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  Article updated: October 11, 2021

Hootsuite Apps FAQ

This article contains frequently asked questions about working with Hootsuite apps.

Can I sign in to an app with more than one account?

Most apps with app streams will allow you to connect more than one account in separate streams in Hootsuite. Some, however, will only allow one account to be used.

Most plugin and content source apps will only allow you to connect to one account at a time.

What is the difference between plugin, stream, content source, and media library apps?

The differences in app types are in the way that they integrate with Hootsuite, which depends on the extra functionality that they provide.

App plugins allow users to send content from their social account streams to partner apps, such as Zendesk and Evernote. Plugins are added to the drop-down menu of each post within certain social account streams. From there, you can select to send content to a partner app.
The more actions icon selected on a tweet in a stream, revealing a list of installed app plugins

App streams allow users to bring content from partner apps into the Hootsuite dashboard as streams. Additional tools for the apps are available in-stream. For some apps this includes the ability to publish the content to social accounts by way of the publisher tool. The majority of Hootsuite apps have app streams available.
The Cloudview for Hootsuite app, which is integrated as a stream to access your google drive in Hootsuite

Content source apps let users add their existing image repositories to Hootsuite to easily add images (JPG, JPEG, GIF or PNG) to social posts and consistently share assets across teams. Content sources can be accessed in Publisher on the Content tab.

Media library apps can be accessed from the Composer to easily access and attach approved media assets to your social posts. Select Open Media Library in the Composer, and then select the Free Images list to access your installed Media Library apps.
The media library list selected, revealing a list of installed media library apps

Go to My profile, and then select Install Hootsuite apps to open the directory. Select Filter by app type to explore the apps available of each integration type.

Does Hootsuite Apps support secure mode?

Hootsuite Apps does support secure mode. Some of the earlier apps will require an update to fully support it.

How can I create my own app?

Visit our Developer page to learn more about Hootsuite’s APIs and explore our other developer resources.