Adding posts to Buffer through email
Did you know it's possible to add posts to your Buffer queues via email? All you need to do is send an email to your secret address, where the subject is the text for the post and the body is the link you'd like to include. We also offer some advanced commands that you can use to send posts to specific networks or profiles, send posts immediately and un-shorten links.
What's My Secret Email Address?
You can find your secret email address by clicking on this link. Just make sure you're logged into your Buffer account!
What it Does
|@profiles||@p|| Only add the post to the specified buffer. You can use this with any of your account names and there is no need to be exact, just part of the name is fine.
To include multiple accounts just separate with spaces, commas or semi-colons. If your profiles contain one or other of these, consider use of the @splitter command.
|@service||@s||Add to all of your accounts connected to a specific social network. You can also use 'facebook' or the shorthand 'fb' to direct posts to Facebook only.|
|@link||@l||Attach a link to your post, we will automatically use the first link in the body but sometimes this can catch footer links. Use this command to make sure the right link gets attached if you have any problems!|
|@postnow||@now|| Include this command anywhere in the body and your posts will be sent instantly instead of being placed in your Buffer.
|@noshorten|| Include this command to ensure that no links in your post will be shortened.
|@splitter|| Character(s) that can be used to split up a list of profiles provided in the @profile command.
|@help|| Get a copy of these instructions whenever you can't remember a command - or just type 'help' as the subject and we will email you straight back.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many images can I include?
You're able to add 1 image to your post by including it as an attachment to the email.
Can I include GIFs?
Sadly it is not possible to include GIFs via email right now.
What's the difference between Service and Profile?
@s allows you to add a post to all profiles from a specific social network. For example if you had multiple Facebook accounts connected, you could use
@service Facebook to add the post to all of those profiles, without including any other profiles you might have connected from other social networks.
@p on the other hand allows you to add a post to specific profiles. For example if you had multiple Facebook and Twitter accounts connected, you could use
@profile twitter_handle, facebook_page_name (where "twitter_handle" and "facebook_page_name" would be replaced with your own names) to add the post to both of those profiles, without including any other profiles you might have connected.