➡LinkedIn targeting. Use language and country targeting on your next LinkedIn company page post to focus on a specific audience.
➡ LinkedIn tagging of personal profile usernames. Your company pages or personal profiles can now tag the usernames of personal profiles.
You can use this feature on LinkedIn if the user you want to tag has:
➡ Immediately post a queued or scheduled post. Do you have a scheduled or queued post that you’d like to publish right away? Click the item in your content calendar and then click “Publish now.”
You can also click a post in the queued view or click “Edit” on a post in the scheduled view to get the “Publish now” option.
➡ Remove a deleted Instagram post from the publishing calendar. If you’ve deleted a post natively on Instagram, you can now easily remove that post from your Agorapulse publishing calendar. It’s a great way to keep your publishing calendar and feed aligned.
To delete the post, click the post on your calendar and then click the “Remove on Agorapulse” button.
Note: if you haven’t first deleted the post natively on Instagram, this feature will not work.
➡ View team history of a published post. To track your team’s involvement with your social content, you can now view this history of each public post published with Agorapulse. At a glance, see when a post was created, published, edited, assigned, etc -- and by whom.
➡ Easier to read usernames in your navigation menu. We now display each profile’s username in your organization’s Navigation menu. This is to ease the pain of managing multiple social profiles with same name
➡ Keyboard shortcuts back on "To approve" list view. If you like keyboard shortcuts, use the arrows to navigate up and down your “To approve” items. To approve posts, simply press Space+ E. Here’s a list of all the keyboard shortcuts on Agorapulse.
➡ New Instagram listening filter. You can now focus on your profile's username mentions by using the filter in the Listening tab.
➡ Users on our Android app didn't see the option to publish a post notification image as a story. This has been fixed.
+13 other changes to make managing your social media even easier using Agorapulse.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
Saved hashtag groups. With saved hashtag groups, you can easily save and reuse popular hashtags for your social media posts.
Saved hashtag groups are shared across all profiles in your Organization, so they can be used on any social media network. These saved hashtags can be used, edited and/or deleted by any user in the Organization (except those with a Guest profile role).
You can create and use a saved hashtag group this easily:
Be sure to use hashtags responsibly.
Company page mentions in LinkedIn posts. When composing a post to your LinkedIn profiles and pages, you can now mention another Linked company page. Simply type @companypagename and choose from the given suggestions (or suggestion in the following example).
Note: you cannot mention personal profiles with this feature.
Adding a location to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter posts. You now have the option to add your location to a post on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. This option is available on a per-post basis: Toggle the location switch in your print preview, type your desired location, and choose from the suggestions.
To have this option on Twitter (again, on a per-post basis), the Tweet with a location privacy option in your native Twitter privacy settings must be checked. We’ll let you know if you need to go into Twitter to check Tweet with a location.
🐞 BUG FIXES 🐞
The Agorapulse Chrome extension share button was disabled from native Twitter. The button is now enabled.
+14 other changes to make managing your social media even easier using Agorapulse.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
LinkedIn multiple photo publishing. You can now publish up to 10 photos per post to your LinkedIn profile or customer page. A few qualifications to be mindful of:
Go here to get more details on the aspect ratio of your images.
LinkedIn video publishing. You can now publish videos on LinkedIn business pages (not on personal profiles). .API, .MOV, .MPG or .MP4 files are allowed and should be no bigger than 200MB.
(A big month for publishing video here -- we launched Instagram video publishing two weeks ago.)
Instagram push notification per post. Some Instagram image posts are best scheduled directly to Instagram. Other image posts benefit from having a push notification. So now on each post, you’re given the option to choose whether you want to send an image post directly or via push notification. You can keep your default settings, but this per-post option easily allows you to make a one-off exception.
While most users choose direct publishing, push notifications allow users to:
If you select the push notification option, you can select which user on your team should receive the push notification for that post. This assignment can be changed until the push notification is sent.
Two items of note: It’s not possible to disable a push notification setting for a post after the notification has been sent. Also: this feature is not yet available for Instagram video posts or for multiple images.
Delete internal inbox PM/DM notes. Need to get rid of an internal note in a private conversation? Simply click on the 3-dot menu to the left of the note. You need not be the creator of the note to delete it. Admins, Editors and Moderators are allowed to delete notes. Guests do not have the ability to delete notes.
Improved display of hashtag searches. We’ve revamped our Instagram search so you can keep better track of Instagram’s new limitations. Instagram allows each profile to search up to 30 hashtags in a rolling 7 day period. Note that it’s 30 hashtags per business profile, regardless of where you conduct your searches. For example, if within a 7 day period, you search for 15 hashtags with us and 15 hashtags elsewhere, you’ll hit your 30 hashtag limit. There’s a lot to remember every 7 rolling days, so to help we now show:
Please note that you cannot add more than one hashtag per search.
Higher limits of followers per Instagram and Twitter profile. You may now add Twitter and Instagram profiles that have up to 1 million followers to your Agorapulse subscription. If you have profiles with more than 1 million followers, please ask our amazing support team to add them.
The Instagram content engagement number did not match the global engagement number in the reports. It’s now fixed.
+26 other fixes to make managing your social media even easier.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
Instagram user tagging. It is now possible to tag users in your Instagram image posts! Once you upload your photo, simply click on the image and type the usernames of the public profiles you want to tag. You may tag up to 20 users per post.
Three things to keep in mind when using this feature.
Subscription transfer functionality. It is now possible for organization Owners to transfer their subscription. A few notes about it:
Removal of team and subscription tabs to members. Members of an organization no longer have access to Team and Subscription tabs in Organization settings. These privacy features benefit agencies and freelancers who don't want their clients to know who else is working under the organization or how much they pay for their Agorapulse subscription.
🚦SOCIAL NETWORK NOTE🚦
Google+ deprecation. As Google announced here, the Google+ API will begin deprecating on January 28, 2019. To prepare for this, we have disabled the ability to add any new Google+ pages to Agorapulse. This week, publishing on Google+ profiles will be disabled in Agorapulse. Any posts that have already been queued or scheduled will be published through early March 2019.
+ approx 20 other glitches in this release to better serve you and your social media management.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
Instagram video publishing. You can now publish, schedule, or queue video to your Instagram feed through Agorapulse. The feature is available only if you have direct publishing enabled -- so double check your settings to see if you’re set up properly.
Once you’re set with direct publishing enabled, be sure that your videos are:
(Those are the restrictions placed by the Instagram API.) Then you’re ready to roll!
More details on publishing video to Instagram can be found here.
Improved experience in connecting your ad accounts. To improve your experience with connecting your Facebook ad accounts to Agorapulse, we automatically detect and display the number of active ads on each ad account connected to each social profile.
If you reach the limit of active ads allowed in your Agorapulse subscription, we’ll display a message to alert you.
For example, if your plan allows for 300 active ads but you have 350 active ads, we’ll sync the most recent 300 ads.
More intuitive display of social profiles. If you (as an owner or manager of your organization) haven’t edited the order of social profiles on the left hand side of your dashboard, we have a new default setting to make your experience smoother. Social profiles are sorted in this way:
Instagram hashtag listening searches are now back after being temporarily disabled last month. Please note the following API restrictions on searching for hashtags with third party tools.
More technical details on the API restrictions can be found here.
Larger video sizes are now supported. We’ve raised the file size limit from 50mb to 100mb.
+24 fixes to make your Agorapulse experience even better.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
Instagram API Deprecation. Instagram now requires all third-party tools (like Agorapulse) to use the Facebook Graph API instead of the old, now deprecated Instagram API. Here’s what it means to you and your Agorapulse subscription:
1. Agorapulse supports only Instagram business profiles. The platform no longer supports Instagram personal profiles. Not only can no new Instagram personal profiles be added to your Agorapulse subscription, but existing Instagram personal profiles on your Agorapulse subscription have been disconnected.
If you’d like to use Agorapulse to help you manage a Instagram personal profile, you must convert it to a business profile.
By doing so, you’ll be able to do things that were not allowed with personal profiles, like:
If you have already connected an Instagram business profile but have insufficient permissions, we will ask you to connect with your Instagram/Facebook account to renew or get all necessary permissions.
For those with Instagram business profiles that have all the necessary permissions, you can continue to use Agorapulse without any extra actions. In other words, you’re all set. 🎉
2. There is no longer a location listening search as the Instagram Graph API does not support this feature.
3. Hashtag searches are temporarily disabled. We will soon be able to once again offer you Instagram hashtag search results in your listening tab. This time, however, the results will be in limited, view-only mode.
In the meantime, don’t forget: the listening tab continues to collect username mentions of your business profile. It’s another great way to stay on top of important conversations about your brand.
If you want more information about how the Instagram API deprecation impacts your use of Agorapulse, review the following resources:
Agorapulse Team and Subscription Organization. We’ve developed a whole new structure of how teams and subscriptions are organized.
If you are part of an organization on Agorapulse, you are assigned one of the following three organizational roles:
Although there is only one owner per organization, owners and managers have the ability to add social profiles and users to a subscription. This makes things easier for a team to add more profiles and users (v. the prior setup where the subscriber was the sole person allowed to make such additions).
Each person in an organization is assigned one of the following four profile roles:
Managers are automatically admins of all the profiles in her/his organization.
Members can be assigned to one of the above four profile roles -- depending on what access level managers think they need.
Organizations also have standardized features for all of its members. For example, each person in an organization will have one standardized navigation bar.
See this nav bar? Each person in the “KC” organization sees the same exact bar, with social profiles in the same order.
To think more in terms of an organization and not by individual profiles, the ability to edit team settings now resides in just one place -- at the bottom of the left navigation bar.
For more information on the organizational changes, check out our support article: http://support.agorapulse.com/...
🐞BUG FIXES 🐞
Our URL publishing parser was converting “&” sign to “%26” code, which was breaking the URLs. This is fixed.
In Content reports, some posts were shown twice. This shouldn’t happen anymore.
It was previously impossible to add a Twitter profile whose username was not in standard UT8 encoding. You can add such profiles now.
YouTube profiles in a organization were not showing up in the navigation menu. That issue is fixed.
+ 17 fixes to make your Agorapulse experience even better.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
Ability to publish or schedule Instagram Stories. Want to publish Instagram Stories using Agorapulse? Now you can! Here’s how to do this on your business profiles.
Then, go to the settings for your business profile on the desktop version of Agorapulse. Business profiles by default are set to direct publishing. If you want to publish stories, you’ll need to disable the direct publishing option in your profile settings.
Prepare the post as you normally would on desktop. Select publish, queue, or schedule for that post. Upon receiving a push notification on your mobile device, go to the Agorapulse app to see the post. Tap on “Share on Instagram.”
Simply tap “Story,” add any native Story effects you’d like, and publish it.
Timezone and time are now accurate and easy to spot. If your social profile timezone (set in your profile settings) is different than your browser timezone, we’ll show you the profile time and timezone on the publishing calendar view.
Take this example. I’m based in Paris but the setting for the Agorapulse Facebook Page is set for Chicago. See how Chicago’s time and timezone are shown here?
If users on your subscription work with different time zone settings, the time display on the publishing calendar and and queueing didn’t display the same hour. It’s now fixed.
If you publish a video post natively on LinkedIn, you’ll now see the post in your publishing calendar, the comments for that post in your Inbox, and the post counted in the “Published posts” section in your LinkedIn reports.
+6 other bug fixes to make your social media management even easier.
This release improves the way you see your inbox, listening, and publishing content.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
Choose your date/time format. Make your publishing calendar work best for you. You can now choose either:
Whatever you choose in your settings is individual to you and your style. So if you live in the USA and adjust your settings to the US time/day options, this won’t affect your teammate in, say, France, who prefers the European way of indicating time/day.
Thumbnail in Inbox and Listening. If an Inbox or Listening item contains a photo or video, we now display it as a thumbnail.
We also completed 16 bug fixes to make your social media management even easier.
🎧THIS VERSION'S PLAYLIST🎧
“Time of the Season” by The Zombies
“Photograph” by Weezer
This release has features that will help you more easily name queue categories. You'll also gain greater insight into your publishing calendar and published items. Let's dig in.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
Easier queue category management and naming. Our new queue category drop down gives you great options for better category management. You can now:
Queue category exports. Know what else you can now do with queue categories? Export the text and external links of each tweet/post in a queue in a handy CSV file. Have a client who wants to see what you’ve queued but you don’t want them to have access to your account? Simply send them the CSV. The file is also a helpful way to share your queued content with teammates who have tool-phobia.
Are you reading all this and wondering what Queue Categories are? They're a great way to organize your queued content and stick to your content strategy. Here's how some of our users set up their queue categories.
Report comments as spam on YouTube. You now have the ability to report YouTube comments as spam. Unlike our "hide" function, this also sends YouTube information about the user who left spam on your video.
New options to see published conversations. Our publishing modal now lets you see the stats and history of your published posts, comments, and messages.
For details on your posts and comments, click on the "Details" button.
You'll receive the stats on a post...
...and the thread and original post/tweet from a comment you published.
To get context on a private messages, click "Open Conversation" ...
... and you'll get the history of the message with options to reply or assign the message to a teammate.
🐞 BUG FIXES🐞
Twitter DMs were erroneously shown as published tweets in the publishing calendar. This has been fixed.
... +21 other bug fixes to make your social media management even easier.
🎧THIS VERSION'S PLAYLIST🎧
"Sign Your Name" by Terence Trent D'Arby
"That's Not My Name" by The Ting Tings
"In the Name of Love" by Thompson Twins
We've spent this past year building out our publishing capabilities -- from queue categories to Facebook Groups publishing. Then we thought, why not also improve the tabs that give you insight into all that you publish with Agorapulse? With that, we've improved the interface and experience of your publishing calendar and queue categories.
🎁 FEATURES 🎁
Publishing calendar improvements. We've made our publishing calendar even easier to use. The colors more clearly tell you what content is scheduled, queued, published, and failed. To approve (by a team member) and assigned-to-me content is also highlighted in the calendar for each of your social profiles.
For easier navigation, the filters + settings moved to the left-hand side.
Want more details on an item in your calendar? Simply click on it to see a preview.
If you want to get more details on the post or edit it, click that "View" button to instantly get the editing modal for that piece of content.
Need to schedule a piece of content for a particular day? It's easy to do on the calendar view. Hover over the day you want the post to go live and when you see the paper airplane icon, click it to begin composing your to-be-scheduled post or tweet.
Our revised queue category tab now highlights which queued posts need to be reviewed by a teammate.
And our To Approve section is now a scrollable page where you see the full content of what's to be approved by your team.
🐞 BUG FIXES🐞
+ 10 other bug fixes to make your Agorapulse experience even easier.