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#HootTip: How to Add a Social Network Profile

By Ariana Biagi | 6 months ago | Skills | 14 Comments


Hoot Tip of the Day

Being active on various social networks is great for you and your business, but having to sign-in to multiple social media accounts can be tedious and time-consuming. The HootSuite dashboard solves this problem by consolidating your networks using one login  and by allowing you to add social profiles quickly and easily.

Adding Social Profiles in HootSuite

Keep track of all your online activities from one place by consolidating your social profiles on to one dashboard. Here’s how:

Add a Social Network Profile

  1. In the top left corner of your HootSuite dashboard, click the user profile icon in your launch menu. From here, select the Add Social Network button.

  1. In the pop-up window, select the social network you would like to add to your dashboard.

How to Add a Social Network

  1. Once you’ve selected the social network, click the Connect with button.

Note:  When adding LinkedIn, you will have to choose whether you would like to add a LinkedIn Profile, Group or Company Page before clicking the Connect With button.

  1. Type your account username or email and password, and then follow the prompts to authorize access.

Extra Steps for Adding Facebook:

  1. For Facebook, after clicking Login you will be prompted through a few additional steps.  An App Terms and Privacy Policy request will appear, once read, click Okay.

  1. A posting permission note will appear, once read, click to select who can see the content you post to Facebook from HootSuite, and then click Okay. Selecting Skip will prevent you from being able to post to Facebook from HootSuite.

  1. Next, choose which timeline, Pages and groups you wish to import from Facebook. A check mark indicates that the content will be imported, and the + icon indicates that the content will not be imported. Click Finished Importing.

Keep an eye out for a new #HootTip each week – they’re short and sweet so that you, your friends and your followers, will be HootSuite experts in no time.

21 comments
nevetessa
nevetessa

there was tumblr before if i'm not mistaken?  i was able to add it, but didn't work well.. i didn't notice until now that it has been removed. hope you guys add it back? please?  :)

Ryan Kettler
Ryan Kettler

Nice tip Ariana!

FYI I tried to share the article with my network but I can't type anything in the share popup in Chrome. It loads but I can't click/type anything.

miguel
miguel

Hi guys!

I've been trying hootsuite as an alternative to tweetdeck and now I was wondering how didn't I get to this before. The app is great. Just one "issue" I have is that I use it as an extension in Chrome and til now I cannot remove "a stream"... the supposed button (that little inverted triangle) doesn't work. Could anyone just give me a clue here?

Thanks a lot in advance...

Peter
Peter

I have the basic Hootsuite account. When I go to add another social network, it says I am already using the five free networks. I am only using two. In fact I tried to delete one of those, then adding back and it still says I'm over fiv. An ideas?

confused
confused

Hi there -- I have the free version of Hootsuite. I do not have "Social Networks" as an option when I click on settings. The only options I have under settings are: account, preferences, archives, rss/atom, and vanity urls. So how do I delete a profile I'm no longer using?

elra3y
elra3y

thank you very much

is that only for folks who pay? cause that isn’t what the fine print said.

jude
jude

joined hootsuite BECAUSE i want to add tumblr and tweetdeck won't do it.

HOOT promised upfront that i could, but i can only add the ones it has buttons for. there is NO place to type in any other.

is that only for folks who pay? cause that isn't what the fine print said.

Shreela
Shreela

Chrome 18.0.1025.142 and Hootsuite are having problems when it comes to adding Facebook. I try to add FB, then HS says I need to log in. So I open another tab to log into FB manually, but that kind of login doesn't work for adding FB to HS.

So I switch back to HS tab and it still won't add FB. So I notice in the bottom toolbar that Chrome has 2 tabs/windows, according to the icon in the toolbar. The other tab/window says it's the approval for FB, but nothing happens when I click on it.

Next I change my Chrome options to allow popups, just in case Chrome's pop settings are squashing the approval thingee. But the same thing happens as above.

Next I keep FB open in another tab, switch back to HS tab to try again, and after clicking Connect with Facebook, I notice that in the manually loaded FB tab there's the popup asking for me to sign in (I'm already signed into FB manually). So I log into FB again, switch back to HS tab, but it still won't let me add FB to HS.

I have no more ideas. Your turn please, thanks

Sam Milbrath
Sam Milbrath

Hi Miguel!

Thanks for the love! :)

I think it may have fixed itself by now, but this issue usually is a result of a full cache or extension interfering. Try clearing the browser cache, or through incognito mode. This should get you up and running again! If you continue to have issues, please head to our community forum here: www.hootsuite.com/forum, where our support team lives.

Thanks again!

Sarah @HootSuite_Help - http://hootsuite.com/help

Andy Au
Andy Au

Hi Peter,

The folks at our Help Desk will be able to help you with this.

r
r

Now, I understand. :) Go to the sidebar, click "Streams" and go to the "Getting Started" tab. Click "Add Another Social Network" and go from there. :)

r
r

I have the same problem. Does anyone know what can be done?

Andy Au
Andy Au

Hi elra3y,

This feature is available for all users.

Dave Olson
Dave Olson

Let's get some advice from the Support Rangers.

Shreela
Shreela

NVM! I right-clicked the 2nd window icon, and chose MAXIMISE from the menu. That brought back the needed tab/window/pop I needed to authorize things. Why it was hiding from me is unknown, but all is well now.

nevetessa
nevetessa

@evanlepage uhm, i tried it, and i think this is also what i used before.. it asks me to log in again every time i open its tab, unlike facebook and twitter.

HootSuite_Help_Desk
HootSuite_Help_Desk moderator

@nevetessa @evanlepage  This may be at least slightly due to the way that Tumblr is integrated into the HootSuite dashboard. It is added through our App Directory, unlike Facebook and Twitter which are added as Social Networks.
That said, you shouldn't need to log in every time you attempt to access the stream. So long as the stream remains active (ie is not deleted) you should not need to log in every time you wish to view it.
If you have any further questions, we'd be happy to help through Twitter @HootSuite_Help.
Best,
Nicole @HootSuite_Help - http://hootsuite.com/help

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