Schedule Pins in Hootsuite with Tailwind

Update: Have a question? We have an answer. There is now a Q&A at the bottom of this post. If you have any other questions, comments, suggestions – anything – feel free to put them in the comments or shoot us a note at help@tailwindapp.com.

We’ve integrated Tailwind with Hootsuite to enable pin scheduling for over 10 million users.

We’re proud to announce that as of today, Hootsuite users can create and schedule pins to Pinterest through an integration with Tailwind. We’re thrilled to bring best-in-class Pinterest publishing functionality to the Hootsuite dashboard through this integration.

The Tailwind app for Hootsuite allows you to create new pins, schedule pins and repins for later and Pin to multiple boards at once – all right within your Hootsuite dashboard. This enables Hootsuite users to save time, maximize their effectiveness and streamline marketing workflow by managing their social and visual marketing side by side.

Existing Tailwind members will be able to access their account directly in Hootsuite after installing the Tailwind for Pinterest app. Hootsuite users who are new to Tailwind can create a Tailwind account while installing the app to get the same free trial of Tailwind Plus that they’d receive when signing up at tailwindapp.com.

Here’s how to set up pin scheduling in Hootsuite in four easy steps, using the Tailwind App:

1. Use this link to install the Tailwind app for Hootsuite

2. Login to (or Create) your Tailwind account

Schedule Pins in Hootsuite with Tailwind

3. An on-screen tutorial will introduce you to the four core Tailwind streams: Drafts, Scheduled Pins, Calendar and Latest Pins

Schedule Pins in Hootsuite with Tailwind

4. “Activate” each stream to start pinning!

Schedule Pins in Hootsuite with Tailwind

5. BONUS: Install the Tailwind Browser Extension to schedule pins across the web, including repins on Pinterest.com. Here are the links to install the Tailwind Browser Extension for ChromeFirefox and Safari (double-click the file that opens to install for Safari).

It’s that easy. We will plan to continue improving the Tailwind app for Hootsuite over time, so as always please share any feedback you may have. We love hearing from you!

Schedule Pins in Hootsuite with Tailwind

 

Q&A – Answers to common questions we’re getting about the Tailwind – Hootsuite integration for Pinterest:

Will other Tailwind features I love be available in Hootsuite?

This initial app release is focused specifically on the creation and scheduling of pins. Other Tailwind features, such as content suggestions, Pinterest analytics and Pinterest monitoring are not included at this time. Of course, any Tailwind member, whether they sign up through Hootsuite or tailwindapp.com directly, will be able to use these other features in their Tailwind dashboard.

Will I still get the free trial of Tailwind Plus if I sign up for Tailwind through the Hootsuite app?

Yes. Tailwind users who create their account through the Hootsuite app get the same free features and free trial of Plus as users who sign up on tailwindapp.com.

Can I use the Tailwind browser extension to add draft pins in Hootsuite?

Yes. Regardless of how you add drafts to your Tailwind account (through the browser extension, via single or bulk upload, through our Canva integration, etc), you will be able to edit and schedule those Drafts through the Tailwind app for Hootsuite.

Is there a cost to use Tailwind to schedule pins in Hootsuite?

There is no additional charge for Tailwind members who wish to use the Hootsuite app to schedule pins. This options is available to all Tailwind plan levels, from Free to Enterprise.

Does the Tailwind app in Hootsuite support publishing to multiple Pinterest accounts from a single Hootsuite account?

Not yet. If you need to publish to multiple Pinterest accounts efficiently, we recommend sticking with your Tailwind dashboard for now. This could be a logical feature for us to add to the Hootsuite app, but it won’t be available in the first version.

 

About Danny Maloney

Daniel Maloney is the CEO and Co-founder of Tailwind (http://tailwindapp.com), the leading Visual Marketing platform loved by over 50,000 brands big and small. Tailwind helps make your marketing on Pinterest and Instagram easier, faster and more effective. A veteran of the internet industry, Danny lead New Initiatives at Google Maps / Local and YouTube, served as General Manager of AOL Video and founded other companies in the fields of e-commerce and visual discovery prior to Tailwind.

9 thoughts on “Schedule Pins in Hootsuite with Tailwind

  1. May 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    This is really sweet! I am one happy camper!! Thank you.

  2. June 18, 2015 at 7:46 am

    I use SocialOomph, the schedule part of things is built in to it.

  3. Stephen Riley
    July 3, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Can you post pictures that don’t have a source url ? ( ie. upload from your pc)

    1. Melissa Megginson
      July 6, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Hey Stephen,

      You certainly can upload your own pictures and add the URL with our app! From the Tailwind tab on Hootsuite, just create a new post and you will have the option to upload images. Hope this helps!

  4. Ann-Marie
    September 20, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    what is the ultimate benefit of using these two apps together, i’m at the point of being ready to choose a scheduler/publisher and everyday i feel inundated with new options to wade through, trying (not very successfully) to determine the best choice(s) for me…frustrating

  5. Terri Lackey, APR
    December 29, 2016 at 10:05 am

    I have noticed that the upload photos button doesn’t work on Safari (in tailwind in hootsuite). I’ve checked my extensions but I don’t see anything that could cause it not to work. I also cannot drag and drop a photo manually. I must go to firefox or chrome do do that. Strange.

    1. December 29, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Hi Terri!

      If it works in Firefox you’ll know we have a Safari issue on our hands. The best way to proceed would be to reach out to our customer success team. Here’s the email address!

      help at tailwindapp dot com

      Thanks!

      1. Terri Lackey, APR
        December 29, 2016 at 1:46 pm

        Thank you. I will.