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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.

Iconosquare lets you schedule content fro both your social media feed and stories. It provides you with a media library where you can upload images using Dropbox or OneDrive, and categorise them for easy search. You can also preview how the content will look like after it is published. It allows you to write the captions for your content in advance too, which can be accessed later when scheduling your posts. It also saves your recently used hashtags and suggests them when you are writing new content.


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.


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.


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.

Iconosquare provides you with graphs illustrating metrics related to your social media performance such as follower evolution, average engagement rate per post, and total reach, etc. It lets you examine at what time your posts get the most engagement, and which hashtags are the most popular. You can also see how your profile is being mentioned and which links are driving the most traffic to your account. Furthermore, it helps you understand your followers by providing information about their countries, gender and age as well as compare your performance with your competitor’s.


Iconosquare allows you to reply and check what’s being said on your posts and observe any post or comment that you are tagged in. You can also monitor your competition's profiles to get a perception of what kind of content is popular among your community.


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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 Iconosquare?

Connect and engage with your audience using industry-leading analytics and tools

Does Iconosquare has a free plan?

No, Iconosquare doesn't have a free plan.

What is the starting price of Iconosquare?

The starting price of Iconosquare is $39/month. 3 social media profiles

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

Please visit their website to learn more about it.

Is there any alternative for Iconosquare?

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

Which one is best? Buffer or Iconosquare?

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?

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