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Tips & Tricks: The Social Profile Picker

Amanda S
posted this on June 18, 2013 11:45

It's an owl! It's a jet! It's a better way to use your Social Profile Picker!

HootSuite's Social Profile Picker has been optimized to improve usability. Nestled in front of the Compose Message Box, the Social Profile Picker offers pinning, favorites and even the option to add a social network.

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Let's explore the tips and tricks that make using the Social Profile Picker exceptional.

 Tips

These tips can help you make the most of your Social Profile Picker.

Tired of scrolling through your social profile list? HootSuite has made locating your social profile easier than ever; Now you can type-search by username!

To search social profiles

Type the social profile username, and then click the social profile or press ENTER.

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The social profile icon will populate in your Social Profile Picker toolbar, letting you know it is ready to post your content. 

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 Pinning or Unpinning Social Profiles

Want to boost your messaging efficiency? Try pinning the social profiles you use every day!

Pinning a social profile tacs it to your Social Profile Picker toolbar, allowing you to send multiple messages with a profile without having to re-select it.

To pin or unpin a social profile

Hover your mouse over a social profile, and then click the pin icon. A purple pin means the social profile is pinned. A transparent pin means the social profile is unpinned.

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Don't want to post a message from one of your pinned profiles? No problem! Just click the social profile icon to remove it temporarily. 

 Marking or Unmarking Social Profiles as Favorites

Want to boost your messaging efficiency? Try marking the social profiles you use every day as favorites!

Marking a social profile as a favorite means you don't have to scroll through your list of social profiles to post a message.

To mark or unmark a social profile as a favorite

Hover your mouse over a social profile, and then click the star icon.

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A yellow star means the social profile is marked as a favorite.

Now that you've masted searching, pinning and favorites, let's explore some HootSuite tricks that will make using the Social Profile Picker even easier!

 Tricks

Here's a little keyboard action HootSuiters use to make using the Social Profile Picker that much quicker:

Seamlessly move from the Social Profile Picker to Show all/Favorites list to Compose Message Box by pressing tab_button_59x39.png on your keyboard.

Use the arrows on your keyboard to toggle between Show all and Favorites, and then press enter_button_93x39.png to make your selection.

And voila! Now that you've mastered one way to use these tips and tricks to your advantage, mix and match methods to come up with your favorite combinations.

 
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