Remove any 'via' tagging from status updates to Facebook
Allow posts to Facebook from HootSuite to look like they were made directly on Facebook.com, with no 'via' tag.
It would be great when user don't see that the post was made with a post schedule software.
This idea was previously "declined" because it supposedly violates Facebook's terms of service.
Seemingly, however, it does not. The language of FB's terms of service says nothing about this.
Customers are disinclined to click links, repost, or even look at FB posts that don't seem fully authentic. And if it appears that there is a third party involved, such as "shared via Hootsuite", they will not engage. I noticed this right away after using HS twice, having received hardly any comments, likes, or clickthroughs of my post.
Unless HS removes this tagging, it's unusable for Facebook posting.
Please get rid of the via Hootsuite from posts. Your branding is not the most important thing - this service is for our branding!
when v use same 'via' everytime, it feels very strange. occasionally its fine otherwise it give impression of being lethargic to post urself. there should be an optional hide out
I want to manage several different clients via the Hootsuite Dashboard however I don't want the Hootsuite tag in the bottom of the posted messages. Is there a way to keep the Hootsuite tags from messages I post on Facebook. I rather the audience think the message comes directly from us rather than Hootsuite. Is this possible?
When posting to facebook you should have the option to remove the posting 'via hootsuite'
Can you remove the "HOOTSUITE" after a facebook status .. I can not find the submit ticket area so ask this question.
I would like Hootsuite to be white label for our clients.
i think that you have to eliminate the sentence in facebook "through HootSuite" every time that you send a post. it doesn't look good for the company. Thank you.
customer service online chat with real person for problems not listed online
Example: We could customize the posts that say posted "via Hootsuite" to "via Brandname"
To give an option of - to remove "via HootSuite" link and logo from updates on FB and Twitter.
Take off the hootsuite icon and "via hootsuite" advertising on every post if you upgrade to "pro". I work for a high profile compant and love using hootsuite but my company doesnt like the advertising on the page. They asked me to stop using it, but I love the tool! Please do something about this!
Removal of "via Hootsuite" from Facebook posts would present a more personal touch for the page. This is a priority for our company.
When you post to Facebook or Twitter, it shows beneath the post where it was delivered from... we like it not to show.
Remove your logo in facebook updates AT LEAST for pro version. I no longer will use your service because of this.
It appears in Twitter and Facebook updates. It does not look professional, much less in a Pro account. Thank you.
i suggest to make it possible to post to facebook without "via hootsuite", soi can post and nobody knows
I think it would be a great idea to add a feature to remove hootsuite logo on links posted. It would create an authentic feel if my blog site can add a favicon. I would pay extra monthly for that feature.
Revenue Stream: Charge $3 per month to remove the "via hootsuite" tag from Facebook. Co.'s will pay.
It does not seem personal.
The upgraded hootsuite should also include the option to not have the 'via hootsuite' tagline. I like hoot but will look for another vendor to pay to get this.
When agencies are using this services to do marketing for high end clients, the fact that it is tagged via Hootsuite kills the value for an agency, so the client then is looking around and seeing, wait they are only paying X amount for this services and then you would loose a client. I am just curious to see it removed for the Enterprise level
have the option of removing the "via hootsuite" tag on Facebook Updates for paid subscribers.
Take off the fact that it shows we submitted our post via Hootsuite on Facebook. It looks like a PR firm is doing it for us.
Could you offer an option to get rid of the "via hootsuite" when a scheduled message is puyblished ?
Could you let premium users change the 'via hootsuite' tag like you can with marketmesuite? There you can brand it and put a backlink to it.
For people with pro accounts - remove the hootsuite logo from appearing on the facebook page when a post is made. This way people viewing my page don't know that I have used Hootsuite to make my posts and therefore have no way of knowing that I have scheduled the posts ahead of time.
make it so 'via [page name]' shows when Facebook page posts are shared
When I post to Twitter, it shows up as "via Hootsuite" If I were to use my own OAuth key/secret, I'd be able to make it say what I want
I don't mind the text that says the update was updated via Hootsuite (ala Twitter), but the icon is a bit much. I want to use Hootsuite to manage a major social media presence, but the icon looks unprofessional and limits how and where I can use hootsuite.
We’re happy to update this feedback request with new information from Facebook. Facebook has recently removed the 3rd party ‘via’ tags from status updates to Facebook Pages. Status updates, links and posts from HootSuite will now appear as they do through Facebook natively.
Thank you for your continued feedback and support!
Kate Reuvers commented
I want to use Hootsuite for various Fortune 500 Facebook pages that I manage, however the clients won't allow posting from Hootsuite due to the "via HootSuite" link and logo. If I could remove the option, I'd be using Hootsuite across the board.
Miguel Raigon commented
It has taken me ages to convince my boss to pay for the tool thinking that it will be unbranded... shame, he just called me telling me to stop using as it feeds a not recognised logo into a fanpage for Spanish house wifes... non sense.
I've noticed that the large companies that use Hootsuite like Martha Stewart and TED do not carry the logo on their tweets and facebook posts. Is that a feature of the premium package or only available to big deal companies?
I will stop using this service as well if there is no option to upgrade to a 'brandless' post
Fatir Siddiqui commented
Please remove this feature, I will surely signup for this service!
The "via HootSuite" takes out the personalization of posts. It's like -peeking under the covers- I'd like for posts to be seemless and manage many posts without my audience feeling like it's robotic and not genuine. This really needs to be fixed. I won't be able to use this platform with this tag fixed to my posts.
Justin VanBogart commented
If you want a scheduling tool with private branding check out www.mediafeedia.com
Not only are the posts privately branded but they act as a click-through to your website. Check out their example page at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/GeneralMotorsXample/166637713393754
Will probably cancel if this is not resolved
A paid "pro upgrade" should be incentive enough to REMOVE the HootSuite branding. Automation (while convenient) is not received as well by our clients wanting to use social media, ESPECIALLY when it includes somebody else's brand. HootSuite should respond to this as they're losing customers to MarketMeSuite.com & others...c'mon HootSuite--get this done! :)
Ricardo Reis commented
I cannot start using Hootsuite in my company until it has the ability to remove "via Hootsuite" link and logo". I would like to though...
we have signed up and HS all looked great until we let a scheduled post go out. Now I think we will have to cancel our pro subscription as I cannot have via HS on my business posts. Damn Shame!
I was considering purchasing until I visited this page.Clearly there should be an option to post (for the paid version)without a branded link
I subscribed to the Pro version last night, but noticed the "via Hootsuite" link this morning on my first scheduled post. I'm switching to the free version and will look for an alternative to schedule posts. I don't want people to know that I automate my Facebook posts. I can understand this for the free version, but it should not exist for the Pro version.
Please get this done soon, at least for pro plan members who want to use it in a professional way. Branding the "via Hootsuite" with my own link is mandatory.
Most of my customers ask for this but its a stopper for them to get familiar with hootsuite as pro plan members.
same here commented
Just checked out market me suite and they have the right idea. No offense hootsuite, but we are supposed to be marketing ourselves on facebook, not marketing you. We will market you when we tell other people, who what we do, just how great you are (because you removed your logo from the pro package, of course.)
same here commented
I don't want everyone one to know that I automate my facebook posts. That's the point of a system. no one should see it or hear it!
Josh Chiles commented
I never publish to Facebook via Hootsuite because of this and am about to use Argyle Social because they allow branding and white labeling. Hootsuite, why not listen to your consumers? This is important for agencies.
Casey Capshaw commented
I am gonna go to marketmesuite.com if this is not addressed.
Casey Capshaw commented
Just use MarketMeSuite. They don't have this restriction.