Did you know that you can prepare a post and schedule it to appear at a later time on your business page Timeline?
Facebook’s post scheduling tool is a fantastic addition for Page administrators who want to schedule Facebook posts without a third party app. This scheduling tool offers the ability to add dynamic links and post images in an easy to use format by selecting the date and time in the future when you would like the post to appear. You can schedule your post to appear up to 6 months in the future in intervals of 15 minutes.
Quick Tips to Schedule a Post on Facebook
Here is a practical visual guide to show you how to use Facebook’s new scheduling tool for business Pages:
- Select the type of post that you would like to make on you Page: Status update or Photo/Video.
- Compose your post by entering text and upload a photo /video or include a link.
- Click the clock icon in the lower left under the post.
- Select a date in the future by choosing the year, month, day, hour and minute when you would like the post to appear
- Click the Schedule button.
Facebook Post Scheduling Tool Tips
- You will need to be certain that you have included your company or organization’s founding date to use the post scheduling tool or the scheduling tool will not be available. To do this, click the Milestone and add the date that your company or organization was “Founded On”.
- As with any post, be certain that there are no typographical errors before scheduling.
- After you click the “Schedule” button, your post will disappear. You will be able to see that it is scheduled by following the following steps:
- Click “Edit Page” at the top of your Timeline.
- In the dropdown menu, select “Use Activity Log”.
- On the next page, locate an arrow to the right of the scheduled post. When clicked, you will be able to change the time of the post, publish the post immediately or cancel the post.
Our tests of the new Facebook scheduling tool have proven that the tool works as intended. It is advisable that with any new program, that it be monitored for accuracy by simply checking to make sure that posts are appearing at the time you schedule them to.
What do you think of the new Timeline Facebook Page scheduling tool? Do you think that you will be using it to schedule your Page’s posts?