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Add some user options to Auto Scheduler

I like the Auto-Scheduler concept – I try to only post to our social network accounts about 3 times a day, however, and my first two “auto-scheduled” posts have been scheduled to go up within 45 minutes of each other.

Perhaps a customized setting where a user can specify a minimum time period between postings?

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    TomTom shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    John-Pierre CornelissenJohn-Pierre Cornelissen shared a merged idea: Autoschedule without scheduling on an actual date & time  ·   · 
    MatthijsMatthijs shared a merged idea: Schedule tweet based on when specific twitter account tweets or hashtag is used  ·   · 
    Nathaniel CassidyNathaniel Cassidy shared a merged idea: Allow auto schedule settings per profile / account rather than per user  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Add a "from" and "to" date in Auto Scheduler.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: A way to have autoschedule preferences different per Social Networks account ? Especially controlling the number of messages per day.  ·   · 
    Marneen ZahaviMarneen Zahavi shared a merged idea: Autoscheduling for future date  ·   · 
    Ryan M. ChoateRyan M. Choate shared a merged idea: Allow for auto scheduling options to be set per social network.  ·   · 
    AriAri shared a merged idea: Autoschedule on a specific future date  ·   · 
    Michael RandallMichael Randall shared a merged idea: Auto-scheduling a certain number of posts per day or week  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: allow autos scheduling for a specific date. This would be helpful when scheduling posts in advance.  ·   · 
    MartinMartin shared a merged idea: Make Auto-schedule let you select a day, and it select the best time.  ·   · 
    Anne BenissanAnne Benissan shared a merged idea: autoschedule with the option to choose the date  ·   · 
    PP shared a merged idea: auto schedule on my schedule  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Using the Auto-scheduler, if you could designate time blocks that your posts would be scheduled to go out in (hour blocks, day blocks, etc)  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: create a queue system for autoscheduled posts  ·   · 
    GerhardGerhard shared a merged idea: add timeframes to the autoscheduler and make sure messages go out during primetime for the different social media  ·   · 
    Katharina LewaldKatharina Lewald shared a merged idea: to implement the opportunity to let the "Autoplanung" only post between e.g. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.  ·   · 
    Lars KrollLars Kroll shared a merged idea: More functions for Auto-Shedule  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Customize "AutoSchedule" to allow for individualized sending schedule.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Show date/time a Hootlet auto-scheduled post is scheduled for  ·   · 
    TerrynTerryn shared a merged idea: make it possible to set the maximum number of updates to be scheduled each day for each social media platform.  ·   · 
    Kim SieverKim Siever shared a merged idea: Exclude days from Autoschedule  ·   · 
    StevenSteven shared a merged idea: have a way to set autoschedule days and times I would love to be able to auto schedule just between the hours of 8am and 7pm monday through  ·   · 
    Jamie WightwickJamie Wightwick shared a merged idea: Enable autoscheduling for a particular date in the future, not just on the same day.  ·   · 
    Robert SmithRobert Smith shared a merged idea: I'd like a feature to tell autoschedule how many tweets to send in a day.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Allow google plus page to be managed from mobile app as well. Secondly please put an option where auto schedule is every 1 hour.  ·   · 
    Courtney HeardCourtney Heard shared a merged idea: Need to be able to limit the amount the autoscheduler posts per day.  ·   · 
    LaurenLauren shared a merged idea: I would like the ability to auto schedule on specific days ...  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: give the ability to auto schedule on a particular date. I regularly setup a series of posts in the lead up to a promotion but I can only aut  ·   · 
    Booya BibleBooya Bible shared a merged idea: The Autoscheduler is awesome but it posts way too many times a day. I suggest three settings. High, medium, and low post volume per day.  ·   · 
    Jessica Jessica shared a merged idea: with the autoschedule feature, if a user continuously adds new Tweets, the timing get's reconsidered automatically  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Hour presets  ·   · 
    Lissa JohnstonLissa Johnston shared a merged idea: make the shading on the AM and PM in the scheduler a little more distinctive to better indicate which one is selected.  ·   · 
    JohnJohn shared a merged idea: Allow user determined timeframes to be set for auto schedule  ·   · 
    Scott Le RoyScott Le Roy shared a merged idea: Allow Post/ Tweets to be randomly sent out over time  ·   · 
    CJ MinottCJ Minott shared a merged idea: Have a Future AutoScheduler  ·   · 
    Joe SweeneyJoe Sweeney shared a merged idea: Date range for autoscheduling.  ·   · 
    Spearhead MultimediaSpearhead Multimedia shared a merged idea: Auto scheduling posts days in advance.  ·   · 
    kevinkevin shared a merged idea: Schedule limit option  ·   · 
    Fabricio ContrerasFabricio Contreras shared a merged idea: The autoschedule should has a time range  ·   · 
    MegBMegB shared a merged idea: Choosing the *date* of my autopost  ·   · 
    Paul JenningsPaul Jennings shared a merged idea: autoschedule to tweet a specific person(s) after they tweet so you can optimise them seeing it & find out the time they are usually online  ·   · 
    Sid SidnerSid Sidner shared a merged idea: offer auto-scheduling configuration like  ·   · 
    OlmaOlma shared a merged idea: Have a cap on auto schedule  ·   · 
    Will MooreWill Moore shared a merged idea: Daily limit for autoscheduled posts  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Refine optimum send times so that you can specify 1 FB post per day 3 Twitter posts per day etc. for each account  ·   · 
    Jessica WiserJessica Wiser shared a merged idea: Can we schedule a post within a certain time frame? Ex: schedule 1 for optimum time Mon, another for Tues?  ·   · 
    Richie SiegelRichie Siegel shared a merged idea: A smarter auto schedule: If you have a tweet scheduled for 5p,. but you tweet at 4:55, it bumps the 5pm tweet to 5:30, to space it out  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: Lock & Shuffle, Shuffle & Lock (for Autoschedule)  ·   · 
    Nick AndersonNick Anderson shared a merged idea: Add the ability to choose "impact" metric when autoscheduling messages  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Auto schedule customization  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: When auto-scheduling a tweet that starts or ends with #FF the tweet should be autoscheduled for best time the coming Friday.  ·   · 
    VIshalVIshal shared a merged idea: Auto Schedule  ·   · 
    DavidDavid shared a merged idea: give more user control to AutoSchedule.  ·   · 
    John BackesJohn Backes shared a merged idea: Autoschedule - allow scheduling parameters (like having "hours of operation," either on an account basis or for each stream...)  ·   · 
    Dave BondesonDave Bondeson shared a merged idea: Allow users to set a daily limit for auto-scheduled posts.  ·   · 
    Gemma DuffillGemma Duffill shared a merged idea: I love the autoscheduler but the internet is an international 24/7 thing - I'd like the option for the posts to be autoscheduled 24/7  ·   · 
    Andrew GrossmanAndrew Grossman shared a merged idea: give users the ability to create office hours within the auto-schedule feature.  ·   · 
    Annie GrahamAnnie Graham shared a merged idea: Auto-Schedule with order of importance.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Let people customize auto-scheduling of Tweets i.e. max of 3 per day or don't Tweet on weekends  ·   · 
    Francis MartinFrancis Martin shared a merged idea: To have a setting on the AutoScheduler to increase the number of retweets like doubling them up max.  ·   · 
    Joey BairdJoey Baird shared a merged idea: Allow the use of the autoschedule feature for days in the future.  ·   · 
    shreefshreef shared a merged idea: adding ability to set a minimum spacing time in AutoScheduling as it is un useful without it  ·   · 
    Tara DeMarcoTara DeMarco shared a merged idea: Pre-set a auto-schedule for posts, like Buffer  ·   · 
    AnonymousAnonymous shared a merged idea: The new Auto Schedule is great, but please let me also select a date.  ·   · 
    ZohebZoheb shared a merged idea: Set a max number of auto tweets per day  ·   · 
    Under Review  ·  PaigeAdminPaige (Product Liaision, Hootsuite) responded  · 

    Hi everyone! Thank you for waiting.

    As you may have noticed, we’ve recently released some updates to the HootSuite Autoscheduler. These updates will allow for customizing how many posts to be scheduled, what time frame to schedule them in, and what days of the week to schedule them for.

    To find these Autoschedule options, click the gear icon next to the Autoschedule on/off toggle in the compose window or head to Settings>Autoschedule.

    If you wish to learn more, please head to

    We’ll be keeping this feedback post open to let you know about any new additions to the HootSuite Autoscheduler as they become available.

    Thanks for using HootSuite!
    Travis | Customer Support – Technical Lead | @HootSuite_Help


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      • MichelleMichelle commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I use 2 sociall media schedulers and Viraltag has better features than Hootsuite because I can schedule posts for multiple dates at one time. If Hootsuite had this feature it would be great because I wouldn't schedule each date one at a time. Also my Viraltag almost never fail but my Hootsuite posts fail at least 2 to 3 times a week.

      • GrahamGraham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've recently started using HootSuite and been generally very pleased with it, but, like many others, I find the Autoschedule feature frustrating and not user friendly.

        According to Tweriod, I have three periods of "best engagement" with my posts from 9-10am, 3-5pm and 8-10pm. As such, I'd like to be able to tell Autoschedule to send out a particular Tweet in those windows, but instead I have to manually write and schedule them myself which is a pain.

        I've heard that Buffer and PostPlanner have the sort of functionality I need, so, although I don't want to have to use another platform, given the lack of response from HootSuite on this (over two years!) it seems that they don't consider this to be important.

        PS: FYI I used to be a programer before I started my own business and, frankly, writing something to do this is not rocket science!

      • Russ HunterRuss Hunter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I schedule posts for various different estate agent clients but the problem is that a lot of them are identical and they go out at the same time. Does anyone know of a service where I can throw all of the posts into a pool and then have them go out to all of my estate agent clients but at different times/days?


      • ZetttZettt commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would love to be able to use multiple auto schedules. For example, I'm the owner of my company, but I also use social media privately. I don't want to tweet everything to my private audience, that is relevant to my company, obviously. I also tend to tweet more from my personal account, then from our company. Also the company is managed by multiple people, where my personal accounts are managed by myself only. So with all these things in mind, it makes sense to handle the two differently.

        In terms of implementation, I can think of a new option in the settings for an organization. This would be the place to configure that schedule, the other schedule, in settings, could stay where it is. I can also think of some sort of settings with these things in mind in the Publisher.

      • Gabor TothGabor Toth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is the achilles heel of hootsuite and there is not attention put on it. No response from hootsuite for long time. Despite the many, many comments. I am a pro user for a year or so, seriously considering to cancel my account and use something else. Anyone has any suggestions?

      • Robin JohansenRobin Johansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Nothing new? I now "have" to use another tool as well. SocialPilot for instance have more options for auto scheduling. But I much prefer using only Hootsuite. Long time client - some years I think. But this I very much miss.

      • Robin JohansenRobin Johansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Come on. Anything new on this? I need this. It's so sad to be using other software to be able to have seperate times for each account. I have used (pro) for years now. Please please change the status to started! :)

      • Robin JohansenRobin Johansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You HAVE to do something about this feature. This is not working good enough in my opinion, and I have been a Pro user for a couple of years now I think, been waiting for a better tool the whole time. I know there are other tools that do this WAY better, and I use them now, but I would prefer to have it in Hootsuite instead.

      • SuzannaSuzanna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The limitations of HootSuite's scheduler are just too much. Having a post go out at the same time across all my platforms isn't helpful - many people follow me on multiple platforms and the posts need to be staggered. HootSuite could really learn a bit from Buffer about scheduling. Sadly, I need to return to using Buffer even though I love the rest of what HootSuite offers.

      • Robin JohansenRobin Johansen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        → Autoschedule settings should be able to be different from account to account. It really needs to. Without it, the settings and the whole feature are more or less unusable.

        → It should be a tiny bit more advanced. For instance you should be able to set "windows" or something, or even specific times: 1 window of posting between 08.00 and 10.30 (2 posts) and 1 windows between 17.00 and 21.00 (4 posts) or you should be able to even more specific and set the exact times you want: 08.03, 09.55, 17.11 etc.

        → And IF editing an autoscheduled tweet, it should still be treated as one. For instance, if editing and changing the date.

      • Carly J> CaisCarly J> Cais commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The Autoscheduler I've found a complete nightmare compared to the ease of use of Buffer, and am seriously considering switching back. Every day I have 5 Tweet slots I want to fill up. Sometimes I find content and once I put it into Hootsuite Autoscheduler, it's there, but I can't move it around at all. What if I find content out of sequence and I don't want to post 2 tutorial posts or two RT's in a row? Once I move them, the Autoschedule on the tweets disappears and it becomes scheduled manually, and when I Autoschedule something else, it goes back on the calendar to fill that empty slot and now I have 6 Tweets in a day. Autoschedule and manual schedule need to talk to each other so Hootsuite knows that I only have a number of specified slots in the day that I want to fill. I also want to Autoschedule for days way in advance, and every time I have to change Autoschedule universal settings to schedule it on that day. And can't specify the date. This is incredibly frustrating and limits my workflow. Please work on making this feature more useful for all of the people out there who need it. Thanks.

      • PaigePaige commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great if you could include a "most optimal time" for a specific date. Ex: Say we are doing a product launch and can't release any info until a particular day, we'll say Monday. It would be great if you could have the option to schedule on Monday, (insert specific date here) and then have the autoscheduler figure out the best TIME to post on that particular day. I feel like a lot of small businesses would benefit greatly from this function. Thanks in advance for the consideration!

      • Paul ColliganPaul Colligan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow for different schedules per network - can't be that complicated - those other guys at Buffer ... ;-)

      • David SandelDavid Sandel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Even with the updated feature of choosing days of the week and hours within the days, autoscheduler DOES NOT pick the "optimal time for most impact." In fact, it's 45 min apart. Every. Single. Time. Useless. I still have to manually schedule every single post if I don't want them every 45 min.

      • Tonya Tufts DenmarkTonya Tufts Denmark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I too would like to customize auto scheduler to the account I'm posting for. Managing different accounts for different companies require different time zones and frequency.

      • Andria Kay GutierrezAndria Kay Gutierrez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am in the same position as Lisa Rangel. I currently have 15 accounts on Hootsuite and each need a different auto schedule. I have been using buffer for this as well because of the customization. Is there a way to do this that I am not aware of?

      • Lisa RangelLisa Rangel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I really need to be able to differ the number of scheduled posts to different networks. For example, I post up to 20 times in a day to Twitter, but I don't want more than 2-3 posts going to Facebook. The limit of 10 per day is a problem for me too. I'm forced to use Buffer for a lot of posting because of these two problems.

      • Brad GallagherBrad Gallagher commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be nice to have the option to provide more contol over the times posted. HubSpot has a very nice way of doing this. You just select the times of day for each day of the week. When you autoschedule a message, it just fills in the next available slot. Simple. Direct. I know what will happen.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Today I found on my hootsuite account that the day & week schedule not shown up like usual. I only can see the list schedule. Somebody can help me to find out the reason why I found this case?

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