How to Use the New Hootsuite Facebook Albums FeatureAnita Kirkbride
On Monday I had a ‘hootgasam’… you know… where Hootsuite (aff) adds a new function and you get over-excited about it? I was working on community management for my clients, uploading photos for the specials later this week, when BAM, there was a new feature staring back at me. Hootsuite has now given us the ability to choose which Facebook albums our photos are uploaded to!
It’s pretty simple to use.
1. Select the Facebook Page to which you want to send a photo and update.
2. Compose your Facebook status.
3. Add url parameters and shorten the link if you’re including one.
4. Click the paperclip to add your photo. Below the link shortener window and the paperclip you will see the Facebook albums option appear. This drop down menu should include all of the albums available to the Facebook Page to which you are sending/scheduling this photo and update. Simply click on the correct album and voila!
5. Click send/schedule.
And yes, this does work on personal profiles, too!
This will make it much easier for businesses to keep their albums on Facebook organized. No more “Hootsuite Photos” album on your page. No more moving photos to the proper album months later (Yes, some people do actually do that.)
This is just one of the great new features Hootsuite has introduced recently, along with their new look for the dashboard. I’d love to know how you’re using the new Hootsuite Facebook Albums feature. Which new feature are you enjoying the most? Or which feature are you patiently awaiting? Let me know in the comments.