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Adding and Removing My Social Networks

Amanda S
posted this on September 07, 2012 12:42

HootSuite manages two type of social networks; social networks for personal use (My Social Networks) and social networks for company use (Organization: Social Networks).

Adding social networks can also be completed from the Streams section of your HootSuite dashboard. Removing social networks can only be completed from the User Profile section of your HootSuite dashboard.

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 Adding Your Personal Social Networks

 Twitter Profiles

Adding your Twitter profile to your HootSuite dashboard allows you to complete actions such as schedule Tweets, track brand mentions and analyze social media traffic. 

To add your Twitter profile from User Profile

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
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  2. Click Add a Social Network in the lower-left corner of your dashboard.
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  3. Select Twitter.
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  4. Click Connect with Twitter.
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  5. Type your Twitter username or email and password, and then click Authorize app.
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Alternatively, you can click Cancel to stop this process.

 Facebook Timelines, Pages and Groups

Adding your Facebook timelines (profiles), Pages and groups to your HootSuite dashboard allows you to complete actions such as posting to your timeline, sharing photos and commenting on photos. 

To add your Facebook timelines, Pages and groups from User Profile

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
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  2. Click Add a Social Network in the lower-left corner of your dashboard.
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  3. Select Facebook.
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  4. Click Connect with Facebook.
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  5. Type your email or phone and password, and then click Log In.
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  6. Read HootSuite's access to your Facebook account; click to read App Terms and Privacy Policy in the lower-left corner, and then click Okay.
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  7. Read posting permission note, click to select who can see the content you post to Facebook from HootSuite (A), and then click Okay (B).

IMPORTANT: Clicking Skip will prevent you from being able to post to Facebook from HootSuite.

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  1. Read Page permission note, and then click Okay.

IMPORTANT: Clicking Skip will prevent you from being able to mange your Facebook Pages from HootSuite.

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  1. Import from Facebook
  1. Click to select the timeline, Pages and groups to import. A check mark indicates the content will be imported; a plus icon indicates the content will not be imported. 
  2. Click Finished Importing.
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 Google+ Pages

Adding your Google+ Page to your HootSuite dashboard allows you to complete such Google+ Page actions as reviewing your home stream content, scheduled messages and add comments.

Need to claim ownership of your Google+ Page? Learn more

IMPORTANT: Only Google+ Pages can be added to the HootSuite dashboard. Unsure if you have a Google+ Page? Learn more

To add your Google+ Page from User Profile

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
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  2.  Click Add a Social Network in the lower-left corner of your dashboard.
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  3. Select Google+.
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  4. Click Connect with Google+.
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 LinkedIn Profiles

Adding a LinkedIn profile to HootSuite allows you to complete LinkedIn actions from your HootSuite dashboard, such as reviewing LinkedIn profiles and updates, as well as 'liking,' 'unliking' and commenting on content.

Note: Your LinkedIn account will require reconnecting after 60-days of non-use.

To add a LinkedIn profile

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
    user_profile_icon_320.png
  2. Click Add a Social Network in the lower-left corner of your dashboard.
    my_add_a_social_network_320.png
  3. Select LinkedIn.
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  4. Click Connect with LinkedIn.
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  5. Review access details, type LinkedIn username and password, and then click Allow access.
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Alternatively, you can click Cancel to stop this process.

  1. Review the checked profile is the social profile you want to add, and then click Finished Importing.
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 LinkedIn Groups

Adding your LinkedIn group to your HootSuite dashboard allows you to complete group actions including reviewing discussions, 'linking' and 'unlinking' comments and adding comments.

Note: Your LinkedIn account will require reconnecting after 60-days of non-use.

To add your LinkedIn group from User Profile

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
    user_profile_icon_320.png
  2. Click Add a Social Network in the lower-left corner of your dashboard.
    my_add_a_social_network_320.png
  3. Select LinkedIn.
    add_linkedin_profile_320.png
  4. Click Connect with LinkedIn.
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  5. Review access details, type LinkedIn username and password, and then click Allow access.
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  6. Click group(s) to import, and then click Finished Importing. A check mark indicates the content will be imported; a plus icon indicates the content will not be imported.

Note: Your profile must stayed checked; it will not import twice if it has already been added to your dashboard.

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 LinkedIn Company Pages

Adding your LinkedIn company page to your HootSuite dashboard allows you to access and complete actions for your page from your dashboard. If you require assistance setting up a LinkedIn company page, visit LinkedIn's Company Pages - Frequently Asked Questions.

Note: Your LinkedIn account will require reconnecting after 60-days of non-use.

To add your LinkedIn Company Page from User Profile

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
    user_profile_icon_320.png
  2. Click Add a Social Network in the lower-left corner of your dashboard.
    my_add_a_social_network_320.png
  3. Select LinkedIn.
    add_linkedin_profile_320.png
  4. Click Connect with LinkedIn.
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  5. Review access details, type LinkedIn email and password, and then click Allow access.
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Note: If you have activated LinkedIn's Two-Step Verification service you will be prompted to enter your verification code.

  1. Click your company page, and then click Finished Importing.
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 foursquare Profiles

Adding your foursquare profile to your HootSuite dashboard allows you to complete actions such as monitoring check-ins and your history, as well as viewing previews of mapped locations. 

To add your foursquare profile from User Profile

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
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  2. Click Add a Social Network in the lower-left corner of your dashboard.
    my_add_a_social_network_320.png
  3. Select foursquare.
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  4. Click Connect with Foursquare.
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  5. Click Log in.
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  6. Type your foursquare email or phone number and password, and then click Log In.
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  7. Review app permissions, and then click Allow.
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Alternatively, you can click Deny to stop this process.

 WordPress.com Blogs

Adding your WordPress.com blog to your HootSuite dashboard allows you to complete blog actions such as re-posting blog content, reviewing sent blog posts and monitor scheduled blog posts.

To add your WordPress.com blog from User Profile

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
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  2. Click Add a Social Network in the lower-left corner of your dashboard.
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  3. Select WordPress.
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  4. Type your WordPress login and password, and then click Submit.
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 Removing Your Personal Social Networks

Removing a social network from your HootSuite dashboard will also remove any scheduled content relative to that social network. For example, if you have a message scheduled to your Twitter and Facebook account but remove your Facebook account, the scheduled message will only post to your Twitter account.

Note: Removing a social network from your HootSuite dashboard only removes it from your dashboard. This process does not delete the social network account itself.

To remove a social network

  1. Click your user profile icon on the left-aligned launch menu.
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  2. Hover mouse over social network to remove, click gear icon, and then select Remove from HootSuite.
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  3. Click OK.
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Alternatively, you can click Cancel to stop this process.

 
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