How to schedule posts on Facebook: After putting into practice the advice I gave you in my guide on how to create a successful Facebook page, in a few months you have managed to increase the number of people who follow you on the most famous social network in the world. To constantly propose new content, you have created a file containing the schedule of your future posts, indicating the day and time in which you will have to publish them. However, being often engaged in other activities, you happen to skip a post and leave your page blank for days.
In light of what has just been said, you would like to know how to make the publication of your content on Facebook automatic and, therefore, how to keep your page active even when you do not have time available. No problem: this is a feasible, very simple operation and I, with today’s guide, will tell you how to do it. If you give me a few minutes of your time, I can explain how to schedule posts on Facebook using smartphones, tablets and computers, first indicating the detailed procedure to set the date and time of publication of the contents and then, if you need it, how to schedule the publication of posts on the Facebook groups you manage.
How do you say? Is that exactly what you wanted to know? So don’t waste any more time and get deeper into the topic right away. Courage: make yourself comfortable, take all the time you need and concentrate on reading the next paragraphs. Choose the solution of your interest among those listed below, try to put into practice the “tips” I am about to give you and I assure you that planning the publication of your posts on Facebook will be really a breeze. Enjoy the reading!
Schedule posts on a Facebook page
Schedule posts on Facebook is an operation that allows you to create content on the famous social network and publish it on a predetermined date and time. In particular, this function is of great help for all users who have little time available to manage their Facebook page and want to keep it active.
To schedule the publication of a post on your Facebook page from smartphone or tablet, start the application of the famous social network (which is available on Android, iOS And Windows 10 Mobile) and, if you haven’t already, log into your account. Now, tap on the ☰ button at the top right (on iOS it is at the bottom right) and press on page of your interest visible above. If you don’t see it, scroll down the screen and tap on the item Pages to view the list of all your Facebook pages.
To create a new content, press the button Publish and enter the text of your post in the field What are you thinking about? (on iOS it is write something), then tap on the item Add to your post if you want to add more content and select one of the options available from Photo / video, State of mind / activity, Sign in, Poll etc.
Press the button Share, click on the option Now (or Now if you use an iPhone / iPad) present next to the item Share and put the check mark next to the option Program. Then specify the date and thehours publication and press the buttons Set date And Schedule the post.
To view the scheduled posts on your Facebook page, tap the ☰ button and select the option Scheduled posts. To make a change, tap on the icon three dots present next to the scheduled post of your interest and select one of the available options: Edit to edit the scheduled post; Reschedule to change the time and / or date of publication; Publish now to publish the post ed Delete post to remove the post (and, consequently, its scheduling).
You should know that the same operation is also possible using the application Facebook Business Suite for devices Android And iOS. The procedure is similar to what was described above for the official Facebook application.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to schedule a post from a computer, access the Facebook main page and, if you have not already done so, enter your details in the fields Email or phone And Password and presses the button Log in, in order to connect to your account. Now, click on the icon of arrow pointing down present at the top right and select the Facebook page of your interest from the list Your pages.
On the main screen of your page, enter the content to post in the field Write a post, then locate the entry News section, click the option Share now and choose the item Program. On the newly opened page, make sure there is a check mark next to the option Publication, click the calendar and select the date in which you intend to publish the post. Then specify thehours publication in the appropriate field and presses the button Program. It will be useful to know that you can schedule the publication of a post up to 6 months after its creation. Also, the schedule should be no less than 10 minutes from the creation time.
Before scheduling the post, if you wish, you can also set its visibility by clicking on the option All and choosing one of the available options (All, Restricted audience And Targeting in the News section), then presses the button Post program And that’s it.
Post scheduling can be done by both page administrators and editors. In addition, photos, videos and other elements, such as events and moods, can also be scheduled to be published. To learn more, you can read my guide on how to create posts on Facebook.
Schedule posts on a Facebook group
Schedule a post on a Facebook group is a feature available exclusively to their administrators. For all other users, however, the content planning procedure is not available.
To proceed with programming a post in a group you manage, start the Facebook app, tap the ☰ button and select the item Groups, then press on the group of which you are the administrator and in which you intend to schedule a post and tap on the item write something. Now, enter the post content in the field What are you thinking about? (in the field write something on iOS), choose whether to insert additional elements (Photo / video, State of mind / activity, GIF, Background color, Sell something etc.) and tap on the item Program.
If you have a device equipped with Android, move the lever next to the item Program post from OFF to ON, then select the date and thehours and tap the button Program. If, on the other hand, you use a iPhone or a iPad, select the date and thehours publication of the content and tap on the item Save, then presses the button Share And that’s it. To view scheduled posts, click on the item [numero] scheduled posts present at the top of the group, then tap on the icon of three dots related to the post of your interest to make changes (Edit post), to delete it (Delete), to set a new publication date (Reschedule) or to publish it immediately (Publish now).
If, on the other hand, you prefer to proceed from a computer, connect to the Facebook main page and log in to your account, then click on the item Groups present in the sidebar on the left and select the group of your interest, visible in the section Groups you manage.
Now, enter the content of your post in the field write something, choose whether to add other elements (Photo / video, GIF, Poll, State of mind / activity etc.) and click on theclock present next to the button Publish. Then select the date and thehours publication, presses the button Program And that’s it.
If you have second thoughts, you can remove or edit the scheduled post at any time. To proceed, access the group of your interest, locate the item [numero] scheduled posts and click on the option See the posts. In the newly opened page, click on the icon three dots related to the message of your interest and select one of the options available between Edit post, Delete post, Publish now And Post reschedule.
Schedule posts on a Facebook profile
If you are wondering if it is possible schedule posts on Facebook profile, unfortunately the answer is no. In fact, this function is not available on the famous social network which, moreover, for security reasons has blocked the possibility for external applications to access the platform.
By registering for services such as Postfity or Buffer, you can connect your social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn etc.), create content and set its programming by indicating the date and time of publication. Unfortunately, however, the block I mentioned earlier made it impossible to schedule posts on your Facebook profile, leaving instead the possibility of planning the publication of content on pages and groups.
How do you say? Do you have the solution to get around the problem? If you have thought of connecting your Twitter account to Facebook to automatically publish tweets on your profile of the social network owned by Mark Zuckerberg, subsequently using one of the two post scheduling services I mentioned earlier, I must tell you that even in this case it is not possible and the “fault” is still the blocking of access that Facebook has implemented towards third-party applications. In fact, among the features affected and no longer available there is also the possibility to automatically publish your tweets on the Facebook profile (while the publication from Facebook to Twitter is still available).