Creating, managing, and approving draft posts on the mobile app
When you compose a post using Buffer, you'll have the option to save the post as a Draft. This is helpful if you're not quite ready to finish the post or would like to request approval from a team member before it is published.
This article contains the following sections:
- Permissions needed to work with draft posts
- Accessing draft posts
- Creating, editing, or deleting draft posts
- Moving drafts to the queue
- Managing draft posts
Permissions needed to work with draft posts
The options available when it comes to creating and managing draft posts will depend on your level of permissions.
|Edit, delete, and move their own posts to the queue||Approve, delete, and edit others' drafts||Request approval for their own drafts|
|Users with Full Posting access||✓||✓|
|Users with Approval Required access||✓|
Accessing draft posts
You can access your drafts by tapping the Drafts tab on the bottom menu of the app. Drafts that you or your team have composed on the web will also appear here.
Creating, editing, and deleting draft posts
- Tap Create Post.
- Once you're done composing, select Next and then choose Save as Draft.
- If you'd like to save the draft in a specific timeslot in your calendar or queue, choose Schedule as Draft.
- To make modifications or to delete a draft post, tap Edit or Delete on the draft.
Moving drafts to the queue
Account owners and users with Full Posting Access can move any draft from the drafts list directly to the queue by tapping Add to Queue. Users with Approval Required access will tap Request Approval instead, and their post will land in the “Pending Approval” tab.
Managing draft posts
Once a user with Approval Required access has requested approval on their drafts, they will appear in the Awaiting Approval tab. Both the Buffer organization owner and users with Full Posting Access are able to review and approve drafts in this tab.
Approving a draft post
To approve a post right away, simply tap Approve and it will be moved into the time specified when the post was created or the next available time slot in the queue if no time was specified.
Moving a draft post back to the drafts list
If you'd like to move the post back to the drafts list, for the user to continue working on it, tap Move to Drafts. If they have notifications enabled, the user who created the post will receive an email notification that their post has been moved back to Drafts.