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Format of your posts

Social networks format posts differently. Depending on where you publish your post to via homesync, you may see them appear slightly different depending on the platform they were published to. Take a look below to see how posts look across different platforms when published via homesync.

Facebook

  • Character Limit: 63,206 characters
  • Requires image: No
  • Ideal post length: Less than 80 characters


Facebook posts are the most flexible. Whatever you write on Homesync will be published letter for letter to the Facebook platform.

 

Twitter

  • Character limit: 280 characters
  • Requires image: No
  • Ideal tweet length: Under 100 characters

Twitter has a hard limit of 280 characters per tweet

Twitter Links

Twitter also parses links in your post so they only count as 23 characters against your 280 character limit.

 

For example, if you paste the following link in your tweet

 

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2800022-red-sox-troll-yankees-by-playing-new-york-new-york-during-alds-celebration?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial

 

The link will only count as 23 characters in Twitters character counter.

Homesync Formatting

Homesync helps you format your tweets automatically for you. While it is recommended that you stay under the 280 character limit, when publishing via homesync, if your post is more than 280 characters, it will be automatically reformatted and tweeted for you.

 

Homesync will truncate any tweets that go over 280 characters and provide a link to your homesync post so your followers can see your full post. If your post is under 280 characters, no modifications will be done to it.

 

For example, if you publish the following 368 character post to twitter:

 

“Real estate can be a long, difficult, and stressful process. Between finding your home, securing your first home mortgage, going through the inspection process, and negotiating with the seller, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and lost. That's why I'm here! Make sure to reach out to me and I will make sure your next home buying process is quick, easy, and stress free!”

 

Your post will be automatically shortened and will include a link to your post on homesync. It will look like this on twitter:

 

“Real estate can be a long, difficult, and stressful process. Between finding your home, securing your first home mortgage, going through the inspection process, and negotiating with the seller, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and lost. That's why I'm here!… http://hosy.co/aoO0”

 

Homesync makes sure that when truncating your tweet, it does not slice any words or links in half. It will then append a custom homesync short url to the rest of your post. When a follower clicks that link, they will be taken to your homesync profile with the full content of your post.

 

LinkedIn

  • Character limit: 700 characters
  • Requires image: No
  • Ideal post length: Under 150 characters
  • Ideal number of hashtags: Between 5-10

Pinterest

  • Character limit for Pin description: 500 characters
  • Requires image: Yes (Can be image from article)

Instagram

  • Character limit: 2,200 characters
  • Requires image: Yes
  • Ideal post length: Under 150 characters
  • Ideal number of hashtags: Between 5-10