Add a Facebook stream

  

Create streams for monitoring certain activity on your connected Pages or groups and keep an eye on the engagement on your own posts.

Add a stream to a new board

When you select New board, you have two options for creating streams for Facebook: My posts and mentions and Browse all streams.

The options for adding new a new board for Facebook

The first two walk you through creating streams specific to your own posts. The Browse all streams option lets you get straight into building streams on your own.

Select Get Started, select a profile from the drop-down, and then select from the available streams for that profile.

The stream options available for Facebook

Add a stream to an existing board

Add a stream to an existing board at any time (boards have a limit of 10 streams).

  1. Go to Streams .
  2. Create or select the board that will host the stream.
  3. Select Add Stream.
  4. Select Facebook from the list on the left.
  5. Select a profile from the drop-down.
  6. Select the streams to add.

Create a comment stream

If a particular Facebook Page post is getting a lot of comments, you can create a separate comment stream for that post. This lets you manage its engagement without disrupting your monitoring of the Page stream. You can create comment streams from the Timeline, Unpublished, Mentions, My Posts, Activity, and Search streams.

  • Select More Actions  below the post, and then select Create Comment Stream.

Available stream types and stream content

The types of streams available for Facebook, and what you can do with them, depend on the functionality made available by Facebook to third parties like Hootsuite.

Notes:

  • All posts in streams display likes only. Other reaction types are not included in like counts.
  • Events are not supported, so shared event posts do not appear in streams.
  • Due to Facebook's data policies, Facebook streams do not display the username and profile picture for users who post or comment to a profile or group. Information for users that post or comment on a Page appears in streams because it is deemed public.
  • Comments display up to 10 replies in streams.
  • There is no limit to the number of comments displayed on posts in streams.

Tip: Select the timestamp on any post in a stream to open it in Facebook and view it there.

Stream type Stream content Engagement options
Facebook Page    
Timeline The Page’s own posts to the Page and visitor posts to the Page. Like posts and comments. View comments. Comment and reply to comments as the Page. View like and comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group. Assign posts and comments. Edit and delete own posts and comments. Delete visitor comments. Boost posts.
Scheduled Your scheduled posts to the Page, listed chronologically, with the next post to publish at the top. Limit 100 posts. Edits scheduled posts. Delete scheduled posts.
Messages Private messages to the Page. Limit 1500 messages or last 3 months. Try managing PMs in Inbox instead.
Unpublished Dark posts/ads for the Page, and comments and replies on the Page’s dark posts. Does not include boosted posts. Carousel ads will appear as single-image ads. Like posts and comments. View comments. Comment and reply to comments as the Page. View like and comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group. Assign posts and comments. Edit and delete own posts and comments. Delete visitor comments.
Mentions Mentions of the Page in others’ public posts. Does not include mentions from comments or replies, unverified Pages, or private profile posts. Like posts. View comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group. Assign posts. 
My Posts The Page’s own posts, including boosted posts. Like posts and comments. View comments. Comment and reply to comments. View like and comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group. Assign posts and comments. Edit and delete own posts and comments. Delete visitor comments.
Activity Comments and replies by other profiles and Pages on the Page’s posts, ads, and photos within albums. Does not include the Page’s own posts and comments, mentions, or visitor posts. Limit last 3 months of activity, or 100 messages for Free users. View and like comments. View like and comment counts. Comment and reply to comments. Assign comments. Reply with private message. Edit or delete own comments. Delete visitor comments.
Search Search for the name of a specific Facebook Page and view the Page’s public posts and comments. Like posts and comments. View comments. Comment and reply to comments. View like and comment counts. Assign posts and comments. Edit and delete own comments.
Facebook group    
Timeline Posts to the group. View comments and replies. View comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group.
Scheduled Your scheduled posts to the group, listed chronologically, with the next post to publish at the top. Limit 100 posts. Edit scheduled posts.
Activity Posts to the group. Limit 100 posts. View comments and comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group.
Facebook profile    
Timeline Your own posts to your profile, and others’ posts to your profile. View like and comment counts. Share to another connected Page or group.

 

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