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Combine multiple streams into one column

It would be super helpful to be able to create a container stream (column) that could have other streams added to it.

In other words, I would like to be able to create a column two which I could assign arbitrary stream sources.

For example, I want Home for a Twitter account for a brand, News Stream for a Facebook Page for a brand and a Twitter search related to that brand all in one column.

The options for a stream column are currently, "Filter By" and "Delete Stream." What I would see is, "Add another stream..." that would allow me to include any other stream that I could otherwise include as its own column.

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    Beau SimensenBeau Simensen shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Gabriel SalasGabriel Salas shared a merged idea: read multiple groups on a single stream? (facebook-linkedin-google+)  ·   · 
    Lee MifsudLee Mifsud shared a merged idea: Merge feeds together into one timeline in the iOS app.  ·   · 
    Yu Yu DinYu Yu Din shared a merged idea: Twitter Notifications in One Stream  ·   · 
    Richard CollinsRichard Collins shared a merged idea: unify Facebook and twitter feeds  ·   · 
    Pawel DebskiPawel Debski shared a merged idea: LinkedIn: Single stream with status updates from multiple LI profiles  ·   · 
    ناصر الشامناصر الشام shared a merged idea: to collect updates from all my groups in one stream  ·   · 
    YasserYasser shared a merged idea: new idea  ·   · 
    Adrian Adrian shared a merged idea: have ability to combine streams  ·   · 
    Ryan BallardRyan Ballard shared a merged idea: integrate timelines  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: allow multiple accounts in one stream. Color coding could indicate what certain posts are from.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: emulate the interface of Splitweet, which you recently bought: giving a choice of viewing multiple accounts in a single channel  ·   · 
    Damon GrimesDamon Grimes shared a merged idea: Consolidated Streams  ·   · 
    roman jurikroman jurik shared a merged idea: enable custom grouping of streams  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: be able to see multiple feeds in one feed  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: give a feed mixed from all networks with intensive filtering options  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: I want to be able to monitor, in one stream, all the LinkedIn group posts or comments I've made and any responses to those  ·   · 
    Philippe BeaudryPhilippe Beaudry shared a merged idea: Merge accouts flow  ·   · 
    JohnJohn shared a merged idea: have an all-in-one inbox for Tweets and FB  ·   · 
    Tommy VTommy V shared a merged idea: allow a column to use multiple accounts  ·   · 
    MiquelMiquel shared a merged idea: Unified TimeLine  ·   · 
    JulzJulz shared a merged idea: "One stream to rule them all"  ·   · 
    Wellington LimaWellington Lima shared a merged idea: Blended Columns  ·   · 
    CanydaCanyda shared a merged idea: Combined columns  ·   · 
    AdamAdam shared a merged idea: Mention, retweet, sent columns which combine multiple accounts  ·   · 
    Norman WilliamsNorman Williams shared a merged idea: Would love to put twitter and facebook into one column for web. Saves space!  ·   · 
    Steven HodgesSteven Hodges shared a merged idea: would love to be able to combine feeds. Say all mentions or all DM's from all accounts in one feed  ·   · 
    Kevin DiffilyKevin Diffily shared a merged idea: Combined Twitter List View  ·   · 
    mnisbetmnisbet shared a merged idea: search inbox / overview  ·   · 
    adam.tuttleadam.tuttle shared a merged idea: Add a special column that combines mentions for multiple/all accounts  ·   · 
    AaronAaron shared a merged idea: Allow multiple input sources for a single column. For example, allow mentions and direct messages.  ·   · 
    Julien FerlaJulien Ferla shared a merged idea: Creat a home feed column with more than one twitter account  ·   · 
    Under Review  ·  PaigeAdminPaige (Product Liaision, Hootsuite) responded  · 

    Hello everyone! Thank you for your feedback.

    While we don’t have this feature yet, it would be a fantastic addition to Hootsuite!

    Our developers are continuing to review the ability to combine streams as the Hootsuite product grows and changes. Please stay tuned to this feedback forum and our Hootsuite product blog at for any future updates.

    Thank you everyone!
    Travis | @Hootsuite_Help


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      • Beau GilesBeau Giles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Surprised to not have this - it would be great to combine 'mentions' from several accounts into one 'mentions' stream, so that when we reply to a user it actually comes from that network the mention was sent to

        As opposed to currently where mentions to several accounts are in a single search stream and so when replying to a tweet it defaults to the account the search stream was set up under.

      • Joshua ShepherdJoshua Shepherd commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The lack of aggregating capacity for multiple facebook pages into categorized streams is a bit astonishing. My tenure as a Hootsuite user will be short if this functionality does not become available. One page per 'stream'? Not much of a stream if diverse content can't flow into it.

      • Diego FrataDiego Frata commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


        Create a search stream and use as search phrase: to:twitterAccount1 OR to:twitterAccount2

        You'll have all mentions for both accounts on a single stream. You can add more. Since it's a search, you won't get past data, but all new data should come up fine.

      • MarkMark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        What I would like to see is at least have a unified stream of mentions and one for DMs from multiple Twitter streams (not so much different networks).

      • PaulPaul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Fermín, there's no basis to assume that your speculation is certain. HootSuite is anxious for a way out of this highest-in-demand feature request -- you're giving them a reason that probably doesn't exist.

      • Fermín VicenteFermín Vicente commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This can't be done and the reason is... it's not legal. Twitter does not allow the use of their API in apps that merge streams from other social networks. Such nice guys...
        Any promise of doing it in the future is kinda naive.

      • PaulPaul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Scott, exactly. From the beginning, Tweetdeck had the capability and still does. Merely because it got bought by Twitter who are fighting Facebook, Tweetdeck now only supports Twitter integration, so HootSuite thinks it has the edge for many social media managers, but that laziness/market power will come back to bite them unless they start listening to their customers. HootSuite has ignored this swell of demand for years, while "Chris" said "we're considering" it in 2011.

      • Scott Matheina Scott Matheina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm a new iOS developer and looking for ideas for new app, and thought combining multiple social media streams into one column would be something I could use. But I thought someone ould have this already created. So I found hootSuite and thought they had already created what I wanted, but seems like they aren't willing to go the extra mile to make an app I'd even use. I'll get my chance to develop the single stream app afterall. Thanks hootsuite for being so terrible, you've just help me out so much.

      • Potter tonsPotter tons commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Due to the constant 'invalid request' bug on Seesmic, I decided to give this a shot.
        Well, without the combined stream, it's unappealing. Having to constantly switch back and forth is a bit of a nuisance.

      • PaulPaul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Pawel, you're just guessing. It's a bad result if HootSuite simply latches onto your comment for justification to ignore the vast majority who are asking for this. Moreover, HootSuite has never given a technical reason for refusing to include this basic feature (see, e.g., Tweetdeck).

        Again, you're just guessing.

      • Pawel DebskiPawel Debski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have just realized that HootSuite may have a serious architectural problem in adding this feature due to basic design choices made long time ago. If it is indeed so no hope in having this implemented soon.

      • AndiAndi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I want this too. Its a deal breaker to be honest. Especially on the mobile app

      • PaulPaul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The only thing HootSuite has said about this, in October 2011, is: "We’re considering further ways to allows users to customize their streams."

        2-1/2 years later, nothing. Clearly no interest in customer feedback.

      • AbdulAbdul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This request is so obvious.. Why would we want to have 20 stream tabs when it can be consolidated into one?? All your competitors have this already! We should be able to select any accounts and display (and filter / search) in a single column.

      • Lori Anne BrownLori Anne Brown commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I totally agree. I would love 1 column where i could monitor mentions for example of all my brands on twitter, etc. Would be a LOT easier than looking at each individual mention column.

      • AlexAlex commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really hope this comes soon. Would make my life much easyer and faster workflow to just have one Home stream for all my accounts.

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