Introducing Feeds: Share Links From Your Favorite Sites Right Inside Buffer!

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Our community has always been great at driving us forward, suggesting new tools, helping us better understand the challenges and workflows of a daily social media user. Listening to our community is perhaps our best source of information and ideas, so when you asked for the ability to add feeds within Buffer, we listened. We got right to work to build a way to add great content from great publishers—quickly, easily, and efficiently.

We’re excited to announce the arrival of this much-anticipated Buffer tool: Feeds!

You can now add RSS feeds to your Buffer social profiles and share links directly from your favorite sites from right inside your Buffer dashboard. We’ll pull in the latest stories from whichever sites you choose, and you can decide which links to add to your queue and share with your followers.

You can try adding your feeds right now.

You have total control of your feeds—from finding and discovering to organizing and updating. Fresh content will always be at your fingertips.

We hope this makes sharing on social media a smoother, simpler, and all-around better experience for our amazing users. Come along and see how these feeds work and what’s in store for your new sharing experience.

Feeds

Add your favorite sites in a snap

We’re thrilled to provide feeds not just for our Buffer for Business users but for our Awesome users, too. Both plans give you the chance to use the new feed functionality:

Awesome and Business users enjoy 15 feeds per connected social profile!

(Those on the Individual plan can try out Feeds by signing up for a no-risk, cancel-any-time trial of Buffer for Business, which gets you access to feeds, team members, robust analytics, and more.)

Since feeds are tied to social profiles and not your overall Buffer account, you can select a different feed or group of feeds for each of the different social profiles you’ve connected. Here’s what this looks like in practice.

Say you’ve connected a Twitter profile and a Facebook profile and are itching to add feeds to each.

If your Twitter profile focuses on social media tips, you might choose to add social media feeds like the Buffer blog or Kiss Metrics.

If your Facebook profile has a different focus—tech and gaming news, for instance—you might prefer to connect feeds from The Verge or TechCrunch.

Simple setup for any feed you want

To set up your feeds, simply type in the name of the site and choose which feed you want from the corresponding list.

For instance, let’s say I want to add a feed for a favorite blog of ours, Social Media Examiner. I’ll type in the name of the website and see that Buffer recognizes it:
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Once I select it, it’ll be added into my feed choices.

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The search bar works with direct feed URLs, too. You can grab the feed from any site, copy it to your clipboard, and paste it into the Feeds search bar inside your Buffer dashboard.

We want to ensure an effortless experience for grabbing the feeds you want so that you can get straight to sharing just as quickly as possible. We hope we succeeded! Let us know how it feels once you give it a go.

Remove and edit as often as you want

After you’ve added your feeds, you can head to your feed management tab at any time to change and edit which ones you have connected. Click on the “Manage Feeds” button to bring up an overlay with all your chosen feeds and a spot to add even more.

Click on the Remove button to take a feed away. Then type in a new website to find a new feed to add. There’s no limit to the number of changes you can make.

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View your feeds in a custom stream

Once you’ve wired up the feeds you want, you’ll see posts begin to fill up in your feed list. These posts are listed chronologically with the most recently published ones at the top. The default view is to show posts from all the different feeds you’ve connected. (We show the 10 most recent posts from each of your feeds.)

You can also view these feeds individually, showing only the posts from a particular site. For example, if you’re subscribed to a post that publishes 20 times per day and one that publishes once per week, you may choose to view the individual feed for the weekly site so that you can quickly find the content you want. Each of your connected feeds is viewable in this way. Simply choose your desired feed from the drop-down menu.

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Add only the articles you want

With feeds, adding content occurs at the click of a button. Click on “Add” next to the article you want to share, and the story will fly right to the queue on your chosen social network. You can still hop over into the social profile itself and edit anything you wish: text, mentions, timing, tags, etc. If you’d like, you can even drag-and-drop the key posts to other profiles as well.

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Our goal: Making content as accessible, easy, and awesome as possible

As we’ve tested and iterated along different stages of the Buffer product, we’ve always had an ear to the ground. We’ve been listening. What are the pain points for social media users? How can social media marketing and social media enjoyment be enhanced by Buffer?

The common theme we’ve heard is content.

Make content easier to find, easier to follow, and easier to share. 

Many of the newest Buffer tools have been building toward this focus on content. Earlier this year, we launched content suggestions, which provide you with a handful of handpicked gems to share every day. Today, we’re launching Feeds, which allow you to customize the content you can choose to add. With these tools and more, the Buffer product is becoming an incredible content resource.

We are proud to say that Buffer now covers content curation, content creation, and content discovery—and that we do so while providing one of the simplest social media management tools out there. We’re seeking to make content as accessible, easy, and awesome as possible.

What makes it accessible? Content should be close by at all times. The closer it is to get to, the more likely it is we will read, share, and enjoy.

What makes it easy? Newspapers get delivered right to your door. It doesn’t get much easier than that! We want the same ease-of-use for the content you read and share online. The more content we can bring inside the Buffer, the better—and easier—it is for you.

What makes it awesome? You! Awesome content has personality, it has your fingerprints all over it. You choose the feeds to add and the content suggestions to approve. Your awesome content is all about you.

From a certain perspective, Buffer has always been about content. Updates are content, and Buffer has been in the updates business since the product launched. With the debut of Feeds today, content seems to have risen to the top of the app in a meaningful way. There are many places where content seeps in.

Feeds pull in content from your favorite sites, and you can share these links with one tap of a button, building out your queue and social plan with complete ease.

Feeds have been one of our most-requested features, and we’re excited to be able to give you all the ability to add great content from great publishers, favorite sites, and personal blogs.

Suggestions provide curated content from our Buffer team that you can share when you’re seeking inspiration or filler. We add only the best stories, photos, and quotes that we find interesting—and we think your community will find interesting, too.

The numbers behind use of content suggestions point to their being quite well-loved.

  • 200,000 posts per month come from content suggestions
  • 50,000 posts per week come from content suggestions
  • 7,000 suggestions are used each day

Topics is the next frontier for our content push. Currently, our suggestions are a general reach into a number of different areas. We’re looking to provide even greater value here by drilling down into individual categories and topics of interest to our users. Do you have a favorite one in mind?

Content should be fun, exciting, easy, and enjoyable. It should be pain-free. We’re excited to be able to address this pain point in the social media space and to do so in a number of unique ways that our community loves.

Thanks for joining us on this journey of discovery! We’re thrilled to be at a place where Buffer can meet your content needs.

Add your first feed in two quick clicks

Feeds are all ready for you!

Log in to your Buffer account, visit the Feeds tab, and start searching and sharing from your favorite sites. Feeds are just two clicks away. You can give it a try right now. 

Let us know what you think about Feeds and content. Leave any questions at all here in the comments, and we’ll get right back to you. Or you can email us directly at hello@bufferapp.com or find us on Twitter (among other spots)!

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We’d love to hear your thoughts about feeds and how you might use these to boost your social media sharing! Enjoy!

Update: Thank you to our wonderful community for the quick and helpful feedback on Feeds! When this first launched, we made a mistake in not allowing enough feeds per user. Your helpful responses made us realize this. Thanks!

We’ve since updated Buffer Feeds, and now all Awesome users and all Business users can enjoy 15 feeds per social profile. 

We hope this helps make a difference, and we’re excited to keep pushing forward with Feeds—and with the incredible feedback we get from you!

  • http://ratkutti.wordpress.com Karthikeyan

    Good use of GIF there, Kevan!

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Thanks, GIFs are fun! :)

      • http://ratkutti.wordpress.com Karthikeyan

        Is it GIF or JIF? Oh wait..!

  • http://mod-lab.com/ Seth

    This is an excellent feature.

  • AzzamS

    what would be an awesome addition is to display the social share count for each content item. This gives an indication of the popularity prior to reading the article and sharing.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      What a splendid idea! Thanks for passing this along. :) We’re excited to push ahead with Feeds and to build the feature with as many helpful additions as possible. I’ll be happy to let the product team know your great suggestion! :)

  • Guest

    Love the feature and how it works.

    Although, the limits (specifically for ‘Awesome’ users) almost make it seem a bit pointless.

    The option to choose which posts from a feed are awesome and I understand the need to have limits but do you have plans to increase these limits?

    With my plan limited to a single feed, I doubt I’ll even use the feature.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Thank you so much for your feedback on this. Yes, we’re looking to learn from this announcement and adapt the Feeds feature to be as awesome as can be. Your thoughts on this are super helpful! Limits seems like an area where we can take a closer look. Thanks!

  • http://gekjr.com George E. Kennedy Jr.

    Dear Buffer,
    Great feature yes, but you continue to frustrate me with you business model. I’m a Awesome User that don’t really been a Business account. I use Feedly to populate my Buffer Feeds at the moment with unlimited feeds. Even if I went to a business account, 10 feeds is not enough. You are slowly driving me back to Hootsuite.

    • Kevin Partner

      Couldn’t agree more – “Awesome” is not the word I’d use for one feed. The net result is that I won’t bother at all with this feature, though it would have been useful had I been able to link, say, 5 feeds. Whatever a reasonable number might be, it ain’t 1.

      • http://brilliant-insane.com/ Mark Barnes

        Spot on, George and Kevin. I, too, use Feedly. One feed is not even worth the time. In fact, 10 is not enough for a very expensive business model. I can get dozens of feeds on HootSuite for about one eighth the cost. I’ve been a huge proponent of Buffer in the past — even did a how-to video saying how “awesome” Buffer is. In my book, Buffer swung for the fences here and struck out!

        • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

          George, Kevin, and Mark, I’m really sorry we let you down here! It’s really helpful to hear your feedback on this and to know where we can improve this feature. We plan to learn from this announcement, and your comments here are a huge help for showing us where to turn our focus. Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback and concerns!

          • http://unbounce.com Tia K

            Love where you’re going with this idea but for the first round I’ll have to echo the above feedback: not even close to enough feeds. I have hundreds. That being said, I’ll be keeping an eye on how you develop it—would be great to be able to eliminate the Feedly step :) Keep it up.

          • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

            Thanks for this insight, Tia and Brian! We’ll be sure to keep you all updated as Feeds keep growing. It’d be awesome to get you the functionality you need with this! :)

          • http://okaymarketing.com/ Brian Jackson

            Same, love the direction and keep it up! But can’t even think about switching from feedly yet until the # increases.

      • AzzamS

        I would suggest a hack that combines urls into this one feed of your most frequent visited sites. This has been around for years.

        • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

          Oh, great tip! One of my favorite tools for doing this is MailChimp’s ChimpFeedr. It’s pretty slick! I just tried it with Buffer Feeds, and it seems to work really well. :)

    • alexsaiz

      I completely agree with you. Just 1 feed for the awesome plan? This great feature is useless then.

      • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

        This has been such helpful feedback! Thanks for taking the time to share. :)

        We’ve made some changes and now Awesome and Biz users can enjoy 15 feeds per connected profile, and we’re working toward adding even more. Thanks for your patience and understanding with all this! :)

        • alexsaiz

          Awesome!!!! Now it make sense. Thank you!!!!

  • http://about.me/fabricioteixeira fabricioteixeira

    This is a great feature, indeed, but I think this move derails buffer from its original value prop. Now I feel like I’ve been paying for (and you guys have been working on) a feature that I’m not going to use; not what I had originally signed up for.

    As a suggestion, I think it would be great for you guys to inquire your user base not only about additional features, but about how to perfect the main user flow.

    Btw, I’m really happy with all the hard work you guys have been doing and for the great service you provide. Stable, reliable, smart. Thanks for that! Hope the feedback is helpful.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Absolutely! Thanks so much for the feedback and the kind words. :) It’s so incredibly helpful to have your perspective on this! I can see how this announcement could feel a bit inconsistent, and I’m really sorry for any trouble we’ve caused. We’re excited to keep pushing forward with social sharing and to discover how Feeds best fits in this plan. It’d be awesome to keep hearing your thoughts as we go! :)

  • Guest

    Kinda useless when Feedly pushes to Buffer either directly or with IFTTT…

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Thanks so much for this feedback. I can definitely see how some of the features of Feedly and IFTTT carryover to a Buffer workflow. These are awesome integrations, for sure!

  • http://www.heroikmedia.com Nicholas McGill

    I agree with George E. Kennedy Jr. This is a poor move. Curating content feeds is a normal/expected user behavior. I’m just one awesome user. One feed is useless. Come on!!!

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      It’s really helpful to hear these thoughts, Nicholas! Thank you for sharing your experience, and I’m sorry we came up short on this one. We’re definitely viewing Feeds as an evolving, improving feature, and your feedback here will be most excellent for knowing where to turn our attention next. Cheers! :)

  • http://www.thomadaneau.com/ Thoma Daneau

    Seriously… 1 feed. What do you take us for?

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Hi Thoma, I’m really sorry we dropped the ball for you here. We’re going to keep growing the Feeds feature, and it’s incredibly helpful to hear from you on where we can improve. Thanks!

      • http://www.thomadaneau.com/ Thoma Daneau

        Anyway, I love your product and will continue to use it. FYI, I have like 400 feeds in my feedly, but user Buffer to share them.

        • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

          Oh wow! 400! That’s so awesome! I can see how 1 feed would seem like quite small potatoes. :)

          Again, thanks for the feedback and insight here!

        • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

          Hi Thoma! Just a quick note, we’ve opened it up to 15 feeds for Awesome/Business users, and we’re looking forwarding to adding more. :)

  • http://modernlifetimes.com Amit Verma

    It’s super awesome..Great to see new feature on Buffer this is what all buffer user want to make sharing more easy and faster. Thanks Kevan for your posting this great info with your GIF’s…Buffer Rocks!

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Easier and faster – you said it great, Amit! Really glad to hear your thoughts on this, and I hope you get a kick out of using the new Feeds!

      (Creating GIFs was pretty fun, too!)

  • Michael de Groot

    Guys…

    Great development honest it is FANTASTIC, but just 1 feed for awesome users. ;-((

    My first genuine disappointment with Buffer, I never thought I would say this, really I never did, you guys have always exceeded my expectations, always, I mean always. But just one feed, really just one?????

    No, us awesome users still pay each and every single month, and remember us awesome users supported you in the early days, this hurts, seriously it does!!!

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Hi Michael! Really sorry we let you down with this. :( Your feedback here has helped us see that Awesome users deserve more feeds. If you’re up for it, we’d love to have you give it another go. We just opened it up to 15 feeds on Awesome. :)

      • Michael de Groot

        All good now Kevan. Only Buffer would respond so fast to their customers and get it sorted. It shows again that your foundation is solid and your innovation is awesome. Phew you did have me worried there for just a few hours. But I’m celebrating now and giving you all a virtual high 5!!

        • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

          Woohoo! High 5 right back at ya! :)

  • Literary Living

    Thanks for listening to your users, Kevan, and for hearing that the
    limitations on the number of feeds makes this new feature only a baby
    step towards what would be most helpful. I’ll keep using Feedreader for
    now, but look forward to future developments. Thanks for all your hard work at Buffer. Love your interface, thanks. Joan

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Thanks for your kind comment, Joan! The feedback has been awesome to hear so far. The community has a great feel for what is helpful with these kinds of features! :)

  • jeffkart

    Better idea: Just let me import my list of Feeds that I already use with my RSS reader. Then my Buffer will become an RSS reader-sharing mega-service.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Wow, that would be a super service! Thanks for the idea. We’re excited to keep pushing forward in helpful new ways with this! :)

  • markokovic

    Cool! :) One question… would I be able to select a hash tag which can then be automatically added to all tweets in a given feed before they get broadcast-ed? tnx

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      That’s a really great idea! We don’t yet have that functionality with Feeds. It’s awesome you’ve suggested it! We’re keen to hear any ways we could make this feature more awesome. Stay tuned … !

  • http://joel.is/ Joel Gascoigne

    Hi everyone! I just wanted to say thanks so much for taking the time to write comments here on the Feeds feature. Also, thanks for all of you who have made it clear to us that we made a mistake with the 1 Feed limit on the Awesome Plan. Now that we think about it, that doesn’t make much sense at all and was the wrong thing to do. We just had a discussion and we’ve decided to lift those limits. We’re working now to allow up to 15 Feeds in Awesome and Business plans. We’ll go beyond 15 too as soon as we are able to from a technical perspective.

    Thanks again, we’re lucky to have you guys caring so much to chime in here with your thoughts and expertise on how things should be.

    Let me know if you have any questions at all, I’ll be sticking around for a little while :-)

    - Joel (Founder/CEO)

    • http://www.katscafe.org/ Katrina Moody

      SO happy to see this – that makes Buffer about the best value for the money out there … you guys ROCK!

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    • Alec Wilson

      Great news. Just getting to this now. I had planned on commenting that the feed limit really disappointed me. However, I wanted to let you know that I currently pay $12/year to NewsBlur for their RSS management, and if I could migrate my whole RSS system to Buffer, I’d pay more than that in a heartbeat. Since I consume nearly all my news via RSS, having it native to Buffer (which is how I share all of it), makes all the sense in the world to me.

      • Literary Living

        Yep, same here, Alec, thanks for saying this. And thanks, Joel, for listening to your users and responding so quickly. 15 feeds is much better, for sure, and glad to know you’re working on the tech solution for more than 15. If it helps, I have close to 50 feeds in my own RSS reader and use them at least 4 days a week, so I’ll be waiting to move any to Buffer until I can migrate the whole shebang. In the meantime I’ll happily use the Buffer add-on for Firefox as I have been. Thanks again! Joan

    • http://www.PlaneaTusFinanzas.com/ Joan Lanzagorta

      Thank you for acknowledging that for the Awesome plan! It is an Awesome feature! Now we need the ability to do this from the iPhone app (please make it universal, iPad would be awesome too!)

    • http://brightideas.co/ Trent Dyrsmid

      Joel, the thing I like about re-tweeting is that the content author knows I’m sharing their stuff and that helps me to get on their radar. If I share their RSS feed, they will have no idea that I’m sharing their content. Correct?

      • Courtney Seiter

        Hi Trent! Hopping in for Joel here; hope you don’t mind. I definitely hear what you’re saying; if you’re trying to get on the radar of an important influencer, retweeting could be a better way to go because it might offer a chance to open up a conversation. Feeds would be convenient for a brand that wants to curate specific types of content for its audience. That said, many brands monitor social media in such a way that they can recognize fans sharing their content almost anywhere!

        • http://brightideas.co/ Trent Dyrsmid

          Thanks for the speedy answer :)

  • http://unsophisticook.com Tara @ Unsophisticook

    I was super excited to see this feature added, but is there a way to customize how a post is shared to Facebook? Specifically, I’d prefer to share as a status update with a link as opposed to their new(er) embedded link option.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Hi Tara! That’s a great question! I’ll try to give you an answer here, and please let me know if I’m on the right track. :) After you add a story from your Feed to your queue, you can edit the text and format right within the Buffer dashboard. I believe Facebook does its own fancy formatting to status updates that include links? Maybe you’ve found a way around this before. I think you’ve got me beat on expertise there! What I typically do is add the story from Feeds then get it looking how I like it over in the editor.

      Thanks for the great question! Hope I’m in the ballpark with my answer here. :)

      • http://unsophisticook.com Tara @ Unsophisticook

        That does work, was just hoping to eliminate the second step. Thanks! Another suggestion is to somehow show which feed items have already been shared to avoid accidental duplication. They show as added with a checkmark at first, but then they revert back to add when you visit that tab again.

  • http://www.christiankonline.com Christian Karasiewicz

    Great addition to Buffer. Might just get me to switch from Hootsuite.

  • Huggy Bear

    Absolutely Love It! Takes even less effort to keep my followers engaged. Keep up the #Awesome work Buffer people!!!

  • ExploraJob

    Hi and congrats for that wonderfull new feature ! One question : would it be possible in the futur to validate automatically an article in a feed if it contains keywords (keywords to customize in the account by feed and by social account), like it possible with twitterfeed for exemple ? That would be so great !
    but It’s already awesome.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      What a cool suggestion! Yes, we’re completely open to any way that we could make this more awesome for you! Thanks so much for your feedback on this. It’s incredibly helpful!

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  • http://www.sparque.biz/ Jeff Schmidt

    I thought feeds would be my replacement to Feedly, but since I have to set up feeds for each account I manage, that seems redundant and unusable. Am I doing it wrong? With Feedly and Buffer together I can push content to all my managed accounts. With Feeds I can only do it by account. That seems like an over site.

    With the Buffer Add-On to my browser I simply pick the content, hit the icon and I populate all my accounts, or the ones that I select. I can’t figure out a way to do that with feeds.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Hi Jeff! This is a great question, and it’s super helpful to hear what your Buffer/feeds/Feedly workflow looks like. :)

      We’re looking to push ahead to make Feeds as awesome as can be. Feedly support would be absolutely brilliant! As it stands now, yes you add feeds for each account you manage. I think you’re right that there’s room for improvement here, and we’ll be excited to think ahead about how we can meet your needs better with this. Please drop us a line any time with your thoughts and feedback. It means a ton!

  • Bill Treloar

    Is there a way to choose a feed and have it apply to multiple accounts, rather than having to re-enter it for each account?

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Hi Bill! That’s a great question. The way it’s set up now, you re-enter a feed for each account. We’re definitely looking to make this as easy as possible to use, so it seems like it would make sense to improve on this with our next go-around! We’d love to make it perfect for you! :)

  • http://www.chrislott.org/ Chris Lott

    Nice start on a new feature. It would be particularly nice to be able to select multiple networks for content being shared from a feed. I see I can edit the items in the queue, but I can’t select more than one endpoint. Part of the point of Buffer, for me, is to post to more than one stream!

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Great point, Chris! This feedback is super helpful, especially as we keep building out the Feeds tool. If it would be at all helpful, the way that I’ve been using feeds is to add feed articles to my primary account (Twitter), then drag items from my Twitter queue to my other accounts (this copies the item to wherever I drag it). Not sure if that is up your alley or not. Please do let me know if I can be of more help here! :)

  • Geeker

    I think I am not getting this feature right, I know that Buffer team won’t add an extra feature unless it is really helpful. But in this case I don’t get the difference between Feeds and my Flipboard account where I can simply subscribe in hundreds of sources and then Add to Buffer any single article that I would like to share right from my favorite App for reading articles and news (i.e Flipboard).

    In another word, why should I bother reading my feed in Flipboard and then login to buffer to buffer it from there while I can buffer It directly from Flipboard (or Feedly or any other news reader App)

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Really good question! Thanks so much for bringing this up. It sounds like you have a real awesome workflow built in with Buffer, and it’s really helpful to know how you manage content discovery and curation. Thanks for the insight into your process!

      With Feeds, we’re hoping to create a unique, all-in-one content experience from within the Buffer dashboard. I feel that the biggest draw here may be the simplicity of having Feeds right at hand from within the app. We’d love to keep building Feeds to be a tool you find super useful. Is there anything we could add/change that would help out?

  • PapaaSG

    Hi Guys

    I wanted to suggest a feature. Sometimes I like to use custom time to schedule my posts one by one. I’ve noticed that its a bit cumbersome to figure out the times and dates I’ve already set for one post when I’m moving on . So I end up scheduling two posts at the same time and won’t even know until a day or two later I see both of them posted at about the same timeframe on my facebook pages.

    Is there a way to code a feature which alerts the user when there’s some conflict in the scheduling of posts so they don’t post twice in the same time frame or at least some way in the settings where we can let the system alert us when we schedule 2 content posts too close to each other?

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Awesome suggestion! Thanks so much for bringing this up. It’s really helpful to know how you use Buffer on a daily basis – and any way that we could make it easier for you! Sounds like an alert could be really helpful in these situations. I think it would make a lot of sense for us to push forward with something like this. :)

  • http://mikebracco.com/ Mike Bracco

    Buffer Team – Does the Feeds feature support private password protected RSS feeds? I’m not an Awesome customer but am tempted with this feature. My main use case would be to add my Pocket RSS feed. However, I don’t want to have to make my Pocket RSS feed public – I’d prefer to keep it password protected. I couldn’t find this answer anywhere.

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Hi Mike! This is such a great question … I just had to try it myself! :)

      Looks like the password-protected RSS feed isn’t taking. I’d imagine if it was a public feed we’d have no problems; I’m thinking the password element is what’s causing the snag. Really sorry about this. I can see how this functionality would be super helpful (I’m a big Pocket fan myself!). We’re looking to keep improving what Feeds can do, so it’d be awesome to stay in touch and maybe we’ll have a solution for this down the road. :)

      • http://mikebracco.com/ Mike Bracco

        @kevanlee:disqus Thanks for checking. I don’t have Awesome so I couldn’t check. I might go ahead and join anyway and flip my Pocket’s RSS feed public. It would be cool if it did support password-protected feeds so I could keep my Pocket private. Perhaps a feature idea to pass onto the product team – although I’m sure it’s not a main use case. Thanks! :)

  • Camilla

    This sounds like a great feature! I’d love to eliminate the middle step in the content > RSS reader > social media process.

    FYI, it looks like you haven’t updated the number of feeds in the Awesome plan here: https://bufferapp.com/faq#awesome-plan-vs-free-plan. Don’t know if you’re already aware of it :)

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Thanks so much for catching this, Camilla! We’re on the case now. :)

  • Michael

    Is this feed feature also available on the mobile app?

    • http://blog.bufferapp.com Kevan

      Great question! Not yet, Michael, but we’ll definitely work to make this available! Stay tuned. :)

  • Jennifer Kesler

    Is there no way to configure this to pick up images? I’m finding Facebook posts without images don’t work as well for me, and as far as I know you have to “buffer this image” to get those to show up. If that’s not too hard to configure for feeds, it would be a nice option in the future!

    • Courtney Seiter

      Great point, Jennifer! That would be really nice to have. We’ll get on it!

  • http://www.pimpmycompany.de/ Kristin Reinbach

    Hi Joel, just came back from a week of vacation and now found your mail ref. the 15 feeds change.
    Just wanted to say ‘Chapeau’ to the courageous and honest way you handle negative feedback and came back with a better solution. And before I write the next sentence, let me get this straight: I consider this a really minor failure anyway as obviously you can’t always guess the needs of the people out there (that’s what makes marketing so mysterious, isn’t it? ;)).
    Everyone is talking about how important it is as an entrepreneur to handle failure – but it is very rare to see someone a) admitting even a small incident and b) doing sth. about it. With some impressed greets from Munich, Germany :)

  • http://mysocialpractice.com JackHadley

    It would be GREAT if we could add an image when editing a post coming thru the feed. Right now it just looks like we can add additional text. We can add an image currently in the regular buffer when I hit the icon in my browser, but there isn’t an option for adding an image when editing on the feed page. Have you guys considered adding that? It would provide great value.

    • Courtney Seiter

      This is an awesome idea; I love it! Thanks so much for sharing that with us. We’ll start dreaming up ways to make it happen!

  • http://www.novelty24h.net/ quockiencoltd

    http://www.vubes.net Thanks again, we’re lucky to have you guys caring so much to chime in here with your thoughts and expertise on how things should be.

  • Claire Gaillard

    I don’t know if the issue has been raised already, but I find it too bad to not have the possibility to watch social media streams (twitter profiles, facebook pages, etc.). As far as I’m concerned. I am a Hootsuite user, and the only reason I came to Buffer was beacuse it allowed me to schedule retweets (which Hootsuite does, but not a real retweet, just a tweet starting with “RT”), and also because the photos appear in the tweet. Now, I would be ready to work on Buffer only, because I find it a lot more user friendly, but I miss this option to watch social media streams. Would you consider adding it in the future?

  • http://about.me/johncolucci John Colucci

    @joelgascoigne:disqus, @kevanlee:disqus, Maybe I’m missing something, but does this RSS allow automatic posting, so let’s say for most of the day I want to manage what comes into the feed and then pushed out to Facebook, but there’s also times I need it on autopilot and want something once it hits RSS to go on our Facebook page. Is that possible? I tried to test it and didn’t see an option for this.

    • Courtney Seiter

      Hi John! Great question; as of right now there isn’t an “autopilot” option (that’s a good way of putting it!) I can definitely see how that might be useful; hoping we can make that happen for you in the future!