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  1. Add The new social network Tsu

    Tsu is a very new and fast growing socia media. It's not too long before Tsu is the next facebook or twitter. It would help a ton of we could post to Tsu through buffer.

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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.

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      • Aggregated data/dashboard across all networks

        Buffer needs a dashboard that shows aggregated data across all connected networks rather than one by one.

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        • Hide Curated URL Text When Sharing To Channels With Thumbnails (Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, etc)

          Buffer handles sharing to Twitter just fine where the URL is the primary focus. But when we "Add" curated content to a "long form" social media channel such as Facebook/Google/LinkedIn, that URL should be hidden because a thumbnail is being generated. Hootsuite does this right. I know that Buffer may be wishing to keep their branding in the URLs visible - but an App stamp already shows Facebook etc - and the URL is obnoxious when it's not wanted. Please clean these up.

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          • Add search to published posts

            It would be great if there was a keyword search function for published posts, to easily find and rebuffer them again.

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            • have you guys thought about adding custom link shortener support directly through buffer? I don't want to deal with bit.ly. the issue with b

              have you guys thought about adding custom link shortener support directly through buffer? I don't want to deal with bit.ly. the issue with bitly is they offer a free version for individuals, and then a paid option for enterprise that is $1000 a month.

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              • Windows 10/Windows Edge PlugIn and App

                With Chrome really playing up by using Processor speeds and crashing occassionally on Windows 10, when can we see Buffer adding Apps (for all their products) in Windows Store and also create a Plug-In for the Edge browser?

                17 votes
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                • Schedule Tweetstorms for Later

                  A way to schedule Marc Andreessn (@pmarca)-style tweetstorms for later, so that multiple successive posts can be scheduled as a block.

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                  • Automatic Hashtag Append

                    For companies that frequently want the same hash tag(s) appended to posts, it would be nice to predefine them then have them automatically added.

                    16 votes
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                    • 16 votes
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                        Hey there, great one! Pricing is always something that we’re keen to think more about and this makes a lot of sense.

                        Curious to learn more here, if you could design your ideal $5 plan, what would that look like to you and how would it help? Would love to make sure I have the full context, definitely no pressure at all to reply!

                      • 16 votes
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                        • 16 votes
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                          • Integrate Buffer with Tweetbot

                            I have yet to figure out a friction-less way to reply or retweet a tweet using Buffer. Copy-and-paste works, but seems both clunky and time-consuming. Having the ability to read timelines from multiple accounts (a la HootSuite) would be even better -- read and Buffer in the same app! But if not, at least some sort of integration with TweetBot would be great -- an option to Buffer to a queue from within TweetBot.

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                            • 16 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!

                                15 votes
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                                • Put Team Members Back Into the Awesome Plan

                                  Please put team members back into the awesome plan for future sign-ups!

                                  This was a great feature and having it removed severely diminishes the attractiveness of the awesome plan. Many clients I know would baulk at paying the business fees however the awesome plan fits their needs. I control many clients accounts from my own buffer account as a team member, so this is an essential option!

                                  15 votes
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                                  • Upload thumbnail for video upload

                                    The new video upload feature is great! Thumbnails are generated quickly, and when videos are long, there are plenty of options to choose from.

                                    However, when videos are short (as is the nature with much of native video), very few thumbnails are generated, giving the poster very little choice.

                                    In 90% of cases, I am not satisfied with the thumbnails, and I leave Buffer and to post directly to the social platform.

                                    Please allow for thumbnail uploads after auto-generated thumbnails are created for uploaded videos.

                                    A compromise would be to create more thumbnails for shorter videos, or to give a…

                                    15 votes
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                                    • Add option to not auto-shorten short URLs

                                      Currently if I have link shortening on, it will shorten all URLs, including those that are already shortened.

                                      For example, if I put this message into the post box:

                                      "RT @TechCrunch: Facebook is cracking down on clickbait http://t.co/DuEwrbemP1"

                                      I get the following:

                                      "RT @TechCrunch: Facebook is cracking down on clickbait http://buff.ly/1wukUds"

                                      The t.co short URL is shortened again.

                                      The problems with this practice:
                                      1. Worse user experience, because users need to go through 2 redirects before reaching the target page.
                                      2. It's considered impolite by many to tamper with the URL when retweeting, especially if the original short…

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                                      • Open API access to community coding

                                        The number of platforms that buffer could potentially support is incredible. It feels natural for the company to open up its development in a way that promotes further integrations to be coded outside of the team and in the community.

                                        Check out Slack's integrations. At the bottom of the page it offers webhooks and other simple methods to integrate *anything* into their platform. I want buffer to be that platform.

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                                        • Twitter Auto Mention / Tagging of Authors / Website

                                          Whenever I add a post to my Buffer that isn't mine, I've to look for the Twitter handle of the Author and / or the Website.

                                          I probably lose 1-2 minutes per Tweets and it's definitely very annoying. It'd be amazing if Buffer could pull out this data and show suggestions of people to tag.

                                          Buffer could easily scrap the page that is being linked to and extract the Twitter usernames from this page.

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