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Using the new calendar feature on mobile

Sometimes you may need to schedule on the go. Now you can take advantage of our new calendar on our mobile app, making scheduling posts and managing your queues more seamless.

📝 This article 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

💡Your Questions Answered

  • Why can’t I see a larger version of my post when I tap on it in the calendar?
    When tapping on the posts in your calendar view, you currently won’t be able to view a preview. We’re working on adding this functionality to mobile!
  • Why can’t I click on the calendar itself to create a post?
    This isn’t yet available in the new calendar, although, you are able to click the + button at the top right of your calendar to start composing. 
  • Why can't I see a weekly view of the calendar?
    At this time, we don't support a weekly view in the mobile version of the calendar. However, we do support a daily view in the calendar.

This article contains the following sections:

  1. Navigating to the calendar view on mobile
  2. How to schedule a post in the calendar view on mobile 
  3. Editing posts in the calendar

Navigating to the calendar view on mobile

  1. To access the calendar, open the Buffer app on your mobile device, and tap on the sandwich icon in the upper left-hand menu:

  2. Next, you can tap on the Calendar option which will be located at the top of the displayed menu. 

  3. From there, the calendar will display featuring all of the posts you've scheduled for the month! 

  4. You can also view your posts in a daily view in the calendar by tapping on one of the dates in the top menu of the calendar (ex. September 30th).

How to schedule a post in the calendar view on mobile

    1. Similar to using the calendar on the web, posts can be created from the calendar view by clicking the + icon in the upper right-hand corner.

    2. The composer will display and you can proceed to schedule your content. If you would like to schedule a post to multiple social accounts at once, you can simply tap the + icon and check the social accounts you would like to share your post to. 

    3. Tap Next and select the option that best suits when you would like to schedule your post! From there, your scheduled post will display in the calendar on your specified time and date. 

Editing Posts in the calendar

    1. You can edit your posts by tapping on your desired date in the calendar, then tapping on the ellipsis ("...") located in the top right corner of the post you would like to edit: 

    2. From there, you can tap Edit this post or one of the options to reschedule your desired post:

📝 There currently isn’t a way to link a campaign to a post that is created from the calendar. To link a campaign, you’ll want to head back to your queue’s list view, and start your post from there.

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