Buffer’s AI Assistant vs. Vista Social’s: Comparison Review 2023

Updated on February 16, 2023

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Head of Marketing @ Vista Social

Published February 16, 2023

Buffer’s AI Assistant vs. Vista Social’s: Comparison Review 2023
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As more and more tools integrate AI, we wanted to compare Buffer’s AI Assistant vs. Vista Social’s. So, here is an in-depth review!

Vista Social is proud to lead the charge as the first SMM tool to integrate cutting-edge ChatGPT technology, revolutionizing social media management with its AI-powered autoresponder, personalized content generation, and real-time language translation capabilities––streamlining workflows, saving time, and delivering unbeatable engagement for brands everywhere.

Buffer's AI Assistant vs. Vista Social's.

So, let’s take a closer look at Buffer’s AI Assistant vs. Vista Social’s.

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What is Buffer’s AI Assistant?

Buffer’s AI Assistant is a tool that uses text generation technology to help users create captions and ideas for their social media posts. However, it’s currently still in Beta.

Buffer's AI Assistant
Buffer’s website

Being in Beta means the tool is still being tested and developed before its official release–it may not have all the features or be as stable as a fully released product.

Buffer’s AI Assistant currently offers AI credits that do not get replenished at the end of each month once they’re used.

Despite some limitations (which we’ll get to below), Buffer’s AI Assistant can be a powerful tool for creators who want to improve the quality of their captions on a limited basis!

Vista Social’s AI Assistant made headlines for being the first social media management tool to offer ChatGPT technology. Try it today!

Buffer’s AI Assistant vs. Vista Social’s

When it comes to AI-powered caption writing for social media, you have two main options: Buffer’s AI Assistant vs. Vista Social’s. 

Both tools use text generation technology to help users craft captions for their social media posts, but they differ in terms of price, capabilities, and integrations. 

Here is the full comparison of Buffer’s AI Assistant vs. Vista Social’s.


All Vista Social customers currently have access to try the AI Assistant and use it for up to 13 social media networks. 

Buffer’s AI Assistant starts at 50 AI credits on the free plan. But there’s a catch!

Since their AI Assistant is still in Beta, they’re only offering a one-time allocation of AI Credits which do not replenish.

Buffer’s website

This means once you run out of those 50 credits, you’re done completely, and they don’t get renewed each month.

However, Vista Social’s AI Assistant allows you to use the product indefinitely for caption and response generation.

Vista Social’s AI Assistant is only $5/month per social profile with unlimited users, post scheduling, and connected profiles––and AI credits.


Buffer’s AI Assistant is set to offer idea and caption generation!

Vista Social’s AI Assistant offers the capability of creating captions as well as an additional offering of being able to respond to DMs, comments, mentions, and reviews.

Vista Social's Saved Replies
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You can also store all of your AI-generated captions in Vista Social with Saved Captions––and organize them into groups based on similar ideas or focus. 


Buffer’s AI Assistant can be used for 8 social media networks, compared to Vista Social’s AI Assistant, which can be used for 13 social media networks.

What social media networks can you use Buffer’s AI Assistant for?

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. Pinterest
  5. TikTok 
  6. LinkedIn
  7. Google Business
  8. Mastodon

What social media networks can you use Vista Social’s AI Assistant for?

  1. Instagram
  2. Facebook
  3. Twitter
  4. Pinterest
  5. TikTok 
  6. LinkedIn
  7. YouTube
  8. Google Business
  9. TripAdvisor
  10. Reddit
  11. Yelp
  12. Trustpilot 
  13. OpenTable

Having an AI text generator that is integrated with multiple social media platforms can bring many benefits for businesses and agencies, such as flexibility, optimization of social media strategy, and saving time and effort. 

With more data and insights from different platforms, businesses, and agencies can gain a better understanding of what resonates with their audience and adjust their strategy accordingly.

And with the help of an AI text generator, businesses can automate repetitive tasks and focus on more strategic work!

So, which is better, Buffer’s AI Assistant or Vista Social’s?

In such uncertain times, businesses need a tool that is committed to innovation, with cost-effective solutions and high customer satisfaction.

So, let’s look at the facts:

Commitment to innovation

Vista Social announced Twitter thread scheduling on June 16; Buffer announced the same feature on Dec 7––6 months after Vista Social.

Buffer’s website

Buffer’s AI tool is currently in Beta, with more improvements needed that will take weeks to months to complete.

Vista Social’s AI Assistant is fully available to businesses and entrepreneurs.

Cost-effective solutions

Buffer’s paid plan starts at $6/channel, and Vista Social’s paid plans start at $3/channel––50% less than Buffer.

Buffer’s Plans
Vista Social's price
Vista Social’s Plans

High customer satisfaction

Vista Social is currently the #1 easiest to use social media suite on G2!

So, who do you think is the best?

Vista Social's AI Assistant

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About the Author

Head of Marketing @ Vista Social

Brittany Garlin serves as the Head of Marketing at Vista Social, the leading social media suite that's pushing the boundaries of innovation. Steering the platform to achieve an impressive milestone of over 2 million connected social profiles, Brittany's expertise has been acknowledged in a recent appearance on the Social Pros podcast, where she discussed making marketing to marketers more human-centered. With a knack for strategic disruption, Brittany also redefines what it means to be a woman in the tech sector. Her thought leadership is frequently highlighted in prestigious outlets like Forbes and HubSpot.

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