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Finally! Hootsuite lets you post images directly to Twitter

It’s been a long time coming, but Hootsuite has finally announced today that they are letting users have the ability to post images DIRECTLY to tweets sent to Twitter. Instead if having them uploaded to their ow.ly service

This is great news. Images attract much more engagement on tweets. And the image being directly hosted on Twitter means your photo is seen right within the Twitter home feed and can be tapped to view a larger image without linking to ow.ly to view it.

Here is how to set it up. You will have to do this for each Twitter account in your Hootsuite account.

1. Login to Hootsuite

2. Click your profile picture circle in the top left corner. To show all your connected accounts.

3. Find a Twitter account you want to change settings on, and hover over it, click the gear icon and click the change settings link.

4. You’ll see a section for image upload settings. By default it is set to use ow.ly but it’s now a dropdown you can change. Click it and change it to pics.Twitter.com

5. Save and repeat for all your Twitter accounts.

 

Images will now directly post to Twitter.

 

 

 

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HootSuite Assignments – Chrome Extension

What a neat idea! HootSuite just launched a new feature that lets you quickly assign social media posts to your team members as they browse Twitter.com and Facebook.com Pages. This means even if you aren’t logged into your HootSuite dashboard, you can assign social messaging to the most appropriate person in sales, customer support, public relations, marketing departments and more.

Very useful for support issues popping up on Twitter if you’re tracking your brand, or if you see some cool content that you want your staff to check out, you can now ‘assign’ it to them like an internal ticket system.

Watch the demo video here: http://vimeo.com/62099420

HootSuite Assignments – Chrome Extension from HootSuite on Vimeo.