New User Requested Feature: New Follower Stream

By Katie Fritz | 2 years ago | No Comments


In just two days the teams of the HootSuite Hackathon built new features for the HootSuite dashboard. One group, Team Crowd-Pleaser, took it upon themselves to build the three most-requested dashboard features according to the HootSuite User Feedback Forum. So far we’ve rolled out ReTweet Visibility and Relationships. We’ve seen a healthy adoption rate since their release last week. Which makes sense, considering you asked for them.

New Followers List
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Team Crowd Source’s final project sees a new addition to our Stream Wizard. Aimed at helping our users stay on top of their relationships, the New Follower Stream allows you to see when you gain followers.

The New Followers stream is more than just an ego boost. Being able to view your new followers also allows you to see correlations between published content and spikes in follower gains as it happens. It also gives you a chance to offer more personalized thank-yous to new subscribers. The New Follower stream makes it easy to keep in touch with your growing social community. Start getting in touch: click the button below to set up your own.

Try it Now

We’ll be releasing hack features over the next few weeks and we want you to tell us what you think. To let us know what you think, tweet us with the hashtag #hoothackfeature. Got an idea for us? Write in or vote in our User Feedback Forum. We’d love your feedback.

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Mikkel 5pts

Hey - I just started using Hootsuite and there is one feature that I can't seem to find in the dashboard or here on the blogs. I would like to create streams with what some of my followers are tweeting.. I managed to follow a Twitter handle - but then I also get all the tweets in which the handle is mentioned. I am not interested in that. I only want to see the tweets of one selected handle per stream. How do I do that?

Hootsuite_Help_Desk moderator 5pts


Hello Mikkel!  The closest thing we have available is the Twitter search stream. You can enter the Twitter handle without the (ex. YourUsername) in quotations, and most content pulled into the stream will be the user's tweets and retweets, though some @mentions may still appear.  Hope that helps!

TheUrbanMetro 5pts

Great new feature here. One feature I would like to see is; being able to filter a search term for a location. For example if I've got a keyword stream for "SEO company" then you could filter it to UK, or Scotland or even a city like London. This may already be a feature but I think it would make Hootsuite even better.

eric_dwhite 5pts

Yup, there you go. It would be nice to be able to find people to follow easier on HootSuite as well. I feel like finding people across my accounts is super tough and is easier done by logging in and out of my accounts on

djm42 5pts

How new is new? Last 100 people? Last month?