Buffer browser extension on the mobile app

The Buffer browser extension makes sharing content even quicker and easier! It allows you to open the composer on any web page on your phone, and add posts right to your queue, without having to go back to your dashboard.

📝 This article is is designed to help users with the Buffer mobile app. All instructions and screenshots are taken from the iOS app, and any steps that are different on Android are noted. You can find the desktop version of this article here.

This article contains the following sections:

  1. Installing the extension on iOS
  2. Sharing content using the extension on iOS
  3. Sharing content using the extension on Android

Installing the extension on iOS

  1. Once you've installed the Buffer app on your iOS device, open Safari (or whichever mobile browser you commonly use) and tap the share icon.

  2. At the far end of the row of app icons, tap More (you may need to scroll to the right if you already have lots of icons here).

  3. Tap Edit and then tap the + icon to the right of Buffer in the Suggestions section to move it into the Favorites section above. You can also reorder your icons here if you'd like to move Buffer further towards the top if you plan to use it frequently.

  4. Then, tap Done.

Sharing content using the extension on iOS

  1. Whenever you come across a piece of content online that you would like to add to your queue, tap the share icon in your mobile browser.

  2. From there, tap Buffer.

  3. The Buffer app will open, with the title and link already included in the composer (excluding Facebook), which you can then use to form your message. Select the social accounts you'd like to include by tapping the + icon at the top of your screen.

  4. Schedule your post as you usually would within the iOS app. Guidance on media and scheduling options can be found here.

Sharing content using the extension on Android

The extension comes pre-installed when downloading the Buffer Android app, so you don't need to take any additional steps to install it. Follow the steps below to start scheduling posts.

  1. Whenever you come across a piece of content online that you would like to add to your queue, tap the three dot menu at the top right of your browser and then tap Share.

  2. From there, tap Buffer.

  3. The Buffer app will open, with the title and link already included in the composer (excluding Facebook), which you can then use to form your message. Select the social accounts you'd like to include by tapping the + icon at the top of your screen.

  4. Schedule your post as you usually would within the Android app. Guidance on media and scheduling options can be found here.

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