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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!

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    EmmaEmma shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Open for voting  ·  BufferAdminBuffer (Admin, Buffer) responded  · 

    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.

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      • DejaDeja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Need this feature!! It's cool that it's on the ios but I want it on my computer.

      • BufferAdminBuffer (Admin, Buffer) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hey there!

        Thanks so much for the suggestion, I can totally see how this would be useful!

        If I'm reading things right, I think this might be similar to another popular request - for "Draft Posts". This is our most requested feature on UserVoice!

        https://buffer.uservoice.com/forums/257855-feedback-and-ideas/suggestions/6215762-draft-posts

        I'm going to go ahead and merge your idea with this one :)

        Thanks again and please keep the great ideas and feedback coming!

        Cheers,
        Mike

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For example, I schedule something for next week, but I need to add a link that I don't have yet or maybe edit some copy, or add an image, I could put a red flag in it and know that I have to look at it again before being posted. And it could also send a notification.

      • Kat IngallsKat Ingalls commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is the only thing I'm really missing, even in Buffer Pro. I love being able to quickly add quick snippets, links, or photos to my Buffer / social media calendar. But the mindsets for grabbing links / collecting inspiration and the one for writing copy are totally different.

        I've been surprised by Buffer auto-posting a half-written post more than once!

        I'm still stuck using Google Sheets for planning ahead because this feature is missing. Plano.ly has been amazing for scheduling Instagram posts (check out how they let you draft posts!). But obviously would love to just be able to use Buffer!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was pointed to the android workaround under Cancel/Save. Not intuitive, but better than a post-it note. It got the (important) job done.

      • elieli commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm able to find the drafts section by using the app..would be super to have this available online.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A way to create posts without specifying the date and time yet. Ability to specify a date and time in the future. Ability to make posts to store and can put in date and time when I want to.

      • Francisco MerinoFrancisco Merino commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've been using Buffer 'draft' feature on mobile for several months, I usually find myself wanting to share more than 10 things at a time. Last week I had more than 36 drafts but after reinstalling Buffer app (I had to do a clean installation of Android 6.0.1) I found myself with 0 drafts :( For some reason, I thought our drafts were synced and store in the cloud. My mistake, but I would love to see this in the near future! I think something like what Christian Karasiewicz mentioned (April 13, 2016) would be great :)

      • Theresa McCaffreyTheresa McCaffrey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great if this could work in a similar way to saving posts on FB, I save loads of FB videos, pics and articles to share from buffer when I have time to schedule. Saving takes a second, scheduling takes longer as we want to add our own comments.

        As a team we could then create a library of relevant content to schedule without duplicating.

      • Christian KarasiewiczChristian Karasiewicz commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We definitely need this feature. I've spent time entering posts into Buffer on mobile and was thinking - they've thought of that for sure, only to find out it's not there. I would also like to see a Pablo By Buffer mobile app and make everything sync. Start a draft in the Buffer app, make them available from the desktop. Need to add an image using Pablo by Buffer, access your drafts and continue editing regardless of whether you're on a desktop or on mobile.

      • Nik KohlNik Kohl commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Drafting would be great. Currently, I already do it in scheduling the post way into the future but for bigger teams with more posts this might not be very practical. Something like a hold button would do which prevents the post of being posted even though the scheduled time passes (here a notification like "hey, your paused post is due today 11 a.m. are you sure you don't want to post it?" Cheers.

      • Katie FKatie F commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As kind of an add on to drafting posts it could be helpful to have the option to make notes and reminders in Buffer of upcoming events, things to tweet or post about etc. I love the social media calendar template that you teamed up with Hubspot to create so having something like that integrated into Buffer so folks can go to one spot for all their social media needs instead of jumping around from handwritten notes, the spreadsheet template, and back to Buffer they can go to Buffer and have it all right there. Thanks!

      • John ChapmanJohn Chapman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'd like to see this as a separate account in buffer which can either open in a separate window or as a window within the buffer page. This would make rescheduling tweets much easier since drag and drop re-positioning doesn't work well outside the current view area. Perhaps these draft posts could be stored locally in a cooky file to reduce the load on Buffer servers?.

      • JaimyJaimy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Would really love to see this, especially if this means we will finally be able to create an "editorial" calendar and schedule posts from drafts right away into Queue!

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