Robots On The Go ~ #HootSuite adds Linkedin & Twitter Autocomplete to Android

By Dave Olson


Since launching HootSuite for Android in October 2010, this mobile app has grown with new features, faster performance and more networks. Now we’re celebrating the 1 year anniversary by adding LinkedIn and autocomplete for usernames and hashtags to “@HootDroid.”

LinkedIn for Android

Need to follow your business contacts? Have company info to share? You probably want to post your news to the popular business-specific social network Linkedin. And now you can post on-the-go from your ‘Droid with LinkedIn added to the mobile dashboard. Update your streams, browse your connections’ profiles and more while on the go.

Take a look:


Save finger taps with auto-completing usernames. Simply start by typing “@” to show usernames for anyone we’ve seen in your home stream lately. Then, just tap a name to use it in your message. Additionally, whenever you send a mention or a direct message to one of your friends who has not been noticed before, their @username will be stored automatically for later use. Easy and efficient, just how you like it.

Faster Hashtags

Similar to auto-completing usernames are instant #hashtags. A great tool for quickly composing Tweets at events or around specific topics. Start by typing “#” and a list of hashtags you’ve recently used within your app will appear. Then just tap one to add it in your message.

Go Go Robot

Of course, there are a couple bug fixes and design improvement to make your feeling more comfortable with your mobile version including ReTweets, Facebook comment views as well as a few direct messages tune-ups. Enjoy!


Keep in Touch

We’re always listening, For more information, ideas and requests, visit or follow @HootDroid. Also check out the HootSuite for Android articles on the Help Desk.

Robots Still Need Love

When we launched HootSuite for Android, we made a fun video featuring “Robots” by the fantastically talented  singer-songwriter (and HootSuite user) @DanManganMusic. Coincidentally, Dan’s new album “Oh Fortune” comes out on Sept 27th. Listen to a streaming preview here: Dan Mangan – Oh Fortune.

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