Easily store, organize, search, share and publish all of your digital assets with our new Library.
Sked Library is a management system for social media managers to store media collections and outsource user generated content (UGC). Because it's fully integrated with Sked Social, you can access your own content, find UGC and create new posts with a few clicks, all on the same platform.
First let's get your Sked Library set up and then we'll walk through all of the features.
Enable your Sked Library
Click the book icon in your left tool bar called "Library." When you open it for the first time, you'll see an image of Quirky and a blue Enable button.
Click that and you're good to go!
You'll see two main headers on the left hand side: Media Collections and Source Media.
Media Collections is where you will store and organize all of your assets. This is great for personal storage as well as content for clients. You can add straight to your Media Library or create individual collections.
Collections are basically folders that you can organize and separate your assets. To create a new collection, click Media Collections to expand the view and then click Create a Collection.
Name your collection and then click the blue Add Collection. You will now see your new collection under the Media Collections header. Clicking on the collection name will also allow you to rename it at any time.
To add content to a specific collection, click on the collection and click Add Assets in the top right corner. Note that during our beta trial, we are only supporting images, but will also support GIFs and videos soon.
Similarly to uploading your content to Sked, you can add assets to your collections straight from your computer. Browse for the content you're looking for or drag and drop to upload.
You can upload multiple images at the same time. There is no limit but we suggest no more than 30 at a time. Then click the green Save button in the bottom right corner.
A success message will appear telling you that your assets have been added to the collection.
Once you upload assets to your collection, you can edit the titles, descriptions and tags to better organize your content. Hover over the image and click the little pencil icon.
Here you can give the photo a new name, add information about the image, and add tags. Tagging your assets will help you stay organized and easily allow you to search for content with specific tags.
You can create your own tags by typing in the box or you can use the suggested tags. After creating your own tags, they will appear in the drop down options.
Once you tag your content, you can search for specific assets with that tag.
Go to your media collections and click the Filter icon in the top right corner. You can filter by the name of your asset or by tags. Click the arrow to see a drop down of your tags or start typing to search.
You can also include multiple tags in your search. Your Library will show you all of the assets in the collection with your searched tags.
The Source Media section is where you will be able to find user generated content.
Instagram Hashtag Search
The hashtag search section essentially lets you follow hashtags to find user generated content.
There are two limits to hashtag search, which we are limited to by the Facebook/Instagram API.
You can only follow up to 30 hashtags at a time, and each hashtag will be available for 7 days. Hashtags will auto-delete after those seven days and then you can add more.
Additionally, hashtag results are limited to posts made in the last 24 hours. As we do not store hashtag search results (it is loaded directly from the Facebook/Instagram API to your browser), you will only see posts made in the last 24 hours.
Click Hashtag Search to expand the dropdown. Select the account that you are trying to search content for. Then click Add Hashtag. A search box will appear below. Type in the hashtag you are looking for.
A popup will appear. Click add hashtag.
From here you will see photos that have appeared on Instagram with the hashtag that you have searched. The content is organized similar to how Instagram displays Top posts in the Explore Page.
You can easily save assets from your hashtag search to your own collection.
Select the collection you want to save to from the drop down in the top right corner. Then click the image(s) you want to save and click the blue Save button in the top right corner.
If you save content that belongs to someone else, please ensure that you've obtained permission and/or have an appropriate license from the original creator, and you attribute them if appropriate. Per our Terms of Service, you warrant that you have the necessary rights, licenses and consents when adding content to Sked.
We suggest sending the user a quick DM to ask for permission and are currently working on a way to do that straight from this page.
The saved assets will now appear in your collections where you can create posts.
Instagram posts you are tagged in
This feature is currently in beta - ask our team for access.
Much like Instagram hashtag results, you can see all the posts that your account(s) have been tagged in by other users.
Posts that your account is tagged in are only shown if:
- the post that you are tagged in is public, and
- the post that you are tagged in has comments enabled
This is a restriction of the Facebook/Instagram API. There is no "time limit" to viewing posts that your account is tagged in, so Library will show all posts your account has (ever) been tagged in.
Create a post from assets in your collection
It's easy to create posts straight from your collections. Go to the collection you want to select from. Click the image or video you want (or multiple if it's a carousel post) and click the blue Create Post in the top right corner.
From here, it's the normal process like creating posts through Sked Social. You can select the accounts to post to and add more pictures or videos/gifs to the upload if you need. Then click the blue Continue button in the bottom right corner.
Then you can edit the image, add captions and hashtags, tag people, places and products and send to your drafts, queue or schedule for a specific date and time.
When you're ready, click Submit and create posts in the top right corner. And that's it!