Help Articles/Dashboard/Streams

Adding, Editing and Deleting Streams

Amanda S
posted this on June 29, 2012 10:23

Each social network available to HootSuite offers unique stream types. Streams differ depending on the content available from a social network. For example, Twitter has a Mentions stream but Foursquare has a Recent Checkins stream.

Before a stream of content belonging to a social network can be added, that social network must already be added to the HootSuite dashboard. And a maximum of 10 streams can be added per tab.

Removing social networks from the dashboard removes content relative to the social network and stop streaming, but will not delete the social network account.

 Twitter

 Adding Twitter Streams

Twitter content, such as home feed, mentions, direct messages and Tweets, can be added as streams to the HootSuite dashboard. This allows users to monitor several sections of Twitter in one browser window.

This process can be repeated for multiple Twitter streams.

Note: When a Mentions stream is first added, a maximum of 800 Tweets will display.

To add a Twitter stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  2. Click tab where Twitter search stream will be saved.
    twitter_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for Twitter content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_twitter_320.png
  2. Select Twitter.
    add_twitter_stream_320.png
  3. Click to select Twitter profile to stream content in HootSuite.
    select_profile_320.png
  4. Click plus button inline with stream.
    twitter_stream_plus_icon_320.png

Adding a Twitter account to the HootSuite dashboard enables users to create and add Twitter search streams. These streams display content specific to Twitter search queries.

To add a Twitter search stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  2. Click tab where Twitter search stream will be saved.
    twitter_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for Twitter content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_twitter_320.png
  2. Select Twitter.
    add_twitter_stream_320.png
  3. Click Search tab.
    twitter_search_tab_320.png
  4. Create and add Twitter search stream
  1. Click to select Twitter profile to stream content in HootSuite. A Twitter profile must be selected to complete a Twitter search.
  2. Type search query.

Tip: Click Show examples for examples of how to type an advanced query.

  1. Optional: Click target icon to append location to query to find local results.
  2. Click Add Stream.
    twitter_search_stream_342x333.png

 Creating a Twitter New Follower Stream

Creating a Twitter new follower stream enables users to easily review new followers.

A new follower stream will populate with up to 20 new followers on initial creation, and will refresh based on the HootSuite dashboard refresh settings (pending additional new followers). This stream will become a running list of followers until deleted.

To create a new follower stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab that will host New Followers stream.
    twitter_tab_320.png
  3. Click to select Twitter account from Add Stream Helper, and then select Followers.
    add_followers_stream_320.png

 Adding Geo-Located Twitter Search Streams Using Google Maps

Geo-locating means to identify the location of a real-world object.

Adding a geo-located search streams to the HootSuite dashboard will provide search results within a specific radius for a specified location.

To add a geo-located Twitter search stream using Google Maps

  1. Open Google Maps.
  2. Type organization name or address, and then select from list, click magnifying glass icon or press ENTER.
    gm_enter_address_447x199.png
  3. Right-click marker, and then select What's here? Location coordinates will populate in upper-left corner below organization name or address. 
    es_whats_here_320x162.png
  1. Click-and-drag mouse over coordinates to highlight, and then press command + c for a Mac or Crtl + c for a PC. This will copy the coordinates, making it easy to paste them in step 9.
    es_gm_copy_coordinates_320x136.png
  2. Open HootSuite dashboard, and then click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  3. Click tab where search stream will be saved.
    twitter_tab_320.png

Need to create a tab for your geo-located search stream content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.    
    add_stream_from_twitter_320.png
  2. Click the Search tab.
    twitter_search_tab_320.png
  3. Enter search query
  1. Type term or phrase to monitor and press SPACEBAR.
  2. Type geocode: and press command + v for Mac or Crtl + v for PC (pasting Google Map coordinates from step 4).
  3. Enter a comma and type the area of distance (km for kilometers or mi for miles).

Note: There should not be any spaces after the word geocode.

geo_search_query_271.png

  1. Click Add Stream.
    twitter_search_add_stream_button_320.png

 Adding Geo-Located Twitter Search Streams Using Bing

Geo-locating means to identify the location of a real-world object.

Adding a geo-located search streams to the HootSuite dashboard can provide search results within a specific radius for a specificed location.

To add a geo-located Twitter search stream using Bing

  1. Open Bing Maps, type business name or location into corresponding search bar, and then click magnifying glass (Search) button or press ENTER.
    bing_search_query_568x160.png
  2. Right-click location point, click-and-drag mouse over coordinates to highlight, and then press command + c for Mac or Crtl + c for PC. This will copy the coordinates, making them easy to paste in step 6.
    bing_coordinates_365x323.png
  3. Open HootSuite dashboard, click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  4. Click tab where search stream will be saved.
    twitter_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for geo-located search stream content? Learn more

  1. Add a stream
  1. Click to select Twitter profile.
  2. Select Search.
    helper_twitter_search_stream_320x517.png
  1. Enter search query in Twitter Search bar
  1. Type term or phrase to monitor and press SPACEBAR.
  2. Type geocode: and press command + v for Mac or command + v for PC (pasting Bing Map coordinates form step 2).
  3. Enter a comma and type the area of distance (km for kilometers or mi for miles).

Note: There should not be any spaces after the word geocode.

bing_geolocation_coordinates_320x80.png

  1. Click Search or press ENTER.
    bing_twitter_coordinates_385x87.png

 Using Language Filters with Twitter Search Queries

Using a language filter with a search query will generate results in a specified language. The option to append a location to the search query to return local results within a 25 kilometer radius (step 7) is also available.

To use a language filter with a Twitter search query

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  2. Click tab where Twitter search stream will be saved.
    twitter_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for Twitter content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_twitter_320.png
  2. Select Twitter.
    add_twitter_stream_320.png
  3. Click Search tab.
    twitter_search_tab_320.png 
  4. Click to select Twitter profile that will stream content in HootSuite. A Twitter profile must be selected to complete a Twitter search.
    select_profile_320.png
  5. Complete Twitter search query
  1. Type lang: and the language abbreviation (Learn more):
    • French example: lang:fr
    • Spanish example: lang:es
    • Japanese example: lang:ja
Tip: Click Show examples for examples of how to type an advanced query.
  1. Optional: Click target icon to append location to query to find local results.
  2. Click Add Stream.

twitter_language_search_320.png

 Adding Twitter Keyword Search Streams

Keyword search streams enable users to track and monitor a keyword or phrase from Twitter using the HootSuite dashboard.

To add a Twitter keyword search stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where keyword search stream will be saved.
    search_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for keyword search stream? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_320.png
  2. Click Keyword tab.
    twitter_keyword_tab_320.png  
  3. Click to select the Twitter profile that will stream content in HootSuite. A Twitter profile must be selected to complete a Twitter search.
    select_profile_320.png
  4. Complete keyword search stream
  1. Type word or phrase to track.
  2. Click Add
  3. Click Add Stream.
    twitter_keyword_search_320.png

 Adding Twitter List Streams

Adding a Twitter list to the Streams section of the HootSuite dashboard can help users filter Twitter content by allowing them to focus on a specific group of contacts.

To add a Twitter list stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  2. Click tab where Twitter list stream will be saved.
    twitter_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_twitter_320.png
  2. Select Twitter.
    add_twitter_stream_320.png
  3. Click Lists tab.
    twitter_lists_tab_320.png
  4. Complete Twitter list stream details
  1. Click to select Twitter profile hosting list.
  2. Click to select list to add.
  3. Click Add Stream.
    twitter_list_stream_320.png

 Creating and Adding Twitter Lists in Streams

Public and private Twitter lists can be created and added to streams. This can help to keep contacts organized, eliminating the need to complete several searches to locate a particular person or business, and can also be accessed from Twitter.com.

To create and add a Twitter list in Streams

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  2. Click tab where Twitter list stream will be saved.
    twitter_tab_320.png

Need to create a tab for Twitter list content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_twitter_320.png
  2. Select Twitter.
    add_twitter_stream_320.png
  3. Click Lists tab.
    twitter_lists_tab_320.png
  4. Create and add Twitter list
  1. Click to select Twitter profile.  
  2. Click Create a new list, and then type name for Twitter list in text box.
  3. Optional: Type description of Twitter list.
  4. Click Public list (anyone can view) or Private list (only you can view). 
  5. Click Add Stream.
    create_twitter_list_streams_320.png
  1. Locate contact, then drag-and-drop avatar (profile pic) to list stream.
    drag_drop_avatar_638.png

 Facebook

 Adding Facebook Streams

Facebook content, such as news feeds, wall posts, events and scheduled messages can be added as streams to the HootSuite dashboard. This allows users to monitor several sections of Facebook in one window.

This process can be repeated for multiple Facebook streams.

To add a Facebook stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab hosting Facebook content.
    facebook_tab_320.png

Need to create a tab for Facebook content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_facebook_tab_320.png
  2. Select Facebook.
    add_facebook_stream_320.png
  3. Click to select a Facebook profile that will stream content.
    select_profile_320.png
  4. Click plus button inline with stream.
    facebook_stream_plus_icon_320.png

 Adding Filtered Facebook Streams

Certain Facebook streams can be filtered to show content posted by specified users. These streams include News Feed - Most Recent, News Feed - Status Updates, News Feed - Photos and News Feed - Videos. 

Note: A filtered stream cannot be edited, only deleted and recreated.

To add a filtered Facebook stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png  
  2. Click tab hosting Facebook content.
    facebook_tab_320.png

Need to create a tab for Facebook content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_facebook_tab_320.png
  2. Select Facebook.
    add_facebook_stream_320.png
  3. Click to select a Facebook profile that will stream content in HootSuite.
    select_profile_320.png
  4. Click Filter across from stream. Only News Feed streams are available to filter.
    facebook_stream_filter_option_320.png
  5. Complete Facebook stream filter  
    1. Type stream title.
    2. Type user name and select, or scroll and click to select user(s) to add to stream.

Note: A maximum of 200 users can be selected.

    1. Click Add Stream.
      filtered_facebook_stream_349.png

Your Facebook content, such as news feeds, wall posts, events and scheduled messages can be added as streams to the HootSuite dashboard. This allows users to monitor several sections of Facebook in one window. 

To add a Facebook stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab hosting Facebook content.
    facebook_tab_320.png

Need to create a tab for Facebook content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_facebook_tab_320.png
  2. Select Facebook.
    add_facebook_stream_320.png
  3. Click Search tab.
    facebook_search_tab_320.png
  4. Complete Facebook search query
  1. Click to select Facebook profile. 
  2. Type search query. 
  3. Click Add Stream.
    facebook_search_query_320.png 

 Google+

 Adding Google+ Page Streams

Google+ Page content, such as streams and messages, can be added as streams to the HootSuite dashboard. This allows users to monitor several sections of a Google+ Page in one window.

This process can be repeated for multiple Google+ Page streams.

To add a Google+ Page stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where Google+ Page stream will be saved.
    google_page_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for Google+ Page content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_from_google_page_320.png
  2. Select Google+.
    add_google_stream_320.png
  3. Click to select a Google+ Page profile that will stream content in HootSuite.
    select_profile_320.png
  4. Click plus button inline with stream.
    google_page_stream_320.png

Proceed to step 7 if adding a Circle Stream.

  1. Complete Google+ circle filter  
  1. Click to select circle(s).
  2. Click Add Stream.
    google_stream_filter_circles_349.png

Adding a Google+ Page search stream to the HootSuite dashboard will return results if content is available.

To add a Google+ Page search stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where Google+ Page search stream will be saved.  
    google_page_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for Google+ content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    google_add_stream_button_320.png
  2. Select Google+.
    add_google_stream_320.png 
  3. Click Search tab.
    google_search_tab_320.png
  4. Complete Google+ Page search query
  1. Click to select Google+ Page profile.
  2. Type search query.
  3. Click Add Stream.
    google_search_query_320.png 

 Using Language Filters with Google+ Page Search Queries

Using a language filter with a Google+ Page search query will generate results in a specified language.

To use a language filter with a Google+ Page search query

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where Google+ Page search stream will be saved.  
    google_page_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for Google+ content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    google_add_stream_button_320.png
  2. Select Google+.
    add_google_stream_320.png 
  3. Click the Search tab.
    google_search_tab_320.png
  4. Complete Google+ Page search query
  1. Click to select Google+ Page profile.
  2. Type lang: and the first two letter of language:
      • French example: lang:fr
      • Spanish example: lang:es
      • Japanese example: lang:ja
  1. Click Add Stream.
    google_page_language_query_320.png 

 LinkedIn

 Adding LinkedIn Streams

LinkedIn content, such as various update and discussion content can be added as streams to the HootSuite dashboard. This allows users to monitor several sections of LinkedIn in one window.

This process can be repeated for multiple LinkedIn streams.

To add a LinkedIn stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where LinkedIn stream will be saved.  
    linkedin_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for LinkedIn content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_320.png
  2. Select LinkedIn.
    add_linkedin_stream_320.png
  3. Click to select a LinkedIn profile that will stream content in HootSuite.
    select_profile_320.png
  4. Click plus button inline with stream.
    linkedin_stream_plus_icon_320.png

 Adding LinkedIn Job Search Streams

HootSuite offers the ability to complete a LinkedIn job search from the HootSuite dashboard.

Return results for an exact phrase by typing query in quotation marks.

To add a LinkedIn job search stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where LinkedIn stream will be saved.  
    linkedin_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for LinkedIn content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_320.png
  2. Select LinkedIn.
    add_linkedin_stream_320.png
  3. Click Job Search tab.  
    linkedin_job_search_tab_320.png
  4. Complete LinkedIn job search query
  1. Click to select a LinkedIn profile.
  2. Type search query.
  3. Click Add Stream.
    linkedin_job_search_query_320.png

 Foursquare

 Adding Foursquare Streams

Foursquare content, such as recent check-ins and history can be added as streams to the HootSuite dashboard. This allows users to monitor several sections of Foursquare in one window. 

This process can be repeated for multiple Foursquare streams.

To add a Foursquare stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where Foursquare stream will be saved.
    foursquare_tab_320.png

Need to create a tab for Foursquare content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_320.png
  2. Select Foursquare.
    add_foursquare_stream_320.png
  3. Complete Foursquare stream selection  
  1. Click to select Foursquare profile to stream content in HootSuite.
  2. Click to select a stream.
  3. Click Create Stream.
    foursquare_stream_selection_360.png 

 WordPress

 Adding WordPress.com Blog Streams

WordPress.com blog content, such as Blogs Feed, Sent Blog Posts and Scheduled Blog Posts can be added as streams to the HootSuite dashboard. This allows users to monitor several sections of WordPress in one window. 

This process can be repeated for multiple WordPress streams.

To add a WordPress.com blog stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where WordPress.com blog stream will be saved.
    wordpress_tab_320.png 

Need to create a tab for content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_320.png
  2. Select WordPress.
    add_wordpress_stream_320.png
  3. Select WordPress stream content  
  1. Click to select the WordPress profile.
  2. Click to select stream type.
  3. Click Create Stream.
    wordpress_stream_selection_360.png

 

 Adding Shared and App Streams

 Adding Shared Streams

Adding streams shared by team members to the HootSuite dashboard is the best way to monitor identical content.

To add a shared stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where shared stream will be saved.
    teams_tab_320.png

Need to create a tab for content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_320.png
  2. Select Shared with teams.
    shared_with_teams_320.png
  3. Click to select team.
    shared_streams_select_a_team_320.png
  4. Click plus button inline with stream. Repeat to add additional streams.
    shared_stream_plus_button_320.png 

 Adding App Streams

Monitoring app activity and utilizing certain app functions can be done from the HootSuite dashboard.

After an app has been installed, the corresponding app stream can be added.

To add an app stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Click tab where app stream will be saved.
    apps_tab_320.png

Need to create a tab for content? Learn more

  1. Click Add Stream.
    add_stream_320.png
  2. Select Apps.
    add_apps_stream_320x135.png 
  3. Click plus button inline with app.
    app_plus_icon_338.png

App account will require owner authorization.

 

 Editing, Moving and Deleting Streams

 Editing Twitter Search and Keyword Streams

Streams created from Twitter search and keyword queries can be edited. This gives users the ability to slightly revise a search query without having to create a new stream.

To edit a Twitter search or keyword stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png
  2. Locate stream to edit, click arrowhead in the upper-right corner, and then select Preferences.
    search_preferences_320.png
  3. Type edit(s), and then click Save Changes.
    twitter_search_edit_320.png 

 Clearing and Restoring Twitter Streams

Users can clear already read Twitter stream content, creating an empty stream for new, unread content.

This feature offers bookmark-like assistance, and cleared content can be restored at any time.

 To clear a Twitter stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_320.png 
  2. Locate stream, click arrow in upper-right corner of stream, and then select Clear Stream.
    clear_stream_320.png

 To restore a Twitter stream

Click arrow in upper-right corner of stream, and then select Restore Cleared Messages.

restore_cleared_messages_331.png

 Moving Streams with Drag-and-Drop

Moving streams within a tab requires dragging a stream (left or right) to its new location and dropping it there.

To move streams with drag-and-drop

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  2. Click tab hosting stream(s) to move.
    twitter_tab_320.png
  3. Drag-and-drop (from stream heading) stream to new location.
    drag_and_drop_stream_626.png 

 Deleting Streams

Dated streams can be deleted to make room for new streams.

To delete a stream

  1. Click house (Streams) icon on left-aligned launch menu.
    house_icon_2_320.png
  2. Click tab hosting stream to delete.
    twitter_tab_320.png
  3. Click X icon in upper-right corner of stream.
    deleting_stream_320.png
 
Topic is closed for comments