SocialBee changelog
SocialBee changelog

Lights, camera, action! Publish video πŸŽ₯ to your Instagram πŸ“±

Video is the preferred format of content these days and we're thrilled to let you know that you can now share videos directly to Instagram Business Profiles.

Just like you would with any image post in SocialBee, all you have to do is select your profile(s), type in your caption, add your video, and you're set.

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If you're still wondering how to switch to publish directly to Instagram, you can check out our help article here:
πŸ“ Posting to Instagram

πŸ”Ž Make sure your videos are the right size and the correct aspect ratio so they can be shared to your Business Profile.

P.S.: This was our face when we realized this became available! πŸ‘‡πŸ˜‚


Crop your images to the ideal ratio in SocialBee! πŸ“‘

Match your social media images to the aspect ratio preferred by each social media platform with SocialBee's cropping option! βœ‚οΈ

Add the photo to SocialBee, click on the cropping icon in the bottom left corner of the photo you just uploaded, and you'll be able to crop out a custom size, of your choice, or match it to the adequate aspect ratio for your social media platform. πŸ“Έ

(Psst! πŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈ Check out our aspect ratio help article by clicking here.)

Still wondering how it works? πŸ€” Check out our help article on this!
πŸ“ How Can I Crop My Images?

And still, we have to say wow! 😱 Doesn't this open so many new customization possibilities? 🀩


Get in, marketers, we're going shopping! πŸ›’

If you have a sharp eye, you might have noticed that we changed our Concierge Store and gave it a refreshed look! πŸ”Ž

Get a glimpse at our Concierge Bees, browse all our services, from organic posting and community management, and even paid ads, and get the perfect ones for your social media! πŸ’»

Here's a sneak peek, but we think you should check it out today! 🀩 We're here to help you save time so that you can focus on other aspects of your business that require your attention. πŸ“ˆ

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Our favorite payment method, in the words of Rachel Green, is… πŸ’³ πŸ›’


BL.INK and you might miss it! πŸ’‘

You asked and we delivered! Our integration with BL.INK is up and running! πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Start shortening your links, tracking pixels, and improve your analytics!


Still wondering how you can set it up? Just check out our help article here:
πŸ“ How Do I Set Up BL.INK URL Shortening?

Unlike Ross, you don't have to ask yourself what you're going to do. πŸ€” You can now use this powerful tool straight from your SocialBee account, just by pasting links into your post editor.


Instagram Direct Posting is Here πŸ€©πŸ“·

Posting directly to Instagram is now a possibility through SocialBee for single post images.

What do you have to do to start posting directly on Instagram? πŸ”Ž

Open up your SocialBee Dashboard, go to Posting Setup for your Instagram account, switch to SocialBee via Reminders and you should see a button that asks you to reconnect, like so: πŸ‘‡ image.png

Once you've clicked on it and authorized SocialBee from your Facebook account, you will be redirected to πŸ₯ drum rolls, please! πŸ₯ posting with us directly.


πŸ”Ž Don't forget to scroll to the bottom and select a user (if you haven't already) that will receive notifications when a post can't be shared directly (such as videos or carousel posts).

Check out all the details in the help article:
πŸ“ Posting to Instagram

Our posts are already queued to publish, just like Ross, Chandler, and Joey are in a line to have some fun. πŸ˜‚ Time to celebrate! πŸŽ‰


Repurpose, re-queue, recycle ⏳

If you've noticed something has changed about the post editor, you would be right! πŸ”Ž

We have moved the evergreen feature from a category level to a post level, which means you can now choose which posts will re-queue and which ones won't with one simple toggle!

Just scroll in your post editor until you find the "Re-queue after posting" button and leave it toggled to the right (green) if you want the post to be published multiple times, or click on it to toggle it to the left (red) if you want to publish the post only once. 🀩 - Google Chrome 2021-01-28 13.50.47.png

Not sure what evergreen and share once mean? We've got you set! πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸŽ“ Check out this article to avoid any confusion:
πŸ“ Evergreen vs. Share Once


Categorized or uncategorized content? πŸ€”That is the question...

You've been asking and we delivered! 🀩πŸ”₯ Categories are no mandatory to publish your social media posts.

What changed? 🧐 You can now add, share, and schedule content without a category from within your SocialBee account. You don't need to label any of those one-off updates you wanted to make, that last-minute announcement you didn't want to include in your campaign, maybe even some anniversary posts.

You can now see them all in your "Content without a category" section. πŸ”Ž


It's never been easier to keep things separate and avoid posting something when you shouldn't by, well, never adding certain posts to a category. Read about this feature in-depth here:
πŸ“ How Does Content Without a Category Work?

We already started re-organizing our content. What about you? πŸ‘€


What are your category's default settings? πŸ”–

Make sure all your posts have the same settings with πŸ₯ category defaults! This will affect three main aspects of your post and category: your queue, your random categories, and your evergreen content.

πŸ€” Do you want to add posts at the top or bottom of the queue?
πŸ€” Do you want to "pepper in" a post from this category randomly?
πŸ€” Do you want posts to be evergreen or shared only once?

Set those as defaults for all the posts you'll add to your category! πŸ”₯


So, now when you create a new post, it will just know what settings you want to attribute to it. 🧠 (We do read this in Monica's voice, BTW πŸ˜‚)


Creating categories just got upgraded πŸ“

Categories are content "buckets" where you can add all content you find similar. It's kind of like a folder! πŸ”–

To make the process smoother we've decided to upgrade and improve the category creation screen. It's now divided into three sections:

πŸ“ Setup category, to give your category the basic settings;
πŸ“ Default settings, to give the same "default" settings to all the posts;
πŸ“ URL Settings, to give the same UTM and short link settings to all posts.


Put your glasses on πŸ‘“, it's too cool of an upgrade to miss! 🀩

Start creating new categories by going to your Content Menu and clicking on the button at the top-right corner. You can check out our help article for all the details:
πŸ“ How do I Create a Content Category?


From your CSV file πŸ’» into your SocialBee categories 🐝

Build a library of posts for SocialBee using CSV files and get them into your category within seconds using our Import CSV feature. πŸ‘©πŸ»β€πŸ’»

Once you have the file ready, all you'll have to do is upload it to SocialBee, select in which category your posts should be added, and your content is ready to be shared! πŸ”ƒ


Check out our help article to learn how to create πŸ’‘, preview πŸ”Ž, and import πŸŽ‰ your file here: πŸ“ How do I Import Content via CSV?

Once you have your evergreen content ready, you won't have to touch the computer again. πŸ˜‚