Create a ‘Distribution Group’ to schedule and send updates across either multiple Twitter accounts or Facebook pages simultaneously.
Tired of copy/pasting the same message to the many social media pages you administer?
Smashboard has always been a great tool to view & respond to incoming messages from your app, Facebook page/s and Twitter mentions, and to post or schedule your social content.
Super-users of Smashboard often manage multiple social media accounts simultaneously and have the need to post the same message on many Facebook pages, or send out the same tweet via many Twitter accounts.
In this update, you now have the ability to create a ‘Distribution Group’ to schedule and send updates to all your Twitter or Facebook pages simultaneously, saving you precious copy/paste time.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: Link your Twitter and/or Facebook Accounts
First make sure all the social accounts you’d like to include in the Distribution Group are added as Providers within Smashboard. If you haven’t done so already, here’s how:
a) Select ‘Provider Manager’ from the menu at the top-right. You should see the pop-up window that looks like this:
b) Link each Facebook or Twitter account by entering the name of the account, and clicking the ‘+’ button. You will then be prompted to log in to that account to complete the process (make sure you have access or Admin privileges to the account first).
Step 2: Create a Distribution Group
Once you’ve added all the social accounts you’d like to include in the Distribution Group, you’re ready to create your first one!
a) Switch to the ‘Distribution Group’ tab, as indicated below.
b) Enter the name you’d like to use to identify the Distribution Group.
c) Choose which provider you would like to use (either Facebook or Twitter), and then insert the names of each linked provider in the box that titled ‘Twitter Providers’ or ‘Facebook Providers’.
d) Then click ‘Create Distribution Group’.
Step 3: Schedule or post your Social Content
Now that you’ve set up your Distribution Group, you’re ready to post or schedule an update, which will be shared across all the accounts you’ve added.
a) Select ‘Compose Message’ from the menu at the top-right, and choose the social media type you’d like to use (Facebook or Twitter). Once you’ve done so, you should see the screen below:
b) Choose your desired Distribution Group, type your message, upload attachments, and post or schedule!