offer the option having an image thumbnail and or preview for Facebook posts from the Android app.
When posting from the Android app to Facebook only a link is posted without a preview and or thumbnail below the actual post.
When using a mobile phone, in my case an Android, please allow the user to upload and post a picture to facebook. As it stands right now, all you can do is post a link.
Currently, while sharing links with hootsuite on android, we do not get link previews when the post is actually pushed to our facebook page. It would be great if you would fix or enlighten us on this.
When using Hootsuite for Web, after uploading an image, we're able to click "Hide link when posting on Facebook or Google+", so the image will be posted, instead of the link to the image. This option doesn't exist on Hootsuite for Android...
Currently sharing via hootsuite on android links on facebook do not have preview.
... Kinda annoying for my users (and me) to have just a link to the picture when posting images from mobile android app... not appealing at all... Browser and desktop posts don't have such problem.
A link placed in an update created in the hootsuite android app doesn't show a preview of the link in Facebook, which makes it unatractive to click
When I share a photo on Android via Hootsuite to Facebook, the photo doesn't embed on my wall... it just displays a link. So, people who are viewing my wall have no idea there's a photo connected to that link. How can we have photos added to an album and displayed on my Facebook wall when sharing from Android?
Hello, and thank you for waiting.
HootSuite is pleased to announce an update to our iOS and Android applications in response to your feedback. As of Wednesday, March 26th, 2014, we’ve updated the mobile apps to automatically include the image thumbnail and article summary alongside any link you publish to Facebook or LinkedIn.
Although previews are not visible in the app at this time, any links published to either Facebook or LinkedIn through HootSuite’s mobile apps will appear with thumbnail and link previews on the destination site.
We’re excited to deliver a top-requested feature with this release, and thank you for your feedback. Our mobile team is hard at work on a slate of other app developments, so stay tuned!
Travis | Customer Support – Technical Lead | @HootSuite_Help
Grace Stamsos commented
Just downloaded your app and had really high hopes until I realized it wasn't just a fluke that my images have no thumbnail. You guys are under serving your target market, businesses with more than one page! I'm gonna delete since all these other posts from 2 years ago saw no resolution
This has been "under consideration" for long enough. Can we get a ruling?
Wow it's been two years and still no progress? This seems like an essential feature for mobile users.The lack of this feature makes the app unusable for Facebook posts, posts with no preview images don't get attention
We always post pictures with every post. This app is useless on this phone without it. What was supposed to be a convenient app ends up causing more work because you have to use a desktop to edit your posts to add the photos ball in.
Steve Weigold commented
I agree with other commenters on this. I currently have to switch to the native facebook app when I post images and links in order to get the desired preview because I want more than a boring link.
Gail T commented
This is the only feature the mobile app lacks. Certainly makes it hard to stay with HS sometimes, especially when I can only update via mobile. Please fix asap!
Jamie Watson commented
Can't believe this is still 'under review' almost 2 years later! What good is posting distributed content without an eye-catching preview? If the solution you provide dosn't work then we're forced to use other software.
wow... I am quite new to Hootsuite and I was really surprised that this does not work! Please change!
In the meantime I have to use an alternative app...
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add this feature. Seems like a no brained to me. The desktop app does it. Why not the mobile one?
Yes please. Many other apps have this feature and it's important for businesses too. I am more likely to concentrate on a post of it has images in line rather than ones that have it as a link.
Sarah Woodhouse commented
This is pretty much the only feature Hootsuite Android lacks for me and it's a vital requirement to manage a professional-looking page whilst on the go.
Ryan Salvanera commented
+3 For iOS ;)
+1 Very important, specially considering that other apps are capable of. This is going to be a deal breaker for me to switch from hootsuite non-free plan to the other app/platform non-free plan
Very important feature when your job is very mobile and image based like mine
Alternatively add instagram as a place to post. You can then let instagram post to facebook and get your photos in facebook seen to others
Carter Adler commented
I'd put all 10 of my votes on this if I could! This is the only thing preventing me from really embracing HootSuite.
Christine M. Aust commented
same for iphone/ipad.... mobile versions need thumbnails too please!!
looking to post links to Facebook with image thumbnail and
title/preview text in mobile / table versions - please!!