Hootsuite

The Hootsuite modules enable you to manage your social network profiles in your Hootsuite account.

Getting Started with Hootsuite

Prerequisites

  • A Hootsuite account

In order to use Hootsuite with Make, it is necessary to have a Hootsuite account. If you do not have one, you can create a Hootsuite account at hootsuite.com/plans.

Note

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Make scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Hootsuite to Make

To connect your Hootsuite account to Make follow the general instructions for Connecting to services.

After you click the Continue button, Make will redirect you to the Hootsuite website where you will be prompted to grant Make access to your account.

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Confirm the dialog by clicking the Allow button.

My Account

Returns the ID of user's social profiles in your Hootsuite account.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of social profiles Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves all organizations in your account.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of organizations Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves the social profiles that you have access to.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Limit

Set the maximum number of social profiles Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves social profile details.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Social Profile

Enter (map) the ID or select the social profile you want to retrieve details about.

Retrieves a list of Team IDs with access to a social profile.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Social Profile

Enter (map) the ID or select the social profile you want to list teams from.

Limit

Set the maximum number of teams Make will return during one execution cycle.

Messages

Triggers when a message status has been changed.

Note

The module is triggered only when the message state is changed using the API. It does not trigger on message events performed in the Hootsuite web UI.

Note

You must provide the webhook URL (generated by this Watch Messages module) to the Schedule a Message module (Show advanced settings - Webhook URLs field) in order to trigger this webhook. It can be done in a separate scenario.

Webhook name

Enter the name for the webhook. E.g. Sent Twitter Message

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

After you add the webhook to the scenario, copy the webhook URL and insert it to the corresponding field in the Schedule a Message module.

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Retrieves messages that are scheduled or were previously sent. Messages pending approval, including those created by and/or actionable by the given user, will also be returned by this module.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Start time

Enter the start date range of messages to be returned in ISO-8601 format. E.g. 2020-01-01T00:00:00Z

End time

Enter the start date range of messages to be returned in ISO-8601 format. E.g. 2020-01-01T00:00:00Z. Must not be later than 4 weeks from Start Time.

Filter by State

Select the state of returned messages.

Filter by Social Profile IDs

Select social profiles you want to return outbound messages for.

Include Unscheduled Review Messages

Select Yes to retrieve unscheduled (Send Now) review messages on top of scheduled ones retrieved from time range query.

Limit

Set the maximum number of messages Make will return during one execution cycle.

Schedules a message to send on one or more social profiles (except Pinterest).

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Social Profile IDs

Select social profiles that the message will be posted to.

Note

Scheduling a message to Pinterest can not be bundled with any other social profiles.

Message Text

Enter the message text you want to publish.

Message Scheduled Send Time

Enter the time the message is scheduled to be sent in UTC time, ISO-8601 format. Missing or different timezones will not be accepted, to ensure there is no ambiguity about scheduled time. Dates must end with 'Z' to be accepted. E.g. 2020-01-01T00:00:00Z.

The send time must be at least 5 minutes in the future. For videos, it must be 15 minutes in the future. For larger videos, an hour is recommended.

Message Media

Add the media you want to attach to the message.

  • ID

    Enter (map) the ID of the media you want to attach to the message. The ID can be retrieved using the Upload a Media module.

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  • Title

    Facebook video metadata. Enter the title for the video.

  • Category

    Facebook video metadata. Select the video category.

Ow.ly Media URLs

The ow.ly media to attach to the message.

Pinterest Specific Fields

Add information needed for Pinterest messages.

  • Social Profile Type

    The social profile type. Leave "PINTEREST value".

  • Social Profile ID

    Use the List Social Profiles module to retrieve your Pinterest Social Profile ID. Required for Pinterest posts.

  • Board ID

    There are two ways this field can be filled. Either use the Board ID or the Board Reference. The Board reference can be constructed as followed: <username>/<board name>. For example: john/my-great-board. Alternatively the Board ID can be used, however, Hootsuite does not provide a way to get Board IDs. Required for Pinterest posts.

  • Destination URL

    The URL the pin links to. Required for Pinterest posts.

Tags

Add Tags to be applied to the message. The social media profile must belong to an organization. Tags are case sensitive. Limited permission members can only use the existing tags for the organization and cannot create new ones. Not supported by Pinterest.

Email Notification

Select the Yes option to send an email notification when the message is published.

Webhooks URLs

Add the webhook URL generated by the Watch Messages module to trigger the webhook when the message status is changed (SENT, SCHEDULED, etc).

Location Options

The message’s geolocation in decimal degrees for latitude and longitude. Twitter allows users to set the location for a post manually. Not supported by Pinterest.

  • Latitude

    Enter the latitude in decimal degrees. Must be between -90 to 90.

  • Longitude

    The longitude in decimal degrees. Must be between -180 to 180.

Privacy Options

Facebook/LinkedIn visibility

Select who can see your post. Max 1 option can be selected.

Targeting Options - Facebook

Specify social network targeting options to be applied when publishing the message.

Age Minimum

Select the minimum age the message is being targeted towards.

Education

Select the education level the message is being targeted towards.

Interested In

Interested in preferences the message is being targeted towards

Relationship Status

Select the relationship status the message is being targeted towards.

Countries

Select the country the message is being targeted towards.

  • Full Country Name

    Enter the full name of the country being targeted.

  • 2-Digit ISO 3166 Country Key

    Enter the 2-digit ISO 3166 format code, as provided by Facebook.

Regions

Region the message is being targeted towards. Note that regions can only be specified when there is exactly one country targeted. Limit 200.

Cities

City the message is being targeted towards. Note that cities can only be specified when there is exactly one country targeted. Limit 250.

Zips

Zip/Postal Code the message is being targeted towards. Limit 50,000.

Targeting Options - LinkedIn

Specify social network targeting options to be applied when publishing the message.

Target Company Sizes

Select the company size the message is being targeted towards.

Target Geographies

Add the geographies the message is being targeted towards by entering the geography code.

Target Industries

Add the industries the message is being targeted towards by entering the industry code.

Target Job Functions

Add the job functions the message is being targeted towards by entering the job function code.

Target Seniorities

Add the job functions the message is being targeted towards by entering the seniority code.

Retrieves a message associated with a single social profile. Messages might be unavailable for a brief time during upload to social networks.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Message ID

Enter (map) the ID or select the message you want to retrieve details about.

Deletes a scheduled message.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Message ID

Enter (map) the ID or select the message you want to delete.

Organizations

Retrieves IDs of members of an organization.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Enter (map) the ID or select the organization you want to retrieve members from.

Retrieves member details.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member you want to retrieve details about.

Invites a member to a Hootsuite organization.

Note

Requires organization manage members permission.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Member Full Name

Enter the name of the member you want to create.

Member Email

Enter the member's email address.

Array of Organization IDs

Select the organization you want to add the user to.

Company Name

Enter the member’s company name.

Bio

Enter the member’s bio.

Timezone

The member's time zone. If not provided it will default to “America/Vancouver”. Valid values are defined at http://php.net/manual/en/timezones.php.

Removes a member from an organization.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member you want to remove from the organization.

Retrieves the teams an organization member is in.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member whose teams you want to retrieve.

Limit

Set the maximum number of teams Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves the organizations a member is in.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member whose organizations you want to retrieve.

Limit

Set the maximum number of organizations Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves an organization member’s permissions for the organization.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member whose permissions for the organizations you want to retrieve.

Limit

Set the maximum number of member's permissions Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves the organization's social profiles that a member can access.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member whose social profiles you want to retrieve.

Limit

Set the maximum number of social profiles Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves an organization member’s permissions for a social profile.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member whose social profiles permissions you want to retrieve.

Social Profile ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the social profile you want to retrieve member's permissions for.

Teams

Retrieves a list of teams for a given organization.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Limit

Set the maximum number of teams Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves team details.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the ID of the organization you want to retrieve details about.

Team ID

Enter (map) or select the team you want to retrieve details about.

Creates a team in an organization.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the ID of the organization.

Team Name

Enter the name for the new team.

Retrieves the organization's social profiles that a team can access.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the organization ID.

Team ID

Enter (map) or select the team you want to retrieve the social profiles for.

Limit

Set the maximum number of social profiles Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves members of a team.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Team ID

Enter (map) or select the team you want to retrieve members from.

Limit

Set the maximum number of members Make will return during one execution cycle.

Retrieves team member's permissions.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Team ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the team you want to retrieve member's permissions for.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member whose permissions for the team you want to retrieve.

Adds a member to a team.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Organization ID

Switch to the selecting mode using the map button (61f27052acbde.png) to select the organization from the drop-down menu or enter (map) the Organization ID.

Team ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the team you want to add a member to.

Member ID

Enter (map) or select the ID of the member that you want to add to the team.

Media

Uploads a media file to an Amazon S3 upload URL. The module provides the Media ID when the file is successfully uploaded. The Media ID can be used to attach the uploaded file to the scheduled message using the Schedule a Message module.

Add the Get a Media's Upload Status module to the scenario after Upload a Media module to ensure that the file is uploaded successfully with the state: READY.

The example of attaching a file to the scheduled message:

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Added filter under label "Status":

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Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Source File

Map the file you want to upload from the previous module (e.g. HTTP > Get a File or Dropbox > Get a file), or enter the file name and file data manually.

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Retrieves the status of a media upload to Hootsuite.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

Media ID

Enter (map) the Media ID of the file you have uploaded.

Use it after the Upload a Media module.

Other

Allows you to perform a custom API call.

Connection

Establish a connection to your Hootsuite account.

URL

Enter a path relative to https://platform.hootsuite.com. For example: /v1/messages/5714020253

Note

For the list of available endpoints, refer to the Hootsuite REST API documentation.

Method

Select the HTTP method you want to use:

GET

to retrieve information for an entry.

POST

to create a new entry.

PUT

to update/replace an existing entry.

PATCH

to make a partial entry update.

DELETE

to delete an entry.

Headers

Enter the desired request headers. You don't have to add authorization headers; we already did that for you.

Query String

Enter the request query string.

Body

Enter the body content for your API call.

The following API call returns the members from the specified organization in your Hootsuite account.

URL:

/v1/organizations/885558/members

Method:

GET

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Matches of the search can be found in the module's Output under Bundle > Body > data.

In our example, 3 members were returned:

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