The Buffer browser extension makes sharing content even quicker and easier! It allows you to open the composer on any web page and add posts right to your queue, without having to go back to your dashboard. The extension is currently supported on Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.
Installing the extension
To install the extension, head over to https://buffer.com/extensions and click Install. Then, follow the on-screen instructions to add it to your browser.
Sharing content using the extension
Whenever you come across a piece of content online that you would like to add to your queue, click on the Buffer icon at the top of your browser.
The composer will open up on the page. Select the social channels you'd like to include by clicking on the avatars at the top of the composer.
The title of the page along with a link to it, will be automatically pulled into each box (excluding Facebook), which you can then use to form your message.
Schedule your post as you usually would within the dashboard. Guidance on media and scheduling options can be found here.
More ways to use the extension
There are two additional ways to use the extension.
If you find an image on a page that you’d like to use with your post, right click on the image, hover over Buffer, and then click Buffer This Image. The composer will open with the image already attached to the post!
Another great tip is that you can easily share quotes by highlighting a snippet of text on the page and then clicking on the Buffer icon in your browser menu, or right clicking on the text and clicking Buffer Selected Text. The composer will open, this time without the page title, and instead with the text that you highlighted, wrapped in quotation marks.
📝 Please note: As of February, 2021, if you add a link to your post that points to anything published on Facebook or Instagram, Buffer will no longer generate a link preview. Learn more about this change here.