Using the Social Profile Picker

Hootsuite's Social Profile Picker is a powerful tool for efficiently sharing messages with your social networks. You’ll find it in the top-left corner of the dashboard beside the compose message box.

Note: YouTube channels don’t appear in the Social Profile Picker, as YouTube video uploads are done separately, and then shared out to other social profiles afterwards.

Search social profiles

Quickly find the social profile you want by type-searching the username.

Start entering the social profile username, and then select the profile from the results that populate. The number count in the right of the box increases as you select more social profiles.

Pin social profiles

Try pinning the social profiles you use every day. This auto-selects the profiles each time you compose a message.

Hover your mouse over a social profile, and then click the pin icon Picker_pin.png. An upright pin means the social profile is pinned; an angled pin means unpinned.

tip.png Temporarily deselect a pinned social profile by clicking it in the list, when you want to send a message to only a few social profiles.

Mark social profiles as favourites

Boost messaging efficiency by marking commonly used social profiles as favourites. This reorders your social profile list to display the favourites at the top for quick access, and eliminates having to scroll through the list.

Hover your mouse over a social profile, and then click the star icon Picker_favorite.png. A yellow star means favorite; a transparent star means unfavorite.

tip.png Select all your favorites at once by clicking the Select arrow select and then clicking Favorites.

Select social profiles by team

Members of teams in an organization can easily select all social profiles managed by that team in just two clicks.

Click the Select arrow select and then select the team from the list.

Add social networks

You can add social networks to your dashboard from your streams, your user profile and from the Social Profile Picker.

To add a social network

  1. Scroll to the bottom of your social profile list, and then click Add social network.
  2. Organization members: Click Select Destination to add the social network to an organization or your Private Social Networks.
  3. Select the social network.
  4. Click Connect, and then authorize the account.

tip.png  To quickly find the Add social network button, enter a series of letters (aaa) into the Social Profile Picker so that only Add social network appears in the list. Then press the Down Arrow key on your keyboard, and press ENTER.


Seamlessly toggle from the Social Profile Picker to the Compose Message box by pressing Tab on your keyboard.

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