How to Use Hootsuite’s Bulk Schedule Social Media Posts Tool

A good bulk scheduler tool makes your daily posting experience easy and takes the stress out of keeping up with your calendar.

Bulk scheduling social media post saves your time so that you can focus on other important things like research, and building engagement.

A good bulk schedule tool makes your daily posting experience more effective and takes the stress out of keeping up with your calendar. Every day you know exactly how many social media posts will go out and when. And the best bulk schedule tool allow you to schedule post across different social media platforms saving you even more time.

Luckily, there are lots of great bulk social media scheduling post tools exist to help you to save time and energy. But if you pick one that will making bulk scheduling on different social media platforms effortless and that comes with its own analytic dashboard, no one better than Hootsuite. This tool allows you to schedule up to 350 posts in advance across multiple social media platforms.

Let’s know how you can bulk schedule social media posts on Hootsuits.

How to bulk schedule social media posts in 5 easy steps

Before getting further, first sign up on Hootsuite. If you have already have an account, you can skip this part and jump into the steps below.

Step 1: Download bulk composer file

To bulk compose post, setup a bulk post file. This means creating a CSV file with all the social media post on it, which you then upload into Hootsuite.

Start by heading off to your dashboard on Hootsuite. On the left side, click on Publisher.


From the Publisher menu, click on the Bulk Composer (bottom left)


In the Bulk Composer menu under “How to prepare your messages” click on Download example. This downloads a sample CSV file showing how to setup your file to bulk schedule.


Open the file in a program that uses .csv.

Tip: We recommend you use Google Sheets.

Step 2: Fill out the file using the correct format


Fill out the file or create a new file of your own by using the below formatting rules.

Column A: Date and time when you want your post to be published. The time must be end in 5 ot 0. Only one time per slot.

Use one of the date formats exclusively below:

  • day/month/year hour:minute
  • month/day/year hour:minute
  • year/month/day hour:minute
  • year/day/month hour:minute

Column B: The text for your post.

Column C: The link you want to include.


Fill out the file with the content you want to post on social media platforms along with their publishing time. Save the file and move to next step.

Step 3: Upload the CSV file with the bulk posts

Go back to menu, click on Publisher and then click on Bulk Composer. Next to click on Select File to Upload.


Select your CSV file that you created and click open. Then select social media platforms you want to published your post.


Next, select the date format that you want to used.


Now click on Next: Review your Messages before posting and move onto the next step.

Step 4: Review your bulk post

It’s important to review your post before posting so you can post the right one.


With the help of this tool you also analyzes your message for any errors and if the tool detects error, it gives you the opportunity to resolve the mistake.

Step 5: Schedule the messages

Now in the bottom right corner, click Schedule All Messages.

Select the post from the list and click on Schedule. After you have done that, click View Scheduled Messages to make any additional edits.


Hootsuite tool then takes you to the page where you can see all your schedule posts. Click on Planner to make edits.


Here, you see all of your posts, click on the one you want to edit.


Once you finish, exit the Bulk Composer.

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