Buffer is for text-based social media such as Twitter and LinkedIn. With Sked Social’s visual planner, real auto-posting, and unlimited users — your team can work together and dominate Instagram with scroll-stopping visual content.
Share everything, everywhere. Repurpose Instagram posts in a couple of clicks, or create original content for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, TikTok and more.
”Sked makes it easier to post to multiple social platforms and tailor the media and copy for each accordingly. The visual planner is a great tool for strategy and overall look/feel.”
”Sked makes planning social media content (specifically for Instagram) extremely easy, and I love the calendar and feed view so I can get an idea of what our feed will look like.”
Buffer was founded in 2010, when Twitter and LinkedIn were for business and Instagram was for documenting everyday moments. They bolted on Instagram support after it took off, but never adapted the platform to the realities of planning, creating, and collaborating on visual content.
Sked Social was built from the ground up for Instagram-first (not only) brands and agencies. Content creation, planning, publishing, and collaboration feel natural for anyone who lives in Instagram.
Buffer wasn’t built with Instagram in mind and it shows. You can’t plan your feed’s aesthetic in advance, collaboration and approval workflows are“clunky,” and managing multiple Instagram accounts is described as “a problem.”
”It doesn’t work well with Instagram. I always need go there separately and approve the post.”
”If [ ... ] you have multiple clients and multiple internal and external stakeholders, this platform falls short.”
”Scheduling drafts for approval is incredibly clunky and hard to use.”
”The preview function doesn’t show an accurate representation of how content will actually look once posted.”
” Videos don’t seem to be published correctly. Also, you can’t post multiple images to an Instagram post.”
”Connecting to Instagram is tricky. Instagram has to be linked to a FB account. This can be a problem if you’re using multiple Insta accounts.”
With Buffer, you can schedule images to auto-post, but you won’t really know what your Instagram feed will look like in advance.
With Sked, you can drag and drop content onto a perfect copy of your Instagram feed. Move content around until your aesthetic is just right, and trust that each post will go out on the date and time you’ve assigned to each slot.
Buffer sends you a notification to manually post Stories. With Sked, Stories post automatically at the scheduled time, just like basic image posts.
”Sked Social consistently and successfully auto-publishes both carousel & video posts toInstagram. The ability to schedule stories is just the icing on the cake.”
Send people to your product pages by scheduling posts with shoppable tags. No more manually adding tags to posts before they go live.
”Our favourite feature is being able to schedule the shopping tag. This has directed customers straight to our website and in many cases has resulted in an instant purchase”
Find trending hashtags, collect user-generated content, and save images to your Sked library for later. Then, drop content into our planner, add a caption and a first comment with hashtags, and you’re done.
”It’s almost effortless to do collections and stories from my desktop. No other tool comes close.”
Get insights from Stories and Reels — not just posts. See likes, plays, reach, shares, total interactions and more. Plus, you can see how you compare to your competitors.
”As Instagram has evolved, not all scheduling platforms have kept up. Sked Social has allowed us to stay current with our customer's needs, and now, to also explore usage data via their new Analytics feature.”
With our new social inbox, you can see all mentions across multiple accounts in one place — no more logging in and out of accounts.
Then, you can work with your team to reply to DMs, chime in on comments you’re mentioned in, and engage with posts you’re tagged in. This is how Sked customers turn their faceless brands into engaging ones.
Email and Slack messages get missed. Instead, tag team members, and provide feedback and suggestions in the same place your team collaborates on visual content — inside Sked.
”Sked has allowed our social media team to more effectively create storylines and arcs and coordinate with our marketing team through its engaging layout and useful planning tools.”
Invite clients to Sked Social to plan, create, and publish content together. Set custom permissions and access so they can only contribute in the way you need them to, and they’ll only see what you want them to see.
”We can go ahead and schedule content in advance and add it to the planner, and then the client can jump in, make any necessary changes, and then approve posts.”
Get work approved faster by internal and external stakeholders. Set up custom approval workflows designed with visual content in mind, and everyone will know who needs to do what and when to get content across the finish line.
”Sked Social has helped us streamline our entire Instagram social media process. No other social media scheduling platform allows us to do this and we’ve tried them all.”
Invite unlimited team members and clients to work with you at no extra cost. Now you can build a visual content dream team without sharing logins or paying per seat.
Give clients a premium experience with a client portal that matches your brand. Now they can review and approve work without logging in or learning to use a new tool.
You can. Sked Social automatically publishes your posts without you lifting a finger.Your carousels, reels, and stories too. Be it at 2 AM or 2 PM, your posts go out exactly when you schedule them. No more annoying push notifications telling you to log in and post manually.
While it’s true we’re built with Instagram-first brands and agencies in mind, you can also schedule and cross-post content to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, Snapchat, and Google Business Profile.
You can try Sked Social risk-free for 7 days. To learn more about our pricing plans, click here.
Our post approval workflow makes getting work done as a team easy. Add content to your branded portal — which clients can use without logging in — and get approval from internal and external stakeholders. You can create custom, multi-step approval workflows that fit the way you work, like requesting sign-off from your lead designer before the client sees your work.
With Sked Social, you get unlimited users on the Essentials and Professional plans, starting at just $75/month. Users can be your team, freelancers, agency partners, or clients.
The kind of customer support that puts you on a first-name basis with our team. Our Essentials plan includes 24/7 live chat and email support with a 4-minute response time on average. The Professional plan includes phone support. Go annual and you get a dedicated customer success manager.