SocialBee changelog
SocialBee changelog

Schedule Your Posts from the CSV File โฑ




Importing your content from a CSV can be a tedious process, but it can add up to 1,000 posts at once in your categories! ๐Ÿคฉ

To make your scheduling process faster & better, you can now also schedule your posts at a specific time from within the CSV file.


What's the catch, you might ask? None! All you have to do is:
๐Ÿ‘‰ Download the sample
๐Ÿ‘‰ Add the times in their specific format (yyyy-mm-hhThh:mm:ssZ)
๐Ÿ‘‰ Run the import

Check out our help article to find out how this process works:
๐Ÿ“ How Do I Import Content via CSV

With this extra step, once you're done with your CSV file, you can kick back and relax like Joey & Chandler! ๐Ÿ’บ


Add Posts to a Category from Post History โ™ป๏ธ




Say you have a post on your social media that has been performing really well, but you don't have it in your SocialBee category anymore. How can you recycle it, without too much hassle? ๐Ÿค”

Before, you would have to save the image, copy the caption start a new postโ€ฆ those are too many steps already!

Starting today, you can use our "Re-use this post" feature directly from your Post History! ๐Ÿ’ช


Read the complete breakdown of this new feature here:
๐Ÿ“ How Do I Add Posts from My Post History?

Just like Phoebe, we've lived a hard life so farโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ˜” This is guaranteed to make things easier! ๐Ÿคฉ


Pinterest Direct Posting is Here! ๐Ÿ“




After a lot of waiting, a bunch of workarounds, and days of coding, we are happy to announceโ€ฆ drumrolls pleaseโ€ฆ ๐Ÿฅ

๐Ÿ“Œ SocialBee now has direct integration with Pinterest! ๐Ÿ“Œ

What does this mean for you? Here's what changed:
๐Ÿฆ‰ Hootsuite is no longer necessary to connect this profile;
๐Ÿคฉ You can add titles to your Pins;
๐Ÿ”ฅ Posting is faster than ever;
๐Ÿ›  Support is smoother and better.

Switch by going to your SocialBee Dashboard and clicking Reconnect!


Start by following the steps in our help article:
๐Ÿ“ Posting to Pinterest

We know! This news is fantastic! ๐Ÿ’ƒ


Minor tweaks for a better experience ๐Ÿ”Ž





Tweaks and minor fixes are oftentimes overlooked, but we think they can turn a frown upside down sometimes! Here are the latest changes made by our team:

โœ‚๏ธ The cropping tool no longer has an odd-looking border;
๐Ÿ”ข Links no longer disappear, no matter the combination of steps you take;
๐Ÿ˜ณ After an embarrassing amount of explanations, Bulk Editor now remembers how to switch back to "View Items";
๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ The Onboarding Wizard performed a remembering spell and now lets you resume your onboarding where you left off;
๐Ÿ—‚ No matter how many profiles you add to a category, they are no longer covered by any buttons.

Another successful week of changes, we'd say! ๐Ÿคฉ What are your goals for this week? We're just curiousโ€ฆ


Launching Posts Is Smoother Than Ever ๐Ÿš€





The biggest and most complex feature of SocialBee is our scheduling engine right now. Because of this, we work hard to keep it updated and add small improvements every time we can.

Here are some of our latest changes:
โฑDuplicating a post scheduled at a specific time will no longer copy the scheduling settings to the new post;
๐Ÿ—บ Viewing your upcoming posts in your Calendar View is no longer confused about the timezone you're sharing your content in;
๐Ÿ›‘ Your license plan is no longer confused about how many profiles you can set to running;
๐Ÿ—“ Setting up a schedule will let you select and deselect days without any limitations;
๐Ÿคนโ€โ™‚๏ธ SocialBee can now juggle (and post) more than 14 variations per item.

Hopefully, Ross keeps bamboozling Chandler, but no one does that to our scheduling tool! ๐Ÿ˜‚


Upgrades to our Instagram integration ๐Ÿ“ธ





Every day, we want to make SocialBee even better than it was before. Instagram is one of the most powerful integrations we have, but here are a few power-ups we've given it lately:

๐Ÿ”– Tag, who is this? SocialBee can now display the people you've tagged in your photo directly from the profile's Post History.
๐ŸŽฅ Ready, set, action! Video posts for Instagram now have a thumbnail in your Instagram's Grid
๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ How many hashtags is this? The Post Editor will now tell you if you have over 30 hashtags in your first comment.

This is our bugs deployed and fixed dance. ๐Ÿ‘‡ What's yours? ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ•บ


Under the hood upgrades for our companion mobile app ๐Ÿ“ฒ





Posting content via Reminders means that a notification will be sent to your phone when your post is ready to be shared. From there, you'll have to follow through with a few additional steps to get it published.

๐Ÿคซ Psst, you're not sure how do use the app? Click here to see how it works!

We've made a few changes, not the kind that any human or bee might see, but they're building up to better performance and more features in the future. ๐Ÿคฉ

Until then, we'll be waiting by the phone for the next scheduled post. ๐Ÿ˜‚


Keep a clean theme with Instagram Grid Preview! ๐Ÿ“ธ





Instagram is very visual, which makes cohesiveness very important, right? ๐Ÿค”

Guess what! ๐Ÿคฉ Now you can visualize your next posts in a grid, directly in SocialBee!

To do this, schedule your posts like you normally would - either by scheduling categories and by scheduling posts at specific times. Then go to your โ€œNext Postsโ€ menu and click on โ€œGrid Previewโ€. ๐Ÿ‘‡

Youโ€™ll be able to see all your posts, just like they would be shared on Instagram. This means you donโ€™t have to worry about messing up your perfect theme!

Did you know that you can just fit the right posts into your schedule, to make sure they work with your existing theme? ๐Ÿ–ผ


By the way, this also means you wonโ€™t make it look like Rachelโ€™s Trifle recipe. Although, weโ€™re sure Joey would agree with that too. ๐Ÿ˜‚


Emphasize and distinguish your posts with bold, italic, and strikethrough! ๐Ÿ“





Have you ever tried to emphasize a word in your post, but didn't know how to? Use bold! Did you try to get your point across but sarcasm reaaaaally didn't translate well into the post? Maybe tried to hide point out something wrong? ๐Ÿค”

All of these options became available in SocialBee, regardless of how and where you post: all profiles, all integrations, everything! ๐Ÿคฉ

To do this, just type in your caption, select the word(s) you want to stylize and click the button! Do it! ๐Ÿ‘€ Watch the magic happenโ€ฆ (1).gif

Is this a typical post? We can't wait for the "new" to become the "regular"! ๐Ÿ˜Œ


Add a Location to Your Instagram Posts ๐Ÿ—บ





Adding a location to your Instagram posts will help you reach the local community, tourists, and people who are in the area with little to no effort. Talk about making things easy! ๐Ÿคฉ

For Instagram Business Profiles that share content via SocialBee directly, adding a location to your scheduled posts couldn't be simpler.

All you have to do is create a post, customize it for each profile, and then add your location. You can see all the steps here:
๐Ÿ“ How Do I Add a Location to Instagram?

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โš ๏ธ IMPORTANT NOTE โš ๏ธ At the moment, the only locations you see will belong to Facebook Pages you manage. If you haven't set up the location of your page, you can see how to do that by clicking here.

And, just like Joey, we're ready to let the world know exactly where we are! ๐Ÿ“Œ