Add social networks

Manage the following social networks from your Hootsuite dashboard:

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

 

 

To add a social network not listed here, check if it’s available through our App Directory.

 

To add a 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 and then click to sign in.
  5. Facebook, Google+ and YouTube: Accept the additional permission prompts (click Allow for Google+ and YouTube or Okay 3 times for Facebook accounts).
  6. Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn: Select the accounts (Pages, groups, companies and profiles) to add to your dashboard, and then click Add Selected Accounts.

To add a social network to an organization

Organization super admins or admins, team admins, and those with advanced social network permissions can add social networks to organizations.

  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 and then click to sign in.
  6. Facebook, Google+ and YouTube: Accept the additional permission prompts (click Allow for Google+ and YouTube or Okay 3 times for Facebook accounts).
  7. Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn: Select the accounts (Pages, groups, companies and profiles) to add to your dashboard, and then click Add Selected Accounts.

To add your social networks to teams, click here.

tip.png  To add more than one profile of the same social network, add the first profile, log out of the social network natively, and then add the second profile.

Each Hootsuite plan type has a limit to the number of social networks that can be added to the dashboard. If you hit the limit, remove a social network to be able to add a new one.

Notes on adding social networks

  • Facebook: If your Page or group doesn’t appear as an option when you try to add it, it likely means you don’t have Facebook Admin, Editor or Moderator permissions for the Page or group, or you didn't accept all the permission prompts when adding it. See here for details.
  • Facebook and LinkedIn: The same set of Facebook or LinkedIn credentials (username and password) cannot be used to add social profiles in more than one Hootsuite account.
    For example, using the same Facebook username and password to connect a Facebook profile to one Hootsuite account and a Facebook group to another will cause a disconnection in one or both Hootsuite accounts.
    To avoid this, give another Facebook or LinkedIn user access to the profile, group or page so they can connect it to their own Hootsuite account using their own social network credentials.
  • LinkedIn: Each LinkedIn account can connect up to 100 groups or Pages.
  • LinkedIn: LinkedIn Showcase pages are supported in Hootsuite. They will be listed as Company Pages and work the same way as a Company page in Hootsuite.
  • Instagram: When your profile is added, you will be prompted to set up publishing in your mobile Hootsuite app. Learn more
  • Google+: Each Google+ admin can connect up to 100 pages. Learn more
  • Google+: Google+ profiles are not supported in Hootsuite.
  • WordPress: Are you trying to add a Wordpress.org account? Add WordPress.org accounts through the Hootsuite app directory.
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