How to register and use

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Choose your browser

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In this tutorial, I choose Mozilla Firefox browser

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This is your homepage

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In the address bar, type in www.hootsuite.com

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Press Enter

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You will then see Hootsuite website

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There are two options to register

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You can sign up using your Facebook account

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Or thru your email address

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In this tutorial, I choose to register using my email account
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Enter your email address here

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Then your full name

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And your preferred password

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Tick this if you want to receive updates

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Click Sign Up Now when done

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You will see this account setup page

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Let’s start by adding our Twitter account
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Click on the Twitter icon

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A new dialog box will appear

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Enter your Twitter username or email here

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Then your password

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Click Authorize app when done

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You will notice your Twitter is now connected

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You can also add your Facebook account

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And your LinkedIn account

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Or click this to view other social networks

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Click Continue when done

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You will be redirected to Hootsuite dashboard

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Notice your twitter account has been added

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We can also directly add a social network in the dashboard
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Click Add Social Network

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You will see this new dialog box

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Let’s add a Facebook account

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Click on Facebook

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Then Connect with Facebook

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You’ll see this Facebook login page

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Enter your Facebook username or email address

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And your Password

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Click Log in when done

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Click your Facebook account

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Your Facebook is now successfully added

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You can also add your existing Facebook groups

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Click Finished Importing when done

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You will be redirected to your Hootsuite dashboard

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Let’s add our Facebook stream
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Click on the dropdown arrow

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Then choose your Facebook account

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Click Home Feed to create a new stream

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You can instantly view your Facebook home feed

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Let’s try to add stream from Twitter
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Click the dropdown box

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Choose your Twitter account

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Click on the Home icon

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You can now see your Twitter home feed

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Now let’s try to post a new message
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Write your message here

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Click All to post message in both accounts

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Click Send Now

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Notice that it is now posted on both accounts

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You also have an option to schedule posts.
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To schedule post, click this calendar icon

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Select the date here

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Then the time

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Click on Schedule when done

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To view your scheduled post, let’s add a new stream
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On your dashboard, Click on Scheduled (Twitter)

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This is your scheduled post for Twitter

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Let’s view our scheduled post on Facebook
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Click the dropdown list

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And choose your Facebook account

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Click on Scheduled

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A new stream is added for scheduled Facebook posts

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Well done! You now know basic HootSuite.
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“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” –Andy Warhol
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