How to Set Hootsuite as Desktop App in Chrome

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Recently Hootsuite changed so that they show you a splash page when going to the Hootsuite app even when you logged in, this bypasses you going straight to your dashboard so you didn’t have the ability to have a working Hootsuite Chrome Desktop Application. ┬áThis is easily fixed however as Hootsuite Support gave a directly URL to use for Hootsuite desktop applications.

First, in case you didn’t setup Hootsuite as a Desktop App you can do that now.

  • In Chrome visit Hootsuite.com and sign in
  • When you see your Dashboard, click on the Tools Button or Customize and Control Button

  • Click down on More tools
  • Click on Create Application Shortcuts…

  • Now you will see a Black Owl icon appear on your desktop
  • Right Click on Your Hootsuite Desktop App Shortcut

Your target line will probably look something like this:

“C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe” –app=https://hootsuite.com

  • All you want to do is change the –app=https://hootsuite.com portion and make it look like this

–app=https://hootsuite.com/dashboard?hootPostID=f0ed3d0358c1b568caea6746abec0736

  • Then click OK

Now double click on your Hootsuite Desktop Application shortcut and you should show up in the Dashboard right away if you are already signed in.

Enjoy!

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Updated: February 23, 2015 — 10:45 am