How to Schedule a Post on a Facebook Page Timeline

Facebook Post SchedulingDid 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:

  1. Select the type of post that you would like to make on you Page: Status update or Photo/Video.
  2. Compose your post by entering text and upload a photo /video or include a link.
  3. Click the clock icon in the lower left under the post.
  4. Select a date in the future by choosing the year, month, day, hour and minute when you would like the post to appear
  5. Click the Schedule button.

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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:
    1. Click “Edit Page” at the top of your Timeline.
    2. In the dropdown menu, select “Use Activity Log”.
    3. 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.

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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?

 


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9 comments on “How to Schedule a Post on a Facebook Page Timeline
  1. Fantastic, clear explanation and directions. Well done! I’ll be sharing with on my blog – hope you don’t mind.

  2. Sheri Bruneau says:

    Great explanation and visuals too!

  3. Juro says:

    I do not understand why photos+text message that have been scheduled before do not appear on the timeline as a single post ? they move straight into a self-generated new album called “photos” instead of the album “wall-posts”.

    Yes, the photos show up in the general newsfeed of the fans but not on the timeline of the page. so they have a lack of attraction to fans which leads to less likes and comments.

    Does somebody has the same problem ? any solutions ? maybe a browser-plugin which leads the photos directly into the “wall-photos” album … thank you for your answers

  4. Quang Minh says:

    I don’t see Select Post Type as “Status -Photo/Video-Event/Milestone+.I only see Select Post Type as
    “Status-Photo-Place-Life Event”.So I can’t use Schedule Post
    Can you help me solve this problem?

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