[Publish] Inviting team members on the Business Plan

Team members can only be invited on our Business Plans. Team members are not supported on the Free or Pro Plan. More information on our plans can be found here.



Inviting team members to contribute to the content that is shared on social media, can be a crucial asset in achieving your social media goals. On Publish, team members will be able to create and share draft posts, and you can define which team members will need to have their posts approved. And of course one of the key benefits is that team members’ posts will still be shared within your preset schedule, thus preventing over-sharing or any disruption to your sharing flow.

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Inviting your team members


Start by clicking on the Admin link at the top of your dashboard and then clicking on Team Members.


From there, click on  Invite a New Team Member and then enter their name and email address.


If your team member should have access to connect social accounts and manage team members on your Buffer account, you can provide them with full  Admin Access by switching the toggle to Yes. Please note that team members with Admin Access will have full control over all of the social accounts you’ve already connected.


You're then able to decide which of your social accounts the team member should be invited to. Click inside the box below "Let’s assign a social account to your new team member" and start typing the first few letters of the social account you'd like to invite them to. Once a social account has been selected, you can set the level of access the team member should have.

  • If a team member is invited with Approval Required Access, they will be able to create posts in Drafts, and once ready, move them to Approvals, pending review.
  • If a team member is invited with Full Posting Access, they will be able to create posts both directly in the Queue and within Drafts. They are also able to approve posts submitted by team members with Approval Required Access.

You can then continue assigning the team member to as many social accounts as you’d like.


Finally, click on Invite Team Member. They will receive an email invitation and will be required to create their own Buffer login. Once logged in, they will have access to any of the social accounts you've invited them to and they'll be able to start adding posts right away.

Assigning access and permissions in bulk


If you are managing lots of social accounts, you may prefer to assign permissions in bulk. This can be done by visiting the team member's profile and clicking the assign in bulk link.


From there, tick the social accounts the team member should have access to on the left hand side and then choose the level of access they should have. Finally, click Save Changes.

For information on approving posts submitted by team members,  please hop over to this guide.