How to Get the Most out of the New Buffer iPhone App

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With the brand new web app we are launching today, we’ve got another special gift ready for you, just in time for Christmas. The brand new Buffer iPhone app has hit the app store today. We’ve made tons of improvements and revamped the app to work with some exciting new features. Most importantly, you can do nearly all the things you can already do from the web app in the iPhone app now too.

The Buffer iPhone app is now a completely separate app

By far the biggest difference to this new update is that the new Buffer iPhone app now works completely independently. You can use it, without ever having to see or use the web app.

So, to put simply, everything you could do with the web app, you can now do on the iPhone app too.

 

Connect multiple accounts inside the app

A key improvement is that you can easily connect all your social accounts right from inside the app. Hit connect account and you are good to go:

 

Share your awesome photos in the new app

So you’ve got an iPhone and you can’t Buffer your photos? We fixed that all in the new app. Easily share all your pics to your favourite social networks without ever cluttering anyone’s stream:

 

Share to lots of different accounts with the click of a button

Doing this was already possible with the old iPhone technically. With this new update we just did a huge design overhaul and made it flow a lot nicer. Give it  a try yourself:

 

A better Buffer stream and moving around updates 

We have also introduced media and link display with this update so that everything in your queue looks nice and shiny. Before, we couldn’t show any images or link previews that were in your pending Buffer, now we’ve added rich media preview:

 

 

Get your Analytics on the go and see how well your updates are doing

The analytics section has also gotten a big overhaul with this new update. Quickly browse through your sent updates and see how many clicks, retweets, likes and more you’ve received:

 

 

Awesome apps to Buffer from and Safari bookmarklet

Last, but definitely not least, we’ve also added some great new apps you can now Buffer from. With Reeder, Feedly, Pocket and lots of others, we show you the top ways to Buffer. Explore them and let us know which other apps you’d like to see:

 

 

We have had our heads down over the past few months, chatting with lots of you to get all the little details right in the new app. So, all that’s left is – what do you think about the new iPhone app? Do you have any suggestions for improvements, app integrations or ideas? We’d love to hear them all from you.

Oh and be sure to check out our stylish new web app too:

 

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://evansims.com/ Evan Sims

    This looks amazing — well done guys! Can’t wait to give it a try.

    • LeoWid

      so awesome to hear Evan, hope you can take it for a spin! :)

  • http://www.qualitylogoproducts.com/blog Mandy Kilinskis

    I am so excited for the new iPhone app. I can’t wait to go home and update it. I love the rich media preview. As soon as I play around with it a little I’ll be back for even more compliments!

    • http://twitter.com/ay8s Andrew Yates

      Hope you’re enjoying the app Mandy. Feel free to drop us any feedback you have. :)

  • Hans Bartman

    Compliments for the Bufferteam. Love your work en tools!!

  • Robert DelRossi

    Just joined Buffer on the Awesome Plan and have to say it’s very cool. I like everything about the service, support, and attitude. The new app looks awesome but I’m having trouble logging in with it. I’ve verified that my user ID and password are working just fine on the web interface. Has anyone else reported a problem with the new app?

  • http://onlineincomestar.com/ Brankica | Online Income

    OK, Leo, somehow integrate this with Instagram and I am removing all other apps from my iPhone :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/nicholassinghSG Nicholas Singh

    It will be great if it integrates with Flipboard.

  • http://chrisolszak.com/ Chris Olszak

    Leo and team, wondering if you could help make the email option from Twitter allow us to provide a comment on our RT without having to come back into the Buffer app to edit the RT.

    I browse the Twitter app on my iPhone and want to Buffer a RT plus comment, but it’s a multi-step process when I’d like to be able to just add my comments as I’m mailing the tweet to my ‘Add To Buffer’ email address. Thoughts or other workarounds I may be missing?

  • http://www.facebook.com/LaPanIAm Brian LaPan

    It automatically joined the wrong FB account and I can’t delete that account nor add a new one. Is there some kind of trick to do this?

    • http://twitter.com/ay8s Andrew Yates

      Sorry about that. The app uses the account stored on your device which would have caused this. We’ll look at how we can add support for multiple accounts. In regards to the Whoops message i’ve changed this and it’ll be improved in the next update.

  • Elizabeth

    Why can we still not adjust the schedule within the app? It would be really nice to be able to go home from work for the weekend and be able to put up the weekend schedule from my phone.

  • Gerome

    Great apps on the iPhone, juste 2 things : always crashing when looking at stats on LinkedIn and can we select by default to post on two networks? It’s annoying to have to select them every time I post. Thanks inadvance!