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?
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.
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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!
I would also suggest that the option of picking a specific day be added. I've noticed that when I use auto schedule sometimes the post doesn't go up that day and there is no option to pick a specific day. I think it would be awesome if I could pick the specific day/date I want a post to go live and then "auto scheduler" picks the best time for that day/date.
Markus Isgro commented
I would also need to set the Auto Scheduler for certain Social Media Profiles. I have Twitter Channels for Europe, Asia and America, so I need to Schedule my tweets in at least 3 different timezones. I would be awesome, if I could assign different Auto Scheduler settings to specific Social Media Profiles.
Shaunty Linton commented
Also thumbs up to the person who said that they would like to select a day and have hootsuite pick the time on that day. That would make it so that I could select the day before an event and schedule a reminder type post at the time when it is most likely to be seen. It would be useful for the same reason in scheduling important date based announcements.
It could also be a way to allow me to manage the number of posts per day. Once I feel I have all the posts I need for a particular day I can switch to a new day. Setting up 3 posts for a particular day and then clicking "schedule" might allow the algorithm to be more effective for that option.
Once you give me that cookie, my glass of milk will be wanting to view a line up of the weeks posts, move them around to different days and then say "schedule".
The napkin would be being able to pick a general time of day on a day and have hootsuite select an exact time from there. For instance I always want to post cheery pics in the morning and recipes in the afternoon. The autoscheduler does not make it easy for me to accomplish that. =/
Shaunty Linton commented
I read this thread as requesting a way to configure some of the limitations on post timing in the algorithm the autoscheduler is using. The two that would be most useful to me are max number of posts per day, and minimum amount of time between posts.
The more helpful one, to me at least, would be allowing me to set a max number of posts per day. HootSuite often wants to autoschedule more than eight posts. That's a lot of work for someone running 4-5 blogs. I'd be able to manage my time much better if I could say "no more than 5 posts per channel per day". As it is I generally do a lot of dragging to another day just to keep the number of posts manageable...which actually prevents the algorithm from doing a lot of what it should to help me.
I know that that will vary from HS user to HS user, if I wasn't the sole content creator I might feel differently.
I would love to be able to select a minimum amount of time between posts so that my users don't get bombarded at a certain time of day. This seems to have improved recently(I rarely see it trying to post within fifteen minutes of itself on the same channel) But it would be nice to be able to say "I don't want to post more than once per hour." If I had the ability to manage max number of posts per day and this part of the algorithm took that into account and gave a more even spread across the day instead of concentrating more than a third of the posts at a specific time of day.
Maybe a couple of algorithms we could choose between? The "smart" option where all trust is with hootsuite and an "even spread" where the hootsuite algorithm is still used, but ensures that there is always a steady stream. This option would be even more useful if it allowed us to "link" some channels. For instance a lot of my twitter followers for a particular brand are probably also facebook followers. If I could link those two so that the buffer applied to both channels that would be awesome, but unlinked channels should not have the buffer apply because it is probably an entirely different audience.
I have just come back from Buffer to Hootsuite and am frsutrated that after autoscheduling my posts of all five SM sites, they will all be going out today, within 5 minutes of each other, or sometimes even at the same time!!!
I loved the possibility in Buffer to adjust the recommended times for posting on each SM site and would like to be able to automatically spread out my posts once I have set them up. I usually only spend one hour in the morning reading and posting, but now I need to spend more time rescheduling to spread out all my posts over the day.
When is this likely to change or do I just go back again to Buffer?!
Options for the Auto Schedule feature.
Teresa Armelles Biotess commented
Some specific User Options could b to configure a maximum tweets per day. It's a feature Buffer does very well and it would be very useful! :)
Tina Lussier commented
YES! This is the one major fail of Hootsuite! The Auto-Scheduler doesn't seem to work properly! When I use it via the Hootlet - it schedules EVERYTHING on the same day! I want to be able to go into an auto-schedule settings area and manually select the times for EACH of the Social platforms.
As one other commenter on here said: that option is available elsewhere - but Hootsuite offers much more than them.
Hootsuite: This is a very big problem in my opinion. If they can do - you can do it!
Yes, would love the time period option too!
(sorry flagged as inappropriate by accident!
Russ Alman commented
I would like to see this feature implement as a way to choose what day to post, and then have Autoschedule pick the times on that day.
For those of us that manage social media calendars, this would be extremely useful. With the current feature set, I can only use Autoschedule to post updates as they happen. Most of the posts I create are schedule for specific days.
BTW, everything I've read suggests that for Facebook (and I would venture to say LinkedIn and Google+, 1-2 posts per day is optimal. More than that and you become annoying. Less than that and people forget about 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.