How do I Import Media?
There may be times when you want to import multiple images or videos at the same time, into the same category. You can do that with the Import Media feature. All you have to do is navigate to your Content menu and click on the Import Media tab. This will take you to the importing dashboard.
There, you will have to follow through with 3 important steps:
- Select the profiles you want to add this content to;
- Upload the images you want to upload;
- Select the category you want to add them to.
Once you have done that, you will be able to scroll to the bottom and import the images into your desired category.
There are three more options that you can change in this tab: where you want your posts to be added in relation to your queue, add posts as Approved, and append text to your posts.
To select where to add posts in relation to your queue, you have 3 main options: Add posts to the category default (will be filled in automatically, according to your category settings), add them to the top, or add them to the bottom.
Add posts as Approved is as intuitive as it can get: leave it green (to the right) for posts to be added as Approved, or click on it and make it red (to the left) for posts to be added as Not Approved. Easy peasy, 🍋 squeezy!
Appending text to your posts means that the same text (in this case, "🐝 via SocialBee") will be added to all posts and all your profiles like a signature. Keep in mind that, because tagging accounts works differently for distinct social media networks, it might not work for all your profiles.
After you selected your files, you will be able to add a caption just for one image, move them up and down in the queue, and remove them one by one (if needed, of course) from your import.
Create a custom caption for all posts can be done in the text box next to each image. Write up your caption and, during the import, this will be applied to all your selected profiles.
Move your images up and down in the posting queue by using the arrows on the right-side corner. You will be able to rearrange them as needed to make sure your posts are scheduled in the correct order.
Remove images from the queue by using the trash bin icon at the top right corner, nothing could be simpler than this! If you've clicked on the wrong file, or uploaded something that's still a draft, you can now easily remove it from the
Next to Import Media, there is a special tab dedicated to the advanced settings of the import. You can choose between setting posts to expire, choosing not to shorten links, and trimming your text for Twitter. Let's go through them one by one.
Setting the post to expire can be important if you want to make sure your content stays fresh and relevant.
You can choose to set posts to expire after they've been published a number of times. This means that your posts will remain in the category until that limit is reached.
You can also choose to set them to expire after a number of days, which means that posts will be archived from your category once that time passes, even if they were never shared. This is great for news articles or fast-paced industries.
Don't shorten the links is pretty self-explanatory, we think. If you don't want your category's short link settings to be applied to the links you add just tick this box and links will be added normally.
Trim text for Twitter is checked by default and allows us to shorten the text so it is suitable for Twitter sharing. Don’t worry - we’ll trim from the caption of the post (if, so we keep the Appended Text and URL intact.