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Install and use the HubSpot Social Chrome extension

Last updated: September 30, 2018

Applies to:

Marketing Hub
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The HubSpot Social Chrome extension allows you to seamlessly integrate your social media efforts with HubSpot. Use the extension to:

  • Create, publish, and schedule social posts directly from your Chrome browser and track your post links with HubSpot analytics.
  • Highlight and share informative or interesting text to lead off your social posts.

Install the HubSpot Social Chrome extension

  • In your HubSpot account, navigate to Marketing > Social.
  • Click the Settings tab.
  • Click the Publishing tab.

  • Scroll down to Publish quickly and easily from your browser and click Install Chrome Extension.

  • In the dialog box, click Add extension.

  • You'll be redirected to a confirmation page for the extension, and the HubSpot Social Chrome extension will appear in your browser toolbar as an orange sprocket icon sprocket.

If you're a user in multiple HubSpot accounts, select the account to use with the HubSpot Social Chrome extension:

  • Right-click the HubSpot Social Chrome extension icon sprocket in your browser toolbar, then select Options in the dropdown menu.
  • In the extension settings page that opens, click Change on the right of Domain or Hub ID.
  • Under Always use this Hub ID for Compose, enter the Hub ID of the HubSpot account, then click Save.

 

Use the HubSpot Social Chrome extension

Create, publish, and schedule social posts

  • To create a new social post, click the HubSpot Social Chrome extension icon sprocket in your browser toolbar.
  • In the right pane, select the social network to publish your social post to.

  • The social post will automatically populate the title and URL of the website page you're on, and a post preview will be generated from the URL metadata. This will include a picture (if available), title, meta description (if available), and link.
  • Click the When dropdown menu to select a specific date and time to publish the social post, or click Publish now to publish the post immediately.
  • In the bottom right, click the Campaign dropdown menu and select a campaign to associate the social post with.
  • Once you've finished setting up your social post, you can choose to publish another post or publish to another social account by clicking the corresponding social icon next to Schedule another. This will automatically duplicate your existing post content into the new post.
  • Once your post(s) is ready to go, click Schedule post or Publish post now in the bottom left to schedule it for publishing or publish it immediately, depending on the publish date and time you selected.

Highlight and share text to lead off your social post 

Alternatively, you can choose to begin your social post with informative or interesting text on the website page you're on.

  • Highlight the text to begin your social post with, then right-click it. In the dropdown menu, select Share Text via HubSpot.

  • In the right pane, select the social network to publish your social post to.
  • The social post will automatically populate the highlighted text along with the URL of the website page you're on.

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