Social Media Day Update ~ Celebrate with HootSuite Tune-ups

By Dave Olson | 5 years ago | 12 Comments

Social Media Day at HootSuiteJune 30th is Social Media Day — some cities have even made an official proclamation — and the folks at Mashable are hosting a barrage of worldwide events to celebrate and educate about the ways social web tools have revolutionized the way we share, communicate and engage with companies, government and friends.

Instead of planning a parade, HootSuite is celebrating with a release with a handful of fixes, tools to make your social media day more socially pleasing.


In response to all the feedback and enthusiasm to last week’s HootSuite 5 release, we’ve made a few of the new tools a wee bit better — plus thwarted a few anomalies for a better experience.

Facebook Walls and Status: Facebook updates without links will post to both your Facebook Status and Wall, while messages with linked media will post only to your Facebook Wall along with thumbnail (help)

ReTweet Choice: Choosing default ReTweet style is a bit handier now with a pop-up window allowing you to choose whether you prefer “Old Skool” or “Twitter native” style re-broadcasts (help)

Quicker Scheduling: We’ve removed a mouse click from message scheduling — now simply choose the date on the calendar and click the button to queue your message to go anytime (help)

Security Migration

With many networks and services manageable from within HootSuite, information security is of top importance. With this in mind, next time you login to HootSuite, you’ll be migrated to OAuth security which is:

“An open protocol to allow secure API authorization in a simple and standard method from desktop and web applications.”

The process will be largely invisible to you and will make connecting to additional services easier — as well as keeping login information more secure.

Further, this move keeps us in step with Twitter’s evolving security protocols which are changing to OAuth exclusively in the coming days. There should be no action required and your part but we wanted you to know what’s up.

Coming Next

So we’ve knocked the top few most requested features in the Feedback Channel (including Native RTs and Facebook Media previews) and now are working on a few more stellar tools for your arsenal.

Here’s what on tap in the coming weeks:

HootSuite Social Media Day

HootSuite Blackberry — We know you can’t wait and it’s getting close — we’re making it great to be worthy of the Owl and Blackberry’s passionate users

Short Owly Pro URLs — HootSuite’s custom URL shortening service is in secret private beta and working great! Get on the list for your chance to get shorter

HootSuite iPad — Those who bought ’em, love ’em and we’re making an all-new tool for Apple’s popular tablet rather than a hacked iPhone or web app

HootSuite iPhone — A batch of new features will make users of the magically translating, updating, statistics-gathering mobile genius machine even happier


HootSuite Klout ScoreLife in the browser can get tricky with so many different versions and varieties. As such, a number of anomalies popped up which are now hammered down for better performance (BTW, check out this post about which browsers work best with HootSuite).

These refinements include:

  • Search result columns in IE 7 & 8 are no longer mixed up
  • Deleted DMs are now completely deleted
  • Klout influence scores are now displayed in bios


Some some users have reported veeerrrryyy slow performance — we continuing to monitor these reports and request you first do a hard refresh (CTRL+F5) and then try a different browser for trouble shooting. Still something amiss? Please submit a ticket at the Help Desk after searching for an answer to your conundrum.

We monitor all the mentions of HootSuite on Twitter and tend to the HootSuite Facebook page with great pleasure. However, the best place to go for help is the Help Desk. There are hundreds of articles to both assist you and apprise you of known issues. Still haven’t found what you are looking for? Submit a ticket if there is something we missed.

Feature requests are an important part of our community and tool evolution — we love hearing them but request that you share with others by posting at Feedback Channel. This allow others to vote ideas up and helps us gauge interest in new tools.

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Alimentação 5pts

i Agree in giving some news on the bb app! Thank You!

CRB 5pts

Like Stephen said, please, please let the Hootsuite BB be available for the Curve 8520! Just got the phone yesterday and would LOVE to be able to use Hootsuite on it!

Silvia Meave
Silvia Meave 5pts

Great!! Hootsuite is really useful. I love the photos too: Owls look very handsome, hehe.

Josh McHugh
Josh McHugh 5pts

Great job Hootsuite team. Especially liked how quickly you added back the old skool RT.

LBJ 5pts

I'm sooo ready for the Hootsuite for BB! I'm patient, but the mention in this posted has me ELATED!

Sharon Fullen
Sharon Fullen 5pts

Really appreciate the upgrades. Keep them coming and I'll keep sharing the good word about Hootsuite. 5pts

This is grrreat news! Thanks for addressing the fixes that quickly and for giving some news on the bb app! Was considering switching smartphone if a multi-social media account app cldnt b found on the platform. Two thumbs up so far!

Benoît 5pts

Always a very good job from the team ;)

I hope a great HootSuite Blackberry application... and to resolve the "accent" problem in Linkedin status.

Stephen Robinson
Stephen Robinson 5pts

Please let the blackberr version work on curve 8520's and not just touch screen devices and higher models.

Sam Zivot
Sam Zivot 5pts

Hi, love the new Hootsuite release, just a couple of suggestions going forward.

Post Wall Photos, Events and Videos To Facebook Wall From Hootsuite: Enable the ability to attach a wall photo, to a facebook post, without having to link to it.

Thanks and regards,

Sam Zivot