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Scheduling Posts in Facebook

Did you know you can schedule Facebook posts directly from Facebook? (Yes I know you can that by using applications like Hootsuite, Tweetdeck etc but it’s nice to have options and you know exactly what your post will look like if you do it directly in Facebook)

NB this works if you have a Facebook Page. It’s not something you can currently do on for your personal status.

Here’s how to do it.

  1. First of all go to your Facebook page. By default you’ll be posting there as yourself, not as the page. Make sure you click where it says change
    Viewing Facebook as person

    Note it says I’m posting, commenting and liking  The IT Fairy page as myself

    Look at the top to see the difference

  2.  Now write your post in the normal method. When you’ve done this click the clock button<
    Writing a post on a facebook page

    Writing a post on a facebook page – can you spot the schedule button? It’s the clock-like one on the left

  3. Next you need to schedule your post. Pick the date and/or time
    Now it's time to schedule your post

    Now it’s time to schedule your post. Pick the date and/or time

    Don’t forget to press the schedule button.

  4. When you’ve done this, you’ll see a box a bit like this one. As you can see, I’ve scheduled a number of posts
    Now the post is scheduled

    Look how many posts I’ve scheduled

  5. If you want to make a change, click on the See posts link. All your scheduled posts will be displayed and you can edit them to your heart’s delight
    Editing your scheduled posts

    Do you want to make a change to the words or the schedule? Here’s the place to do it

  6. Find the one you want to edit and click the down arrow on the right of the post.
    Let's make a change to our post

    You can change the post, the time it is posted or even delete it all together

  7. Make your changes and don’t forget to click the Finished Editing button
    Editing a scheduled post

    Don’t forget to click the finish button

And there you go!

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2 Responses to Scheduling Posts in Facebook

  1. Jenny 26 September , 2014 at 10:19 am #

    Nicely explained IT Fairy. Scheduling is a great idea especially if you’re taking care of accounts on multiple social platforms. Although it seems simple to schedule a post, when you need to schedule more, or if you need to schedule posts on a few groups or your wall this won’t work. There are other better ways to schedule Facebook posts faster and easyer, try http://www.massplanner.com for example and you will see how easy this can be.

    • The IT Fairy 26 September , 2014 at 12:48 pm #

      Oh yes there are plenty of tools out there you can use to schedule posts but if your only need to do a few and/or are just starting out with no money to spend then it’s probably best to start with things you can do for free until you find your way in social media.

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