Advanced – Account Overrides (entered in the cell)
Usually within Social Scheduler you place your social media accounts into groups and you can’t post across those groups. Each group is like a sandbox and can be useful for social media agencies to place each client in their own group. This way when you schedule a post it is not possible to accidentally post to company B whilst scheduling posts for company A.
This sandbox can be bypassed when using the CSV importer if you use the Account Overrides cell.
Now that the warning is out of the way, lets explore this advanced feature.
If you populate the Account Overrides cell then a special syntax must be used to specify which social platforms and account names should be selected when scheduled.
The format of this cell is
Notice the colon (:) character separating out the Platform from the Account Name.
You can optionally specify multiple entries by separating them by semi-colons (;), for example
For example here’s three different account selections
Facebook Page:Devology;Facebook Group:Test23,Twitter:*
You can use the ‘*’ symbol to indicate ‘anything’. In the Twitter example above this means all Twitter accounts. You should be careful when using this syntax because you will bypass the group protection as detailed above. The preview is therefore critical to ensure you’re not posting to the wrong accounts.
The ‘*’ character can also be used in the Platform and Account, for example
Facebook*:Devology* – Means any platform that starts with ‘Facebook’ and the account starts with ‘Devology’
Finally you can use the special syntax
This indicates all social platforms and all accounts. Unless you only have your own accounts in Social Scheduler this should be used with extreme caution.