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?
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.
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
We’ll be looking at implementing this in the future. Please leave your suggestions for specific “User Options” in the comments below. Thank you!
How is this still not implemented yet? I can't believe that Hootsuite wouldn't provide the ability to set the max posts per day in the first release of the auto-scheduler especially since it seems to be in reply to Buffer's auto-scheduling service which has allowed that since day 1.
Get on your game Hootsuite stop trying to post 21 posts per day...
I agree with others. I would love to see the ability to set simple guidelines for autoschedule posting. SImple things like Max number of posts per day. Maybe max number of posts per day per account/social media outlet.
Samantha Josephine Lee commented
ability to choose the intervals for auto-schedule, set a limit for the amount of posts for a certain amount of time (i.e. no more than 3 tweets per 12 hours), and the ability to choose which day to autoschedule on.
Limiting the amount of tweets/post per day would be extremely helpful!
would love to pick the times of day it uses to auto schedule. for instance, most of my scheduled tweets are for between 5pm-830pm because of who I am targeting tweets to (i.e. teachers, etc) would love to be able to say auto schedule m-f between 5pm-830pm and minimum of 45 min between tweets and on sat-sun schedule between 8am-11am with 30 min between tweets. and would love to say max 3 tweets a day auto scheduled. I manually schedule these parameters and would love to use the auto scheduler if it had criteria I could set like this. Thanks. Love your product!
SproutSocial uses this feature to allow you to limit it to say 3x per day for example. It is very helpful. The last thing you want to do is look like a spammer via your social media just because you want to share a few articles per day. Thanks!
Please make it possible to auto-schedule for several days in advance at once, for the weekends, vacations, and for my multiple accounts! Also if we could tag on Facebook when scheduling advance posts that would help out quite a lot. I usually have to go back and edit all of my posts. Thank you!
I would like to second this! I love the auto-scheduler and would love to cut out using Buffer completely, but need to do my own scheduling for Facebook so that I don't get spammy
Yes. This is a much needed feature!
Please implement an option to determine the interval between auto scheduled posts.
I need to schedule multiple days at a time and cannot use the auto schedule to pick the time. This feature would be a huge value add if I could schedule the day and allow the scheduler to do what it does best and pick the time.
I would love to see some smart features. Like , say when I am scheduling videos from same YouTube channel, I surely don't want them to get posted on the same day. Same is valid for posting blog posts from same blog. Either 'Autoschedule' option should understand it by itself or let the user choose the day to autoschedule.
José Ignacio Azkue commented
Pienso que sería conveniente que con la programación automática, señalaras el limite dentro del cual quieres que te programe tus post. de forma, como en mi caso, me interesa que solo me publique para hoy o a lo máximo a primera hora de mañana. Hoy me ocurre que me publica varios dias despues, con lo que la publicación ya no es noticia y no vale.
José Ignacio Azkue
Gary Ennis commented
There are some clever tools out there that actually work out the optimum time to tweet - ie the time/day when you get most engagement via RTs as well as simply the best time based on when your audience is online... Would be great if the hootsuite scheduler actually based the timing on similar intelligent thinking...
Dan Charles commented
I have found auto-scheduling to be a bit spammy, especially for facebook. You really don't want to have 3 or 4 posts going up on your page within 1.5 hours of each other. Facebook and users hate that. Not so bad for Twitter. but it could really benefit from an option that lets you pan the posts out over the day. for instance, morning, lunchtime, evening and night. Then the auto-schedule would choose the best time in those parameters. Would be more effective. Also if I just made 10 posts and auto-scheduled them, it would be counterproductive as it rarely spreads them out properly. More parameters, options and logical mapping to to look at how often you post. I simply don't have enough content for 10 - 15 - 20 posts a day.
This topic arose over a year ago now and it still hasn't been implemented. I like HootSuite but have found that Buffer is more useful for me, given that it already has nearly all the features being described in this thread in their free version of the app no less. HootSuite: Bulk sounds like a good option, but at $8.99/month I'm not interested in going Pro.
Until these features are added to the Free version, I will be using Buffer rather than HootSuite.
Luis O Maymí commented
Hi to over 1000 people who had made this request.
We created a HootSuite App called HootBulk which does exactly what you guys are voting here. One of the streams (called Time Sensitive) let's you send up to 24 messages at the exact days and times you specify. The other stream let's you send up to 341 messages in advance for up to one month.
I invite you to check it out here: http://hootsuite.com/dashboard#/app-details?id=1505
* Please note that the HootBulk App is a premium app and is only available for HootSuite Pro and Enterprise users.
Buffer does a great job. I can't think of anything you'd need to do beyond what they do.
Pranav Sharma commented
Days of 'Silence' (Ex: Weekends)
Max per day
This has to be an easy option to implement! Max posts per day please.
I'd like to be able to set a retweet for a certain number of times per day eg 3 per tweet, for a given number of days eg up to 10.