#HootTip: Adding Lists In Your Web Dashboard
Last week we kicked off our weekly #HootTip feature with a handy tip all about Re-Tweet styles. Today we’re continuing with another useful feature from the HootSuite dashboard to help you keep up to date with all the ways to monitor and engage on the social web.
Each #HootTip will help you explore the many tools and powerful features in HootSuite to help you along the path to Owl-hood.
Create and Manage Lists from the Nest
HootSuite is great for creating search streams to track the topics you’re most interested in.
However, the amount of content can be tough to keep up with. So how can you be sure not to miss the messages from the people that you’re most interested in following?
The answer is Twitter Lists — a powerful way narrow down the content you want to follow most closely, in a simplified view. Lists can be used in a number of different ways. Create one for your lunch buddies, co-workers, event attendees or to endorse your Twitter favorites.
Check out some examples of Twitter Lists @HootWatch where we have our contacts sorted by industry.
- Click the + Add Stream button on the left-side of the dash and then click the Lists tab in the pop up window
- Select the Twitter profile you want to create a list for, and click the ‘Create a new list’ option
- Enter a name for your new list, a description (optional), and select whether your list will be public or private
Adding Contacts to Twitter Lists
From the Contacts page can drag and drop people that follow you — or people that you follow — into your lists (remember to select the Twitter profile you want to manage first).
List creation and management is also available for HootSuite mobile. Later this week we’ll be releasing a bonus #HootTip that explains how to use lists on the go.
Like many updates, we’ve added these handy features based on your helpful feedback. What’s your next idea?
Keep an eye out for a new #HootTip each week – they’re short, sweet and Re-Tweetable so you can share your HootSuite expertise with your friends and followers. Some lucky RTers may just find themselves with a #HootKit… it’s our way of saying “thanks for spreading the word.