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What is Buffer?

Buffer is a social sharing tool. When browsing content, clicking on the Buffer icon automatically stores the content and schedules posts to social media channels throughout the day.

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Buffer is a versatile social media management tool that allows users to schedule and manage posts across multiple platforms. With a simple …
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In my opinion, Buffer is garbage...

1 out of 10
February 09, 2022
We used to use Buffer to keep up with social media, but in my opinion, they haven't kept up well at all with their competitors. Since my …
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  • Content planning and scheduling (64)
  • Mobile access (59)
  • Campaign success analytics (59)
  • Content optimization (57)
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Scheduling posts to various social media channels and profiles from one interface.

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Account management

Users can manage access to multiple social media accounts.

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Product Details

What is Buffer?

According to the vendor, Buffer is an intuitive streamlined social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive meaningful engagement and results on social media. The company has a suite of products for publishing, engagement, analytics, and team collaboration. Products are carefully considered and highly refined in order to help social media marketers and teams work more efficiently and effectively.

Buffer is a team of real people, aligned in common values. Being a Buffer customer should feel like you have a whole team of people cheering for you. We want to see you succeed on social!

Buffer Features

Publishing Features

  • Supported: Content planning and scheduling
  • Supported: Content optimization
  • Supported: Workflow management

Reporting/analytics Features

  • Supported: Campaign success analytics

Account management Features

  • Supported: Role-based user permissions & privileges
  • Supported: Mobile access

Additional Features

  • Supported: Integration with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+
  • Supported: Customization of messages for each social media platform
  • Supported: Suggested media from content that would be shared
  • Supported: Instagram grid preview
  • Supported: Ability to pause social media schedule and publishing
  • Supported: List or calendar view of scheduled social media posts
  • Supported: Email notifications of successful posts, failed posts, and empty queue
  • Supported: Browser extensions to share from anywhere across the web
  • Supported: Content Inbox of RSS feeds
  • Supported: Instagram direct scheduling

Buffer Screenshots

Screenshot of The Buffer dashboardScreenshot of Customizable posting scheduleScreenshot of Tailored PostsScreenshot of List or calendar view of scheduled postsScreenshot of Browser extensionScreenshot of Social media analytics

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Buffer - The Social Media Management Tool for Small Businesses

Buffer Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported CountriesGlobal
Supported LanguagesEnglish, Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Buffer is a social sharing tool. When browsing content, clicking on the Buffer icon automatically stores the content and schedules posts to social media channels throughout the day.

Gremln, Keepstream, and Content Director are common alternatives for Buffer.

Reviewers rate Content planning and scheduling highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of Buffer are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).

Buffer Customer Size Distribution

Small Businesses (1-50 employees)25%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)19%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)1%
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Reviews and Ratings


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TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

Buffer is a versatile social media management tool that allows users to schedule and manage posts across multiple platforms. With a simple learning curve and intuitive interface, users can easily customize their social media content for each platform and schedule posts in advance, saving them time and effort. Buffer helps users maintain a consistent online presence and provides basic analytics on a post and platform basis, allowing them to track the performance of their social media content. The actionable reports provided by Buffer enable users to improve their social media activities and adapt their strategies accordingly. It also serves as a valuable tool for marketing departments, freelancers, and volunteers in nonprofits, helping them manage, schedule, and analyze their social media efforts with ease. Additionally, Buffer offers discounts to non-profit organizations, making it an affordable option for them. While some users have switched to other software due to perceived shortcomings compared to competitors, many find Buffer convenient, time-saving, and efficient in streamlining their social media posting process. Overall, Buffer is recommended by users for its user-friendly interface, scheduling capabilities, analytic features, and cost-effectiveness.

Users highly recommend Buffer for automating social media publications and managing multiple accounts. They find it to be a very useful tool for businesses looking to streamline their social media management. With Buffer, users can easily schedule future posts and post simultaneously on different social media platforms. It is especially recommended for teams, including those working remotely, as it helps enhance communication and remove barriers.

Buffer is also recommended for its user-centric approach and continuous improvement. Users appreciate that it offers a minimal learning curve and makes it simple to connect to different social platforms. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, Buffer is considered key for efficient social media management. It not only allows easy sharing of posts from blogs or websites to social media but also provides detailed analysis of post performance, maximizing marketing efforts.

Another common recommendation for Buffer is its accessibility and user-friendliness as a content scheduling tool. Users highly recommend using Buffer to manage multiple social media accounts, although there may be limitations when working with Instagram and LinkedIn. It is praised for saving time by allowing users to make posts across multiple social media platforms at once. Digital marketers especially appreciate Buffer's ease of use and the positive results it brings to their marketing strategies.

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Joseph Kahn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It has saved money by allowing us to automate our social using one person
  • It allows us to connect one channel at a time instead of wasting money on larger account management tools
  • We are making money, because it has already delivered several clients
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It allows us to keep our channels active with information and content that identify us in our sector
  • It helps us in our awareness strategies
  • Allow time optimization and productivity improvement of the social media team
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It allows you to know your performance as well as provide you entire analytics so that you are able to take better decisions and improve what went wrong.
  • It helped a lot in increasing the reach towards the target as Buffers offers you best time to schedule your posts.
  • With the two factor authentication you are also keeping your data safe as nobody can access your data.
Michelle Messenger Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • As it's important for me to post regularly on social media, Buffer solves that problem for me. I have absolutely seen my followers increase since I started posting consistently with Buffer.
  • Visuals are important on social media, and Buffer's tool, Pablo, really helps me with that. I don't have to spend any money creating visuals (competing tools charge for that). It's very easy, fast and free. It definitely saves me probably at least $400-500/year.
  • Using Pablo, Buffer's image creation tool, also ensures I don't need to worry about violating any photo copyrights. That can also be costly if you just pull images by using a Google search. Some companies charge royalty fees -- so that would save a lot of money as well, and save time that you don't have to spend researching whether or not an image is OK to use.
David Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • We've been able to double our social media clients without doubling our costs.
  • We spend less time posting and more time creating quality content.
  • We can expand to other channels without straining our systems.
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