Save reusable text, hashtags, user mentions for social media with Sked’s Template Manager
To save you tons of time while scheduling social media content, we are launching a new feature – Template Manager.
This feature allows you to create and save text templates which you can then quickly add to posts as you create them, instead of having to type them out each time.
Templates can consist of any form of content – snippets of text, emojis, URLs, hashtags, or Instagram mentions.
With Template Manager, you’ll now save a lot of time that was spent on copying, pasting, and proofreading content including taglines, hashtags and user mentions from multiple documents, social media accounts, or previously published Sked posts.
Template Manager is designed to be an upgrade to Hashtag Manager, and is compatible with our existing platform so you won’t lose any existing work.
The Hashtags, User mentions and Groups tabs that were visible earlier when creating and editing posts will now be replaced by a single Post Templates tab, under which you will see any existing groups that were created with Hashtag Manager.
You’ll also still be able to quickly insert individual hashtags and user mentions as you could earlier (just type # or @ when creating or editing a post).
All users of a Sked account will have access to all text templates created for that Sked account when they’re creating or editing posts making it easier to collaborate within the team.
For templates that contain multiple hashtags, we will automatically randomize the order in which hashtags appear in posts so that your content appears different and fresh each time you use the template.
How to create and save a template
Click on Template Manager item from the left navigation menu.
Then click on the New Template button to start creating a new template.
You can create a template name to easily identify what category it belongs to. Here we are creating a travel-themed template. This will make it easier to use the template, for example when creating or editing posts.
You can type or copy paste your desired content (including hashtags, Instagram user mentions, or snippets of text) into the Template content box.
Save your changes once you’re done. You’ll see a new Template appear on the Template Manager, which means its now available for use when creating or editing posts.
How to use a saved template
There are two ways to access Templates when creating or editing posts: clicking the “#” icon or using keyboard shortcuts. Both are described below.
Using the # symbol in the caption or comment box
You can click on the “#” icon that appears in the common caption, post caption, or first comment text boxes. Note that the first comment text box appears only for Instagram posts.
Using the ‘//’ keyboard shortcut
You can use keyboard shortcuts to invoke a list of saved Templates, and select the Template you would like to insert into the relevant text box.
Typing a double forward slash “//” brings up a list of saved Templates, and you can select the template you would like to use.
Typing a few letters of the desired Template name will provide search suggestions of matching Template names, to make it easier to find Templates.
Typing “#” brings up a list of hashtags that have been used in earlier posts as well as hashtags that are part of saved Templates (as occurred with the old hashtag manager).
Typing “@” brings up a list of Instagram user mentions that have been used in earlier posts as well as Instagram user mentions that are part of saved Templates.
Search suggestions appear for hashtags as well, similar to Templates.
The keyboard shortcut works only for Instagram posts at present.
And that’s it! You now have your template saved which you can reuse whenever you are creating a new post. Use the Template Manager to speed up your social media scheduling process.
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