Connecting your social accounts to Buffer Publish

To get started with Buffer Publish, you'll need to connect at least one social account. Here's a run down of the types of social accounts you can currently connect:

  • Facebook: Pages and Groups
  • Instagram: Personal Profiles and Business Accounts
  • Twitter: Profiles
  • LinkedIn: Profiles and Pages
  • Pinterest: Profiles (only on our Pro and Business Plans)

Connecting your social accounts

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  1. We recommend first logging into the social account you'd like to connect. Please expand the section below if you need further guidance on permissions.

    Access you need for each type of social account
    • Facebook Page: Log into your Facebook Profile that has the "Page Admin" or "Page Editor" role on the Page you're looking to connect.
    • Facebook Group: Log into your Facebook Profile that has the "Admin" role on the Group you're looking to connect.
    • Instagram Personal Profile: Log into your Instagram account.
    • Instagram Business Account: Log into your Instagram Business Account and your Facebook Profile that has the "Page Admin" role on the Page connected to your Instagram Business Account.
    • Twitter Profile: Log into your Twitter Profile.
    • LinkedIn Profile: Log into your LinkedIn Profile.
    • LinkedIn Page: Log into your LinkedIn Profile that has administrative privileges on the Page you're looking to connect.
    • Pinterest: Log into your Pinterest Profile.
  2. Click Manage Social Accounts at the bottom of the left hand sidebar.

  3. Click Add a New Social Account.

  4. Click on the type of social account you'd like to connect.

  5. The remaining steps are different for each type of social account:

    • Facebook Pages and Groups: Please head over to this guide.
    • Instagram Personal Profiles and Business Accounts: Please head over to this guide.
    • Twitter Profiles: After clicking on Twitter, you'll be prompted to enter your login credentials and authorize Buffer to access your account. Click Authorize app and you should be all set.
    • LinkedIn Profiles and Pages: Please head over to this guide.
    • Pinterest Boards: After clicking on Pinterest, you'll be prompted to authorize Buffer to access your account. Click Give access and you should be all set. 

Once you've connected a social account, we'd recommend hopping over to your Posting Schedule and setting up the times you'd like to post content. Learn more about the Posting Schedule here.

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