If you currently use Buffer in combination with your desktop or notebook, you’ll no doubt be pleased with this mobile incarnation. And if you are among the uninitiated, get ready for your life to become a lot simpler.
Buffer for Twitter and Facebook instantly schedules your tweets and posts for you, even spreading them out over the course of a day so that they don’t go live all at once. If you check out a share-worthy post (or more) while browsing the web on your iPhone, you can immediately add it to your Buffer to be shared later on. I’ll show you how simple it’s after the jump.
Right now the readily available networks for sharing are Facebook, App.net, Twitter and LinkedIn. After you set up and open Buffer’s app it’ll identify which of these accounts you already have access to by means of your iPhone, and it’ll request your consent to access them directly. Additionally, you can sign in with your Buffer account, if you currently have one.
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Connect your social media accounts to the Buffer app and post messages today or have them arranged.
And that’s it. It’s actually just that easy to get begun. Now you can tap the Compose button in the top righthand edge if you want to add a post directly into the app.
In the Compose display, you can type your message, then select Share Now or Buffer. Of course, you can also cancel your post at any time– the app will ask you to verify prior to actually stopping the post.
Tap the camera icon to add an image or video to your post. You can select one from your library, snap a photo/video on the area, or make use of the last photo/video taken. And, to send your post to even more than one social network, utilize the accounts icon to the left of the camera icon.
Add photos or videos to your updates, plus post to multiple accounts if you want.
If you choose Share Now, Buffer will right away publish your message to the proper social networks network. If you choose Buffer, the app will add the message to your queue, and schedule it to publish at a future time and date.
There are more means to share a message utilizing Buffer. Send out material to Buffer from apps like Feedly, Wallet, Instapaper, Reeder and others. Or make use of the Safari Bookmarklet or email.
The Bookmarklet choice takes simply a little setup, but the benefit it provides after setup more than offsets that truth. Buffer will walk you with all the steps and as soon as it’s in place you can send any page you are browsing to Buffer just by tapping a Bookmark– so terrific for including products to your queue on the fly.
Add products to Buffer through e-mail, other apps, or the Bookmarklet function.
Buffer by email is just as easy. Every user has a secret e-mail address to add things to Buffer. Simply transfer an email to that address, getting in the text you want to publish as the subject and the URL (if appropriate) in the body of the e-mail. Just follow Buffer’s instructions to add Buffer to your contacts to make the procedure a snap.
The app walks you through installment of the Bookmarklet, which lets you add webpages rapidly.
The e-mail choice is convenient for apps that permit you to email out pages or URLs. Just make Buffer your email recipient and presto, a future post is created.
The far left tab at the bottom of the display is for accessing your Buffer queue. Right here you can view all scheduled posts and examine when they are arranged to go live. Tap on any one to edit it.
The middle tab exposes a list of all posted messages and allows you to view certain information on them, for instance, when they were posted, the number of clicks they garnered, the variety of individuals reached, retweets, likes, shares, mentions and more.
View analytics for your posts, consisting of the number of clicks they got.
If you require even more special functions, think about updating to Buffer’s Outstanding Plan, which includes the capacity to add more than four social accounts, plus more advantages.
The just problem I discovered is that you cannot alter the time or date of your tweets in the Buffer app, which is something you can do through the Bufferapp.com internet site. Still, this is not really a huge trouble, and definitely not something that’d turn me off from using the app completely.
As far as convenience of use is concerned, it appears like the Buffer group has bent over backwards to try to make including posts as convenient and fuss-free as feasible. The choices at my fingertips are excellent.
The Bookmarklet is my favorite attribute. I inspect my email frequently from my iPhone, opening links as I go, which is when I often happen upon posts I want to share. And now, with the Buffer for Facebook and twitter app, doing this is a cinch.