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  1. Multiple Buffer services via IFTTT

    Would like to be able to add Buffer content to multiple services (e.g. Twitter AND LinkedIn) via IFTTT channel. Current integration limits Buffer to single account (e.g. Twitter OR LinkedIn).

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    • Ability to post to Facebook Groups (even the ones I'm not admin or owner)

      I would like to post to some or all Facebook Groups I'm part of (regardless of being admin or owner).

      I already do that with www.facebookgroupautoposter.com without any problems, so I guess it is not complicated to implement that feature into Buffer.

      I'd really love to be able to centralize all my social network actions in a single service.

      26 votes
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      • Nickname accounts

        I'd love to label my accounts with nicknames so that I don't get confused by similar names/profile pics.

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          Hi there! Thanks so much for suggesting this, I can definitely see how useful it would be to be able to nickname your accounts. I think we’ll be looking into this very soon, really appreciate the nudge here!

        • Buffer Scheduling

          Pin/Fix a post to specific date and time while remaining within the buffer schedule. For example, Fix a post to Christmas Day but when additional posts are added to the queue, they do not fall on Christmas day because that slot is already taken by the fixed post.

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            Thanks so much for the amazing suggestions and comments here! Really sorry about the long delay in getting to this, I could definitely see how useful it would be to pin posts to specific times in your schedule. :)

            Excited to share that we’re working on a way to make this possible and are hoping to get something in your hands really soon!

          • Automatic message shortening for Twitter while keeping the full message length for Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.

            When posting to multiple accounts including Twitter, instead of refusing to queue if the message exceeds Twitter's tweet length, provide the option to automatically shorten the message for Twitter while keeping the full message for Facebook, etc.

            25 votes
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            • Copying and Applying Schedules

              Some individuals have multiple profiles for one company (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Google+) on their buffer account, and want posts to be scheduled and pushed out at the same time. Instead of having to create new schedules for each, which can be quite the time consuming task, you would be able to copy/duplicate a schedule and apply it to another profile.

              24 votes
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              • Add comments to posts waiting for approval (and a rejection button with comments)

                our current process is the content marketer drafts the message before sending to me for approval. is there functionality within buffer for me to add feedback as comments within buffer or rejecting the message so that the content marketer can rework it? this is ideal rather than me deleting the entry entirely

                23 votes
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                  Thanks so much for the great suggestion! This is something that we’ve heard quite a bit of and I’m excited to share that we’ve started working on a method of making this possible within Buffer.

                  I’ll keep this idea updated as we make progress, currently we’re sketching out initial designs and making sure that this works smoothly for managers and contributors.

                • Be able to add suggested content to all streams simultaneously

                  Right now, while a manually added post is queued to all streams, suggested content and those from feeds have to be added to each stream individually.

                  A button on the left side of the interface, above the streams that is marked "Select All Streams" would then allow any of these other sections to share with all of them simultaneously.

                  23 votes
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                  • Multiple images for google plus and facebook posts

                    I think it's quite a basic feature (but I guess on the programming side it's not that basic), to have the possibility to post multiple pictures on both platforms. Will this possible anytime soon?

                    23 votes
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                    • Provide an option for adding text alternatives, such as title and long description, to tweeted images

                      When we share images without meaningful text alternatives, these images will not be accessible to our followers with visual impairments.

                      Providing text alternatives for non-text content is one of the most important accessibility requirements, but it is not always possible - or practical - to describe an image within a tweet. As far as we are aware, Easy Chirp is the only app that makes it easy to attach both title and description to tweeted images without affecting the character count (http://www.easychirp.com/).

                      Accessibility is a legal requirement for many government departments and educational institutions, so adding this option…

                      21 votes
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                      • Schedule GIFs

                        Now that GIFs are native on Twitter I would love an easier option to post them on buffer (aside from downloading them and uploading to buffer from Giphy which has a bigger database than the GIF Mood Board). Also would LOVE the added ability of scheduling GIFs in the Buffer dashboard and/or a way to buffer them in twitter after finding a GIF from the Giphy feature!

                        21 votes
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                          Thanks so much for the great idea, Taylor! GIFs have become a huge part of how we communicate and we’re definitely using them all the time ourselves. I think this could be a great idea for us to look into!

                          One workaround that might help if you’re up for it, would be to right-click (or control+click on a Mac) on any gif you find (for example, on Giphy). If you have the Buffer extension installed in your browser, you’ll see an option to share that GIF through Buffer. I know that’s still not quite an ideal workflow, so I’d love to hear any thoughts of what might be your ideal solution to easily sharing more GIFs through Buffer!

                        • Ability to export Buffer queue into an Excel/Word calendar, and then automatically emailed regularly (like Google Analytics)

                          I would love to have the ability to export my Buffer queue into a calendar in Excel or Word.

                          This would help me share my Buffer queue and use it for planning with other people in my organisation or clients, and to save me doubling up on documentation/administration.

                          It would be even more awesome if there was a way for this to be exported and emailed automatically at a set time every week/month (like Google Analytics reports).

                          21 votes
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                            Thanks so much for the amazing suggestion, June! Can definitely see how useful it would be to more easily share your Buffer queue with other people.

                            While we’re not currently working on this, this is definitely on our radar and we’re exploring some options to make Buffer more useful in these types of situations!

                            Cheers,
                            Patrik

                          • Posting to Bebee.com

                            With over 11 million registered users in a little over a year, and growing every day, every hour, every minute, every second. I would really love to see Bebee, the affinity network for professionals as one of the social networks in Buffer with rest of the networks.

                            20 votes
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                            • Thread Posting

                              On Twitter you can create a thread when posting tweets (by replying to yourself and taking your handle out of the tweet), essentially permanently linking tweets together. It would be so useful if we could do this on Buffer!

                              19 votes
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                              • Add support for Telegram channels

                                Telegram (https://telegram.org) opened up an API for bots (https://core.telegram.org/bots/api), which can post messages to user's channels once they're added as administrators. It would be awesome to be able to post messages also on that platform.

                                19 votes
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                                • Social Media feeds (not only RSS)

                                  It would be great to be able to create feeds for social media accounts that we are interested in (i.e. people/organisations we follow and are most likely to be retweeting). We could also have the option to save a search on a specific keyword and make it into a feed (i.e. show in a feed all tweets with the word #buffer in it).

                                  19 votes
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                                  • Connect to Reddit

                                    Please add Reddit as a network to connect to so I can post links to Twitter and Reddit at the same time.

                                    19 votes
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                                    • Add goo.gl link shortener using my Google account

                                      Google shortener can be added to the list of link shorteners, and if the user authorizes access to their Google account, all goo.gl short links can be saved into the account. This can be done via OAuth, thus protecting user's private data.

                                      19 votes
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                                      • Tag Users in images

                                        It would be great to be able to tag users in images via Buffer like you can on Twitter.

                                        19 votes
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                                        • Consolidated view of analytics for all accounts

                                          A single view of my posting analytics for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, so I don't have to check each one separately. Consolidation would be extremely helpful for understanding the "big picture" of what's working and what isn't.

                                          19 votes
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