From now on, you can use your Buffer account to post and schedule updates to your Google+ Page, which joins the already supported Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and App.net. After recently adding custom scheduled updates, Buffer continues going over its most requested feature list, ticking off one by one.
Any user with a Google+ Page, whether on a free or paid Buffer account, can connect it to Buffer and start posting updates by buffering them in advance. Google+ is also supported by Buffer’s browser extension, mobile apps and other app integrations such as Feedly, Pocket, Instapaper, Newsblur, etc.
Another way to send Google+ updates is by using Buffer’s recently introduced right-click method. Install the Buffer browser extension, and right click any image on any webpage to schedule it to Buffer. If your Google+ Page is connected, you’ll be able to schedule the update to Google+ among your other connected accounts.
Google+ updates also support formatting to match Google’s own posting editor. You can use *hello* for hello, _hello_ for hello and -hello- for hello right from Buffer, and the formatting will appear on your Google+ Page.
Buffer started as a unique way to schedule Twitter posts by “buffering” them and getting them out at the most opportune times. It has slowly expanded to include additional social networks, custom scheduling, and other features. “This will finally allow people to publish content at optimal timing to their Google+ Page“, says Leo Widrich, Buffer’s co-founder, “I think this also helps us position Buffer as probably the most complete social publishing and analysis tool out there.”
Do you agree? What do you think about Buffer’s new Google+ feature?