#HootTip: Add an App in the #HootSuite Dashboard

By Ariana Biagi • 2 weeks ago • 12 Comments

With the millions of people and businesses active on Twitter and Facebook, it’s important to expand your social reach by tapping into niche audiences found on social networks like Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, SlideShare and YouTube. HootSuite’s ever-expanding App Directory has dozens of social networks and content management tools available for your HootSuite Dashboard that will help you reach your social media goals.

Add an App

  1. From the launch menu on the left of your dashboard, click “App Directory.”unnamed

  2. A pop-up menu will appear with all of HootSuite’s available apps. Select the apps you would like to view by clicking “All Apps,” “New Apps,” “Featured Apps,” “Premium Apps,” or “Free Apps.” Select “Installed Apps” to see what apps are currently installed to your HootSuite account.

Note: Premium Apps are free to all HootSuite Enterprise users, and are available to HootSuite Free and Pro users with a monthly fee. Three Premium apps–Brandwatch, SocialFlow and VidIQ–do not cost money to install to your HootSuite dashboard and are only available to HootSuite Pro and Enterprise users.

      3.  To install an app, click the “Install” button in the right-hand corner of the textbox. A pop-up box will appear indicating that your app has been installed.unnamed (1)

Bonus: When you see a “Video” button to the right of the app in the pop-up, this means a descriptive video is available for that app.

    4.  Next, select the stream(s) you would like to add for your newly installed app. You have a choice to either add stream(s) to a new tab or to an existing tab in your dashboard. Click “Finish.”unnamed (2)

   5.  Now that you’ve installed the app and added associated stream(s), you are all set to begin using your newly installed app, enjoy!

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.

Author: Ariana Biagi

Ariana Biagi has written 6 posts for the HootSource blog..

Ariana is the Freemium Marketing Coordinator at HootSuite. She writes useful tips about the HootSuite dashboard and helps bring customer stories to light.

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Can you add more blogs other than the ones listed in the app directory like mashable, makeuseof, and other industry specific blogs?


Can I add even if it's not a premium account?


How do i add a # to my Instagram stream so i can see when selected # are used?

Jordan Behan
Jordan Behan

Hi Jamila,

Yes you can. Here's how I do it: Add the RSS app, then paste in the RSS feed from your favorite blogs into a "Stream." We won't be adding content sites as separate apps, so the RSS app is the best way to stay on top of new content from the Mashables, etc.

Andy Au
Andy Au

Hi Suzanna,

Keyword search is supported with the instagram app, but hashtag specific tools for tracking or notifications are not currently supported.

Andy Au
Andy Au

Thanks Ileane,

Happy to know you've been using HootSuite since our early days! Great video. We've added it to our bookmarks.

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