HootSuite for iPhone Update with Translation, Facebook & Geo-location

By Dave Olson | 5 years ago | 51 Comments

Built for Socializing

Owl SquadHootSuite adds more tools to the iPhone version of the popular social media dashboard including: instant language translation, geo-location, and Facebook integration plus several key interface enhancements.

With the latest update, you’re still able to manage and monitor multiple Twitter accounts, track keywords and brands, plus explore on-board click-through stats… but we’ve added even more treats.

This release adds the ability to translate Twitter and Facebook messages on the fly — in 50+ languages! Additionally, users can update Facebook accounts, compose Twitter messages in landscape view, share geo-location info, “reply-to-all” with one click, and “Bump™” iPhones to follow one another.

iPhone with facebook and twitter in one

Time for a Holiday

No matter where you’re headed, this Owl will help you stay in touch and informed with instant translation to 50+ languages, geo-location to pinpoint yourself on the globe, and Facebook Profiles and Pages added to the mix — plus a few surprises in the suitcase. With all these new tools, the Owl decided to hop on the plane for a worldwide tour with iPhone in tow.

Check out the new features in action at exotic world locales in this video then get your thumbs on the updated HootSuite for iPhone for a bundle of surprises designed for any quest — from your neighborhood to around the world.

Tools for Twitter and Facebook on iPhoneFacebook your Fans

The new release adds Facebook support, allowing you to update your status (in the aforementioned world languages), track your friends’ news updates, and schedule your messages for future publishing. Beyond Facebook Profiles, you can import Facebook Pages from your HootSuite account, and add “likes” to your friends’ posts.


This Owl is international – Track Twitter conversations from around the world with instant translation to and from over 50 languages — ideal for monitoring relevant topics and brand mentions from global friends and customers. You can also compose in your native language and translate on the go — then post your update to both Twitter and Facebook — makes running international outreach campaigns easy.

Wherever you Go … Geo

Alert the world to your exact location by including geo-location data with your Twitter update. Great for chronicling a trip, remembering a special spot, or for helping friends find you for fun times. Just click a button to pinpoint your location, and your Twitter posts will be tagged with your whereabouts.

Well Groomed Owl

The new HootSuite for iPhone enjoys a freshened interface with large, intuitive buttons, plus a landscape view for composing Twitter updates in a larger, thumb-friendly space. Additionally, you can easily catch up with all the messages since the last time you checked with a “drag and refresh” option, plus quickly populate a message with all recipients using the “Reply to All” option.

Bump Feature for iPhone and HootSuiteEnter the Lab

Seeking a fun way to add followers in person? Dig into HootSuite Labs to try the “Bump™ to follow” feature — to try, just high five another HootSuite-enabled iPhone and you’ll see the chance to follow each other with a confirmation click. Fist pump, low five, freeze frame five — they all work. Enjoy testing this beta feature, no lab coat required.


Press release with screenshots

HootSuite for iPhone page

Time for a Holiday video – features music “The Nostalgic Buffoon” by Jeremiah Jacobs (@jeremiahjacobs)

Note: “Bump” is ™ of Bump Technologies, Inc. http://bu.mp/

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Grant 5pts

Is this app still available? I couldn't find it in the app store?

Onggono Adi Saputro
Onggono Adi Saputro 5pts

Hi, I've just bought Windows Phone mobile.. I usually used hootsuite with my old phone. Anyway, is there any Hootsuite app for Windows Phone user? How I can get it?

Thank you in advance.

Gili Islands
Gili Islands 5pts

Is there any version for android? I'd love to use it..

Rodrigo 5pts

I also want to update my fan pages in Facebook! in the advertisement you say we can do it but it seems we are not able to do it, if we are can anyone tell us how?

Best regards

Brian 5pts

Desperately need LinkedIn Support on iPhone app. Would also LOVE an AIR version of Hootsuite.

Nate 5pts

I eagerly await an Android version.

Stephane 5pts

Thanks KeyboardCo! I was having trouble with HootSuite iPhone app crashing while setting up FB account. (Hadn't any problems w Hoot Suite web app.). Relaunching the welcome wizard on HS iPhone app was the solution. Now my HS iPhone app seems to be properly integrated w my FB page.

Mike Cahill
Mike Cahill 5pts

I too would like to know when facebook support is coming to android. I just purchased the full version of the app expecting facebook support (which, along with scheduling is the whole reason i use hootsuite) and to my disappointment facebook was not supported.

leblase 5pts

For Ipad please... As it simply doesn't work on their #%+/?Safari!

Keyboardcowgirl 5pts

Ok Guys - Since nobody from Hootsuite wants to reply, I finally got the answer.

All you need to do is, go to Launch Welcome Wizard and this will reset the app and all data. Key in your details and hit Import from Hootsuite. That's it. All your pages should now be there

Ashley 5pts

How is this different then AOL's Lifestream?

AppReport.net 5pts

Hootsuite – Social Networks im Browser zusammengefasst, und am iPhone...

Hootsuite ist ein Webdienst um Twitter-Funktionen ohne Applikation über den Browser zu nutzen. Neben Twitter werden auch andere Social Networks oder sonstige Dienste (derzeit Facebook, LinkedIn, Ping.fm, MySpace, Wordpress und Foursquare) unterstützt. ...

Casey 5pts

HootSuite crashes everytime I try to view my Facebook stream. I rebooted my phone and that didn't fix the problem. Anyone else having this problem?

btb 5pts

Yep my Facebook page didn't import either. I'm kind of disappointed.

Cameron Sleeman
Cameron Sleeman 5pts

Yes, the whole point of buying this was so that I can update my facebook pages from my iphone. I don't need to update regular FB from iphone (there's an app for that).

How do I import my Facebook Pages into the app??

Lance 5pts

It didn't import my Facebook fan pages either. Would love to be able to update my Fan Pages as well. Help!

lisak 5pts

Android needs some love too? How much long are you gonna tease us?

Aaron Tay
Aaron Tay 5pts

Think landscape view would be even more useful with the internal browser!

Sure you could tap to zoom on iPhone, but it doesn't automatically do a text reflow so you can to scroll left to right.

Keyboardcowgirl 5pts

Can somebody from Hootsuite PLEASE reply us and tell us how to import Pages???

Juanzo 5pts

Same here, I've been able to import my profile but haven't found a way to manage my Facebook pages.

Mike Charbonneau
Mike Charbonneau 5pts

Thanks for the continued support but I am wishing for Instapaper support. As it stands, I seem to jump between Hootsuite for iPhone and Tweetie 2. I would prefer to stick with Hootsuite. Oh, and chalk up another vote for the LinkedIn support.

Erik 5pts

Go to settings and then select "launch welcome wizard." This will reset your stuff but it will import your accounts from hootsuite.com

Cliff Ellis
Cliff Ellis 5pts

Echoing Steven McHenry: When are these updates coming to Android?

Ty 5pts

How do you import Facebook Pages in the iPhone app? I can't find it.

Garrett of The405Club.com
Garrett of The405Club.com 5pts

Can you update Facebook Pages from the Hootsuite 2.0 web site twitter suite? Having trouble finding that feature and it seems like perhaps you can only do this via the iphone app.



Proud Hootsuite Power User: @the405club (Un)Employment Support Network

alamperti | MelaPolis.com
alamperti | MelaPolis.com 5pts

great update thank you! I'm a big fan of HootSuite for iPhone since the very first version released. The Facebook integration is a cool add-on, now I'm looking for a Linkedin profile connection, too :)

Cris Pearson
Cris Pearson 5pts

Loving the update guys!

A few things:

- I prefer the style of the prior drag down to update (minor visual thing)

- Don't like how when swiping to another column it auto updates. Make it an option?

- It didn't auto add the facebook account that I have in my hootsuite account to the iPhone app.

Looking forward to:

- instapaper support (add url in a tweet to instapaper)

- drafts support (including sync with the web version)

- iPad version? :)


Chuck Gose
Chuck Gose 5pts

I can't seem to figure out how to import my Fan Pages into the app. Any tips?