In this article, we will go over:
- What is a Feed?
- How to set-up a feed
- What to expect when a feed is set-up
What is a Feed?
A feed allows you to pull in content from a social source (i.e. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, etc). This will give your team the ability to turn social content into posts for PostBeyond.
How to Set-up a Feed
Setting up content feeds is a great way to easily find and create content for the Content Library.
You can pull content in from a Twitter account and hashtag, Instagram hashtag, RSS feed, Facebook page, and/or a YouTube channel. You cannot set up a content feed from a LinkedIn page.
Step 1: Link your networks
If you would like to create a content feed from Twitter, your Twitter account needs to be connected. If you want to create a content feed for Instagram, you will have to link an Instagram account to PostBeyond.
Step 2: Tap 'Inbox'
Step 3: Tap '+Add'
Step 4: Select the feed you want to create in the drop down menu under 'Add New Subscription', then fill in the form
If you cannot find your page when connecting to a Twitter feed, make sure that you have Twitter linked to your account in your Settings.
Step 5: Click 'Add New Subscription'
Now you will be able to see the content feed you added in the list of inbox feeds. You can also organize the feeds in folders and by clicking on the gear icon, you can arrange the content feeds. After this you are ready to create a post using an inbox feed.
What to expect when a feed is set-up?
- Currently there is no way for us to determine the source of content that is pulled into the inbox feed for Instagram. This is a limitation with the instagram API for 3rd party apps. That said, if you search the hashtag on Instagram, the same posts will surface and you will be able to see who shared that post.
- When a feed is set-up for the first time the window available for PostBeyond to pull in older content is only ~24hrs, unlike Twitter which is ~2 months.
- After adding a new Twitter hashtag, you an expect for PostBeyond to scrape content from 2 months prior.
If you have any questions with the above information or have something that we could add, please email us at email@example.com