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Broadcast Overview Components Post description Delivery time Select channel to publish to Select account to publish to Send / schedule message
Broadcast Components Post description The post description is a title given to the message. It allows you to easily see which messages are Scheduled in the calendar and to track your statistics relating to this message. Delivery time Messages can either be sent now, or scheduled for a future delivery time and date.
Broadcast Components Select channel to publish to A channel relates to either Facebook or Twitter. If you wish to send to both Facebook and Twitter, simply fill in the message details for both channels. The Post Description and Delivery Time will be the same for both channels. If you wish to send messages to Facebook and Twitter with different Post Descriptions or Delivery Times, you need to publish two separate deliveries. Select account(s) to publish to Comufy lets you publish to multiple accounts at the same time. Click on the account(s) that you wish the message to be published from. In this example, we have selected the Tweetswitch account for Facebook. If you have multiple accounts, you can filter using the search bar.
Broadcast Components Send / schedule message Click ‘Send’ to publish your message now or ‘Schedule’ to publish your message at a specific date and time. Please note, this button will send / schedule both your Facebook and Twitter message at the same time. Once your message has been sent / scheduled you will be taken to a confirmation screen.
Broadcast to Facebook Status Once you have selected your Facebook account(s) to publish from, you have the option of publishing a ‘status’ update or a ‘photo’ update. The status update is a simple, plain text update.
Broadcast to Facebook Photo The ‘photo’ update allows you to be much more flexible and descriptive with your message. In addition to the status text, you can select an image to post with the status. You have the ability to add text alongside the image. This includes a Headline, a Caption and a Description. Finally, you are able to assign a URL to the image and the Headline. To select an image for your post, click on the visible image. By default, this image will be the most recently posted. There are three options to select an image. 1 – choose a recent image, displayed 2 – click the upload / up arrow button to select an image from your computer 3 – enter a URL into the ‘Location’ box and click off the box
Broadcast to Facebook Geo-targeting Geo-targeting allows your messages to only be visible to your Facebook Fans in certain countries, or country groups. To apply geo-targeting, simply select the countries from the geo-targeting dropdown. For more information on setting up country groups, please see the Settings document.
Broadcast to Twitter Status Once you have selected your Twitter account(s) to publish from, you then compose your tweet. A tweet must be 140 characters or less. Any URLs that are to be shortened will be shortened to a maximum of 20 characters, i.e. if your tweet contains one short URL, you have 120 characters to write with.
Broadcast Short URLs When publishing a message, any URLs that are typed starting ‘http://’ or ‘https://’ will automatically be shortened and tracked by Comufy’s analytics platform. If you do not have an integrated short URL associated with your account, the Comufy short URL cfy.me will be used. Alternatively, we are able to integrate your own URL shortener or enterprise bit.ly URL.