Using Buffer integrations to manage draft posts

Unfortunately Buffer does not currently have a way to create draft posts. Although it's something we're working on right now, so stay tuned! 😉

Alternative Solutions using Buffer Integrations

We're thrilled to  integrate with more than 60 services, including both Zapier and IFTTT, and we'd love to share a couple of ideas you might like to implement in the meantime!

1

Buffer + Trello + Zapier

Create a Trello board with two lists; one list for your draft posts and another list to move them to when they're ready.

Use  this zap to automatically send cards from your Trello board to your Buffer queue, once they've been moved to the "Send To Buffer" list.

Top Tip: You will need to create multiple versions of this zap if you'd like posts to be sent to multiple social accounts. If you'd like to send specific posts to specific accounts, you could have a separate list on your Trello board for each social account and create a zap to take cards from that list and add them to a specific queue.

2

Buffer + Google Sheets + Zapier

Create a Google Sheet with 3 columns; one for your draft posts, one for when they're ready to send and another for image URLs.

Use  this zap to automatically send posts from your Google Sheet to your Buffer queue, once they've been moved to the "Ready to Send" column.

Top Tip: You will need to create multiple versions of this zap if you'd like posts to be sent to multiple social accounts. If you'd like to send specific posts to specific social accounts, you could have separate columns in your Google Sheet for each social account and create a zap to take posts from each one and add them to a specific queue.


Check out  this article for more inspiration and ideas on automating your social media scheduling.