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  1. Unread count in tabs

    I would like to see an unread count in the tabs I create.

    Here's a screenshot of what I mean: http://img.skitch.com/20100217-d5whaynh6ekaj444es217q55rr.jpg

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      15 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Currently, HootSuite only loads one tab at a time in order to preserve bandwidth and API calls.

      However, we do see how useful this feature may be, and may consider it for future updates to our API call process.

    • Myspace

      Please add new myspace

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        18 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        under review  ·  SarahSarah responded

        We’ll be looking into the possibility of adding new MySpace in the future. Thanks for the request!

      • Allow access to trending topics by location

        Could it be made possible to access trending topics by location. Currently we only see US topics, and being in England, they don't make much sense!

        128 votes
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          9 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          under review  ·  Nicole WinstoneNicole Winstone responded

          Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll look into the possibility of adding the option to change location in the future.

        • Track ow.ly statistics in other applications

          Ow.ly stats are great, but I'd like to use shortened URLs in other applications (Web pages, Facebook, etc.) and would still like to capture statistics on clickthroughs. Currently using bit.ly for this, but would prefer if I could do it with ow.ly.

          128 votes
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            16 comments  ·  Compose Message Box & Ow.ly  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • LinkedIn University page posting

            LinkedIn now has University Pages and as an Admin of one I would like to be able to post directly to that page just like LinkedIn Company and Group pages.
            http://linkedin.com/edu

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              27 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Change Font Size

              who in their right mind omits/removes this feature? I can't find it anywhere no matter the how-to says I can find it in preferences.

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                17 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                Hello, and thank you all for your comments.

                While this feature is not on our roadmap at this time, we don’t want to completely discount the option to change font size within the Hootsuite web dashboard at this time. We may examine this idea for implementation in the future.

                Thank you,
                Travis | @Hootsuite_Help

              • Display the name of team member who posted a tweet in the SENT column.

                This already displays in the pending/scheduled tweets column which is very useful when reviewing what has been loaded up as you know who posted what when working in a team environment. Once they've been sent, however, there is no access to that same information on Hootsuite but I'm not sure why.

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                  18 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                  Hi there! Thank you all for your feedback,

                  While we do not have this feature quite yet, we do understand that it is an important feature in terms of account transparency and accountability in a team environment.

                  Our developers are continuing to investigate this feature suggestion for future updates to Hootsuite.

                  As a current work-around, we recommend having your team members enable the auto-initial setting within the Hootsuite web dashboard. For more information on this, please head to https://help.hootsuite.com/entries/21606308-Enabling-Auto-Initial.

                  Thank you!
                  Travis | @Hootsuite_Help

                • allow streams to be moved between tabs

                  I'm on a tab, I do a search. Now I want to save that column, but maybe to a different tab. There's no way. I have to close the search, go to the correct tab and redo the search to save it. I should be able to drag & drop to organize columns between tabs.

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                    26 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Autoposting from RSS feeds

                    As a news organization we'd love to have RSS feeds post automatically, instead of only every hour. This would help significantly with breaking news links.

                    108 votes
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                      17 comments  ·  RSS & Atom  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Multiple photos to a single Facebook post

                      Facebook now allows you to post multiple photos to a single post (without using photo albums). It'd be very beneficial if Hootsuite allowed for this as well. I tried upload multiple photos to a single post (using Hootsuite) and only one showed up whereas the other only showed as an ow.ly link. This is useful for showing one product at various angles or in different colors. Thanks.

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                        15 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Hello, and thank you for your feedback!

                        We’re happy to confirm that the ability to upload multiple images to Facebook posts is currently on our roadmap and under review by our developers. While we do not have an estimated time of release at this moment, we hope to launch this feature for future updates to the Hootsuite platform.

                        Thank you for using Hootsuite!
                        Travis | @Hootsuite_Help

                      • Change/Allow Customization of the Left HootSuite Menu Bar

                        The new menu bar down the left side is a good idea in theory, but the auto expand on mouse over seems to be distracting when my mouse passes over.

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                          26 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          Hi there! Thanks for reaching out to us!

                          While we do not have any current plans on our roadmap to change the left HootSuite menu bar at this time, we are currently investigating ideas to change UI features for future updates to the HootSuite web dashboard.

                          Thank you graciously for all of the suggestions, and thank you for using HootSuite!
                          Travis | Customer Support – Technical Lead | @HootSuite_Help

                        • Add an option to disable shift+enter to publish

                          I see you've declined this idea in the past but hear me out:
                          Shift+Enter to auto publish is a *shortcut*, not a necessary feature. Most people don't even know it exists until they accidentally press it and blast out a half-finished message to thousands of people.

                          If Ctrl+Z is the shortcut for Undo in almost every program but you make it the shortcut to auto-delete the file in your program you're going to cause problems.

                          Twice now I've accidentally published unfinished posts and it's just silly that you won't even add an *option* to disable it for people who will…

                          101 votes
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                            31 comments  ·  Compose Message Box & Ow.ly  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • add keyboard shortcuts to every action in every version of HootSuite, especially the Web

                            It would also be nice to be able to edit them in case there's a conflict and to be able to switch them off (this should apply to every enhancement). At the least give me post, schedule, choose network and navigate the current column. Mousing just isn't an efficient mechanism when you mostly type or read.

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                              13 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              planned  ·  Chris from HootSuiteChris from HootSuite responded

                              Since this feature request was created, we’ve added some keyboard shortcuts, such as “Shift + Enter” to send.

                              We continue to consider more ways to enhance HootSuite with keyboard shortcuts.

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                                13 comments  ·  Analytics  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                under review  ·  Nicole WinstoneNicole Winstone responded

                                We’re always looking for ways to improve analytics, especially for images. We’ll look at implementing this in the future.

                              • Allow auto-schedule when bulk scheduling posts

                                I think the auto scheduler feature is great. Now I'd like this feature available in bulk scheduled items.

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                                  15 comments  ·  Publisher & Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Allow users to schedule a wall post to a friend's Facebook wall

                                  HootSuite allows us to schedule a Facebook wall post to our own wall, but it would be nice to schedule a FB wall post to a friend's wall (for example, allow me to schedule a wall post for a friend's birthday). Thanks!

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                                    13 comments  ·  Publisher & Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Email Alert For New FB Page Post and @Mention

                                    I would like an email alert when a someone posts on a facebook page's wall I am monitoring and also when a @mention is found. Greatly helps in quick feedback and customer relations.

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                                      10 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Schedule Post Facebook Notes

                                      Right now, it is only posting status messages. I would like to see the ability to post full notes, with an image formatted the way FB allows.

                                      85 votes
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                                        15 comments  ·  Publisher & Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Add notifications / alerts that can be set for hashtags

                                        Just like getting a notification when your user name is in a tweet, we could set one for a particular hashtag.

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                                          5 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Please get rid of the "you've been inactive for over an hour" .dialog

                                          Please get rid of the "you've been inactive for over an hour" dialog. Who cares if I have! I don't tweet every minute of every hour 24 hours a day. I often just glance at Hootsuite on my laptop once in a while while I work to see if anything worthwhile has come up. I don't reply or post at least once an hour and shouldn't be reminded of it. This dialog is completely useless and extremely annoying!

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                                            22 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            This dialogue box currently exists to preserve bandwidth. We’ll consider other alternatives for this function.

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