What are account groups
By default, Sked sorts your accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn) by alphabetical order.
You can use 'account aliases' to adjust the display name of a particular account – in the past, we have seen some customers use this to group accounts together by adding a number to override the ordering.
We've launched account grouping to make this easier and more visually distinct. With account groups, you can put all of the profiles for one brand or location into a group to make it easier to select when you upload:
Any accounts you have that do not have groups set up will show up below the account groups like in the screenshot above. If you have no groups set up - no worries, they'll just display as normal.
How to set up account groups
Account groups essentially use the same 'login alias' function that we have had before to change the display name, but with a bit of special syntax to group the accounts together.
In short, you add the group name then type an arrow like "->" (without the quotation marks) then the remainder of the name.
It looks like this:
Here's how to do it step by step. You need to set up each account, and make sure that you use the same group name each time, or the accounts won't be grouped.
- Go to the accounts page
- Click 'account settings' under account actions
- At the top, you'll find the 'account alias' box. This is where we enter the new display name for the account.
- In the account alias box, put in the group/brand name you want, then type -> then type the display name for the account.
- Scroll down and click save settings
You might use the display name of the account to just be the username, like in the screenshot above. Other customers use "Instagram" vs "Facebook" and similar to differentiate each platform – the choice is yours!
Please note that we're yet to roll out the account group feature to the mobile app. On the app you will see the alias like above, so they will still be grouped together, just not visually separated.
If you need any help setting up account groups, please let us know in support and we'd be happy to assist.