Hootsuite Changes 2021
For all those who use Hootsuite as their go-to posting platform for social media posting, you might want to jump ship. Hootsuite has made some Jurassic changes to its platform. On April 5, Hootsuite changed its free plan. Now going forward, you can manage two social accounts and schedule up to 5 posts with the free plan. Before, you used to be able to post 30 free posts. Why did they switch?
Although it is not as much as before, the free plan still has not gone away. Change is hard. But you should know, the free plan did not go away entirely. You still have the ability to manage 2 social accounts and schedule up to 5 posts for free. And if you choose to switch to the Professional plan, you can manage up to 10 social accounts and schedule an unlimited number of posts!
To check how many social accounts your Free plan is connected to, go to My profile my-profile.png, and then select Social networks and teams. If you only have connections to 1 or 2 social accounts, you are all set! If you manage more than 2 social accounts, consider changing this now so you can stay connected to the social accounts you care about most.
What do I do if I am managing more than 2 social accounts and 1 of them disconnects?
If you currently manage more than 2 social accounts, know that this change does not mean they are going to remove those additional accounts from Hootsuite for you. However, if one of your social accounts disconnects (for example, you change a password or the social network initiates a periodic disconnect), you will not be able to reconnect and manage more than 2 accounts on the Free plan. If you have an account that disconnects, you can do either of the following:
Connect to the 2 social accounts you care about most. You may have to reduce the number of social accounts you currently manage in Hootsuite to connect to the 2 accounts you want to manage with the Free plan (see Remove a social account). Consider switching your plan to one that allows you to manage more social accounts and work with additional great features (see Overview of Hootsuite plan types).
Similarly, if you have over 5 scheduled posts, you will not lose any of those posts. But, going forward, you will not be able to schedule additional posts on the Free plan until you are under the 5 scheduled posts limit. Hootsuite is still a wonderful platform for posting, but if your not interested in the new free plan and what that plan has to offer you and your accounts, don’t worry we have some solutions for you. Take a look below to find some well-known, and well-used platforms that make posting on your social media accounts easier and more simple to use.
Later is a social media scheduling app. First developed for Instagram, you can also use it for Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. It allows you to schedule a month of Instagram content in an afternoon, so you can have the ability and freedom to spend more time focusing on all the other things needed inside your brand or business.
Tailwind is the complete Pinterest & Instagram marketing toolkit for bloggers, eCommerce, and other businesses of all sizes. Schedule posts at the best times, create beautiful pins faster than ever, discover content, monitor conversations, amplify your reach, and measure results all with one tool.
Buffer is a software application for the web and mobile, designed to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Instagram Stories, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, as well as analyze their results and engage with their community.
The Sendible platform brings all your social networks together into a centralized hub and is the easiest way to execute a winning social media strategy for multiple brands at scale. Positioned as a productivity tool for agencies, you can be certain that your team will save hours of time!
Post Planner is a cloud-based social engagement solution for small, midsize, and large businesses. It helps users to measure and predict engagement of the social media activities on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and others. It allows them to find quality content, create a publishing calendar, manage posts and sales.
Crowdfire helps you discover and schedule content, and manage all your social accounts from one place. The super-smart marketing sidekick that will help you grow online every day.
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