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Buffer vs Hootsuite

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Looking for a new tool now Hootsuite’s removed its free plan?

Buffer has you covered. Our powerful free plan has everything creators, entrepreneurs and small businesses need to grow on social without breaking the bank.

Our free plan is here to stay and includes:

Connect three channels on any platform.

Up to 30 scheduled posts at a time. No monthly limits.

AI-assisted content creation.

World-class 24/7 customer support.

Buffer Vs Hootsuite
Free plan✅ Three social channels❌ No free plan
Paid plansStart at $6/monthStart at $99/month
Supported channelsInstagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, Google Business, Mastodon, Start Page, Youtube Shorts (coming soon)Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, Youtube
Mobile apps✅ iOS, Android✅ iOS, Android
Engagement✅ Paid plans only✅ Paid plans only
Analytics, Insights, Reporting✅ Free plan (basics) and paid plans (advanced)✅ Paid plans only
Team members✅ Paid plans only✅ Paid plans only
AI-assisted content generation
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Lanie W. CarterFounder, Arrowhead Design Group

"I've tried Hootsuite, Sendible, and Later for different reasons and Buffer is the most simple but also does everything you need it to. Later wouldn't let you tag Facebook pages which is crazy, Sendible was cancelling posts left and right... I had to post half of my stuff manually, and Hootsuite was good but really expensive."

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Lanie W. Carter,Founder, Arrowhead Design Group

140,000+ people like you use Buffer to build their brand on social media every month