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Buffer FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Buffer offer?

Buffer has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $6.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available

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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, Microsoft Viva Engage, ReviewPush, Databox, WordPress, Determ, Twitter/X, Sniply, Slack, Typeform, Scoop.it, Rebrandly , PromoRepublic, LinkedIn for Business, Eventbrite, Meta for Business, Maintenance Care, Google Calendar, Curata, Mailchimp, Instagram, Bottlenose, CoSchedule Marketing Suite, IFTTT, Cyfe, Evernote Teams


Q. What level of support does Buffer offer?

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

Buffer product overview

Price starts from

6

Per month

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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

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    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.5/10
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    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.
    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.
    It's great to help clients who have never used a scheduling platform before, it's quite easy to use and reliable.
    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.
    It can be a little confusing to learn the interface and features of customizing for each platform.
    But these generally are problems users can expect to encounter with any social scheduling platform.
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    Tyler Jae S.

    Associate Principal, Wayzata High School

    Education Management, 201-500 employees

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    Excellent social media collaborative posting tool

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    Elizabeth H.

    Senior Solutions Consultant

    Hospital & Health Care, 201-500 employees

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    Easy to use and essential for my business

    Reviewed 3 years ago

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    Darien C.

    Religious Institutions, 1-10 employees

    Used other for 1-2 years

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    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    One of the best social media management platforms with a high price for teams

    Reviewed 4 years ago

    Overall, Buffer is an excellent platform that offers incredible features - but due to the high price for simple features like team management & multiple users, it is not for me. While our social media team was just me, I found it to be the very best platform for social media management - offering a simple UI & high quality features for the free & low-tier accounts - as our team grew, we rapidly outgrew Buffer simply due to pricing, and found that there were similar products at a lower price point that would fit our needs.

    Pros

    Buffer is perhaps one of the simplest & easiest social media platforms on the market today; offering comprehensive and crucial features for managing your social media streams. This platform allows for the easy management of multiple social media accounts, allowing you to customize post-times & days, and then schedule posts quickly via the Queue only for those days. It offers built in analytics, direct posting to Instagram & Instagram stories, team management features & more - assuming you are willing to pay for those features. Overall, Buffer was probably my favorite social media management platform due to its simplicity & base features, yet it suffers in a few key areas.

    Cons

    I loved using Buffer for the period of time that I actually used it, but quickly discovered that the platform could not suite my needs because of one insurmountable obstacle - price. As a non-profit youth organization, having a low overhead cost for platforms such as this is extremely important, and I quickly found myself unable to continue using Buffer as my social media team grew simply because I...

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    Kevin A.

    Media Production, 11-50 employees

    Used weekly for less than 6 months

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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Social Media Built for Busy People

    Reviewed 3 years ago

    Overall experience is really great I found myself using more of a batching method and help retrain my mind and how to use social media for my business I found myself wanting to have more and so trying different software and making it so I can save time for the day is what I wanted to do and the software really helped.

    Pros

    As a business owner, I find myself wanting to use social media to promote my content. But having the time to do so is very time consuming. So here comes this software with an easy and alternative way to post on social media without having to take so much time and being able to what I like to call batch posting. This is the ability to post when you want and schedule those posts but you can drop all these posts beforehand and schedule them out instead of having to do them at the time you wanted to post. This is a huge game changer and makes it really easy to post on social media and still be active.

    Cons

    I find myself hitting a barrier once again with these types of software. A lot like hootsuite there's a limitation on what you can do for the free account. I'm finding myself also wanting to post on Instagram for carousels and it doesn't quite work right and it makes it more inconvenient than just posting on my own. And at that point I find myself wanting just to use the original method.

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    Media Production, 1-10 employees

    Used daily for 1-2 years

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    • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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    User-friendly but sometimes a bit clumsy

    Reviewed 8 months ago

    Overall Buffer fits quite alright with the small businesses, but is definitely not a good choice for bigger companies.

    Pros

    Buffer offers an intuitive and user-friendly interface, making it accessible even for beginners. I also liked the fact the platform provides content suggestions and ideas to help you create engaging social media posts. There is even a free plan option that is efficient for very small businesses and individuals.

    Cons

    The free plan has limited features and restrictions, so I went for the paid plan. It's still a bit clumsy sometimes, with recurrent bugs and tech issues. For example, it's very hard to post on LinkedIn (no tagging available). It's also not possible to post on Instagram.

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    Isabel V.

    Information Technology and Services, 11-50 employees

    Used weekly for 1-2 years

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    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    Great option for startups

    Reviewed 6 months ago

    Great. It has become my go-to for startup projects or freelance projects.

    Pros

    It has a free plan that allows you to post to three different channels. This is great when you are working with a reduced budget, but you still need to save time from posting across channels.

    Cons

    While the free version is very helpful, it doesn't allow for any type of monitoring or conversations with users. So it's very one direction.

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    Theresa W.

    Internet, self-employed

    Used daily for 2+ years

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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Social Media posting with ease

    Reviewed 5 years ago

    What a blessing! A big time safer - especially for Instagram!!

    Pros

    I must say the number one thing I like about Buffer is scheduling posts to Instagram without having to trigger them on my phone! The beautiful posts appear on Instagram (and my other social media accounts) when scheduled - even if I'm busy doing something else. I also like the ability to RE-post things from years ago. Because of this, Buffer is a huge time saver for social media (and my sanity!!)

    Cons

    Re-posting isn't easy. and somewhat frowned upon - even though re-posts are from past years. And posting a video is a little cumbersome, but it still works!

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