associated social media accounts only for THAT profile. This is such an obvious need, it was the first thing I looked for when I created my HootSuite acount, and couldn't believe it wasn't implemented.
This is much more than "making social network profiles sortable". What's needed is a level of hierarchy, that would sit between your HootSuite Account, and the Social Media accounts or streams. For me, these are "profiles", but they coud also be called "groups". It should work like this:
My Personal Profile My Business Profile My Artist Profile (etc)
Personal Facebook Business Facebook Artist Facebook
PersonalTwitter Business Twitter Artist Twitter
etc etc etc
Cash Tan commented
HootSuite still no take action about this idea ?
Agreed! Very frustrating, which points us toward google+!
i really feel disapponted that such an important feature is being ignored for such a long time... this request goes back almost a year ago...
Neville Pettersson commented
I'm looking for this also. Would save me lots of time and hassle.
Wes Keene commented
I agree with the poster who commented that Groups should ideally be able to be tied to a tab. I'm going to investigate the claim of this working in Enterprise as well. I wasn't aware of that.