Hootsuite's social profile picker is a powerful tool for efficiently sharing posts to your social networks from the legacy composer. Hover your mouse over it to see a list of your connected social networks.
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 post.
Hover your mouse over a social profile, and then click the pin icon . An upright pin means the social profile is pinned; an angled pin means unpinned.
Tip: Temporarily deselect a pinned social profile by clicking it in the list, when you want to send a post to only a few social profiles.
Mark social profiles as favourites
Boost publishing 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 . A yellow star means favorite; a transparent star means unfavorite.
Tip: Select all your favorites at once by clicking the Select arrow 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 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
- Scroll to the bottom of your social profile list, and then click Add social network.
- Organization members: Click Select Destination to add the social network to an organization or your Private Social Networks.
- Select the social network.
- Click Connect, and then authorize the account.
Tip: 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.