Ability to "Share" Facebook posts within HootSuite
Ability to "Share" a Facebook post would be extremely useful for information proliferation. Such a tool would significantly enhance HootSuite's capabilities on data and profile management.
As of now, there is the capability to like, create comment stream, send to email, assign to, and send to conversation functions within a stream, but nothing that allows users to share a status posted by someone else. For organizations who have multiple department pages and who have employees that work together to share info, this is a major issue. Since I'm still in my free trial period, I'm actually thinking of looking at other social media management programs to see if they offer this capability because not having this function is a major hindrance in the work I need to accomplish on a daily basis.
to allow blank posting of Facebook where we can share only. no need of writing message as we need in doing posting in hootsuite. sometime we only need to share the page link and have delete the link from above. but when we remove and try to share it says can't post blank messsage. please allow us to do that. if you want you can keep that for premium users :)
Additional Facebook functionality
Our company's FB page shares a lot of other FB posts from FB pages we have liked. Currently you can only share instantaneously and within FB - it would be super useful to be able to schedule posts.
Add a "share that image" in the current post if a picture is present (Android)
Hi, Is there a plan in the works to make it possible to schedule 'shared' facebook posts?
add a share button so i can share from one of my fb pages to another within ur tool, like the share arrow that exists in the RSS App
I would love to Share a photo with my friends that I see others post on Facebook. Its a bit tiring that I have to log onto Facebook just to Share a post.
Integrate the Ability to "Share" Facebook Posts within Hootsuite
Facebook scheduling is very limited as it stands. Post scheduling is fine and good, but edgerank is all about engagement! Let us schedule facebook post sharing so we can have multiple personal accounts share a scheduled post from a linked business fan page.
Allow to sharing Facebook comment on Twitter, at least the admin comments, and linking back to the whole Facebook post
#1 necessity for me is to be able to view, share with and tweet/retweet to my Facebook friend lists. Without that feature I unfortunately can't use HootSuite.
I would like to share my friend's status.
When u sharing a post, it should include picture, picture descrition, and the post source, currently only includes post source
You should be able to time your sharing of a Facebook status or photograph. I don't know about everyone else but when I go onto a company Facebook profile it tends to be a 20 minute period during the day and if I see several things I want to share - it's going to annoy people sharing lots of things in such a short space of time. So it would be really good to save a status in Hootsuite and plan a time to send it.
When we click 'share' on a friends post we should be able to schedule when we would like to send it.
Allow sharing a post from one FB Page onto one of yours, while also using the auto post feature.
share feature for facebook and larger pictures
You should be able to "share" posts from Facebook that allow you to easily repost things your friends have posted. Would love if by clicking a "share" button, it automatically added all the info and links to the "compose message" box so you can edit and schedule it to go out later.
When someone puts up a post that I'd like to repost or share on my wall, I am not seeing how you do that. I am going back to FB which is exactly what I am trying to avoid.
Currently, when I see a story on Facebook wall that I want to post to my Facebook page or tweet it, I have to go to Facebook.com to share it. I would be great if the "share" button from Facebook was one of the options in Hootsuite. This is especially useful when I want to post something to multiple pages or schedule a post for a future date.
Thanks for the suggestion!
We’ll keep an eye on Facebook’s API and look into the possibility of implementing this in the future.
Hi please sort this out. I need to share posts between my Pages urgently. I am seriously thinking about halting my trial.
Thought this would already be a feature. Such a basic ask.
even providing the ability to use hyperlinks would be a great work around until FB's API is updated. or even simple html - hrefs. I like using the short urls for some things, but I would find it easier to use hyperlinks for many things.
This is literally, the only thing lacking in Hootsuite for us. We get caught every now and again NOT posting a manual FB share. Will pay for this upgrade!!!!
We would like to See this as an option as well. It literally takes away a big reason why we use Hootsuite
Hi, i want to share shared post using hootsuite, when it will be available ?
I would have bought Hootie Suite pro tonight if it would have lete share facebook posts to multiple FB pages...
Hi everybody, I think I figured out a solution. While it's not as elegant or simple as other methods I've seen (ex. adding a link next to the "share" button on the post in your Facebook timeline) it seems to work. I'm using Safari so I moved the Hootlet icon to my menu bar.
1. Click on the actual post on your timeline so it opens in a new window.
2. Copy the full URL from your browser's address bar.
3. Launch Hootlet.
4. Paste the URL you copied into the description field, overwriting the default link it generated.
5. Select your page in the dropdown. (You'll see the post thumbnail at this point)
6. Clear the URL from the description field and enter your custom post copy.
7. Change the photo title (optional)
8. Schedule your post or send it now.
9. Close the Hootlet popup window.
You can visit http://facebook.com/finewineanddesign to see how it looks with shared posts.
Hope this helps you. If so, please give us a "like" ;)
This would add more awesome to hoot suites' already awesome tool, think more sales
When is this coming!? Ugh!
Michelle Williams-Barr commented
I just signed up for the hootsuite trial....I see now I can't do what I intended! What a shame! I will too be cancelling.
I, too, am disappointed that this is not already a built in function. Social media is all about relationship building and engagement - sharing information is a integral part of this!
Yeah, I would LOVE to be able to share posts on facebook, linkedin & google+. So far, I can only RT posts on twitter. The rest, I am limited to liking & commenting on other's posts, but no sharing! Kind of takes the point out of using social media management software.
Without the ability to "Share," HootSuite is almost useless for my business purposes.
Marianne Greco commented
Considering (I estimate) 80-90% of posts and tweets are simply sharing someone else's post; I agree that the feature should be a "no-brainer"
Monica @ Travel Glitter commented
Would also love to see this happen. (With the added benefit of being able to schedule the share or add it into the auto scheduler mix.)
very surprised this isn't a feature...seems like a no-brainer
Jonathan Mayer commented
Still not a feature??? This has 111 comments (112 including mine) and still no feature.
How is this not a feature?