Add a Facebook stream

Create streams for monitoring certain activity on your connected Pages or groups and keep an eye on the engagement on your own posts. To learn more about streams, see Overview of Streams.

Add a stream to a new board

When you select New board, you have two options for creating streams for Facebook:

  • My posts and mentions - Create streams specific to your own posts with this helpful walkthrough.
  • Browse all streams - Get straight into building streams on your own.

The options for adding new a new board for Facebook

To browse all streams, select Get Started, select a profile, and then select one of the available streams for that profile.

The stream options available for Facebook

Add a stream to an existing board

Add a stream to an existing board at any time (boards have a limit of 10 streams).

  1. Go to Streams.
  2. Create or select the board that will host the stream.
  3. Select Add Stream.
  4. Select Facebook from the list on the left.
  5. Select a profile.
  6. Select the streams to add.

Create a comment stream

If a particular Facebook Page post is getting a lot of comments, you can create a separate comment stream for that post. This lets you manage its engagement without disrupting your monitoring of the Page stream. You can create comment streams from the Timeline, Unpublished, Mentions, My Posts, Activity, and Search streams.

  • Select More Actions below the post, and then select Create Comment Stream.

Available stream types and stream content

The types of streams available for Facebook, and what you can do with them, depend on the functionality made available by Facebook to third parties like Hootsuite.

Notes:

  • All posts in streams display likes only. Other reaction types are not included in like counts.
  • Events are not supported, so shared event posts do not appear in streams.
  • Due to Facebook's data policies, Facebook streams do not display the username and profile picture for users who post or comment to a profile or group. Information for users that post or comment on a Page appears in streams because it is deemed public.
  • Comments display up to 10 replies in streams.
  • There is no limit to the number of comments displayed on posts in streams.

Tip: Select the timestamp on any post in a stream to open it in Facebook and view it there.

Facebook stream types and what you can do with each
Stream typeStream contentEngagement options
Facebook Page
TimelineThe Page’s own posts to the Page and visitor posts to the Page.Like posts and comments. View comments. Comment and reply to comments as the Page. View like and comment counts. Hide comments (with exceptions; see Facebook's Comments article). Share to another connected Page or group. Assign posts and comments. Edit and delete own posts and comments. Delete visitor comments. Boost posts.
ScheduledYour scheduled posts to the Page, listed chronologically, with the next post to publish at the top. Limit 100 posts.Edits scheduled posts. Delete scheduled posts.
MessagesPrivate messages to the Page. Limit 1500 messages or last 3 months.Try managing PMs in Inbox instead.
UnpublishedDark posts/ads for the Page, and comments and replies on the Page’s dark posts. Does not include boosted posts. Carousel ads will appear as single-image ads.Like posts and comments. View comments. Comment and reply to comments as the Page. View like and comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group. Assign posts and comments. Edit and delete own posts and comments. Delete visitor comments.
MentionsMentions of the Page in others’ public posts. Does not include mentions from comments or replies, unverified Pages, or private profile posts.Like posts. View comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group. Assign posts. 
My PostsThe Page’s own posts, including boosted posts.Like posts and comments. View comments. Comment and reply to comments. View like and comment counts. Hide comments (with exceptions; see Facebook's Comments article). Share to another connected Page or group. Assign posts and comments. Edit and delete own posts and comments. Delete visitor comments.
ActivityComments and replies by other profiles and Pages on the Page’s posts, ads, and photos within albums. Does not include the Page’s own posts and comments, mentions, or visitor posts. Limit last 3 months of activity, or 100 messages for Free users.View and like comments. View like and comment counts. Comment and reply to comments. Hide comments (with exceptions; see Facebook's Comments article). Assign comments. Reply with private message. Edit or delete own comments. Delete visitor comments.
Facebook group
TimelinePosts to the group.View comments and replies. View comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group.
ScheduledYour scheduled posts to the group, listed chronologically, with the next post to publish at the top. Limit 100 posts.Edit scheduled posts.
ActivityPosts to the group. Limit 100 posts.View comments and comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group.
Facebook profile
TimelineYour own posts to your profile, and others’ posts to your profile.View like and comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group.