Tools to Help Automate Your Social Media Needs

ShareWe all love social media. It’s a part of our world now, and it’s hard to go a day, even a few hours without it. But how much time does it take from our days? Probably more than it should.  But you can get your social media in and not end up wasting your time if you automate it.

Using Social Media for the Right Reasons Maybe you use social media for purely social reasons. You like to see what’s going on with your friends, your kids, and give a shout out or two every so often to your favorite restaurant, a great show you saw, or yourself with a great selfie.

On the other hand, plenty of people use social media to promote their business. If this is you, you’ve got to touch on all the platforms on a regular basis to improve your success.

As the following article notes, take a look at these 3 great tools to automate your social media and see how much time you can save:


This is a complete content sharing platform and you can promote, queue and feed with it. It makes it easy to share links, video, photos and more across all of your social media, as well as your own brand. You can use whatever browser you want with Hashtags will be added to your posts to make it more accessible to everyone else. You can set optimized schedules to receive your content so it’s there when you want it and you won’t miss it. You can also target your audience to share smartly. You can also specify where you like to get information and then where you want to put it regarding your own social media.

  1. IFTTT

IFTTT stands for If This Than That. Makes it a bit easier to grasp! You can set up different “recipes” – there are more than 4,000 to choose from and this means you can set where you want to find things and where you want to send them – for instance, from RSS to Twitter or from Instagram to your drop box. Very cool and personalizable.

  1. Buffer

Buffer handles the scheduling of your posts. You set time slots, and Buffer sends out your posts. You can read the content and then have it sent out on your social media at specific, preset times. This allows you to share throughout the day, and remember, your followers are on throughout the day, not just when you are. You won’t bombard them with all your posts right together (where some could be overlooked) and you can send them even when you’re busy (or sleeping, if that’s something you do). This is a great tool for managing the delivery of your social media. Time seems to fly by. We fill our days and the hours slip by. There are just not enough of them! Using some social media management tools can help us get done what we need to, and make our social media more efficient and effective. Check these three out and see what you think. About the Author: Heather Legg is a writer who covers topics related to social media, small business and health issues.