Free the Owl – HootSuite Mobile Apps Go Free for iPhone and Android on Oct. 13

By Jeff | 5 years ago | 100 Comments

Free the Robots! HootSuite for Android for Free

Mobile HootSuite fans will enjoy an added bonus next week – as of noon PST on October 13, the full version of HootSuite for iPhone and HootSuite for Android will be absolutely FREE to download.

We also have a bundle of other mobile news to announce for all the high-flying mobile owls in the coming weeks.

Mobile Owl Goodness

HootSuite iPhone iOS4
HootSuite iPhone iOS4 free on Oct. 13th

That’s right. You can download the full version of HootSuite for iPhone and HootSuite for Android for free. You’ll be able to view clickthrough stats for your links, manage more than three social networks, and enjoy all the benefits of the full version of HootSuite mobile.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll add even more features to the HootSuite mobile clients – including advanced stats and other features for HootSuite Pro accounts.

Our goal is to give Pro HootSuite users a mobile client that offers them advanced features, while still allowing free users to enjoy a high-quality free version of our app.

And keep in mind that the BlackBerry client and an iPad app are also in the works – and both of these will be free as well. Now these owls are even more worth the wait!

Grandfathered Owls

To those of you who have already paid $2.99 for the full version of HootSuite mobile, you’ll get to keep what you paid for. You purchased HootSuite for the ability to add unlimited social networks to your phone, to view stats, and to have an ad-free mobile interface. You’ll get to keep all of these things on your iPhone, even after we make the app free.

IMPORTANT: You must have a HootSuite account to be grandfathered in, and you must use the latest version of the paid app with your HootSuite account before Oct 13 at noon PST.

Note that emailing, tweeting, or posting that you’ve paid for the app will not entitle you to this offer. We need to verify that you’ve paid for the app. We’re carefully counting each HootSuite account holder who’s running the paid app, and the only way to be counted is to upgrade and run the app before October 13.

Everybody Upgrade!

For all users who have purchased HootSuite mobile apps, we appreciate your support, and we’re glad you find HootSuite useful enough to pay for. We encourage you to upgrade to the latest version of the app and create a HootSuite account in order to take advantange of our offer to lock in the features you’ve paid for so you can continue the mobile experience you currently enjoy.

Enjoy HootSuite’s mobile apps — free for everyone on October 13th. Hoot on!

Kris 5pts

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Avioes a Venda
Avioes a Venda 5pts

when do i get the new update/upgrade. Hootsuite (lite) is the only free one that i can find

Mike Flat
Mike Flat 5pts

Yes of course, hootsuite is very essential for the bloggers like me. I am using it regularly for scheduling my tweets on iPhone4. A great application and works as if i am using my laptop instead.

Cassandra 5pts

Ive been trying to make a hootsuite on the iphone, But it keeps saying invalid time zone.

Please help me ?


BustAGroove 5pts

For the record, I wanted to post how difficult (as a beta and later grandfathered HootSuite user) it was to get social streams working properly again on my iPhone 4. I had opened several help requests since December 2010 and wasn't provided with meaningful information on what was being done to troubleshoot the issue and/or no updates for long periods of time.

It appears that the last iPhone update HootSuite pushed during SXSW fixed the problem.

Pax 5pts

The icon lost sharpness after last update! (iphone4)

plz check it!

blkwomannucleus 5pts

Isn't the purpose of hootsuite to post both twitter and facebook simultaneously? I am receiving force close when I try to add my facebook account. I need an app that will allow me to post to both at the same time on my droid HTC hero.

IcedNyior 5pts

Just downloaded it for both Android and iPhone! Awesome! Using it to handle my client's Twitter /FB sites. Thanks so much for making it free

Hiroyuki 5pts

I updated the iphone app from lite version to full version.

I've lost the functionality to reply to tweets....:-(

joe 5pts

Any chance a webOS version is in the works? HP is going to throw serious money and spec-jumps at it in the near future and it's not going away.

Marvin 5pts

I just became free a minute ago. Enjoy!

Matthew 5pts's October 13th, and the iPhone app still shows as $2.99 on the App Store. :)

Stefan 5pts

When will be started? Now we have 6:23 PST / 15:23 MEZ.

afcgoonerp 5pts

I am using Hootsuite (lite) at the moment, when do i get the new update/upgrade. Hootsuite (lite) is the only free one that i can find

René 5pts

Today is the 13th where is the free version?

Greg S
Greg S 5pts

I've been expecting the free Hootsuite full version for half a day now. Is it listed on the Australian app store? Or how do i grab this fantastic app?


Greg S

digibeet 5pts

will there be a version for symbian? I love my nokia and I love HootSuite. Would be great to work with it on my nokia.

Jason Petersen
Jason Petersen 5pts

I installed the hootsuite app for Droid recently and wanted to see if there was any plans to include the ability to broadcast to Facebook and LinkedIn as well? I could only seem to locate the ability to do tweets - thanks!

Jason Petersen

PeterK 5pts

Guys I have a feeling that you are giving us something for nothing with the upgrade, and as we all know in lif there is nothing free, therefore I think it will be to the detriment of Hootsuite that you will start displaying ads on Twitter and if that is the case I will go elsewher.

Keep it as it is please!


Pizzo 5pts

Will hootsuite come with sounds when sending or getting tweets

MaRwa 5pts

Hey , Is There a version For Ipod ?

OR Any Mobile Device ?

Thanks ! x

Carolyn 5pts

So, if I understand this correctly: if you purchase/upgrade the Pro prior to Oct 13, it will remain at $2.99/mo. Starting Oct 13 the Pro will go up to $5.99/mo? This is the advantage to purchase it before the 13th???? Could someone clarify this.



Greg C
Greg C 5pts

I'm a little confused here. Sorry. I read this over a few times and I think I'm missing something.

I bought the hootsuite iPhone app, and as I understand, it will now be free. I'm fine with paying $3 for it, it served me well and I'm happy that I could invest in the company.

Now my question is with Hootsuite online (via computer). I currently manage about a dozen accounts, will I have to buy PRO? I just checked the pro website and it says "HootSuite Pro is currently for new members only. Existing members can continue to access HootSuite for free without any restrictions"

Does that mean I won't need to get a pro account? Will I still be able to manage all my accounts for free?



Joey 5pts

This may be a stupid question, but will the Hootsuite for iPhone you guys are releasing on October 13th ad-free?

I doubt it, but it won't hurt to ask. I just want to clarify. Thanks.

Jim C.
Jim C. 5pts

What's the advantage to upgrading and using the app before Oct. 13? Won't you be able to get all the full features for free after Oct. 13? I'm confused, somebody please explain. (Regardless, I still love HootSuite.)

Mark J Daniels
Mark J Daniels 5pts

Is V 1.0.11 the latest version of the Pro app? Market doesn't appear to be telling me there's an update available so I'm presuming this is it and I will be grandfathered...?

Also, is there going to be a version with integrated Facebook as well, like the full web version?

Mopalop Atop
Mopalop Atop 5pts

I don't understand this "grandfathering" thing. Can you explain it a bit clearer. What is the difference whether you upgrade as a grandfathered owl or just download the free app? Are there ads in the forthcoming free app? That is all.

Heather 5pts

I'm not clear on the "grandfathered owl" section above. Is there any benefit to buying the app now before it goes free? It sounds like maybe the free version will be ad-supported and the grandfathered people won't see that?

Just started using Hootsuite and I love it, so thanks!

Greg L.
Greg L. 5pts

Does this mean there will be more features on the Android app? Presently it doesn't offer as much as the iPhone app. I recently switched to an Android phone and was bummed to find I couldn't post to Facebook, or my Facebook Pages that I administer. I purchased the app on the iPhone platform as I felt it was worth it but I've been holding off buying it for Android until more is included.

Currently it seems I will only get the ability to check my link stats with the full version. I'm using Seesmic for Android right now for free since it allows me to have 3 Twitter accounts and a Buzz account.

Will Hootsuite for Android offer posting to Facebook Pages soon?


greg nemez
greg nemez 5pts

So what about blackberry users, any news for them

Michael Carnell
Michael Carnell 5pts

Are there any plans for a native iPad app? Love Hootsuite for the iPhone, but it just doesn't make use of the available space on the iPad.