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Buffer Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

Buffer product overview

Price starts from

15

Per month

Per Feature

What is Buffer?

Buffer is an intuitive, streamlined social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive meaningful engagement and results on social media.With Buffer, users can manage multiple social media profiles, plan and schedule posts in advance, collaborate with multiple team members, and analyze social media performance. Buffer is keen to constantly introduce new, useful features such as their suggested media feature, our Instagram direct scheduling feature, and more. Native iOS and Android mobile apps give users the flexibility to schedule content on the go.

Key benefits of using Buffer

  • Connect multiple social media profiles on the various social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+).
  • Schedule up to 2,000 posts for each social media account.
  • Use a posting schedule to save the hassle of selecting a time and date for every single post.
  • Share from anywhere with the Buffer browser extension and mobile apps.
  • Add team members to accounts to scale marketing efforts.
  • Get analytics and reports to improve social media results.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    Chat
    Email/Help Desk

    Training options

    Documentation
    Webinars

    Buffer pricing information

    Value for money

    4.5

    /5

    1.1K

    Starting from

    15

    Per month

    Per Feature

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Buffer features

    Functionality

    4.3

    /5

    1.1K

    Total features

    28

    4 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Reporting/Analytics
    Campaign Management
    API
    Reporting & Statistics
    Third Party Integrations
    Data Import/Export
    Content Management
    Alerts/Notifications

    Buffer users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.5

    /5

    1.1K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.59/10
    Rating distribution

    5

    4

    3

    2

    1

    730

    382

    69

    5

    4

    Pros
    The scheduling was great and the reports are probably the best out there. It also has a great mobile app which never crashed on me.
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    Barış B.

    Just choose the option that fits your needs. Another Buffer feature I love is the ability to share the same post to multiple platforms with the appropriate variations.
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    Danielle N.

    It's great to help clients who have never used a scheduling platform before, it's quite easy to use and reliable.
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    Darren W.

    Cons
    Buffer has been one of the only platforms I've had trouble with when it comes to failed posts. It didn't happen that frequently, but it happened often enough that it was a pain point.

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    Lindsey H.

    It can be a little confusing to learn the interface and features of customizing for each platform.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    But these generally are problems users can expect to encounter with any social scheduling platform.

    CW

    Claire W.

    Overall Rating

    Easy to use and essential for my business

    Reviewed a year ago

    Transcript

    Elizabeth: Hi, my name's Elizabeth. I'm the CEO. I give the Buffer a five out of five and for more reviews...

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    Tyler Jae S.

    Associate Principal, Wayzata High School

    E-Learning, 201-500 employees

    Review source

    Overall Rating

    Excellent social media collaborative posting tool

    Reviewed a year ago

    Transcript

    Tyler: My name is Tyler. I'm an associate principal. I give Buffer a four out of five. For more reviews...

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    One of a kind of multi account social media management tool for startups

    Reviewed a month ago

    Entirely, buffer is best tool to manage multiple client's social media account at one place and taking note of all post metrics without going top each of the social media platforms. Price should be lesser or they should have optional feature section based on price.

    Pros

    I liked their integration process, they made it easy to link your account at once to multiple social media account. They always update their software integration. Even with post scheduler, I can be able to plan ahead and schedule all posts. They do not have Instagram story scheduling, but they have reminder. All these things are easy for a new person entering into this field.

    Cons

    I have not liked the way they mask our links on social media post's caption. It completely ruins our reputation over our client base. They should provide at least a shortening option like Bitly or goo.gle. Many of the times scheduled posts misses its time and get scheduled on other time. This also makes things worse if you're promoting a campaign.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    The Perfect Alternative to Hootsuite

    Reviewed a month ago

    When searching for a social media scheduling platform that permits more than 5 scheduled posts at a time, I'm so glad a colleague recommended Buffer. Buffer has been a life saver for me to be able to schedule posts in advance on a variety of platforms for my clients.

    Pros

    Buffer permits me to schedule up to 10 posts at a time for my clients across up to 3 linked platforms. I can also create a schedule on the site of what days and times each week I prefer to schedule, and those specific dates/times appear when opening the site. I can then just click on that to schedule my post for that time.

    Cons

    Early on I experienced some connection issues with Buffer as it unlinked the Instagram account. Sometimes uploading a photo goes awry for no particular reason and I have to reupload.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Buffer is a bare-bones alternative to it's competitors

    Reviewed a year ago

    Buffer is great for posting directly to social media without having to log into each platform to manage your accounts. IT has a very reasonable price point for the services that it provides.

    Pros

    Buffer is easy to use for scheduling and posting to social media. It has saved us a lot of time compared to posting directly to each social media platform. The pricing structure for Buffer is great, and they honor legacy pricing while still passing along the upgrades that normally come with price hikes.

    Cons

    The tracking and analytics are a bit lackluster when compared to Hootsuite. I would like to see the ability to monitor and respond to replies and comments directly from the app, too.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Makes Social Media Easier

    Reviewed 4 months ago

    After we decided to find an alternative for Later I've tried a lot of softwares for planning content for social media that would include everything we need but still would be affordable. Buffer was basically the only one that fit both of these categories. We use it for 2 years now and we are very satysfied even though there are some things that need improvement. The product is still improving and adding more feature (for example quite recently they added integration with Canva) which makes me happy to see. I had to communicate with the support a few times and they were always very nice and helpfull.

    Pros

    - User friendly - Reliable auto publishing - Works with Facebook Groups as well as Pages - You can create campaigns to track all posts with some specific topic - Drafts - Includes analytics for published posts - Regular updates, improvements and new functions

    Cons

    - It is not possible to set campaign in drafts so you have to remember to add it after adding in queue - Does not reccomend best time to post based on the data from published content - Can't trasnfer drafts between profiles - Missing build-in tool for cropping picture - Tagging other Facebook Sites could use some improvements, sometimes it is hard to find the right page since there are not profile pictures

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Easy and convenient post scheduler

    Reviewed 19 days ago

    Easy to collect content, create drafts and schedule complete posts on different social media. I use it as a repository for ideas, collected content, draft, etc. to easily prepare and schedule my posts on different platforms.

    Pros

    Easy to collect and schedule content; free tier makes it a real plus for freelance like me.

    Cons

    In my configuration (LinkedIn+Twitter+Facebook) I cannot attach a PDF to a post; that is definitely a must for my posting on LinkedIn and it limits the usefulness of the platform.

    Buffer FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Buffer offer?

    Buffer has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $15.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of Buffer?

    Buffer has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does Buffer support?

    Buffer supports the following languages:
    English


    Q. Does Buffer support mobile devices?

    Buffer supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does Buffer offer an API?

    Yes, Buffer has an API available for use.


    Q. What other apps does Buffer integrate with?

    Buffer integrates with the following applications:
    Wufoo, Crate, Process Street, 123FormBuilder, Mention, Feedly, Zapier, MeisterTask, Trello, Google Drive, Yammer, ReviewPush, Databox, WordPress, Mediatoolkit, Twitter, Sniply, Slack, Typeform, Azendoo, Scoop.it, Rebrandly , PromoRepublic, LinkedIn for Business, Eventbrite, Meta for Business, Maintenance Care, Google Calendar, Curata, Mailchimp, Instagram, Bottlenose, CoSchedule, IFTTT, Cyfe, Evernote Teams


    Q. What level of support does Buffer offer?

    Buffer offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum, Chat, Email/Help Desk

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