Buffer Stories Creator

Quickly create thumb-stopping content for Stories

#5 Product of the WeekNovember 15, 2018

Buffer Stories Creator is a free, lightweight, desktop tool to create thumb-stopping content for Stories. You’re able to create the foundation of your Stories content with text, graphics, and a background image or color. Once you’ve created your content and are ready to post your Story, simply upload your image(s) to Facebook or Instagram.

  • Darcy Peters
    Darcy PetersCustomer Advocacy Lead

    It's a quick way to get beautiful content onto my Stories!


    Nothing just yet

    I think it'll be fun to have a mix of images created by this tool + impromptu (not as pretty) images incorporated into my Stories. I can't wait to explore more!

    Darcy Peters has used this product for one day.
  • Peter Bordes
    Peter BordesSerial Entrepreneur, CEO Kubient

    awesome application that i needed badly for all my social.


    no cons here:)

    Makes creating custom visuals as frictionless as can be. Thank you Buffer.

    Peter Bordes has used this product for one year.
Hey Product Hunters! 👋 I’m pumped to share a little something the Buffer marketing team built for ourselves that we hope other marketers and businesses will enjoy, too. Buffer Stories Creator is a free, quick, and lightweight way to create and download images for your Facebook and Instagram Stories - helping you lay the foundation of your Stories with customizable text, graphics, and a background image or color. We love using it to add our branding to our Stories, and keep them in a consistent style. It’s super easy to download the images you create (no sign-up or sign-in needed) so that you can add them to your Stories when the time is right for you. With over 500 million combined daily active users on Facebook and Instagram, Stories are an amazing opportunity for brands and businesses to connect with their audience and we’re excited about making it easier and faster to plan out Stories content. It’d be awesome to hear what you think and feel free to ask any questions! 😄 EDIT: Thanks for all the great questions! I just wanted to mention that we don't quite have this working on mobile just yet. Right now you can check it out on your desktop or tablet. Thank you! Cheers, Mike (and the Buffer team!)
@imrnhdr Not at this stage but hopefully in the future! 🙂🤞
Love 'thumb-stopping'
@bentossell Hehe thanks Ben. I might be wrong but I think we owe some gratitude to Marie Forleo for introducing us to that phrase! @brian_peters1
@bentossell @mike_eck Ahh yes! Love that word as well. :) Yup, that one goes to Marie Forleo!
Super cool and needed!!! One thing -> have you thought about integrating Unsplah. It would save us so much time! Thanks for such a great web app!
@gzampino Hi Gabriela! Yes, what a great suggestion. This was quite high on our wish list and was one of the toughest things to cut as we reduced scope. That being said, it could very well be one of the first things we add on the roadmap! Thanks for the validation. 🙌
@gzampino @kevanlee 👀Thanks, Gabriela! Definitely top 3 on the roadmap! Really appreciate you giving the tool a try :)
Nice to see a simple "does one thing well" app for a usecase many brands and businesses have. 🙌
@shawnroos Thanks so much for the kind words!
Excellent tool that I will definitely be sharing with the social media account managers at my agency. Stories are something that we're beginning to offer as a service and this looks like the perfect tool for making sure they're reflecting our client's unique branding. Fantastic job, Buffer! Love these features: - Beautiful font options where Instagram is lacking. - Dope templates. If design isn't your strength, NBD, Buffer's got you covered. - Ability to brand the story with your own logos and graphics makes the story so much more professional! Love that feature. Improvements: - Limited typography sizing. Would like to be able to pinch zoom the text instead of the 3 sizing options that are in there right now. - When I click on the text box, the placeholder should disappear. - Would like the ability to add more than 3 text boxes. - I also upvote your idea of integrating Unsplash to help people create polished content.
@simply_cima Hi Stacie! Thank you so much for the incredibly kind words and the amazing feedback! Super excited to pass the improvements section along to the team. We have big plans for Stories Creator and can't wait to continually improve this in the coming months. We'll no doubt be looking to folks like you for feedback. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime at brian.p@buffer.com :) Thanks again!