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  1. New profile picker

    Please submit any suggestions for improvements or alterations to the new profile picker.

    ** It is important to note that this feature is being gradually rolled out to our users. If you have not seen this change in your dashboard yet, please be patient.

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      under review  ·  127 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Ability to export lists and other (user selected) data to Microsoft Excel

      I use lists extensively to organize the streams that I monitor and target. I would like to be able to export All of my community (lists members, friends, followers, etc.) to excel so that I could conduct ad hoc analysis (e.g. sort by no. of followers), and add ad hoc columns per tweeter for notes, scores, etc.

      Ideally I would be able to create a table where each community member is a row, and default columns would include twitter account follower, friend, listnames (up to 20 per account), number of followers and friends (people they follow), for each member. Any…

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        6 comments  ·  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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          10 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?

        • Shorten links automatically

          automatically shorten URLs pasted into the Compose Message window if there is enabled option

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            under review  ·  SarahSarah responded

            Thanks for the suggestion! We’ll look at the feasibility of doing this in the future. An opt-in setting would be necessary.

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            • to add yourls support for own link shortening

              Use the API of the simple to configure yourls open source project to shorten links with the use of the own domain. ie. pro7.de/galileolive

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                7 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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                  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Manage the new foursquare pages from Hootsuite

                  Foursquare has recently launched their pages for business, would be great to be able to manage them from hootsuite

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                    7 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • Posting to LinkedIn Showcase pages

                    LinkedIn is creating showcase pages that are separate from the main company pages. I'd like to use HootSuite to post to those as well as company pages so I don't have to do this process manually for my client.

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                      5 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Schedule Facebook post for scheduled, but yet unpublished blog post

                      It's great that we can schedule facebook posts with the image, but the blog post has to be live to do this. I would love the ability to enter my blog admin credentials so when I schedule a week's worth of blog posts to auto post in the future I can also pre-schedule the facbook posts before the blog post has gone live. We need a way for hootsuite to get into the blog and pull the info. Or whichever way is best; the bottom line is: it doesn't do any good to schedule a facebook post for a blog…

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                        7 comments  ·  Social Networks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Export Followers to Excel

                        Hello,

                        I work for a large travel agency and my company has been using enterprise version of your software for quite some time. In addition, we have also been using CoTweet to fill in some gaps that we encountered with HootSuite, both browser and mobile versions. However, and due to my almost personal connection to HootSuite as I also use it for my private account, I wanted to share with you, in this private manner some of the things that would greatly rise value of HootSuite in the eyes of my company's leads, and I will be the first one…

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                          4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                          This is a great idea. We’ll continue to monitor this feature request to gauge support amongst other HootSuite users.

                        • add a filter to block foursquare and gowalla.

                          or indeed any custom filter. This could be achieved easily by allowing operators such as '-term' or 'NOT term' to the existing filter system.

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                            3 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • allow separate searches for each of your feeds with the new suggested content feature

                            Currently the Beta test for "Suggested Content" only allows you to run one search. If you have multiple feeds, being able to tailor or customize searches of each of those feeds is paramount to success.
                            I would love to see this option added, so that I can tailor searches for each of my feeds.

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                            • Allow private messages for Facebook profile account

                              Although available for facebook pages, it would make my life a lot easier if I had this option on my profile account too.

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                                5 comments  ·  Streams & Assignments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Lower the price for new analytics. $50/ per report is very high

                                The reports look great, but at 10x the monthly cost of a pro membership, they seem very overpriced, considering most of the data you can get for free from their respective networks.

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                                • Google+ Pages - Allow +1 and Reshares

                                  Allow for doing a +1 on posts in our Google+ Page stream (like the Facebook stream allows a Like) and also the ability to do a reshare of someone's post in the stream (like the Twitter stream allows a retweet). t is too cumbersome to open each post in a browser window every time you want to perform these functions. The ability to comment on a post in the stream does work well already.

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                                  • add email notifications

                                    My client currently uses CoTweet and I use Hootsuite. I am trying to convince them to switch to Hootsuite and upgrade to an Enterprise plan but they absolutely need the ability to receive email notifications when they are mentioned in a post or someone replies to a post. Is this a functionality you are considering?

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                                    • ... provide an option for adding text alternatives, such as title and long description, to tweeted images

                                      When we share images without meaningful text alternatives, these images will not be accessible to our followers with visual impairments.

                                      Providing text alternatives for non-text content is one of the most important accessibility requirements, but it is not always possible - or practical - to describe an image within a tweet. As far as I'm aware, Easy Chirp is the only app that makes it easy to attach both title and description to tweeted images without affecting the character count (http://www.easychirp.com/).

                                      Accessibility is a legal requirement for many government departments and educational institutions, so adding this option to…

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                                      • include Facebook "likes" and "comments" in stats, just like bit.ly

                                        In bit.ly it shows the total number of Facebook "likes" and "comments" for a shortened link. It would be really helpful to have that same functionality in stats for Hootsuite.

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                                        • Improve Hootlet

                                          Hello everyone,

                                          The Hootsuite Hootlet recently underwent some broad changes in order to align more closely with Facebook's Platform Policy, specifically section 2.3. You can find an explanation of this policy at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/apps/review/prefill

                                          Due to the nature and urgency behind these changes, we were forced to make some uncomfortable compromises around Hootlet’s behaviour. These changes were broadly applied to all content regardless of the ultimate network being published to as a matter of expediency, not as a design preference.

                                          Work is currently underway to restore much of Hootlet’s original functionality, while remaining compliant with Facebook’s Platform Policy. The teams behind…

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                                            47 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                            Hello everyone,

                                            Today we will begin rolling out the latest in our series of Hootlet improvements. The new features will begin appearing for some users at 11:30 AM PDT, and should be available to everyone by the end of the day.

                                            This release has the following improvements:

                                            - Improved graphical Link Previews

                                            - A Live Preview for text-only networks such as Twitter, which shows you exactly how your post will appear

                                            - Improved logic for preserving text you typed while switching your target networks

                                            - Writing a custom message will now not insert the Page Title into your Twitter posts, allowing you full control over your message

                                            - Pasting the link URL into the message box will prevent Hootlet from auto-inserting the link into your Twitter message, giving you full control over where the link appears in your message, allowing you to place hashtags or mentions at the end,…

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