During the past couple of weeks, Facebook has taken away the ability for us to schedule posts directly from our Facebook Pages.
There used to be another option in this dropdown menu to schedule a post at a later time which is no longer available. At the moment, you can only publish “Now”, “Backdate” or “Save Draft”.
If you are like me and rely on using the schedule feature on a regular basis then here are a couple of other ways to schedule your Page Posts.
Save Post As Draft First And Then Schedule
If you create your post as normal and then select “Save Draft” from the dropdown menu under “Share Now”.
Once you have saved the draft, click on the “See draft” link below your page publisher box. If you can’t see that, you can find your drafts in Publishing Tools under “Posts”.
Select the post that you want to schedule and then choose “Schedule” button.
Choose the schedule date and time and click schedule.
Use Creator Studio
You can also schedule your posts from within the Creator Studio on your Facebook Page.
You should have “Creator Studio” as a menu option at the top of your page. If not, you can also find it under Tools in the Publishing Tools section.
You will then see a blue button “Create Post” at the top left of your screen. Create your post as normal and you will then be able to schedule your post from the blue “Publish” button at the bottom of the page.
Hope that helps. Scheduling your social media posts is a great way to stay consistent with publishing content without spending every day on social media.
About Jayne Day
Jayne is an online marketing strategist and success coach for female entrepreneurs who are ready to take action for massive results in their business. She offers complete online marketing strategies and solutions to female entrepreneurs and business owners so they can be found online by their ideal clients by implementing a range of strategies that all work together and are customised for each client's business.