#HootTip: How to Add & Adjust New Streams in #HootSuite
Adding new connections is an exciting part of social networking. With the expansion of your network comes the need to organize the overload of information. At HootSuite, we recognize the need to organize the waterfall of information coming from your social sphere into a trickle of manageable streams.
In this #HootTip, we will show you how to take all the messages from your social networks and organize them into efficient streams. It’s a simple way to become a social media power-user within minutes.
- On the upper left side of the Dashboard there is an “+ Add Stream” button. Click on the button, and a window will pop up.
- Select the social network that you want to create the stream for.
- Depending on the social network you’ve selected you can choose from several types of streams.
- When you have selected the type of stream you would like to create, click “Create Stream”, and voila!
Once you’ve got the hang of adding streams focusing on all your favorite topics, you will begin to have a lot more streams in your HootSuite Dashboard. To help you adjust your stream width, use the handy toggle bar. Follow the steps below and you will learn how to your streams in no time.
- Underneath the search box, in the upper right corner, you will find the toggle bar. Slide the toggle back and forth to adjust stream widths.
- If you want to adjust column widths further, try increasing or decreasing your computer’s screen resolution.
Note: If you are using an older computer model with a resolution of 1024 x 768 or lower, the maximum number of columns you’ll see is three, and no adjustment of the column’s width will change this.
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