Add, Remove or Revoke Social Networks

Social networks are managed from the User Profile section of the Hootsuite dashboard. Both Organizations and My Social Networks (for personal use) can manage the following social accounts:

  • Twitter profiles
  • Google + Pages
  • Wordpress.com blogs
  • Instagram profiles
  • Facebook profiles
  • Facebook Pages
  • Facebook groups
  • LinkedIn profiles
  • LinkedIn groups
  • LinkedIn Company Pages

 

 

 

 

important_icon_37x44.png  Only those with Facebook Administrator permissions can add, manage and publish to Facebook Groups via Hootsuite.

tip.png Things to note when adding social networks:

  • While social networks can also be added from the Streams section, they can only be removed from the User Profile section.
  • Free users can add up to 3 social networks to their Hootsuite dashboard.
  • All LinkedIn accounts require reconnecting after 60-days of non-use.
  • Each LinkedIn account can connect up to 10 groups or Pages.
  • Each Google+ admin can connect up to 25 pages. Learn more
  • A WordPress.org account can be added as an app from your App Directory.
  • When an Instagram profile is added, a prompt will appear to set up publishing in your mobile Hootsuite app. Learn more

tip.png Things to note when removing social networks:

  • Removing a social network from your dashboard will not delete the social network account.
  • Removing a social network will also remove any scheduled content for that account. For example, if you have a message scheduled to your Twitter and Facebook accounts but remove your Facebook account, the scheduled message will only post to your Twitter account.

 Add or Remove Personal Social Networks

To add a personal social network

  1. Select your profile image from the top of the launch menu.
  2. Click Add a Social Network in the bottom-left corner of the dashboard.
  3. Select the social network from the list, and then click Connect with (social network).
  4. Enter your social network credentials, authorize app permissions if applicable, and then click to sign in. For Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn, select the profiles, Pages and/or groups to import. A green checkmark means it will import. Click again to deselect.
    Note: Already imported profiles will display a checkmark, and must stay checked to stay connected to your dashboard.
  5. Click Finished Importing.

To remove a personal social network

  1. Select your profile image from the top of the launch menu.
  2. Under My Social Networks, hover your mouse over the social network, click the gear icon org_gear_icon_29x28.png, and then select Remove from Hootsuite.
  3. Click OK.

important_icon_37x44.png To fully disconnect Hootsuite from the social network, Hootsuite access must be revoked from the social account natively.

 Add or Remove an Organization's Social Networks

At least one of the following permissions are needed to add or remove an organization’s social network:

  • Super admin or admin at the organization level.
  • Admin at the team level.
  • Advanced at the social network level. 

To add an organization's social network

  1. Select your profile image from the top of the launch menu.
  2. Click Manage beside the organization name.
  3. Click Add a Social Network in the bottom-right corner of the dashboard.
  4. Select the social network from the list, and then click Connect with (social network).
  5. Enter your social network credentials, authorize app permissions if applicable, and then click to sign in. For Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn, select the profiles, Pages and/or groups to import. A green checkmark means it will import. Click again to deselect.
    Note: Already imported profiles will display a checkmark, and must stay checked to stay connected to your dashboard.
  6. Click Finished Importing.

To remove an organization's social network

  1. Select your profile image from the top of the launch menu.
  2. Click Manage next to the organization name.
  3. Under Social Networks I Have Access To, hover your mouse over the social network, click the gear icon org_gear_icon_29x28.png, and then select Remove from organization.
  4. Click OK.

important_icon_37x44.png To fully disconnect Hootsuite from the social network, Hootsuite access must be revoked from the social account natively.

 Revoke Hootsuite Access from Social Networks

Fully disconnect Hootsuite from your social networks by revoking access. 

To revoke Hootsuite access to your Twitter account

Sign in to Twitter using: https://twitter.com/settings/applications, and then click Revoke access next to Hootsuite.

To revoke Hootsuite access to your Facebook account

  1. Log in to Facebook using: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=applications, hover your mouse over "Hootsuite", and then click Remove (X icon).
  2. Optional: Click to select Delete all your Hootsuite activity on Facebook. This may take a few minutes.
  3. Click Remove

To revoke Hootsuite access to your Google+ account

  1. Sign in to Google using: https://accounts.google.com/b/0/IssuedAuthSubTokens?hl=en_GB.
  2. Click Hootsuite, and then click Revoke Hootsuite on the right.

To revoke Hootsuite access to your LinkedIn account

Sign in to LinkedIn using: https://www.linkedin.com/secure/settings?userAgree, click Hootsuite, and then click Remove.

To revoke Hootsuite access to your Instagram account

Sign in to Instagram using: https://instagram.com/accounts/manage_access/, click Revoke Access beside Hootsuite, and then click Yes.

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