HootSuite Mobile for #SXSW ~ Updates for iPhone, BlackBerry & Android

By Ashley Jane Brookes | 5 years ago | 20 Comments

Social Media on Mobile Device

HootSuite Mobile Apps for free

Whether you’re getting friendly down at SXSW or checking in from your favorite cafe, HootSuite’s mobile apps will make sure you’re never out of touch. And now they’ve got Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and LinkedIn, which means 4 networks, 4 platforms and multiple languages — this handy little in-hand utility is the best thing you can bring with you, wherever you go.

Plus — they’re all free! So you can quickly check in, link up and Tweet without losing a step at SXSW.

Go Go Mobile

Our mobile apps have been spruced up and rounded out with all new features and functionality. It’s like mobile fest – the sequel – starring new networks that are sure to please.

Check out the app that fits your phone:


HootSuite for iPhone OwlNetwork with your industry peers and connect instantly – whether you’re at a meet-up or just meeting someone for lunch. With iPhone you get:

  • New LinkedIn access along side your other networks
  • Faster, simpler adding of Facebook pages
  • Increased Facebook support (we’ve upgraded to Facebook’s new API)


HootSuite Android OwlNow there’s even more to love about everybody’s favorite robot:

  • Foursquare access – check in, view friends’ recent checkins, comment and view tips on Foursquare venues
  • Geotag your tweets
  • Check in to Twitter locations, Facebook places, and Foursquare venues all at the same time


BlackBerry is the fastest growing mobile platform for HootSuite, and rapid growth means more robust features:

  • HootSuite Mobile app for BlackBerry@ username completions – for speedier mentions of the people you follow
  • # hashtag completions – shows recently-used hashtags that you can select
  • Now add Facebook pages right on your device
  • Hot-keys for navigating your streams (‘space’ to page down, ‘t’ to move to top of list, ‘b’ to go to bottom)


Our Japan-specific Keitai app is available in Japan. This app works on Softbank phones, and it’s web ready to get you going right away. Plus it includes Twitter and Mixi, with more networks to come.

And if you’re down at SXSW, or just following along this week, check out these Japan-themed panels:


Plus, follow #SXJapan & #BigJapan hashtags.

Get Going

Have you downloaded your HootSuite mobile app yet? Head on over to hootsuite.com/mobile for all the latest apps and info.

And once you’ve got yours, follow your owl on Twitter for more mobile news:





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Shaun Yeo
Shaun Yeo 5pts

Google+, wordpress and sina weibo are not sync to the mobile app (Ipad). Any clue?

Suse 5pts

Will you be including the option to retweet with a comment in yr next update? Vital when retweeting tweets looking for referrals or similar. I would be using Hootsuite as my app of choice if it had this feature.

Jane 5pts

When refweet on browser app I can edit, but on iPad it doesnt let me edit... Is the iPad version lacking or have I missed a setting?

Rich Brown
Rich Brown 5pts

Great application. I love using it on my new iPad2.

Jessica 5pts

How do I track my stats? Every time I click on the stats button, a screen comes up saying to track my stats I need to use the link shortener. I don't really understand why this is necessary. Please help, thanx.

Julie p
Julie p 5pts

Is there a limit of only 2 social networks one can add on mobile app for hootsuite? Can you add more with tweetdeck or another app? Thanks

Masafumi 5pts

Hi, I'll be not same as Landscape browsing mode as preview on this page image style. (e.g.: "Streams" tab column, Feed and mentions from left to right.)

Previous version has like my image because uses iPad portlate mode are sometimes. Mainly uses Landscape mode and I'm not a lot of contents column on a single screen (like my two accounts timeline as single tab).

Have you unlock 3 columns landscape view and integrate "Streams" tab column into screen when iPad is landscape mode.

My desktop is grouping some timeline, mentions and so on in two columns view because another contents are not importants.

Repeatly, have you back to previous version hootsuite GUI for iPad?


Emily 5pts

I like the app but I wish I could get notifications sent to my iPhone also I wish you could turn off the setting when it tells you how many new messages you have it gets in the way but notifications is the biggest issue I have.

Bryan 5pts


The BB app does not seem to connect right. I am not getting any tweets or anything to come up!



Greg L.
Greg L. 5pts

Cool stuff!

Have you guys worked out how to keep your Android app from constantly running on my phone? Other apps only start and stop when it's time to sync data, at whichever interval I choose. Hootsuite runs ALL THE TIME, on my phone, even if I have it set to just sync every 2 hours.


Bob Champagne
Bob Champagne 5pts

When will the above update for ipad and iphone be available on itunes. The current update still doest have linked in support as indicated above

Andy Au
Andy Au 5pts

Hi Shaun,

Those apps currently aren't available for iPad. Let us know if you'd like them by chiming in on our Feedback Channel.

Dave Olson
Dave Olson 5pts

You can choose your RT style in HootSuite iPhone - either old-school" with ability to comment/edit or "new school" auto-RT like Twitter web. Enjoy!

Dave Olson
Dave Olson 5pts

Yes there is a setting to choose between RT-style, Web-style or Hybrid style Retweets in your preferences.

Mike Abasov
Mike Abasov 5pts

Hello Julie,

The number of social networks is up to 5 on Free and unlimited on Pro and Enterprise.

We can't answer your question about other products. Please, contact their support teams.