autocomplete @mentions when buffering article
autocomplete a mention when buffering a new article in the browser to quickly find someone on your follower list, so you can mention them in the tweet
Hey Paul and everyone else!
Thanks for the awesome suggestion here.
Good news, this feature is now ready! You can check it out here:
Give us a shout anytime on Twitter http://twitter.com/buffer if we can help at all! :)
Aml Ali Ragehiy commented
good like this
Lauren Galanter commented
Adding my support for a feature that enables users to tag and @mention people, pages, and the like as easily and richly as they can when they post directly to Twitter or FB. Not being able to do this adds a lot of friction to 3rd party sharing services like Buffer. Having this feature would put you ahead of the pack.
NJ Convery commented
Can you also please look in to integrating the @ mentions and # options now available on Facebook as well. These two together would be überuseful.
Josef Davies-Coates commented
yes, this is badly needed, same goes for mentioning people and pages in facebook posts
Patrick Haney commented
I'd really like to see smart autocomplete in Buffer that can tag a Twitter username, Facebook page, LinkedIn page/company, and so on. It would be a little more work for a user to select each one when using an @mention in Buffer, but it would make a big difference in the output of the post to each social network to include the tagged account.
Fully agree w/ Matthew Kulp. Really missing that feature!
Matthew Kulp commented
I agree with Peter Thomson. I love the Buffer safari extension but it doesn't save me much time because I end up searching the site, google or twitter for the proper twitter handle before posting.
If the extension had a Twitter-linked quick search or pulled the proper twitter handle from the code, I would be delighted.
Peter Thomson commented
The @mention could be autosuggested from any text that says "Follow me on Twitter" on the blog page. Even if it wasn't always right it would be a killer feature for making buffered tweets more personal and giving credit where it's due.
I assume you are also considering mentions in Facebook as well @Leo
Many Thanks, great app and soooo simple to use, love it.
YES, PLEASE! :) Autofill for hashtags would be nice, as well!
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Bryan Wilson commented
This is badly needed!! I'm in the same boat. With Twitter you always want to mention people who wrote a post but its hard remembering their Twitter names. I find myself always having to have a Twitter page open so I can search and find them. Kind of lessens the impact of Buffer if you can't do that.
Thomas Schranz commented
+1 this is a pain for me at the moment when using twitter, because their autocomplete doesn't work for all the people I follow (weird) but buffer doesn't autocomplete at all :( would make it much easier and you could even get it right :)
This was also posted somewhere else... and I used 3 votes for it. I'm running out of votes!!! :) Can you combine these two so this point has more votes?
Nick Harewood commented
Definitely needed - otherwise, i have to have twitter open in a separate window in order to remember people's obscure twitter handles.
Giles Farrow commented
Instead of autocomplete from my follower/friend list, I would prefer Buffer searches on the page for a reference to the author's twitter account. So the Buffer builds a tweet like this
<some text highlighted on web page> http://bit.ly/blah by @username
Jenny Evgenia commented
Yes! Please make this happen sometime soon. I'm terrible at remembering the handles of people I tweet to (especially those which are spelled in a strange way) and the lack of auto-complete has been a major inconvenience for me on a daily basis. Other than that I LOVE the app. Thank you!