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Below are details about a feature or functionality that is no longer offered in new subscriptions starting after January 13, 2021.

Use CoSchedule’s Buffer Integration to publish social messages & campaigns from CoSchedule via your Buffer account.


Connect CoSchedule to Buffer

To begin, go to your Integrations page. Choose Buffer and click Enable. Click Allow access to accept authorization.

Please note that you can only connect one Buffer account to your calendar.

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Manage Buffer Connection

To manage your Buffer settings, go to Settings > Integrations > My Integrations > Buffer.

If you don’t see a profile that you already have connected with Buffer listed, click Sync to sync your Buffer account with CoSchedule.

Clicking Disconnect will break the connection between CoSchedule and Buffer for – it will also remove all drafted, sent, and imported Buffer messages from your calendar.

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Manage Buffer Profiles

For connected profiles, clicking Sync will refresh the connection of that profile between Buffer and CoSchedule, as well as sync messages from Buffer.

Clicking Remove from CoSchedule will disable the connection between CoSchedule and Buffer for that social profile – it will also remove all drafted, sent, and imported Buffer messages from your calendar.

  • If you have a profile connected to CoSchedule but not Buffer, you can click Connect Profile to connect it to Buffer.
  • If you have a social profile connected to Buffer but not CoSchedule, you can click Set Up Profile to connect it to your calendar.
  • If you’ve deleted a social profile from Buffer and it’s still connected to CoSchedule, you can either click Attempt to Reconnect or click Disconnect from CoSchedule (this will not remove the profile from CoSchedule).

Note: Are you setting up direct publishing for Instagram? Go to Set up direct publishing to Instagram through CoSchedule via Buffer to learn more.

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Create Buffer Messages

To create a new Buffer message, click the orange Create button in the top right-hand corner or click + on the day you want to schedule your social messages then select Social > Buffer Message.

You can also create multiple messages by choosing Social Campaign. To add social messages to your social campaign, click  and select Buffer Message.

Click Add Buffer Profile and select the Buffer profile(s) from the drop-down menu. You can only select from profiles that are connected to Buffer.

The profiles you select will show in the box. You can remove a profile by clicking on the thumbnail picture.

In the body of the message, enter the text content of your post, including any links. If a link is pasted in the body of the message, a preview of the link will display under the text. If you are not seeing the link preview, hit Enter on your keyboard. You can remove the link from the body of your Social Message and the preview will stay and the Social Message will remain a link type Social Message.

Attach an image to your message by selecting the Camera icon. Upload a new image or select a previously added image from your calendar’s media library.

Note: Buffer does not allow multiple images to be sent from CoSchedule – if a Buffer message is scheduled with multiple images, Buffer will only publish the first image uploaded.
Note: Buffer does not allow videos to be sent from CoSchedule, so the option to attach a video to your Buffer message will not be available. You can add videos to messages created in Buffer.

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Convert Social Message to Buffer Message

If you’ve created a message and want to switch to a Buffer Message or a Social Message, click the three dots at the bottom of your message. As long as the social profile(s) are connected to Buffer and your message does not include a video, you can convert a Social Message to a Buffer Message.

Please note that if you convert a multi-image Instagram Social Message to a Buffer Message, you’ll receive a push notification from Buffer when it’s time to publish (Buffer does not support direct publishing for multi-image posts).

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why can’t I see video messages I created in Buffer on my calendar?

Because CoSchedule does not support video Buffer Messages, they will not sync to your calendar.

Can I add Buffer messages to ReQueue?

Yes, Buffer messages are supported in ReQueue.

Can I bulk upload Buffer Messages?

No, Buffer Messages are not supported in bulk upload.

Why can’t I see Buffer messages I scheduled on my calendar in my Buffer account?

When you schedule a Buffer message, it will not appear in Buffer until the scheduled date/time arrives. API restrictions keep CoSchedule from being able to show scheduled Buffer messages created in CoSchedule in Buffer.

Can I see previously sent Buffer messages on my calendar?

Yes, messages that existed in Buffer previously will appear on your calendar with an “imported from Buffer” note in the social composer view.

What happens if I delete a Buffer message from my calendar?

If you delete a Buffer message from CoSchedule, it will also be deleted from your Buffer account.

If I schedule a message in Buffer, can I edit it in CoSchedule?

Yes, if you schedule a message through Buffer for a time in the future it will show as a scheduled message in CoSchedule. If you update that message in CoSchedule, it will also update that scheduled message in Buffer.

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