The World Wide Web is MASSIVE! Social media is full of endless content and it can be very easy to feel overwhelmed. However, with some planning and a little guidance, you can chop everything into bite-size chunks – making it much easier to keep your accounts active.
We’ve listed a few handy websites and platforms that may help you save some time when posting content across multiple social media accounts.
Desktop for Instagram – This is a third party Google Chrome extension which allows you to post via a browser. It’s very limited but still saves you having to write out the post you’ve been able to “copy & paste” everywhere else, and typing it all over again into the app version.
GetEmoji.com – Fed up of that “Where’s Wally” feeling when scrolling through your emojis? Save this link in your bookmarks. You can search for the emoji and quickly copy the link into your post. Score!
LastPass – One password to rule them all! This is an online vault that securely saves all your passwords. No more writing them on scraps of paper or forgetting to update them as you go. With just a few clicks you can easily log into your social media accounts. A safe and VITAL time-saver for us because we manage so many different client accounts.
Hootsuite or Buffer – You can schedule posts directly through Facebook (and Instagram if you have Facebook Creator Studio) and you can also schedule directly through Twitter IF you have paid for an advert. However, most of the other major social media platforms require you to post live and organically. Using a third-party scheduling platform allows you to link your social accounts and post through it at set times. Sure, there are restrictions (it’s always better to post straight to the social site if possible) but it makes life so much easier if you can plan and schedule some content in advance. This is the best way to take some of the pressure off managing your social media and we’d be stuck without them!
There are so many tricks and tools out there (with more popping up every day). What’s your favourite time-hack for managing your social media?