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  1. 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!

    908 votes
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      59 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all of your great ideas and suggestions on how drafts would make your lives easier. Wanted to add an update here that a few folks have mentioned in the comments. We currently support drafts in both our iOS and Android apps, which will let you save drafts on that device only. To create a draft, you can create a post like normal and then click “Cancel”. After that, you’ll be prompted to either delete the post or to save it as a draft.

      I know this isn’t an ideal solution as these drafts aren’t accessible from the web app, so sorry for the workaround there! We don’t quite have any further progress in the roadmap for drafts but are exploring a few ways of integrating this more fully within Buffer.

    • 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.

      622 votes
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          58 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          Hey folks!

          Thanks so much for your patience here and I’m really sorry it has taken me so long to update this thread.

          We’ve mentioned a couple of new features relating to this request, and I’d love to provide an update on both.

          1) The Power Scheduler.

          The Power Scheduler is still available to use in the Buffer Extension. Thanks for all the feedback you’ve provided on it so far – it has got us thinking a lot about how to support people who want to deliver great content across different social channels. It’s likely we’ll be revisiting the Power Scheduler again at some point, but for now I don’t quite have a timeline for any major updates or changes.

          2) The Content Library

          This was a beta feature that we were trialling last year that enabled folks to repeat the same post multiple times from within the Buffer dashboard.…

        • 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.

          504 votes
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          • 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.

            380 votes
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              38 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Hi there,

              Thanks so much for the amazing suggestions and support here! Definitely can see how valuable it would be to quickly pause your posting schedule without losing your posts or the order that they’re in.

              At the moment our recommended method for pausing your schedule is by going to the Schedule tab and then clicking on the day or days that you’d like to pause posting. Then, when you’re ready to resume, just click on the days in your schedule again to re-activate them. (Quick note: this currently only works for posts in your regular queue and won’t affect any posts that were custom scheduled for a specific time.)

              I know this workaround isn’t ideal at all and we’re currently exploring a few ways that we can make this easier. Would love to hear any ideas you might have for this or how you’d use a pause feature within…

            • Add Tumblr integration

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

              365 votes
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              • Suggested hashtags

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

                298 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.

                  271 votes
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                    41 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                    Thanks so much for the votes and comments on this one! I know that tagging people in photos is something that would be amazing to handle through Buffer.

                    At the moment, Twitter has not added this to their API support for third party tools like Buffer, so photo tagging is currently only available directly through Twitter.com. We’d be really eager to add this as soon as possible and will keep you all updated if anything changes!

                    Cheers,
                    Patrik

                  • 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)

                    271 votes
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                    • 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!

                      234 votes
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                        18 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        Thanks so much for the great idea and comments on this! I can definitely see how useful it would be to have an alternative to bit.ly for link shortening. This isn’t currently on our roadmap but is something that we’re keen to explore in more detail soon. So sorry for the long wait we’re causing, we will keep this idea updated with any progress we make here!

                      • 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.

                        217 votes
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                        • 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!

                          208 votes
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                          • 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.

                            207 votes
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                            • 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.

                              200 votes
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                                33 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                                Hi there everyone! Super grateful for all of the suggestions and encouragement here. I’m updating this status as we’re doing an in-depth research into Feeds to see what next steps would provide the most value and this one is definitely on our radar!

                                If you’d like to get this working right away, you can connect Buffer and your favorite RSS feed using a tool like Zapier or IFTTT. I know it isn’t ideal to have to use another tool and will keep this idea updated!

                              • 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.

                                186 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.

                                  160 votes
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                                  • Scheduling your Replies in Buffer

                                    Need to have an option where a user can schedule his reply via buffer at the specific time without breaking the Twitter reply thread.

                                    This would be beneficial for brands ( and users alike) to reply in bulk and schedule according to consumer timezones for maximum effect.

                                    Please make this happen Team Buffer :)

                                    141 votes
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                                    • 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

                                      132 votes
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                                      • buffering to a Facebook event

                                        I would be so awesome to schedule posts for Facebook Events!

                                        124 votes
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                                        • For windows phone users

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

                                          113 votes
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