The Buffer API

The Buffer API provides access to user's pending and sent updates, social media profiles, scheduled times and more.

To get started, create an app and get an access token for a user.

Endpoints

All currently available endpoints are listed in this documentation. If you have ideas for further things you would like to see in the Buffer API, please contact api@bufferapp.com - we will probably build them!

But be sure to set the HTTP Content-Type header to "application/x-www-form-urlencoded" for your requests if you are writing your own client.

Rate Limits

There are currently no formal rate limits on the Buffer API, however if you think your app might generate many API requests please get in touch so that we can help out and ensure capacity is available.

Response Formats

All requests to the Buffer API must end with the desired response format. Currently the only available response format is JSON and responses are of type application/json.

For well formatted JSON output, add &pretty=true to any request. Very useful for testing in the browser!

Example Request

GET https://api.bufferapp.com/1/profiles.json&pretty=true
Questions & Problems

If you have any issues using the Buffer API you can contact us by emailing api@bufferapp.com or give us a shout over on twitter @buffer - we'll get back to you fast!

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