Create and publish content with confidence in the new Composer BETA. The full-screen compose experience gives you a preview of what your messages look like on each social network before you send or schedule them!
Composer contains other new features to help you craft messages efficiently. Try it out by clicking in the top-right corner of your dashboard.
Click Minimize in the top-right corner to check in on other areas of the dashboard and resume composing your message later.
Compose a message
Click Select Networks, and then select the social profiles to post your message to. You can search by social network or profile name to surface the right profile. Click the arrow to close the window when you’re done.
In the Text field, enter the content of your message. The character count for each social network selected will display above the Text field.
Add emojis by clicking the smiley face in the bottom-right corner.
Include a link
Enter or paste links right into the Text field. When a link is included in your message, Link Settings will appear at the bottom of the Composer. Click Edit to the right of Link Settings to shorten or add tracking to your link.
Add UTM parameters to track the traffic driven by your links in Google Analytics. Click No Tracker, and then select Google Analytics. The source is set for you. You can choose to add more custom UTM parameters, or click Custom to add dynamic UTMs to your posts, and then click Apply.
Dynamic UTMs can be added per social network, profile, or individual post. Learn more about UTM parameters
To shrink the URL in your message and save characters, click No Shortener, select Ow.ly, and then click Apply. The shortened link will display in your message preview on the right.
Include images or video
Drag and drop files into the Media box or click select files to upload to attach images or a video to your post. When multiple images are attached, drag-and-drop them within the list to reorder them in your posts.
Or, click Open Media Library to search free stock images or GIFs to include in your message. Click an image to attach it to your post. Click Free Images, and then select GIPHY to insert an animated GIF in tweets or Google+ messages. Click Close Media Library in the top-right corner.
On any attached image, click Edit with Creative Cloud to edit, crop, add overlays and text, or make other adjustments to it. Click Save and the edited image will appear in your message preview.
Facebook: Multiple images attached to a profile or Page post will be posted to an album. Click the album drop-down below your images to select where they will be posted. Single images will be sent to your Timeline by default. Click Timeline Photos to select another photo album to post them to.
Instagram: Posting multiple images to Instagram is not supported. If multiple images are attached, only the first one will post to Instagram. Learn more about publishing to Instagram from Hootsuite.
Find more details about posting images here
Send or schedule
Review how your message(s) will look on each social network with the per-network preview on the right. If the Composer detects any issues with a post, an error message will display below the preview.
To post the message right away, click Send Now in the bottom-right corner.
To schedule the message, click Immediately and then select On schedule date to select a future date and time to publish the post. After setting a date and time, click Schedule in the bottom-right corner.
Missing a feature in the Composer BETA? Don’t worry, we’re still building! But we’d love to hear your feedback at the link in the top-right of the Composer.