[Publish] Connecting your social accounts

Summary

To get started with Buffer, you'll need to connect at least one social account. You can currently connect the following types of social accounts to Buffer:

  • Twitter: Profiles
  • Facebook: Profiles, Pages & Groups
  • LinkedIn: Profiles & Pages
  • Google+: Profiles & Pages
  • Pinterest: Boards (on the Awesome and Business Plans)
  • Instagram: Profiles

The number of social accounts you can connect to Buffer will depend on which plan you're subscribed to. Feel free to  hop over here to check out our plans and pricing.

Connecting Your Social Accounts

On a Paid Plan

Follow the steps below to connect a social account if you're on one of our paid plans (Awesome, Business, Enterprise).

1
Click on Add a Social Account at the top left of your Buffer dashboard or click on the Admin link at the top of your dashboard and then click on Social Accounts.

2

This will bring you to the  Org Admin tool. Click on the type of social account you'd like to connect to Buffer. With most social networks, if you’re already logged into that specific social account, you'll only need to authorize Buffer to use your account. If you’re not already logged in, you'll need to enter your login details.

On the Free Individual Plan

Follow the steps below to connect a social account if you're on the free Individual Plan.

1

Click on Connect More at the bottom left of your Buffer dashboard.

2

Click on the type of social account you'd like to connect to Buffer. With most social networks, if you’re already logged into that specific social account, you'll only need to authorize Buffer to use your account. If you’re not already logged in, you'll need to enter your login details.

On the Individual Plan, you're able to manage 1 social account per network. For example 1 x Twitter, 1 x Facebook, 1 x LinkedIn, 1 x Google+ and 1 x Instagram. Please note that Pinterest is not currently supported on the Individual Plan.  Feel free to hop over here to check out our plans and pricing.

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