How To Use The New Buffering Patterns [NEW FEATURE]

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The feedback and request we received for this feature during the week was purely amazing. Thanks to everyone who got in touch and requested that this could be useful to them.

As of today, you can easily add additional Buffering patterns to make your Tweeting more personalised.

What is Buffer?

Buffer is a completely new way to share the content we come across each day. You simply drop Tweets into your Buffer and the App posts them for you well spaced out over the day. It is like a social Instapaper. Insteading of clicking to read it later. Click the article to be tweeted later via one of the browser extensions and continue your reading adventure.

Give Buffer a go here.

How does it work?

Our main goal was to keep the same simplicity, yet offer you more options to create a customised Tweeting patterns.

So the new Buffering patterns allow you to create different Tweeting times for different days. So say for example I am tweeting 6 times a day during weekdays and only 2 times a day during weekends.

You can of course add more Buffering patterns. Maybe you want to create a different one for each day? The choice is yours.

I have also made a quick video for you explaining it:


Why would I use Buffering patterns?

We created Buffering patterns in order to allow for a more genuine and personalised Tweeting experience.

Our goal is to allow you and anyone else using Buffer to become a great source of content. By giving you the option to tweet at the frequency and pattern you believe is best, we hope that you can achieve even better results.

 

We’re happy to let you know that all of you can now choose which days you’d like to Tweet. To create different Buffering patterns, you’ll want to try our Pro or Premium plan.

Do you have any thoughts on the new feature?

About the Author

Leo Widrich

Co-founder and CMO at Buffer. I enjoy writing about lifehacks, social media tips and updates to Buffer. For some more personal posts, check out leostartsup.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10203896 Abram Herman

    Love it :)

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

      Hi Abram, awesome, glad to hear you like it! :) 

  • http://twitter.com/susan_silver Susan Silver

    Great innovation, this makes much more sense as content performs differently on different days. Things are usually quite dead for my Twitter stream on the weekends. 

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

      Hi Susan, thanks for the kind words on the new features. Yes, you are very right, that was the exact thinking. Just like you say, on certain days we just need to have a different schedule! :) 

  • http://www.missiondrivenbrand.com rpene

    Awesome job on the personalization of patterns :) Continuing to elevate the game…i luv it!  Another reason why I think Buffer is one of the BEST apps around :)

  • http://about.me/jameshicks James Hicks

    about to implement my patterns now. Great stuff team !

  • http://twitter.com/Dick_Foster Dick Foster

    Can you set a start time and a time interval (say every 45 minutes) and let Buffer send out tweets that I’ve placed in a “tweet queue”?

  • http://www.lebetablog.com Fred

    Excellent new feature, guys !

  • http://www.16i.co.uk 16 Interactive

    So simple, yet brilliant :) only the other day we were thinking about the need for something like this, good work guys!

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

      Awesome, very glad you like it! :) 

  • http://twitter.com/heroizm Hasan Hero Otuome

    this would be even more cool with the addition of RSS feeds…

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

      Hi Hasan, thanks for stopping by.

      That’s a great suggestion, we will definitely think about it. One thing that comes to mind is that it might turn users too much into auto-bots, not sure about it though. 

      • http://www.dailyblogging.org Mani Viswanathan

        I agree with you Leo. Wouldn’t recommend you to add the RSS feature. It makes Twitter a news feed rather than a Timeline.

  • http://bit.ly/z18QFo Joseph Dent

    One of my favourite apps. Use daily!!! Respect…

  • http://twitter.com/alistairpowell Alistair Powell

    This is great! Just wish that there was a QUICK way to choose X number times a day that it would automatically generate for you. Also to say Randomize X number of times a day between the hours of Y and Z

  • http://www.facebook.com/isabella.bemybest Isabella Lo

    Nice to see so many people share the benefit and joy of such a feature.
    Great job. Well done. Keep it up !!