New Hiplay feature – Categories

At Hiplay we try to create easy to use tool that helps to save time and get better results from your social media efforts. Feedback from our users really helps to speed up our tool improvement process. We have a lot of new features in the pipeline!

One of the most requested feature so far was content categorization. And this totally makes sense. Categories give more flexibility and control. We are happy to announce that content categories are now available in Hiplay!

Meet the Content Library

Current Hiplay customer probably noticed a few changes in the dashboard. Before the change, only evergreen content was saved and added to the Evergreen tab. Now there is a Content Library tab and all evergreen posts are automatically added to the default Evergreen category.

Save posts to the Content Library

In the Content Library you can see all your saved posts. Every post in the library must have a category. There are two ways to add post to the library:

  • Create a new post and select category

add new post to the library

  • Add post to the library from the Unprocessed tab

Add post to library

In the Unprocessed tab you will always see most recent posts from your Buffer history. If you want to save post to the default Evergreen category – simply click on the “Add to Library” button. If you want to manually select category – click on the pencil icon and select relevant category from the drop-down menu. You can always change post category later.

See posts saved under a given category

Content Library filter allows you to easily sort through your posts. Simply tap on the “All categories” filter to choose the category you want. All posts saved to that category will be shown. When you want to return to the unfiltered view, simply set the filter to “All categories” again.

hiplay category filter

Change post category

Every post in the Content Library must belong to the category. If you want to change post category – click on the pencil icon, select another category and save the post. You can do this anytime with all your posts.

Categories

You can manage your categories in the Categories tab. The default Evergreen category is the only one that cannot be edited or deleted. All other categories can be managed any time.

hiplay categories

Create new category

Click the “New Category” button to create a category. If you want to rename your category – click pencil icon next to the category. It will change its name without affecting its content.

Some ideas for your categories:

  • Promotional content
  • Inspiring quotes
  • Seasonal content: spring, summer, fall, winter

Delete category

You can delete your empty categories by clicking on the trash bin icon next to it. If category you want to delete has posts in it  – please delete all the posts first and then delete the category.

How many categories can I create?

The number of categories you can create depends on your selected plan. Limit of categories is per profile. This means each profile can have different categories.

  • Basic plan can have up to 3 custom categories
  • Popular plan – up to 10 custom categories
  • Advanced plan – up to 20 custom categories

All profiles have a default Evergreen category. It doesn’t count in the limit.

Posting from categories

More advanced content schedule is coming soon – stay tuned! For now, you can select categories you want to use for posting.

Hiplay category posting settings

The default option is to post from all categories. This means all posts from the Content Library will be used for posting. You can manually select what categories you want to use. For example turn off Winter category during summer time or activate Easter category during the holiday season.

Hope you will find Content Library useful. And please comment if you have any questions.

 

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Product Manager at a beauty startup Veleza. Social Media practitioner, Life Hacker thinking lean. Loves to create digital things and enjoys startup environment.