Colour-code Messages by Social Network in HootSuite Publisher
That makes easier recognize each social network messages
I imagine something like in MS Outlook and how one can set up colour coded categories. It would be so much easier to eyeball what you've programed for different social media channels when viewing it all in the publishing calendar.
There should be a way for us to color coordinate clients on the scheduled social media calendar!
Color coding will allow companies that publish content for multiple product lines to see at a glance which posts support what campaign.
This would allow one to simply look at their publisher schedule and know when they are posting different kinds of posts (i.e. promotional, tips, my blog posts, questions, contests, etc). As this is a trending topic in social media strategy, it would be very beneficial to be able to see when you have posts of certain categories scheduled, and in turn be able to review these categories within analytics to see how different categories performed. This is a functionality that a lot of other social platforms are doing--I know Edgar is one of them.
It would be really beneficial to get a birds eye view by having a color code in the schedule view or in the "Scheduled" stream to see what the ratio is between the number of items that are curated, meaning sharing other peoples content, versus, created, meaning sharing your own content. In addition to the color code in stream and schedule view would be to have a report that identifies this. I understand this could be done with tags, but it would be nice to have this be a feature by itself giving you insight as to "what's" being published.
Good evening, Hootsuite. I love your software! The ability to manage multiple social media sites from one location is phenomenal and convenient! I schedule Twitter posts weeks at a time through Hootsuite, and would like to see a variation in color or color-coding for different days to make it easier to identify the number of posts I have scheduled for each day. Thank you.
Be able to categorize/colour code/label scheduled messaging. ie allow for users to identify upcoming message type or content by its colour
Be able to select different colors for each network for the calendar view. For example, a scheduled Facebook post is blue, Twitter is green, etc.
I find it hard to see the highlighted date in the calendar when scheduling messages. Could you please make this a colour that stands out more. Thank you !
Please add color coding options to the "month" publisher view, so each scheduled post for each social network displays in a specific color. Thank you.
Can you introduce a feature to allow me to shade all the posts going out on the same day in the same colour - then I can tell at a glance how much I have scheduled for one day/week. It would makes things easier, rather than having to squint to read the different dates.
Come on, Hootsuite, it's not 1954! Small fonts, all in black... Given how easy it would be to make the dates on scheduling clearer, bigger and include the DAY that the post will be published so as to avoid embarrassing mistakes, I am wondering why this hasn't been done before.
I over see several similar social networks. I'd like to use color coding to quickly differentiate them within your Publisher! Seems simply enough to assign a specific twitter and facebook account a color, right?
I suggest changing the schedule colander colors so it becomes easier to access including am/pm choices..
it would make things much easier to view and schedule when looking at the publisher.
I always have to hover over the icon to see if it is from google plus, facebook or twitter. Hope you can also add the small marks/icon on the scheduled posts as well.
It would make it much easier to manage various accounts, especially for us social media managers who juggle multiple clients.
While I realize I can view each account within Scheduler separately, ALL the posts are still blue. That's a lot of blue to look at ... It would be nice to colour-code posts in Scheduler, by account, and/or by campaign within each account?
When you program a lot of posts in Publisher and each one of them belongs to a different Social Network, sometimes i can be hard to see which ones you have already done and which ones not. Adding the possibility of assigning a color to each of your social networks would improve the efficiency of Publisher a lot in my view, as you can spot at a glance which ones are missing/already done.
When scheduling tweets in publisher for multiple accounts, have the option of making different accounts different colors to help organize and identify
I'm using Hootsuite to schedule out my status on Facebook and Twitter. Some days i'm scheduling 4 tweets daily and only 2 Facebook posts. I would love to see them in different colors on my calendar so I can find, delete, or edit them with ease!
First of all - Publisher view with the calendar view is the most powerful and wonderful tool of the whole hootsuite.
In the Calendar view: Would it be possible that posts to different networks be color coded so that it's easy to see what is being posted where--or maybe put the avatar of ea network in the calendar view. It would be good to be able to tell at a glance if you are over-doing it on one network or another.
We hope to add a more granular way to identify which message will be sent to which social network profile.
I add my vote to the rest for being able to customize our color coding on the calendar. If we could choose per post that we set up, it would help a lot. We have a number of topics and I'd love to be able to additionally assign colors to denote a transactional vs interactional post and maybe even differentiate posts on each of several topics, as well as different colors for each platform.
Yes, another vote for user customizable color coding!
Monica @ Travel Glitter commented
Adding to this as well, but would also like the opportunity to color code by client or "handle" so I can make sure that not too many posts from one client are bunching up together.
Look forward to hearing when you've made this update, thanks!
Erin G commented
This is en excellent idea and must-have.
Great idea, please implement asap.
TOTAL MUST HAVE!
I don't know why this hasn't been implemented yet. It's been three years since you've said you're working on it. For a company that strives purports to provide the most efficient social media management tool available, you are missing the most basic tool for functionality.
Angela Neal Media commented
Glad this is being considered, and look forward to hearing about it in a future release!
This is a MUST HAVE. Hootsuite is a great tool and it would be much better with color coordination! It's a struggle to keep track of which post is going where when looking at the scheduled posts in 'Week View' Or 'Month View'...Wasting too much time clicking on each post to see where it goes. Hopefully this gets done fast! Thanks!
Oliver Tracey commented
I would certainly welcome this feature. Having 7 accounts to manage the posts of to have them colour coded would save so much time. Feature very welcome in this already amazing timesaving application!
agreed! this has been a suggestion for almost 3 years now....
implementation would be great at some point!!!
YES - this would be a huge asset when having to schedule unique content for multiple brands. Please add color coding or at least add the avatar next to the content in monthly view.
Anna Bazzel Gray commented
I agree this functionality would be so great to see in the publisher by color which post is going out for which social network account
Gerardo Barrera commented
Definitely would be a GREAT feature to have this different color labels for each account, we hope to have it soon.
Yes this is what I was just thinking about. I am working in the calendar and can't tell which one is FB and which one is Twitter. I don't like to send the same post to both accounts so I change it up and send them at different times. But I am trying to make sure the message is sent to both platforms at different times.
Bente Hemmes commented
We'd like to be able to set a different color per team.
Kellye Crane commented
This is exactly what I'm looking for. Either color coding, icons or some other kind of symbols in publisher would be huge. This would allow users to handle within Hootsuite a lot of the work currently being done in separate editorial/conversation calendars, at an enormous time savings.