Post Composer is where you craft your post that you are about to publish in the social world. Creating a post is easy on Comity. You will find the "create" button always at the top right of the screen.
Click on the "Create" button at the top right of the screen.
Select the social accounts you want to post to.
Type your message.
Enhance with media or emojis.
When you are ready, click on "Share" button. If you want to share your post immediately, click on "Share Now" button. To schedule your post, click on "Schedule" button.
To create a post from a suggestion, click on "share" button in the suggestion card.
Comity will capture the image and URL automatically and save you time.
To generate a text for the post you can click on the logo of the integrated app in the post editor, choose the "Generate Message" and Comity will add a full message for you.
Or you can create a new message yourself and use other shortcuts to add information easily and save time.
Message shortcuts may contain relevant information and supportive metadata, such as statistics, date, title, description, author, vendor and so on. You can use such information to enhance your post or to support your claim and create informative posts.
Each type of social account that you can post to through Comity, has its own character limitations in place.
- Facebook Pages: 5000
- Facebook Groups: 5000
- Twitter: 280
- LinkedIn Profiles: 1300
- LinkedIn Pages: 1300
- Pinterest: 500
- Instagram: 2200
- Mastodon: 500
When posting to multiple profiles, Comity will enforce the lowest character limit of selected profiles. For example, if you try to share to Facebook & Twitter at the same time, you can only type up to 280 characters. If you try to share to Facebook & Linkedin then the limit will become 1300.
Media & Link Attachments
You can enhance your posts by attaching an image, gif or video. Use the image uploader in the post editor.
The maximum file size you can upload is 15 MB. Comity may resize or compress your files if the image attributes or the ratio exceeds the limitations enforced by the social network.
- Facebook: We resize images not to exceed 3000 pixels height.
- Instagram: We resize images not to exceed 1920 pixels width.
- Twitter: We resize images not to exceed 1024 pixels width.
- Linkedin: We resize images not to exceed 4746 pixels width.
- Pinterest: We resize images not to exceed 600 pixels width.
Use images that are at least 1080 pixels in width for best display on high-resolution devices. At the minimum, you should use images that are 600 pixels in width. We recommend using 1:1 image in your posts. For best performance please try to upload compressed image files as much as possible.
You can upload GIFs to all social accounts however social networks enforce some limitations for GIF display.
GIFs will auto-play and published as an image on the following social account types:
- Facebook Groups
GIFs will NOT auto-play and published as a link attachment on the following social account types. Users will need to click on the attachment in order to view the GIF:
- Facebook Pages
- Linkedin Profiles
- Linkedin Groups
When you include a link to your post, Comity will scrape the link and generate a link preview attached to your post.
Link attachments mostly mirror what you would see if you were sharing a link natively to social networks.
Comity first checks if the website uses The Open Graph Protocol. Otherwise, it will attempt to scrape all images from the web page.
Link attachments currently cannot be customized. If the website/link you are sharing does not use The Open Graph Protocol, the actual attachment may look different on social networks than the attachment Comity generates for preview.
Mentions & Hashtags
The mention you type will be transferred to the social networks. However, we don't have mention suggestions for social networks at the moment. So you would need to know the exact handle you'd like to include, for example, "@username". Once published, the account you mentioned will become hyperlinked in the social network.
Mentions do not become hyperlinked on Facebook & Linkedin. Comity removes mentions from Facebook & Linkedin posts by default.
Nevertheles, Comity can convert mentions to hashtags for these networks. You can turn it on from Workspace preferences. Go to "Settings", then turn on the "Sharing" toggle. So even though you cannot mention other users for Facebook & Linkedin via Comity, you may take advantage of hashtags and reach to a wider audience and still communicate with other users in these platforms.
Post editor will detect any #hashtag you add to your message, and they will become hyperlinked in both Comity and in any social network.
When someone clicks on a hashtag on social networks, they’ll automatically be shown all other public posts that include the same hashtag. This is incredibly valuable for small businesses, because it can expose your content to a wider audience, and help your business get found. If someone does a search on a social network, or Google, for a hashtag you used, your post — and potentially even your profile — can be found by someone you never would have reached without hashtags. Hashtags are widely used to search for content within social networks and search engines, which means hashtags give you a great opportunity to get your information in front of potential customers without paying a dime.
You can enhance your posts with emojis.
Click the smiley face icon within the post editor,
or start typing : and the code of the emoji you'd like to use. Emoji suggestions will automatically appear.
You can also use diverse emoji characters. To open the emoji diversity menu, hold click on an emoji, and it will show diverse characters to choose from.