How To Use Hootsuite

Have any of you heard of Hootsuite before? It’s a website you can sign up for, sign in with you social accounts, and then set up posts to go out automatically! It’s really helpful for my challenge groups since I post in them twice a day. This way I can set up all my posts ahead of time, and then spend my day-to-day time focusing on commenting and talking to them in the groups.

It’s also great if you’re a blogger or sharing anything on social media – no need to worry about forgetting anything and it’s great if you’re on vacation as well.

First and foremost – make an account! (and no, I was not contacted by Hootsuite to do this post, I just use it so much I wanted to share!).


Once you have that set up and you’re at your “dashboard,” click publisher to see everything that you have set up to publish already, or you’ll be able to see what you set up as you go.

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I also just noticed one of my tabs says “Cerner Cover Letter,” no, that’s not my cover letter. Haha not applying for a job there. Editing one for a friend! 

Next, to set up a post, click in the compose box at the top of the page.

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Here is where you add your social networks!

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Choose the social media outlet that you want to use…

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…and once you signed in, then choose where you want it posted for Facebook. You have to be an admin of a group to set up a post through Hootsuite in that group.

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Once you have those set up, you can go ahead and type out your message. You can also schedule your post by clicking on the small calendar icon, and then choosing the date and time.

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Once you’ve got that done, click schedule and there you go! When you’re in the “publisher” area, you can see all the posts that you’ve already scheduled, in chronological order.

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And there you go! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments.


Have you ever scheduled posts before? 

What’s your favorite social media outlet? 

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