📝 What counts as a channel in Buffer?
Each social account you connect is a channel. For instance, a Facebook Page, Facebook Group, X/Twitter profile, Linked Page and Linked Profile would count as 5 channels.
The table below outlines which channels are supported within each of Buffer’s tools.
|Instagram business and creator accounts||✓||✓||✓|
|Pinterest business accounts||✓|
|TikTok business accounts||✓|
|Google business profiles||✓|
- It was previously possible to connect Instagram personal profiles to Buffer, along with Facebook profiles, LinkedIn groups, and Pinterest personal accounts. However, due to API changes on all of these platforms, this is no longer possible. The above chart shares the full list of social channels that can be connected to your Buffer account.
- Publishing is not available to Facebook stories (more on Scheduling Instagram stories here), or to Instagram IGTV due to API limitations. However, publishing is available for Instagram Reels.
- Analytics are not available for Facebook stories, IGTV, or IG Reels due to API limitations.