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How to create a post on Facebook

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A few days ago you joined Facebook , but you haven’t published your first post yet because, being at the very beginning with the world of technology, you don’t know how to do it? Would you like to write effective posts to capture the attention of other users registered on the social network but you don’t know which strategies to adopt? If you answered yes to these questions, you’ve come to the right place at the right time!

If you dedicate some of your free time to me, I can in fact explain to you how to create a post on Facebook , whether you intend to do this on your personal profile or on a page you created to promote your company. Last but not least, I will also give you some “tips” on how to make posts that are effective, engaging and engaging for the public.

So, would you like to deepen the subject? Yup? Perfect! Make yourself comfortable, take the time to concentrate on reading the next few paragraphs and, more importantly, implement the tips I will give you in this tutorial. You’ll see, using Facebook and grabbing the audience’s attention will turn out to be easier than you imagine. I just have to wish you good reading and have fun!

Create a post on a Facebook profile

Do you want to create a post on Facebook using your personal profile? Below you will find explained how to do it both from PC and from smartphone and tablet.

Android

To create a post on Facebook from your Android device , first launch the official social network app and log into your account (if required). Then tap on the item A costs are you thinking about? and write the thought you want to share with your friends and other users who follow your profile. If you wish, embellish the post with a colored background by pressing on one of the  colored squares at the bottom.

To share images, videos and so on in the post, press the Add to your post item and select one of the options in the list: Photo / Video , to share multimedia elements; Broadcast live , to create a direct Facebook; Register , to add a position and let people know where you are at any given time; State of mind / activity / sticker , to share an emotion, an activity you are doing or a sticker; List , to create and share a list and so on.

As soon as you have finished writing the post, tap on the drop-down menu located on the left (under your name) and select the audience you want to share the content with: Everyone , to make it visible to everyone; Friends , to make it visible to your friends or Just me , so that no one can see it. After having defined these last details, you can finally proceed to publish the message: press the Share item located at the top left, choose whether to share the post in the news section and / or on your story and then press the blue Share now button .

If you want to modify an already published post or even delete it, tap on the symbol (…) located in the upper right corner of the same and, from the menu that appears at the bottom, click on the item Edit the post if you want to modify it or on the items  Delete> Delete Post if you want to delete it.

iOS

To create a post on your profile from an iOS device  , first start the official Facebook app on the latter, log in to your account (if necessary) and tap on the item A costs are you thinking? . Then write the thought you want to share on Facebook and, if you wish, change the background color by pressing on the colored squares at the bottom.

If you want to insert photos, videos or other elements in the post, press the Add to your post item and select one of the options included in the social network: Photo / Video , to share multimedia elements; Live video , to create a direct Facebook; Register , to share your current location; State of mind / activity / sticker , to share a state of mind or an activity you are doing; List , to create and share a list and so on.

If you want to change the privacy settings of the post, in order to select the audience to share it with, tap on the drop-down menu located on the left (under your name) and select one of the available options:  Everyone , to share it with everyone; Friends , to share it only with your friends or Only me , so that no user can see it. As soon as you are ready to share the post, press the Share item located at the top right, choose whether to share the content in the news section and / or on your story and then press the blue button Share now .

If you decide to modify the post or even delete it, tap on the symbol (…) located in the upper right corner of the same and, from the menu that appears at the bottom, click on the Edit post item if you want to modify it or on the Delete items  > Delete post if you want to delete it.

PC

To publish a post on Facebook from your PC , connected to the login page of the social network, log in to your account and click on the item What are you thinking?  located at the top, inside the Create a post box . Then type in the thought you want to share with your friends and followers and, if necessary, change the background color by clicking on one of the  colored squares you see below.

If you want to insert photos, videos or other elements in the post, click on one of the items in the lower part of the box:  Photo / Video , to share photos or videos; Register , to share your current position; State of mind / activity , to share a feeling or an activity you are doing; List , to create a list and so on.

If you want to customize the privacy settings regarding the post just created, click on the drop-down menu located near the “Publish” button and select one of the options available:  Everyone , to share the content with everyone; Friends , to share it only with your friends or Only me , so that no one can see it. If you are ready to share the post, click on the blue Publish button and that’s it.

If you decide to modify the post or delete it, click on the symbol (…) located in the upper right corner of the same and, from the menu that appears, click on the Edit post item in order to modify its content or on the Delete items  > Delete post to delete it. Easier than that ?!

Create a post on a Facebook page

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Have you recently created a Facebook page with which to promote your business, but you have not yet understood how to create a post on it? I guarantee you that this is a really simple operation to complete: here’s how to do it both from mobile and from PC.

Facebook app

If you want to create a post on a page using the official Facebook app , launch the Facebook app on your device and log into your account (if required). Then tap on the symbol (≡) located at the top right (on Android) or bottom left (on iOS) and, in the screen that opens, presses on the name of the page (it should be at the top). If you can’t see the page where you want to publish a post, tap on the Show all item (from the Pages section , on Android) or on the Pages item (on iOS) and then press on the name of the page you are interested in.

Now, tap the Page tab (located at the top left), press the Publish button (the pencil icon that writes on the blackboard ), tap the Write something … and write the thought you want to publish. If you wish, enrich the post by adding a photo, video, survey, offer, etc. by pressing on Add to your post and then selecting one of the options in the menu below.

Then presses on the item Next (on Android) or Continue (on iOS) located at the top right and, if you want to publish the post immediately, presses on the item Publish . If, on the other hand, you want to schedule the post, tap on the item How do you want to publish this post? (on Android) o When will this post be published? (on iOS), presses on the Program item , set the publication date and tap on the Set date (on Android) or End (on iOS) item and, finally, press on the Program item : the post will be published on the day and in the now established by you.

On the Facebook pages it is possible to highlight the posts published in order to reach a greater number of people. If you would like more details on how to sponsor on Facebook, read the tutorial I dedicated to the topic.

Facebook Business Suite

Business Suite

From mobile it is possible to create posts for Facebook pages using the  Facebook Business Suite , a free application developed by Facebook that allows you to manage your Facebook and Instagram pages in all respects (if you remember I already talked about it in the tutorial dedicated to Facebook apps).

To create posts with the Facebook Business Suite, start the latter on your Android  or  iOS device , log in with your Facebook account (if required), select your page using the appropriate thumbnail , tap the Publish button (l icon of the pencil that writes on the blackboard ), presses on the item Write something … and type the thought you want to share with the users who follow the page. If you want to add photos, videos and other elements to your post, tap Add to your post and select the type of content you want to share.

Then presses on the item Next (on Android) or Continue (on iOS) located at the top right and, if you want to publish the post immediately, press on the item Publish . If, on the other hand, you want to schedule the post, tap on the item Publishing options , tap on the item Schedule later , set the time to publish it and tap on the item Set a date (on Android) or End (on iOS) and then presses on the Program item  to complete the creation of the scheduled post.

I remind you that on Facebook pages it is possible to sponsor posts in order to reach a wider audience. If you would like more information on how to sponsor on Facebook, read the in-depth study that I have already published on my blog.

PC

Posting on Facebook pages from a  PC  is very simple. To begin with, connect to the Facebook login page and log in. Then click on the arrow symbol (▼) located at the top (in the blue Facebook bar) and, in the menu that opens, click on the name of the page where you want to publish a new post. If you do not see it under  Your Pages , expand the menu by clicking on the Other … item and then select the page you are interested in.

Once on the Facebook page where you want to publish the post, click on Write something … and type the thought you want to share with your followers. If you want to add other elements to the post, click on one of the symbols you see inside the box used for creating the post: the camera icon  to post a photo; the smiley face symbol  to let your followers know what you are doing or how you feel; the placeholder icon  to share your location or the coin symbol  to support a non-profit organization.

If you want to publish the post right away, click the Publish button . If, on the other hand, you want to program it, click on the arrow symbol (▼) located next to the “Publish” button, select the Program item from the menu that opens, set the date and time of publication and confirm the operation clicking again on the Program button .

How to create an effective post on Facebook

After understanding how to “technically” write a post, would you like to have some advice on how to create effective posts on Facebook ? Well, then take a look at the tips listed below – I’m sure they’ll be of great help in creating engaging and engaging posts.

  • Use the right tone  – remember you are using a social network, you are not writing a cover letter to attach to your resume. Therefore, avoid too formal expressions: try to use friendly and conversational language. Also, avoid venting your anger or frustration for a certain situation or event on Facebook: users who follow your updates may be annoyed.
  • Ask interesting questions  – questions usually trigger a mental mechanism that prompts the user to have their say with a “Like”, reaction or comment. After posting an update or a photo, ask questions like,  “What do you think of …?” or “Do you think it is right that …?” .
  • Invite the user to take action  – this is especially good advice for posts published on Facebook pages. You could use the popularity you have on social networks to increase, for example, the number of visitors to your website with phrases such as  “If you want to know how … visit my website” or “For more information, visit my official website … “ .
  • Make good use of hashtags  – since hashtags (or those words and phrases preceded by the hashtag symbol) are used to “label” the content posted on the social network, make good use of it so as to increase the audience that (potentially) will see your post.
  • Write correctly – if you publish an “ungrammatical” post, you are unlikely to get the desired success. Therefore, before posting anything, make sure the content is grammatically correct and does not contain spelling errors.