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  Article updated: October 18, 2021

Install or uninstall apps

Hootsuite Apps is a library of over 150 partner apps and integrations that can be added to Hootsuite. Extend Hootsuite’s functionality and create a more customized experience by connecting to the other business tools you already use.

How to use the app directory in Hootsuite

Hootsuite Apps offers free and premium (paid) apps. Go to My profile, and then select Install Hootsuite apps to open it and explore apps by category. Select Filter by app type at the top to sort apps by integration type: Stream, Plugin, Content Source, or Media Library. Some apps can be integrated in more than one way. See What is the difference between the app integration types?

Note: All premium apps are billed on a monthly cycle. See Paid (premium) app billing.

Install apps

Important: If adding the WordPress app, the WordPress.org site must be XML-RPC enabled.

  1. Go to My profile, and then select Install Hootsuite apps.
    my profile selected with install hootsuite apps highlighted
  2. Search, select to filter by app type, or select a category to find your app.
    Hootsuite Apps with categories, filters, and search highlighted
  3. Select Install on the app.
    Install option highlighted on a sample app in Hootsuite Appsy

Install an app stream

  1. Follow the previous instructions to install the app.
  2. Select the streams to add to Hootsuite.
  3. Select Add streams to a new tab or Add streams to an existing tab, and then select the tab from the list.
  4. Select Finish.
  5. Go to Streams to see your new app stream.
  6. In the app stream, select Connect to authorize the connection to your account.

Install an app plugin

  1. Follow the previous instructions to install the app.
  2. Select Finish.

Access your plugins by selecting More Actions on posts in your streams.

Install a content source

Content Source apps can be integrated as repositories for easily adding images (JPG, JPEG, GIF or PNG) to your social posts.

  1. Follow the previous instructions to install the app.
  2. Select Finish.

After installing a Content Source app, it will be listed under the Content tab in Publisher. Select Connect to sign into your app account.

Images can be sorted, searched, downloaded and attached to posts from your content sources. Select Properties to view more info about an image, such as file size and dimensions.

Install a media library app

Access apps with media library components from the Composer to easily access and include media in your posts.

  1. Follow the previous instructions to install the app.
  2. Select Finish.

Select Open Media Library in the Composer, and then select the Free Images drop-down to access your installed Media Library apps.
The media library drop-down selected, revealing a list of installed media library apps

Uninstall apps

Uninstalling an app removes that app's content from Hootsuite. If the app is a premium app, this will also cancel the monthly billing for the app.

Important: Avoid unwanted charges by canceling unwanted apps two days before your billing date.

  1. Go to My profile, and then select Install Hootsuite apps.
    my profile selected with install hootsuite apps highlighted
  2. Select Installed from the list on the left.
  3. Point to Installed on the app, and then select Uninstall.
  4. Select OK.