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  1. Add Instagram to accounts

    Buffer to Instagram would be good

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      237 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Thanks so much for all of the votes, ideas and encouragement here! Being able to add Instagram accounts would be huge and we’re very keen to explore this one.

      Currently Instagram doesn’t allow access to third-party apps to automate posting. We’re definitely exploring all options and are hopeful that we can bring a great solution in the near future! Really appreciate all of your patience with us on this and would love to hear in the comments how you might use Instagram if we were able to integrate it into Buffer. Thanks so much! :)

    • Draft Posts

      A 'draft' function would amazing. Somewhere to save half-formed posts that you can go back to at a later date and add links, images or video, and then schedule them up as normal.

      It'd be a lifesaver for those working long-lead who receive assets for posts last minute. I have notes all over the place reminding me to Buffer tweets when I receive a certain image or when a page finally goes live!

      1,362 votes
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        Open for voting  ·  49 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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          49 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          Started!  ·  ÅsaÅsa responded

          Hey guys!

          Thanks so much for your votes and comments here :)

          We’re in the final stages of completing a scheduler in the extension which enables you to schedule something for several time slots. It’s already out there if you want to give it a go.

          If you click the “new scheduler” in the browser extension like so: http://cl.ly/image/1k3J1c0e3N1f
          Then you’re able to add the post for several slots like so: http://cl.ly/image/0z3t1Q0H0q0v

          Would love any feedback or questions :)

          Warmly,
          Åsa

        • Facebook/LinkedIn Tagging

          Right now I can tag a twitter user, but it won't properly reciprocate to Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+ (hence they will not be notified that I'm talking about that page or person).

          This is stopping us from adopting this more broadly and still go in after and have to tag manually.

          898 votes
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            Open for voting  ·  28 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • Re-Buffer All Old Posts (or Bulk Re-Buffer)

            I have a Twitter quotes account where my old tweets I reuse every 2-4 months. I have 500-600 tweets at a time that I use and it's a bit time confusing to have to manually rebuffer all my old tweets.

            It would be wonderful if there was a "re-buffer all" button or at least an option where you bulk re-buffer old posts.

            871 votes
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              Open for voting  ·  71 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Allow posting to Google Plus (Google+)

              Please allow posting to Google Plus directly

              661 votes
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                Open for voting  ·  57 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Add Tumblr integration

                Allow users to draft and queue posts for Tumblr accounts. Additionally, allow reposting features similar to Twitter's buffer retweet feature.

                651 votes
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                  Open for voting  ·  41 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Incorporate a pause option for scheduled posts.

                  Right now, I have to cancel a post in order to pause it. But then I lose the layout of the actual post that I had setup. See example: https://cloudup.com/c8YjEhFDCaM Add a pause option.

                  583 votes
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                  • Tagging photos in scheduled posts for twitter

                    If you could offer us the opportunity of tagging accounts in the photo of the scheduled post. This would be a super greAt help for me which helps getting more retweets for the accounts I manage.

                    503 votes
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                      Open for voting  ·  34 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • YOURLS: URL shortening

                      Any chance that YOURLS (http://yourls.org/) can be added as the URL shortening service? I know many of us host our own URL shortening service via YOURLS, and getting Buffer to use that will keep our branding consistent.

                      Thanks!

                      476 votes
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                        Open for voting  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Integration with Xing

                        Xing is the No.1 network in Germany, Austria and Switzerland where Linkedin isn't that strong. If you want to grow your user base in this market with 15M users then you will have to support Xing.

                        397 votes
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                          Open for voting  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • Suggested hashtags

                          On sharing, based on post's words the (mobile or web) app can suggest some hashtags.

                          365 votes
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                            Open for voting  ·  16 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Cheaper upgrade plan for a longer queue

                            I"d like a longer queue, but $100 for the Awesome Plan is just too much.

                            I understand that you offer a LOT for the $100, but I really only want the longer queue.

                            I'd be willing to pay significantly less than $100 and get nothing more than a longer queue.

                            343 votes
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                              Open for voting  ·  20 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Multiple queues for the same profile

                              I would love the ability to have multiple queues for a single profile. This would allow me to schedule specific items to their queue, and potentially automate different items on a separate queue.

                              325 votes
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                                Open for voting  ·  22 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Canva Integration

                                I've seen a recent post on the integration of a Canva button on Post Planner for Facebook. If Canva could be added to the Buffer dashboard allowing instant access to a free image design tool, I think that would be pretty amazing!

                                320 votes
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                                  Open for voting  ·  12 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Automatically post from RSS feed

                                  Would love to be able to have the RSS feed function automatically queue up your articles/blog posts to your social media feed, ideally via a configurable template. (Eg: Post title, shortened URL, hashtag). Functionality would be similar to the Revive Old Post plugin for WP.

                                  295 votes
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                                  • Get suggestions based on keywords

                                    Be able to get suggestions to posts based on specific keywords. e.g. if my app is about making animated Gifs, I'd like to see articles with that keyword to share... not just a general topic.

                                    283 votes
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                                    • Integrate with Rebrandly

                                      Would be nice if Buffer users could use links with custom domains in the messages they buffer on social. I know this is possible using Bit.ly but with Rebrandly it's much faster and simpler and you can use multiple domains. (full disclosure I'm the founder @Rebrandly)

                                      249 votes
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                                      • For windows phone users

                                        As like the andriod buffer free app, for windows phone users need.

                                        244 votes
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                                          Open for voting  ·  18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Offline buffering

                                          An offline buffer to save thoughts for tweeting while in the tube or stack up my Pocket reads from my iPod touch when not connected

                                          239 votes
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                                            Open for voting  ·  13 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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