Install or uninstall apps

  

The Hootsuite app directory 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.

The app directory offers free and premium (paid) apps. Go to My profile , and then select App directory 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 app billing.

Install apps

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

Install an app stream

  1. Go to My profile , and then select App directory.
    The app directory selected in the My profile menu
  2. Search for the app in the top right, or filter by Stream type.
  3. Select Install on the app.
    Install option highlighted on a sample app in the app directory
  4. Select the stream(s) to add to your dashboard.
  5. Select Add streams to a new tab, or select Add streams to an existing tab and then select the tab name from the drop-down list.
  6. Select Finish.
  7. Go to Streams  and find your new app stream.
  8. In the app stream, select Connect to authorize the connection to your account.

Install an app plugin

  1. Go to My profile , and then select App directory.
    The app directory selected in the My profile menu
  2. Search for the app in the top right, or filter by Plugin type.
  3. Select Install on the app.
  4. 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. Go to My profile , and then select App directory.
    The app directory selected in the My profile menu
  2. Search for the app in the top right, or filter by Content Source type.
  3. Select Install on the app.
  4. Select Finish.

After installing a Content Source app, it will be listed under the Content tab in the Publisher planner-icon.png. 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. Go to My profile , and then select App directory.
    The app directory selected in the My profile menu
  2. Select Install on the app.
  3. 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 cancelling unwanted apps two days before your billing date.

Uninstall an app

  1. Go to My profile , and then select App directory.
    The app directory selected in the My profile menu
  2. Select Installed from the list on the left.
  3. Point to Installed on the app, and then select Uninstall.
  4. Select OK.
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