Buffer Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

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Buffer

A better way to share on social media

4.7/5 (80 reviews)
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Buffer makes it easy to share great pictures, videos and links with your friends and followers across your social networks. Buffer lets you quickly share content to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and App.net on your computer or mobile phone.

Buffer is a new and smarter way to share what you want to share on Social Media. People have called it great names before, like your Social Media Assistant or the Siri of Social Media.

What it does is simple. You add updates to your Buffer queue and it will be posted for you well spaced out over the day - and at the best times.

It’s like your magic box you can use anytime to fill with great Tweets, Facebook stories or LinkedIn updates. Just drop them in and you don’t have to ever worry about when it will be posted, it’s all taken care of by Buffer for you.
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Buffer Reviews (80)

Latest reviews

 Best in Class Social Media Scheduling

Love it. Use it.

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Reviewed 14th of March by Jess Roll off

 

 The best social media scheduling tool

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Reviewed 6th of March by Emeka Onu

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Buffer Category Leaders

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#2 in Social Media Marketing

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Security and privacy

Encryption

Yes
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Yes
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

No
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Web-based, Mobile Web App
Supported Countries
Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs

Buffer Pricing

Starting from: $10.00/month
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Buffer for Individuals:

Individual: Free forever

Awesome: $10 PER MONTH

Buffer for Business:

Small: $99 PER MONTH

Medium: $199 PER MONTH

Large: $399 PER MONTH

A 14-day free trial is available

All Buffer plans are 50% off for nonprofits

Competitors Pricing

Zoho Social

Starting from: $10.00/month
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

SproutSocial

Starting from: $59.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Key Features of Buffer

  • Connect RSS feeds to your Buffer
  • Detailed Social Analytics
  • Add up to 100 posts and tweets
  • Multiple Social Networks
  • Sharing across 10 Social Profiles
  • Over 50 Apps and Extras
  • Buffer profiles colleague management
  • Share All Media Formats
  • Business and agency plans
  • Analytics & Insights
  • Aggregated stats, comparison and more
  • Native apps for iPhone and Android
  • Team collaboration with admin rights
  • High security with 2-Step Login
  • Custom Scheduling
  • Standard Buffering

Benefits

You can browse on Twitter, Facebook or wherever you like to hang out. You can reply to people, make new friends and connections and still have great content be sent out from your Buffer.

Instead of you picking the date and times for each post, they are pre-set already. Of course, you can still go in and adjust them. Instead of you having to go to open an app, you can add to your queue from anywhere you are reading.

So you can team up with your new buddy Buffer. You find the awesome content and Buffer will be sure to put it in front of your friends and followers, so they will see it.

10 Social Profiles

Share easily to all your twitter profiles, facebook pages, facebook profiles and linkedin accounts.

100 Posts

No more nagging! Add up to 100 posts and tweets to your buffers.

1 Team Member

Allow your colleague to help manage your Buffer profiles. Perfect for small businesses!

Alternatives to Buffer

Jess Roll off

Best in Class Social Media Scheduling

14/03/2017

Love it. Use it.

Pros

Buffer is a company that does one thing, and they do it very well. You can create and schedule social media posts on Twitter, Facebook and more. The best part is that they don't make you schedule every single post -- you can simply create content and add it to your queue or "buffer," and it'll be posted at the best time, or on the schedule that you set for the week.

Cons

It's not good for social media monitoring, just for posting. You can add posts to your Buffer to be posted later, but you'll need another tool in order to do community management and engagement.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Emeka Onu

The best social media scheduling tool

06/03/2017

Pros

Buffer is not only and incredible product, but the company's philosophy of transparency is just inspiring. I've reached out to them dozens of times asking in depth questions about their data and they share it freely.

Cons

sometimes I have two of the same tweets appear. I think it's a user error though. Maybe posting advice?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Luis Roig

Essential tool to automate social media

27/02/2017

I manage two brands' social media (a startup and a more consulting-financing oriented brand), and Buffer is essential to plan my week's posts and get stats & analytics on them.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support
Source: Capterra
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Chinyere  Onu

Buffer is a very awesome tool for small business social media.

26/02/2017

Buffer is a very awesome tool for small business social media. We use it everyday to schedule post and it works 99% of the time. We love the awesome team at buffer

Pros

awesome tool

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Claire Carradice

Review of Buffer From a Free Account User

25/02/2017

It's important to state that I only know the software as a free user. I also use Hootsuite, but my preferred method of social media management is Buffer, although it does not offer everything I am looking for. If I could afford it, my choice of social media management would be MeetEdgar, but my business is not on that kind of scale yet and I can't afford it. I use Bulk Buffer to upload bulk uploads, but the pain of it is that I have to go back to Buffer and upload images for each status. I don't know how the premium packages work, but on the free account, that is painful. All in all, I recommend Buffer for the person starting out.

Pros

Easy. Affordable - I'm on the free account. Well known; lots of resources for it like other 3rd party applications.

Cons

It does not do everything I want it to do, but there are no other social media management tools that do, so you can't hold that against Buffer at this stage.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering Buffer

Try it. Much easier to start and use than other tools and you don't have to study how it works, as you can figure it out pretty fast.

Source: Capterra
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Sean Wright

Buffer All The Way!

16/02/2017

I really enjoy using Buffer. Social Media posts are a little overwhelming these days, but Buffer allows you to schedule posts at various increments so that your followers' feeds are not bombarded and the content you post is seen. I definitely recommend this resource.

Pros

The ability to schedule social media posts throughout the day.

Cons

When using Instagram, you have to open the app on the phone and paste the caption at the exact time you scheduled.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Kevin Fontenot

Love this company

10/02/2017

Buffer is not only and incredible product, but the company's philosophy of transparency is just inspiring. I've reached out to them dozens of times asking in depth questions about their data and they share it freely. I use Buffer to manage multiple business and personal social media accounts.

Pros

Easy to use and the company is phenomenal.

Cons

None.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Buffer

Dive into the community. If you have a questions ask.

Source: Capterra
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Todd Nichols

Game changer for staying engaged on Social Media

02/02/2017

Buffer makes it so much easier to keep a constant stream of quality content flowing to your organization's media channels... Spend an afternoon and fill your queues then let buffer do the work of posting at the ideal times!

Pros

Makes it easy to keep a constant flow going!

Cons

Wish the free version included 3 accounts

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jamie Caroccio

Fantastic, friendly social media management tool

02/02/2017

Great for solopreneurs and agencies alike. Friendliest customer service I've experienced. Easy to use and attractive interface.

Pros

Friendliness and transparency. They even disclose employee salaries and a breakdown of what your money is used for when you pay for a subscription.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Laura Bryan

Makes Social Media easy

01/02/2017

It's an inexpensive service, can be used as a google extension. It makes it easy to share a page you may visit online. With one click I can send 1 article to up to 10 platforms.

Pros

one and done. I can share up to 10 platforms instead of doing each one individually.

Cons

sometimes I have two of the same tweets appear. I think it's a user error though. Maybe posting advice?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Buffer

take advantage of the metrics

Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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