#HootTip: Adding Lists In Your Web Dashboard

HootSuite search streams are great for tracking topics you’re most interested in. But keeping up with of all of the conversations, discussions and topics relevant to you, your business and your followers can be tough.

Easily follow those conversations and find the right content using Twitter Lists. Create one for your favorite bloggers, coworkers or event attendees and zero in on content you most closely want to follow.

Here’s how:

  1. Choose a tab, or create a new tab, that you would like to stream your lists in.
  2. In the Add-Stream Helper click the Lists button under the Networks tab.Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 10.23.18 AM
  3. Select the appropriate list from your existing Twitter Lists by clicking the ‘+’ sign. Your Twitter List will automatically occupy a new stream.Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 10.24.50 AM
  4. To create a new list, click Create new list in the bottom of the Add-Stream Helper. Enter a name for your new List, a description (optional), and select whether your List will be public or private. Click Save list.Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 10.26.09 AM

Remember that each tab in your dashboard can have up to 10 streams. So, create up to 10 new Lists, or choose 10 from your existing unlimited Lists in Twitter.

Adding Contacts to Twitter Lists

Now that you’ve created Twitter Lists for different contacts, it’s time to add them.

To the left of your dash, click on the human icon for your Contacts page. Once there, use the drop-down menus to select Twitter profiles and which List you’d like to add contacts to. And then simply drag and drop people that follow you—or people that you follow—into those Lists.Screen Shot 2013-10-11 at 10.27.19 AM

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Author: Sam Milbrath

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17 comments
Ava
Ava

I wish we'd be able to select several lists at the time to our stream, instead of one by one. As someone who monitors many lists, this process of adding one at a time is a bit cumbersome.

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

Thanks for your feedback Arno - that functionality is not available in HootSuite at this time.

Arno
Arno

Twitter has a maximum of 20 lists to manage but I need more lists to arrange tweets from people.

Adding a stream with a search string like: FROM:account1 OR FROM:account2 only allows a few characters, not enough to complete the list.

How to extend the list functionality with Hootsuite?

Vitaly Merkulov
Vitaly Merkulov

"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."

Is it possible to add people to lists in HootSuite for Android?

Shahram Khorsand
Shahram Khorsand

Well, sorry to say that this doesn't really work very well.

Fist of all , the lists are created and can be verified at twitter.

When trying to add a person into the list by clicking on the persons name, choosing "add to list", the drop down list is populated, however, when choosing and clicking on add it says‘information does not exist on twitter.com’

Also, when clicking "add stream" going to twitter and the list tab the list of created lists is empty. Again looking at the original twitter.com shows the list.

If you create the list, populate in twitter.com the hootsuite can display it correctly. All in all, this feature is not working properly.

exifito
exifito

"You left out the next step – where is the contacts page? And how do you drag and drop between them? [Reply]"

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lance
lance

Why don't you guys do this in a video format. Still don't understand how to follow a topic, and I have a Twitter book for dummies, I need one called for SuperDummies. And nothing good on youtube.

d
d

cant add lists onto the web dashboard! it says 'information does not exist on twitter.com'.

Carey
Carey

You left out the next step - where is the contacts page? And how do you drag and drop between them?