allow scheduled tweets to be paused in bulk
Sometimes we get a call from a client to pause all activity for a period of hours/days because of some approval delay or unrelated crisis. At the moment we go into the Monthly view and drag all the scheduled stuff out an extra period of time. It would be great just to have a pause button that pauses all scheduled comms, ideally at a Team level (because a team usually works on content across one Twitter and one FB account)
I think it would be great if Hootsuite Scheduler had an 'Off' switch, to stop all scheduled posts from being sent out, until you switch it back on. If you had a personal emergency and needed to pause your content, or if there was a national emergency and it might seem inappropriate to keep posting your regular content, this functionality would take care of both situations. Marketing brands have been caught out by seemingly posting as normal after major adverse events due to pre-scheduled posts being sent out. This is somewhat worst case scenario thinking but this functionality would take care of both circumstances without you having to go through numerous scheduled updates. Thank you for considering this.
Please make it possible to pause scheduled posts. This would be a fabulous tool since it is deemed poor taste to have posts promoting your business go out during a national or local emergency. I (and others) manage dozens of accounts, and going into each individually is not at all efficient.
We require the ability to pause the scheduled queue of posts - i.e. during a natural disaster or breaking news, we will need to pause promotional posts to go live at a later date. Simply pausing the scheduled queue - or a way to modify the "approved" status to "unapproved" to scheduled messages in bulk - should do the trick.
Currently, it appears the only way to handle this without simply deleting all scheduled messages that have been approved (not an ideal solution, since this means losing messages that have already been written) is to export scheduled messages as a csv, delete the scheduled messages, then re-upload and re-schedule the messages when it is appropriate to resume those messages. Isn't there a less clumsy way?
a pause function for all auto scheduled tweets.
Interesting idea! We’ll look at the options for adding this functionality in the future. Thanks!
Dennis Fischman commented
It's going on a year since the Boston Marathon bombing, which made it painfully obvious why we need this. Yet there's no response from Hootsuite? Sarah, or anybody else there, are you monitoring this thread?
Has this issue been addressed or gone into effect? I need this feature!
Another enterprise endorsement for the pause everything button.
What is the status of this? Is it on the list?
Anita Hovey commented
Seriously, this doesn't exist? This is a necessity.
Especially from the app. I wanted to do this yesterday after the Boston incident.
Karen Swim commented
The tragic events of today really illuminate why this functionality is much needed. My team spent time rescheduling posts one by one after the Boston Marathon event, so that we would not send out ill-timed updates during this time. The ability to pause would have been helpful.
Or for events like today (the Boston bombings), so your brands don't look like insensitive idiots blasting out scheduled PR messages in the middle of a national disaster.
100% need this.
100% need this option. Right now the only way I know of to stop a campaign in it's tracks is to remove each post one by one (which requires deleting and confirming each deletion) or by removing access of that account to the social media profile. That's a huge waste of time when one should be able to just pause the campaign all together