Share much faster with the Buffer Extension browser
Browser extensions are one of Buffer’s most common productivity hacks. You can find the buffer icon on the top right of your browser window next to the address bar after you instal it. If you click this icon, you can share several linked accounts from whatever page you are on.
The Buffer extension will record the page title and shortened URL automatically and preselect your default Buffer accounts. You can add more accounts and fully configure your finished update text and formatting.
Also, in your update, you can mention Twitter usernames, and Buffer will give you full-auto options so that you get the people you want quickly. If you share with Twitter plus a network, the @ name will be updated to view the Facebook, Google+, and LinkedIn updates to a full name.
Clip and queue texts and images
You can quickly share your favourite text bits and any great-looking picture right when you find them with this browser extension enabled.
For text, just highlight the text and press the Buffer button from your browser menu bar if you’re browsing a site and come across a neat stat or quotable blurb. Your highlighted text prepopulated for your update (link to the original, full-page) will appear in the composer window. You can also buffer the selected text by pressing or using the keyboard shortcut and by selecting “Buffer Selected Text.”
You can also buffer any image on any web right-clicks. They have great confidence in the power of sharing self-explaining graphics as meaningful with or without your text. Many places produce incredible pictures. It’s super quick to buffer them.
Social Inbox and Engagement
Buffer Publish won’t benefit you much if you are searching for a social media tracker. In the key Buffer tool, all you can do is get some simple details, such as what you sent and when you sent it, on your own social media posts.
If you’re a private user, this may be enough. However, consider checking out Buffer Reply, which works for business Instagram accounts, as well as Facebook and Twitter, if you’re a business user.
A social inbox is also included with Buffer Respond so that you can reply to messages in one place. This is incredibly helpful if you need to respond to customer requests frequently or otherwise communicate with your audience. Plus, to keep track of the things that matter most to you, you can add your tags to social conversations.
In Buffer’s free or Pro versions, there are no team features. For two users, you’ll need to upgrade to Buffer Premium, or for six to Buffer Business.
You can customise access and permissions for individual social networks if you are managing a team and have one of these higher-level accounts. That means that team members only have access to the platforms that you enable them to use. This is useful for monitoring the workflow and making sure that tasks are not duplicated.
The ability to set an approval workflow is yet another cool feature. That means that before it goes live, you can determine which users need to have draught content approved. Before adding it to the Buffer calendar, those who have full access may then review content.
The main tool has little to do with one of Buffer’s best features. These are the things you can get for free. The Buffer blog, for instance, is one of the best sources of accurate information, statistics, and tutorials on social media. There’s also the Buffer Marketing Library, which is an excellent place to get up to speed on strategy and tactics for beginners and advanced social media users.
You may take advantage of on-demand webinars that cover many different aspects of social media marketing. Plus, when it comes to your communication plan, Buffer is always sending out free reports that will help you make informed decisions.
With built-in guidance on image sizes and models that you can easily customise, it’s a beneficial aid, whether or not you’re using Buffer. That also applies to the newly released Stories Maker, which is an excellent way to create storeys for Facebook and Instagram quickly.