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HootSuite LoveWelcome back toHootSuite Social Media Dashboard: Part 2.  In this post I will show you how to compose, send and schedule a message on the most amazing social media management tool out there.

Composing and sending messages allows you to create custom content for you to share with your selected social networks and is the number one way people communicate using the HootSuite dashboard.

Here are 4 quick and easy steps to help you compose a message:

1.  Click in the “Compose a message” box

HootSuite Compose a Message

2.  Type the message you would like posted on your social network(s), in 140 characters or less

HootSuite Compose a Message

3.  On the right side of the “Compose a message” box you’ll need to hover over the “Click to select a profile” box and select the profile(s) you want to display your message

HootSuite Select a Profile

4.  Click “Send Now” and bada-bing, you’re done!

HootSuite Send Now

Scheduling a message is very similar to composing a message.  Follow steps 1, 2, and 3 above then:

1.  Click on the “Calendar” icon

HootSuite Calendar2.  Select the date you want the message sent

HootSuite Select a Date3.  Select the time you want the message sent

* If you click on the box below the time you can have your message emailed to you when it’s sent.  This is an awesome feature to use when you’re new to HootSuite.  Once you see it really delivers your messages you probably won’t choose this option anymore because it produces extra emails to your inbox.  

HootSuite Time

4.  Click the “Schedule” icon and bada-bing, you’re done!

HootSuite Schedule Icon

There you go.  You’re all ready to rock and start composing, sending, and scheduling messages on HootSuite social media dashboard.  I look forward to hearing about your HootSuite success stories and feel free to share them with us in the comments section below.  Have fun!

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