Buffer

The Buffer modules enable you to create, update, or delete status updates in your Buffer account.

Getting Started with Buffer

Prerequisites

  • A Buffer account

In order to use Buffer with Integromat, it is necessary to have a Buffer account. If you do not have one, you can create a Buffer account at buffer.com/pricing/publish.

The module dialog fields that are displayed in bold (in the Integromat scenario, not in this documentation article) are mandatory!

Connecting Buffer to Integromat

1. Go to Integromat and open the Buffer module's Create a connection dialog.

2. Enter the name of the connection to the Connection name field and click Continue.

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After you click the Continue button, Integromat will redirect you to the Buffer website where you will be prompted to grant Integromat access to your account.

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Confirm the dialog by clicking the Allow access button.

Actions

Create a status update

Creates a new status update in the specified services.

A status update represents a single post to a single social media account.
Connection Establish a connection to your Buffer account.
Profiles Select profiles the status update should be sent to.
Text Enter the text content of the status update.
Publication

Select when the update should be posted.

  • Post immediately
    Posts the status update now (when the module is executed) to all profiles instead of being added to the buffer.
  • Add an update to the top of the queue
    The update will be added to the top of the buffer and will become the next update sent.
  • Add an update to the end of the queue
  • Post an update at a scheduled date and time
    Enter the date and time to the Date scheduled field. The list of supported date and time formats.
Attach media to the update

Specify the media you want to attach to the update.

Link Enter the direct link to the image.
Title Enter the title of the update status.
Description Enter the description of the update status.
Link to an image Enter the URL of the image. The image will be uploaded to Facebook.
Thumbnail Enter the URL of the thumbnail of the image specified above.
Shorten links in the text as media If left disabled (unchecked), links within the text will not be automatically shortened, otherwise, they will.
Attach links in the text as media If there are links in the text field, they will be attached to the post as media.

Update a status update

Updates an existing post.

Connection Establish a connection to your Buffer account.
Update ID

Enter (map) the Status ID (mapped from the Create a status page module) of the status update you want to update.

The update status you want to update must not be posted. Only update statuses that haven't been published yet can be updated. 
Text

Enter the text content of the status update.

Publication

Select when the update should be posted.

  • Post immediately
    Posts the status update now (when the module is executed) to all profiles instead of being added to the buffer.
  • Post an update at a scheduled date and time
    Enter the date and time to the Date scheduled field. The list of supported date and time formats.

Delete Status 

Deletes a status update.

Connection Establish a connection to your Buffer account.
Update ID

Enter (map) the Status ID (mapped from the Create a status page module) of the status update you want to delete.

The update status you want to update must not be posted. Only update statuses that haven't been published yet can be updated. 

 

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