How to Use Hootsuite with Facebook Pages (tutorial)

 

One of the things I love most about using HootSuite for Twitter, is the ability to schedule Tweets.

Did you know you can also use HootSuite to schedule things to post on your Facebook page?

I’ll show you just how easy it is…………..

You need to start with a HootSuite Account and sign in.

Go to the Welcome page and click “Add a Social Network”

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

Next you will see a screen like the one below:

1.  Click Facebook PAGE (not just Facebook – that is for your profile)

2.  Click Connect with Facebook

3.  Click connect with Facebook and login in when prompted.

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

 

Next you will see a pop up that shows the Facebook Pages you have.

1.  Choose which Facebook Page you want to add.

2.  Click “Add to HootSuite”

 

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

You will now have a new tab for your Facebook Page.

1.  Your new tab (you can actually click that tab title and change the title name)

2.  Shows you this is the Page Feed and Name

3.  This is where you write what you want to post to your Facebook Page.

4.  Be sure to check what profile you wish to post too (In this case, choose the facebook page profile)

*you can click Send Now to post to your Facebook Page immediately.

 

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

 

How To schedule something to your Facebook page at a later date and/or time

1.  Write your message

2.  Choose your Facebook Page Profile

3.  Click the Calendar icon (calendar will pop open then)

4.  Set the date and time you wish to post to Facebook

5.  Click “Ok”

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

 

6.  send now has now changed to Schedule – click “Schedule”

 

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

 

ADD Pending Facebook to your HootSuite Tabs

If you want to be able to keep track of what you have pending to post to your Facebook Page – simply create a new tab in HootSuite.

1.  Click the “+”  to add a tab

2.  By default the new tab will say “untitled”  Click the tab title to change the name. (ie: FB Pending)

3.  you will get a pop up…. click “Add a Stream”

 

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

You will now add your Pending stream.

1.  Choose Facebook PAGE

2.  Choose which profile

3.  click the drop down and choose “Pending Stream Posts”

4.  Click “Create Stream”

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

 

Want to DELETE a pending post?

1.  click the tab FB pending

2.  when you hoover your mouse to the right of the post you will see Edit – Click the ‘X” to delete the pending Facebook message. (you could also click edit, to edit your message)

 

Use HootSuite to Schedule to Facebook Page

 

Done!

Have any questions?  Just leave it in the comments and I’ll try to answer them!

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Comments

  1. Cheryl, this is great. I’ve been using Hootsuite for twitter, but stopped using it for FB because – well because I’m silly. I’m going to start again!

  2. You are always so informative and helpful, Cheryl. Thank you for your easy-to-follow tutorial!!

  3. Super awesome info girl!!

  4. Great tutorial! Cheryl is the FaceBook queen. :-)

  5. Fabulous & informative as usual! Thanks!

  6. Genius!

  7. This is great, I’ve been using Hootsuite for a while now but have never really have taken advantage of its Facebook features.

  8. Wow – this is just what I needed!! Thanks so much, off to play around in HootSuite.

  9. Another awesome step-by-step tutorial. Love this!

  10. This was extremely helpful! I couldn’t find an answer anywhere in their help desk area that mentioned how to see pending FB posts. Now, thanks to you, I’ve got it worked out!

    Thanks for sharing :D

    WW

  11. Great tutorial. It won’t let me attach a photo to my Facebook post inside Hootsuite though. Anyway to get around that? It tells me to “select at least one Twitter profile” but all I want to do is post a pic to Facebook page. Thoughts?

  12. I was using RSS Graffiti for some time now. Handy tool for updating my fan pages.

  13. Hi..I have followed your instruction as well as Hootsuites which are pretty much the same but for some reason, my scheduled updates (pending) are not showing up in the stream at all..any advice? This is for my facebook page

  14. I figured out how to attach photos but not how to edit the post of the attachement that goes with your scheduled message. I can’t change the url shortener either…Help!

  15. Hello!

    Don’t know how to add a mention from one ganpage to another fanpage in hootsuite. I mean @anotherbcn fex… Does anybody know?

    Thank you,
    mer

  16. This is SO brilliant!! I’ve wanted to do something similar to this for simply ages. It’s so hard to get to the computer at all of the “right” times.

  17. Hi,how can I add twitter tweets to my facebook fan page using hootsuite?

  18. Hi Cheryl,
    Thanks for sharing this article. Since you posted this, we’ve updated our Facebook functionality.

    Check out some of the features here:
    http://blog.hootsuite.com/facebook-release/

  19. Question: What does adding a stream do, exactly? For instance, I went to my Twitter Tab and added a stream to it. I clicked “Add a Stream” then selected my Facebook page account. Will this make it so that my Facebook account is automatically updated by my twitter posts? I already have twitter auto-updating using what I post to LinkedIN, and I was hoping that I could get Facebook to auto-update based on twitter, and have a nice loop going where I can update LinkedIN, which will update Twitter, that then updates Facebook. If adding a stream was not the correct process to accomplish this, do you have any suggestions? I’m new to Hootsuite and would appreciate your thoughts. Thanks!

  20. Thanks. This post was VERY helpful. I host a Spiritual Book Club eCourse and we have a FB group and I need to always be one step ahead of the game so this will be great for me to read the chapter ahead of time but post comments and questions by scheduling them on the date everyone else gets the chapter summary! Life saver!!

  21. Cristina says:

    How can I add a photo when I post on Facebook?

  22. Can you “@” another page for Facebook with Hootsuite

  23. I have three Facebook pages; my own profile, my radio show’s page, and a Group that keeps members up to date on my acting work. I have the first two linked to Hootsuite but cannot fathom how to add the Group, as all I can find is hints it *can* be done, just not *how* it’s done…
    Thanks!

  24. Great tutorial! Thank you so much! I’m trying to take my blog to the next level and you have been very helpful. Thanks again, Linda

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