1) Youtube Shorts
Now you can post Youtube shorts via ContentStudio through the Composer module!
To post as a Short, you just need to select the Shorts radio button, and the rest is handled by us.
There are just three requirements that need to be accounted for:
- The video file’s duration needs to be less than 60 seconds.
- Video needs to be in either Square or Vertical format.
- Add #shorts at the end of the Title or Description.*
*This is optional as we would add them ourselves if missed; this helps navigate the post to Shorts on YouTube.
2) Instagram Tagging on Photos
Through ContentStudio, you can now tag users/businesses on the image(s) for Instagram while directly publishing through API.
This is one of the most requested features, and we were waiting not so patiently for this feature to be added to the API; well, now we have it fully integrated.
To add tags:
- Select an Instagram account
- Upload images
- Click on the “Add Instagram Tag” option shown on the image’s thumbnail
- From the module, click anywhere on the image and add the @handle of the user you want to tag
- Click Apply, and you are done!!
Make sure to post via Instagram’s Direct Publishing Method!
- Instagram will not publish your post if a private account is tagged which would result in the post failing.
- You can add a total of 30 tags to a single post.
- You can add tags to multiple images.
- Editing an image with IG tags removes the tags and would need to be added again.
3) Link to Composer Modal
This year the plan is to make ContentStudio super user-friendly and your go-to social media management tool.
Composer being the core of our product, why not make it even more accessible? Now you can access the composer modal through URL as well, just add the keyword /composer after your workspace slug, and it will open the Composer module directly.
This is convenient as you can just bookmark this URL now and directly go to Composer without any additional clicks.
Or better yet, for teams collaborating on a post, we auto-save the post. The link would for Composer have the post identifier added to it, which can be shared with other team members for review or to make changes directly.
4) Search Posts in Planner
We had this feature in the previous Planner module, but it was extremely slow and would cause the application to freeze up while the request was being made.
We have revamped the back end for this request, and now it works at the speed of light! 😀
Other improvements & fixes:
- In the Planner and Composer modules, we have made the list of social accounts be sorted alphabetically in ascending order so that it is more convenient to select social accounts.
- In the Composer module, most users apply the same setting for YouTube and Google My Business settings, so now they are saved as a preference against the selected social channel.
- On deleting a workspace, all of the assets saved in the Media Library against that workspace will also be deleted instead of merging with other workspaces.
- In the Composer module, we have added checks for when the Instagram video aspect ratio does not conform to the requirements set by the Instagram direct publishing API.
- In the Planner module, there was a bug that caused the scheduled posts to turn into draft posts instead. This issue has been fixed in this release.
- In the Discovery module, the RSS Feeds would have images present but weren't displayed on the front end correctly or were shown as broken images. This issue has been fixed in this release.
- The Push Notifications for the Instagram posts weren't sent promptly because of a priority queue issue from our back end; this issue has been solved in this release.
- In the Composer module, editing post caption would at times change the scheduled post time to be ten minutes from now randomly; this issue has been fixed in this release.
- Creating a draft post from the Content Studio mobile application and editing it on the web would cause the front-end code to break. This issue has been fixed in this release.
- In the Composer module, the “Hide from client” checkbox was shown to clients when they edited the post; this issue has been fixed in this release.
- From the Discovery module, there was a way to bypass our checks and open the old version of Composer when creating a social media post. This issue has been fixed in this release.
- In the Blog Composer module, users could not paste articles, even if they were adding them by editing the source code. This issue has been fixed in this release.
- In the Blog Post Composer module, users could not format the post. Formatting the blog post by adding images and text would not work and instead would overlap the content. This issue has been fixed in this release.
- In the Planner module, there was a bug that caused the post status to show as Failed even when it was published on all other platforms; this was caused by a code break while publishing on TikTok and has been fixed in this release.
- In the Planner’s Feed View, there was a bug that caused the post tags to be shown as the person’s user id along with the actual tag. The post would go out with the tag on the platforms, but this was an oversight on our part while revamping the Planner section.
- In the Planner’s Feed View feature, the carousel posts preview was displayed as multiple images and not in the carousel format. This issue has been fixed in this release.
- In the Planner module, there was a bug in which deleting a repeated post would delete the parent post as well; this issue has been fixed in this release.
- In the Composer module, editing a post would remove the spaces added between words after the full stop; this caused the post preview to have jumbled up words. This issue has been fixed in this release.
- In the Composer module, having selected a Twitter account and switching to customize content for each channel would bypass the character limit check of 280 characters and would show that the limit has not been exceeded. This issue has been fixed in this release.