Buffer gets a “Tweet Now” function

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We have another feature ready for you. From now on you can “Tweet Now” via Buffer with both the browser extensions and from your home account. Here’s how it looks:

Why did we do it?

From the outset of the Buffer journey we always stated we wanted to stay on the genuine side of things and help make Twitter easier to handle.

Therefore the step to real time tweets was a logical one for us as it helps everyone to create either real-time or Buffered tweets. This means we can help you to optimize further without trading in on the important human element of Twitter.

Another reason is that you will also get the handy analytics for your immediately sent tweets via Buffer which we thought is useful.

Finally, we think you can now see the browser extension as your fast and flexible tweet panel that allows you to tweet immediately or add to Buffer for later.

 

What do you think about this feature? Could it be useful for you? Please let us know below.

 

  • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

    Was this in response to user feedback?

    • http://joelg.me Joel Gascoigne

      Hi Dino! I think for us it was a combination of three things:

      1. Quite a few people asked for it.
      2. We got a feeling ourselves many times that it would be nice to have.
      3. It is totally inline with the values we’re sticking to with Buffer.

      I think we’ll always make sure our new features meet those three things. We don’t add new features until they’ve come up again and again with users, and until we have a few moments where we think “right now, that would be really useful”. The final point is crucial for us too.

      It’s definitely challenging to know when to add more, especially as another key thing for us is to keep it very simple. How do you decide for Triberr?

      • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

        Every new feature we implement has to answer this question. How will this help a blogger?

        When we have a great, compelling answer to that question we implement the feature. We also have a long list of features that we consider are core functionalities but we havent implemented them yet simply because there are only so many hours in a day.

        • http://joelg.me Joel Gascoigne

          That’s great, I like the simple 1 question validation!

          I totally know what you mean about hours in the day. I guess perhaps when you guys start to increase revenues you can focus more time on Triberr? Are you both planning to grow it into something you’ll focus full-time on, or do you think it’ll always be a side project?

          • http://diyblogger.net/about Dino Dogan

            How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

          • http://joelg.me Joel Gascoigne

            Haha, indeed.

    • http://twitter.com/RealRobBruce Rob Bruce

      I know I asked Leo for it! Thanks @LeoWid. Quick response time!!!

      • http://twitter.com/LeoWid Leo Widrich

        Hi Rob, exactly, glad we built it and you are finding it useful! :)

        Speak soon!

  • http://www.informationjunkiesanonymous.com Ryah Albatros

    I think it’s a great addition, thank you! Just one question, how does this tie in with tweet limits? Does it count for the 50 tweets I’m allowed?

    • http://joelg.me Joel Gascoigne

      Hi Ryah, great to see you here!

      It doesn’t count at all, you can “Tweet now” as much as you like :)

  • http://twitter.com/ThomasIlk Thomas Ilk

    I love the new analytics and the tweet now function. I don’t see myself using a different tool for tweeting ever again.

    I never used analytics or scheduling before, but Buffer makes it really easy and effortless.

    • http://twitter.com/LeoWid Leo Widrich

      Hi Thomas, yes, you are making a great point the analyitcs with the “tweet now” are a great combination. Really helps to know more about your impact right away doesn’t it?

      Awesome, so great to hear you want to start using Buffer more! :)

      Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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