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  1. 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.

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      16 comments  ·  Compose Message Box & Ow.ly  ·  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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        6 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • Embed YouTube links as playable videos

        If you post a YouTube link manually it embeds on your Facebook page.

        Currently, Hootsuite creates a thumbnail image and puts up a text link to a YouTube video instead of embedding it straight on Facebook.

        This is way less attractive when a user is browsing their feed, so I want to suggest embedding for YouTube (and Soundcloud) implemented when posting links from Hootsuite.

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          12 comments  ·  Compose Message Box & Ow.ly  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • 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.

          • 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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              14 comments  ·  Publisher & Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Give users the option to remove retweets from lists

              With the Twitter API change on or about Apr 1 2013, twitter native retweets now can show up in lists. I'd like to turn them off and as per the dev documentation of a lists query for twitter, you can turn on or off native retweets with a simple flag (ow.ly/jGMvt). I'd tie this flag to a radio button for display native retweets yes/no when people add columns displaying a list.

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                28 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                Under Review  ·  SarahSarah responded

                Thanks for your feedback with this recent change. We’ll look at the possibility of adding this feature into user options in the future.

              • 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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                  15 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.

                • add a scheduler to the RSS/ATOM feeds.

                  Use Case: an organization might want to have auto-updates during a certain time period (overnight or weekends for example) but wanted to manually update it during business hours.

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                    22 comments  ·  RSS & Atom  ·  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.

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                      17 comments  ·  Publisher & Scheduling  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                        12 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.

                      • 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 →
                          Under Review  ·  Paige CorderoPaige Cordero responded

                          Hi all!

                          We appreciate the suggestion for this added functionality of Facebook Alerts to the Web Dashboard!

                          We will continue to investigate the possibility of adding this feature in a future update.

                          Thanks for submitting this!

                          Paige @Hootsuite_Help – http://hootsuite.com/help

                        • Realtime twitter update

                          Right now, the shortest HootSuite update interval is 2 minutes (unless you pull a manual update). TweetDeck has implemented realtime Twitter updating. HootSuite should do the same.

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                            7 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • autoschedule retweets

                            Simple enough, allow standard, native Retweets to be autoscheduled instead of having to 'edit' and break the RT model.

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                              14 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              SarahSarah responded

                              Interesting idea! Currently, there is no scheduling available for native retweets. Would you see all types of scheduling being added, or just Autoscheduling?

                            • Give Ow.ly custom addresses (like bit.ly & tinyurl allow) Example:

                              With bit.ly & tinyurl you can create your own custom ending. I would LOVE that with ow.ly.

                              Examples:
                              http://tinyurl.com/Wisdom-Of-Will
                              http://bit.ly/Your-BusinessCard-Is-Crap

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                                8 comments  ·  Compose Message Box & Ow.ly  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Add the ability to revert back to the old theme

                                You - Hootsuite - are enticing users to use the new style Hootsuite without making it clear that once they switch there's no turning back. I thought, ok, I'll give it try. Within seconds it was obvious to me that it made the page far too busy and harsh on the eye. I wanted to revert back immediately but I discovered that I could not. Think you've been deceitful and underhand in that way that you've promoted the 'new style'. And turns what was perfectly simple, into a horrendously busy page, with images everywhere, repeated in many cases because of…

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                                  6 comments  ·  User Experience  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • More Tabs

                                  Due to our agency running managing multiple social media accounts, we are in need of more tabs! The limit of 20 is too low for an agency - especially as we are growing accounts!

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

                                    The current limit tabs is due to performance considerations for web browsers. However, as technology evolves, this may be something we reformat in the future.

                                  • Bundle feeds from several Facebook pages into one stream

                                    Now that Facebook is retiring interest lists (sigh..), could you look into bundling feeds from several Facebook pages into one stream? That would in effect revive interest lists. I have a number of news media clients using Hootsuite dashboards who are very eager to implement this.

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                                    • mute hashtag

                                      Have the option to mute tweets with hashtags in your timeline and lists.

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                                        5 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • Language filter for Suggested Content

                                        I think for many Users it could be very important to have a language filter.

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                                          15 comments  ·  Suggested Content Beta  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Option to NOT have unique ow.ly URLs for each account I select, but rather the SAME URL for all.

                                          Hootsuite offers an awesome way to track ow.ly shortened URLs across accounts by giving each account it's own unique click stats. I'm more interested in using a single URL across multiple accounts. (I think this is how it used to work.)

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