App Directory Additions: Hootsuite Welcomes Instagram, SlideShare, edocr and Zuum

By Andy Au | 3 years ago | 37 Comments

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The HootSuite App Directory continues to expand with 4 new app integrations. Photo sharing app Instagram, content sharing network SlideShare, document sharing app edocr and engagement app Zuum join HootSuite’s roster of social content apps adding new streams and capabilities to the dashboard.

Free for all 4 million HootSuite users, see how these new dashboard streams can help enrich the content that matters to you. Share, search, monitor, engage, optimize and enjoy!

Install and explore or read on to learn more. Add the new apps by logging in to HootSuite first and then clicking the button below:

Visit the App Directory


Instagram is THE free photo sharing application for iPhone and Android. Initially launched in October 2010 and now boasting 50 million users, its popularity and growth amongst mobile users has been overwhelming.

Instagram allows users to take photos, apply a filter and share via social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr and Flickr. Did we mention all of these networks are included in the HootSuite dashboard?

Make the most of your Instagram experience with the Instagram app for HootSuite. All from the dashboard – manage, share and explore with ease.

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Multiple Instagram streams in the dashboard – Click to enlarge

Key Features:

  • Share Instagram photos to your social networks
  • View feeds for: Your Photos, Users You Follow, Popular Photos, and Your Likes
  • View and post comments and likes
  • Keyword search and click on hashtags to view related photos
  • View user information – number of photos, plus follower and following count
Helen Park
Helen Park

So what exactly makes the Instagram app for HootSuite so great?

Let Instagram Suggested User (she has 33,000 followers!!) and HootSuite Mobile UI Designer, Helen Park aka @MissyHelly, share her experience using the app:

“I’m stoked to have Instagram join the HootSuite family and know this app will make many Instagrammers happy. It’s now so easy to reply to my followers who comment on my photos, and it’s great that all my social networks are under one roof!”


Ideal for professional and educational communities, SlideShare for HootSuite allows you to view, share, search for and upload SlideShare presentation, document, and video content. Contribute ideas, conduct research, connect with others and generate leads for business with PDFs, and webinars.

The world’s largest community for sharing presentations, SlideShare sees 60 million monthly visitors and 130 million page views – making it one of the most visited websites in the world. Anyone can view presentations and media on topics that interest them, download them and reuse or remix for their own work.

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Manage your SlideShare content from HootSuite – Click to enlarge

Key Features:

  • Share SlideShare content to your social networks
  • Upload presentations, documents and other content to your SlideShare account
  • Search for presentations by keyword or user
  • View SlideShare content and edit your content from within the dash
  • View the number of views, downloads, comments, favorites and tags

Learn more about SlideShare for HootSuite.

Ross Mayfield, Director of Business Development at SlideShare, a LinkedIn company, speaks to the value of SlideShare’s integration into the dashboard:

“HootSuite’s integration with SlideShare provides a new way to monitor activity on the world’s largest professional content sharing community. This is a great example of how to leverage our open APIs to solve a problem for professionals.”


edocr provides a highly interactive environment for publishing and distributing an organization’s public documents across the Internet. Whether you’re a small-to-medium business, a multinational enterprise, or an educational institute – conveniently share marketing, operational and reporting documents.

The edocr app for HootSuite allows you to search, upload, view, comment and share across your social networks.

Key Features:

  • Share documents in edocr to your social networks
  • Upload documents to your edocr account
  • Search for documents by keyword or user
  • View comments and document ratings
  • Comment on documents
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Try the edocr and Zuum apps for HootSuite – Click to enlarge


Find what content is rising to the top on Facebook, helping marketers understand what works on the social network. Using an engagement algorithm, Zuum delivers a feed of content proven to be exceptionally engaging in social media.

With the Zuum app for HootSuite, find top trending and highly talked about content from a variety of categories and easily share to your Facebook page.

Key Features:

  • View and search for top performing Facebook Page posts over the last day, week or month across different categories
  • Filter results by number of Likes, Comments, and Shares, as well as Engagement Rate
  • Share top performing content to Facebook Pages

Here’s to the Developers

We’d like to extend a huge thank you to the developers who were involved in these integrations: Min Li, who developed the Instagram app, Cazoomi, who developed both the SlideShare and edocr apps, and Zuum who helped bring their tool to the App Directory.

Are you a developer or company wanting to work with the HootSuite team? Learn how you can integrate your app using the App Directory SDK.

Give it a Try

Get more out of the dashboard and try these apps today! Log in to HootSuite first and then click the button below to access the App Directory within the dashboard:

Visit the App Directory

Need help installing apps? Check out our SlideShare hosted App Directory Guide.

Driver’s Seat

HootSuite App DirectoryHootSuite strives to integrate the best features of your favorite tools, adapting the dashboard to your needs and the ever-changing world of social media.

So let us know what works, what you’d like to see changed and what you’d like to see next by chiming in on our App Directory Feedback Forum. Your input matters deeply to us and shapes our product roadmap.

You can learn about the latest updates and tips for the App Directory by following @HootSuite_Apps.


Written by

Mikael Baggstrom
Mikael Baggstrom


I have been testing Hootsuite for about a week now, and since I am tech savvy I´ve got into it really well already! =)

However, I was installing the Instagram App this morning, got it connected and I can view my photo stream and see all comments. BUT I can not post comments within hootsuite...

When I try to comment and click on the "ADD"-button the text turns light greyish and nothing happens...tried waiting several minutes but nothing happens.

I´ve already tested to log out and in, tried commenting on different pictures...but it does not work.

Please advice,

I really like hootsuite and would like to use it for the company I work for as well.

Kind Regards,


Hootsuite_Help_Desk moderator

@Mikael Baggstrom

Hello Mike! 

Many thanks for reaching out with your question! I'm sorry to hear that Instagram isn't working as expected.

As a first step in troubleshooting I ask that you please complete the following:

1) Clear your dashboard cache:

2) Uninstall and reinstall the Instagram application within your dashboard

Should you issue persist get in touch with us on Twitter! You can tweet us @Hootsuite_Help

I hope this helps! 


Jocelyne | Customer Advocate |

Bill Walsh
Bill Walsh

Great post! Very informative and it really help us a lot! I can't wait to read your future blogs.


Hi Team, 

HootSuite is great but I've got a question: When I post a photo from Instagram, my FB friends can comment and like obviously, but I don't seem to be able to interact with them from HootSuite? In fact I don't even see my photos showing up on FB from HootSuite dashboard. Am I doing something wrong? Why that might be?

Many thanks ahead for your help!


Hootsuite_Help_Desk moderator

@SRFWebsites  Hey there! 

Thank you for reaching out to the Hootsuite Team via our Blog. 

Definitely not doing anything wrong!

To clarify further, there is no way with the existing Facebook Graph API to include custom graph actions in streams (which would be needed in order to display Instagram posts). 

However, we will continue to monitor and track the Facebook API. Should the Facebook API be updated in the future to allow for these types of messages, we will revisit the issue and update our code in order to support Instagram posts in streams.

Thank you for your understanding and your patience.  

Thanks again for reaching out to us. 

If we can assist further with any questions, please reach out to us on Twitter, @Hootsuite_help or via Private Message on our Facebook Page,

Best regards, 

Gary | Customer Advocate |


This article says that you can share photos through the Hootsuite app, but I can't actually figure out how to do this... is there a way?

Hootsuite_Help_Desk moderator

@8fullhours Hi there! Sorry, at this time, Instagram's public API does not allow us to post images to Instagram from Hootsuite. You can, however, post comments, view your stream, and "like" posts. I hope this information is helpful in this instance. Thanks for your comment!

Megan @Hootsuite_Help -

Marion Chauvire
Marion Chauvire

Hi @Hootsuite_Help_Desk

I would like to know if Instagram's public API has evolved since your post. Is it still not possible to post and forecast images to Instagram from Hootsuite? I discovered a tool called "onlypult" that enables to "Posts from the web and scheduled posts". However, it would be simplier to have these options with Hootsuite since I'm already using it for other social networks... Thanks for your help

Hootsuite_Help_Desk moderator

Hi @Marion Chauvire! At this time, we're not able to offer Instagram integration, but we do hope to be able to offer this in future. We will definitely make some big announcements should Instagram functionality be offered so keep an eye out. Thanks again!

Megan | Senior Customer Advocate |


Hi! I actually need some help. Installed the instagram app, but don't know how to connect it to my account

Hootsuite_Help_Desk moderator

@CeceNoStockings  Hello there,

Thank you for reaching out to us!  

Please ensure you've follow these steps to add the App:

Once added, you should see an Instagram Tab with a Stream, where you can connect with your Instagram credentials.

If you continue to have any concerns with connecting, please feel free to reach out to us on Twitter @Hootsuite_Help for further assistance.

Best, Taavi @Hootsuite_Help -

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Anyone have an idea when we might see hootsuite add instragram to their mobile app?


Adding Instagram to HootSuite is great! But you can use it only on a computer. I'm online mostly on my iPhone and Instagram is not on the app list there, only FB, Twitter, Linkedin and 4square. Is Instagram coming any day soon to the iPhone app? Thanks =)


Hi! I just installed the Instagram stream - but while it logged in successfully, the stream is empty. I have refreshed and it is still empty. Help?

Anthony Goodwin
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I'm wondering if the instagram app for hootsuite allows you to schedule out posts the same way you can for other social networks?