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One of the key feature of Buffer is publishing & scheduling posts. It allows you to schedule and send posts on each Social network. Also, you can plan and draft your posts, coordinate with your team and publish remarkable content that drives meaningful engagement on social media like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, all from a single location.

ContentCal posts your scheduled content for you. You can plan and add the posts to its visual calendar and preview how the post will look like once it's published. You can also create drafts for the posts you'd like to review before sending off to be published, tag and categorize your content, and customize the settings according to your needs.


Buffer has another feature named Respond. This feature helps to resolve customer support requests. This feature allows you to create an inbox for social media customer care where you can observe and respond to all social conversations. Furthermore, you can support requests across all media networks like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter from one collaborative team inbox.

With ContentCal, you can reply to conversations quickly. It shows all the messages in one inbox, from where you can close resolved queries too. Moreover, it shows the social profile of the person you are talking to. It also provides a team inbox by which you can communicate with your team members and leave message notes for them. You can also add labels to the messages and sort them according to their priorities.


As we know that team collaboration is a risky task on social media. Because on social media, every person in the team has access to all pages and acting as a moderate or administrator which can be a threat for you. But Buffer came up with another feature which is team collaboration that helps you to create a team and collaborate. In this way, you have full access to social networks and you can apply limitations on data accessibility. In another way, it also helps you in creating more good content on social media networks which can capture your customer attention. In this way, Team collaboration can also resolve customer problems and provide them a greater value proposition.

ContentCal allows you to work together with your team members for planning your social media posts and campaigns. You can share ideas with them using the team inbox, and use approval workflows to approve the content that has to be published.


Buffer also offers you Analyze where you can track and monitor the performance media accounts. In addition, it provides in-depth insights and detailed reports about your customer performance across social networks like Facebook and Instagram. You can also track individual posts and hashtags, see volume and response times. More, you can see and measure the performance of your team members.

ContentCal provides you with a complete analysis of your overall social media performance. You can track your follower growth as well as engagements for individual posts and compare them. In addition, it shows you the time in which the posts received the most reach, so you can plan your future publishing accordingly. You can also filter the reports by date, and share them in pdf form.


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Buffer?

Buffer is an intuitive social media management platform trusted by brands, businesses, agencies, and individuals to help drive social media results

Does Buffer has a free plan?

Yes, Buffer has a free plan. Limited to 3 social media profiles and 10 scheduled posts per social media profiles. Pinterest is not available on the Buffer's free plan

What is the starting price of Buffer?

The starting price of Buffer is $15/month. 8 social media profiles

Does Buffer offers support?

Yes, Buffer offers support via Email, Live Chat

How much time will it take to get up and running with Buffer?

Please visit their website to learn more about it.

Is there any alternative for Buffer?

There are many alternatives for Buffer. You can check them all here. We suggest trying SocialBu.

What is ContentCal?

Join thousands of businesses & agencies using ContentCal for efficient social media management. No more stress, just awesome content.

Does ContentCal has a free plan?

Yes, ContentCal has a free plan. 4 social media profiles. Limited to 50 scheduled posts

What is the starting price of ContentCal?

The starting price of ContentCal is $12/month. 4 social media profiles

Does ContentCal offers support?

Yes, ContentCal offers support via Email

How much time will it take to get up and running with ContentCal?

Please visit their website to learn more about it.

Is there any alternative for ContentCal?

There are many alternatives for ContentCal. You can check them all here. We suggest trying SocialBu.

Which one is best? Buffer or ContentCal?

The best is what works for you. We suggest learning more about the solution that you want to consider.

What is the source of this data?

This page only compares the scheduling or scheduling related features. The data has been obtained from multiple resources available on the internet. This data is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please check the related links to get accurate details.

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