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?
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
We’ll be looking at implementing this in the future. Please leave your suggestions for specific “User Options” in the comments below. Thank you!
It would be great to be able to schedule things in the future using an AutoSchedule tool that chooses the "best times" for different days. Especially since a competing system already offers this feature.
Dan Dlugos commented
The ability to see when Auto Schedule will post your content before submitting it.
I would LOVE some options for the autoscheduler. Minimum 3 hours apart, maximum 3 per day, pick the day but let autoscheduler pick the time, etc. It would make it so much faster to control the timing of content!
I would love to be able to set the maximum number of posts per day as others have said. It would be highly useful!
Yes, have a max posts per day option so posts automatically roll-over to the next day after max posts have been scheduled.
Nikki Navta commented
I agree that I want the ability to spread out my posts over a few days rather than having them all go in one short time period.
Mike Morabito commented
I love the autoschedule feature. But yes, I would like it to have an option to be limited to 3 times a day. I have a requirement to post 3 times a day for my job. It would make it easier if it would automatically roll over to the next day after 3 posts. I'm more confident in HootSuites ability to choose the optimal time than my own! Without the posts per day limit, I have to guess what would be optimal.
Please make they auto scheduler work like Buffer does, it's the reason why we migrated away from Sprout. Over there you could only make very basic settings as well, like "Number of postings per day". However it would be nice to limit it to specific days, just as buffer. For example, the weekdays, 2 times per day, the weekend, 1 time per day. How long will it take to implement this? It's been almost a year now!
I think a time range for auto-scheduling is very nice. P.e. Auto-schedule between 8:00 am and 9:00 p.m. or two (or more) time blocks per day
Adding this now: specifically being able to choose how many tweets go out a day is important. We manage a high-volume account, and seeing that autoscheduled tweets often go out more than 24 hours later is very frustrating.
Sydney Stikeleather commented
Frequency of posts (number per day) which can be customized per social network. Similar to Buffer, but I don't want to have to use another service when we're already paying for HootSuite.
Ryan Chamberlain commented
Ditto'ing comments below...8 months of requests it seems...
Is there any update on this? That would be THE BEST!!!!
Alan Bawden commented
I am with Tara and the other users, I would like to schedule a set number of posts a day
I would like to see it have a way to pick the day to autoschedule. I love the idea but if I have multiple things I want to post over days I have to go in and schedule them myself instead of being able to pick the day and having the autoscheduler do the rest. That's my .02. Love the chatter below. I like the idea of having it post more on one platform versus another! Keep up the good work guys!
Me too, auto schedule should include date scheduling too.
I would like to:
- Limit the days I post for each network (e.g., I generally don't post to Twitter on weekends and I don't post every day on LInkedIn)
- Set the max number of posts for each network (e.g., I only post once or twice per day when I post to LinkedIn, but I'll post more on Twitter -- but not as many times as Hootsuite has currently set for the default)
- Choose a day and let autoschedule choose a time
- Autoschedule my bulk uploads too -- preferably with the option to choose a day and let autoschedule choose a time -- AND preferably with the option to adjust those times separately
- Add or remove times
- Adjust times
- Set Autoschedule to default at ON or OFF, or even better allow the user to determine whether the want it to be a default or toggle settin. Right now it's a toggle, so if I turn it off to send a live tweet, then I have to toggle it back on if I want to autoschedule the next post.
- Blackout times -- I don't want a post scheduled to go live when I'm asleep :)
This is a great idea too -- and one that is best left to the user to control, although having the recommended times and posts set by default is helpful. Some users may be perfectly happy with the default, but I'd prefer more control over how many posts per day go out to each of my networks.
This would be a cool alternative to jimmying around with the schedule itself and wouldn't completely defeat the purpose of autoscheduling. This would also be a great feature for users who might like to post related links on the same day without having to plan the time. For example, I tweet links relevant to writers and with an option like this, I could autoschedule all my grammar-related posts for Monday, all my creativity-related posts for Tuesday, etc.
Setting a max number of posts is an excellent idea -- especially if whatever algorithm Hootsuite uses could determine what the best times for those X posts are. But I'd still be happy with just deleting out some time slots (like I can do on Buffer).
Another great option would be to determine what types of posts get autoscheduled -- I'd like the option globally make RTs either autoscheduled or immediate as well as replies. Personally, I think replies should be immediate and RTs to be scheduled, but it would be nice for each individual user to be able to make that decision whether they are immediate or autoscheduled.