October 2022

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October 3, 2022

Sprout's iOS app is now Dark Mode compatible

Now when you enable Dark Mode via your Display & Brightness setting, the Sprout app appears in Dark Mode. You can seamlessly switch between light and dark mode depending on your iOS preferences.


October 4, 2022

Extend your social reach with Employee Advocacy

Turn your employees into brand advocates with Employee Advocacy by Sprout Social (formerly Bambu) so you can increase brand awareness and engagement while reducing risk and driving sales. Now you can create LinkedIn stories for Employee Advocacy right from Sprout. Eliminate extra work by managing both social media and employee advocacy in one place.


Learn more about all the features Employee Advocacy has to offer with this documentation suite.

October 6, 2022

Build better breakdowns and explanations with the enhanced Text Asset widget

You can use the Text Asset widget when you create custom reports in Sprout. With this update, you have access to a rich-text editor, the ability to create and edit hyperlinks along with more header options.


Learn more about using the Text Asset widget and additional functionality with this overview.

October 11, 2022

Get the insights you need with custom comparison date ranges in Listening

Now Listening add-on customers can select exact date ranges for comparison in Listening Topic Insights. Find the specific data you need faster using the date picker.


Learn more about customizing your Listening Topic Insights in this walkthrough.

October 11, 2022

Customize your Sprout experience with Dark Mode

Sprout now offers a Dark Mode theme in addition to Light Mode that you can control in your Profile Settings. Dark Mode helps to reduce eyestrain and can provide you with a better visual experience in Sprout.

Note: When Dark Mode is enabled for your Sprout account, you'll see the option to switch in your Personal Settings.


Learn more about enabling Dark Mode for your Sprout experience with this how-to.

October 12, 2022

Engage with more brand mentions with LinkedIn post mentions in the Smart Inbox

Now you can track and respond to LinkedIn post mentions in the Smart Inbox. Manage your LinkedIn mentions alongside your other networks so you can stay on top of your brand engagement strategy.


Learn more about message types in the Smart Inbox in this guide.

October 13, 2022

Understand your Listening topics at-a-glance with Smart Categories

With Sprout’s new Smart Categories, Listening users can quickly identify the top people, places and things in Listening Topics. The Smart Categories widget uses machine learning to identify and classify words so you can cut through the noise in social data.


Learn more about Smart Categories and other Listening Topic Insights in this guide.

October 14, 2022

Engage with messages right from Listening

If you’re a Listening customer, you can now perform a number of actions on messages from Listening without having to switch to the Smart Inbox. Repost, email, send messages to Compose and more with Sprout’s new Message Actions in Listening.


Learn more about Message Actions in Listening in this guide.

October 14, 2022

Keep better track of your Advocacy campaigns with increased character limits

Use the campaign names you want with the new increased character limit in Employee Advocacy campaigns. You can now use up to 100 characters in your Advocacy campaign names for link stories.


Learn how to create campaigns in Employee Advocacy in this guide.

October 17, 2022

Understand the full depth of your Instagram Reels with support for Shares in reporting

Now Shares columns are available in Instagram reports and Engagement calculations were updated to include shares. You can select to include Shares in your Sprout reports if you're a PA customer and see details about Shares in your Instagram Profiles Report.


Shares are also included in the paid portion of the PvO widget. For Paid, Instagram provides Shares on Reels and non-Reels posts. Learn more about the PvO widget with this overview.

October 19, 2022

Simplify user onboarding with Just-in-Time provisioning for Single Sign-on

If you’re a managed customer and have Single Sign-on (SSO) enabled for Sprout, you can now set up Just-in-Time (JIT) provisioning. JIT eliminates the need for manual invitations by creating accounts whenever a new user logs into Sprout via SSO.


Learn how to set up JIT in this walkthrough.

October 24, 2022

Create more engaging content with LinkedIn personal profile video posts on iOS

If you're on the latest version (v7.51.0) of the iOS mobile app, you can now create, edit, approve and post videos to your LinkedIn personal profile. Simplify your publishing workflow with video posts right from the iOS app.


Learn more about LinkedIn personal profile features in this guide.

October 27, 2022

Streamline your publishing strategy with LinkedIn personal profile sent posts in the Calendar

Now you can see your LinkedIn personal profile sent posts on all calendar views. With this update, you can duplicate and delete posts, as well as add tags. If you’re an Employee Advocacy customer, you’ll also be able to send LinkedIn personal profile posts to Advocacy to share as stories with your readers.

Note: You’ll be able to see posts on the Calendar sent after October 27, 2022. LinkedIn personal profile sent posts will not be backfilled.


Learn more about posting to your LinkedIn personal profile with Sprout in this guide.

October 27, 2022

Understand your data at-a-glance with tooltips in Custom Reports

If you're a Premium Analytics customer, you can now hover over the Lifetime and Reporting Period badges in Custom Reports for more information about how reporting data is calculated. These badges provide information on which timezone the data is in for that particular Reporting widget and how Sprout selects data.


Learn how to set up Custom Reports in this guide.

October 27, 2022

Engage your audience with short-form video using Facebook Reels

Now you can post Facebook Reels right from Sprout. Schedule and post Facebook Reels from Compose so you can increase your brand awareness with your target audiences.

Note: This feature is currently being rolled out. You'll see this feature once it is available in your account.


Learn how to post Facebook Reels in this guide.

October 31, 2022

Curate your Employee Advocacy stories for specific networks

Keep your messaging on target with Employee Advocacy’s network selector. This new feature lets you select where you’d like to share your posts so you can have more control over how you curate content.


Learn more about curating stories in Employee Advocacy in this how-to.


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