How to Schedule Tweets from Pinterest using Buffer App

Pinterest SchedulingI’ve been finding Pinterest an excellent addition for many of my social media clients. One new strategy includes sharing pinned images that include an @mention of a Twitter follower in order to cross pollinate the engagement; however, the inability to schedule these pins has been one of the drawbacks. I’d like these tweets from Pinterest to be spread throughout the day, but unless I’m right in front of the computer this has been impossible, until now.

Buffer App for Scheduled Social Media Posts

The technique combines Twitter and Pinterest with Buffer App for scheduling the tweeted pins. If you’re not familiar with Buffer App it’s a great tool to publish articles to your Facebook and Twitter feeds right from your browser using their plug in. Sign up for a free account and visit their Apps and Extras page for the Chrome and Firefox extensions. There’s also Buffer for iPhone, Buffer for your If This Then That programs and lots more. Once you get your account set up and linked to your Twitter and Facebook accounts you can begin adding posts to your Buffer.

Scheduling Tweeted Pins

Buffer App is cool enough, but using it for scheduled tweets from Pinterest is even cooler. Here’s how it works. First, upload your pin to Pinterest and include your targeted tweep by @mentioning them in the pin description. Here’s an example:

Using Buffer App in Pinterest

 Once you’ve pinned the image, go to your Pinterest board and double click it to bring it up. Pinterest includes social sharing buttons on the right side of each individual pin as you see in the photo below.

Pinned image

Next, select the tweet button and bring up the Twitter connection. Here’s where the magic happens. See how Buffer App is integrated into the tweet function? You can select it and add it to your buffer, thus scheduling the tweeted pin. Your targeted follower gets an @mention and you schedule several out over the course of the day to engage your tweeps. It’s that easy!

scheduled tweet for pinterest

Do you have any methods you’ve discovered for scheduling posts? Share them with me here!

13 thoughts on “How to Schedule Tweets from Pinterest using Buffer App

  1. Hi Sue,
    I was looking for a way to automate Pinterest and this is a good addition to tools. New to buffer app too.


  2. I’m frustrated. I’ve followed the tutorial, but when I bring up the pin and click Twitter, the box with my tweet and link comes up, but there is only the tweet button and not the buffer button. Any guess?

    1. Bea – Buffer works by integrating itself among your social networks in the browser. If you have Buffer installed in your browser you should be seeing the button next to the Tweet button. If not, check to make sure it installed properly. Hope this helps! Sue

      1. Thanks, Sue, for your response. I’ve never installed something on my browser unless you mean something similar to the Pin It button. Appreciate your time.

  3. I would like to introduce you to PinGraphy – It helps you schedule pins on your Pinterest Board. It has a bookmarklet which lets you pin it directly from your browsers.

  4. Thanks for the post. I’d like to add a better tool here..www [dot] PinPinterest [dot] com… I’m using it myself for more than 7 months now, and I’ve gained unparalleled results both in the form of followers and revenue. Some features of PinPinterest:
    – Sophisticated Algorithms, pin relevant images to my profile
    – Pin Scheduler, schedule as many pins as you want to
    – Speed control, decide whether you want to play it safe or go on a pinteresting spree
    – Free to use
    – Runs on the cloud, no need to download anything to your computer
    – Mobile optimised, access your account any time, anywhere . .
    – Sets up via the 5-minute easy setup
    – Pin, Repin, Like, Comment, Follow, Unfollow..all on Auto Pilot

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