How to Schedule a Facebook Post





Facebook "F" logo on blue background.

If you’ve created a post but want to publish it later, you can schedule your post using Facebook’s scheduling options. Here’s how to do it on your desktop and mobile phone.

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Can you schedule a Facebook post?

On Facebook, you can only schedule posts for your groups and pages. You cannot yet schedule posts in your personal account.

On your Facebook page, administrators and moderators can schedule and edit scheduled posts. In groups, again, admins and moderators can manage future posts.

Later, if you realize you need to edit or delete your scheduled post, you can do that too.

Schedule a post on a Facebook page

To post to your Page in the future, use the Facebook website on your computer or the Meta Business Suite app on your mobile. We will explain how to use these methods below.

Post messages in the future to the desktop

To perform the process on your desktop, first launch your favorite web browser and open Facebook. In the left sidebar of the site, select “Pages”then choose your page.

To select "pages" on the left.

On your page screen, in the left sidebar, click “Publishing tools”.

To choose "Publishing tools" on the left.

Click on “Create a post” to compose the publication that you will schedule on your page.

To hit "Create an article."

In the window “Create a post” that opens, write the content of your message. Then click on “Share now” and choose “Plan”.

Write the message and choose "Program."

In the window “Schedule the post”, choose a date and time when you want your post to go live. Then save your changes by clicking “Plan” downstairs.

Select the time and date and click "Program."

Back on the window “Create a post”click on “Schedule the post”.

To hit "Schedule publication."

And that’s all. Facebook will now automatically publish your post to your Page at the specified date and time. No interaction will be required from you.

If you wish to edit or delete your scheduled messages, you can do so by clicking on “Scheduled posts” on the page “Publishing tools”.

Click on "Scheduled posts" in the left sidebar.

Enjoy.

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Post messages in the future on mobile

To schedule a post from your iPhone, iPad or Android phone, first download the free Meta Business Suite app to your phone. Then launch the app and log into your Facebook account.

In the bottom bar of the Meta Business Suite app, tap “+” (more), then choose “Publish”.

To select "To post" from the menu.

On the page “New post”, at the top, select the page you want to schedule your post on. Then write your message as you normally would.

When you’re done writing the message, in the top-right corner, tap “following”.

Write the message and press "Following."

On the page “Revision”choose the option “Plan for later”.

To select "Plan for later."

In the “Schedule post” prompt, select a date and time when your post is scheduled to go live. Then press “Plan”.

Enter the date and time and press "Program."

Back to the page “Revision”in the upper right corner, tap “Plan”.

Faucet "Program" in the upper right corner.

Your post has been successfully scheduled and will go live on the specified date and time. You are ready.

If you want to view your scheduled posts, in the Meta Business Suite app, tap Posts > Posted > Scheduled.

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To post to your Facebook Groups later, you can use the Facebook website on desktop or the Facebook app on mobile. Here’s how.

Publish a post later to desktop

On your desktop, launch a web browser and open Facebook. In the left sidebar, choose “Groups”then select your group.

To select "Groups" from the left sidebar.

On the group page, click “write something” to compose a new message.

To select "Write something."

In the window “Create a post”, enter the content of your message. Then, in the lower right corner of the window, click “Schedule Post” (a calendar icon).

Write the message and select "Schedule publication."

You will see a window “Schedule Post”. Here, select the date and time your post will go live. Then click on “Plan”.

Enter the date and time and choose "Program."

Your Facebook group post is now successfully scheduled.

To view your scheduled posts, select “Scheduled Posts” from the left sidebar of your group page.

Click on "Scheduled posts" in the left sidebar.

Publish a post later on mobile

To schedule group posts from your mobile phone, first launch the Facebook app on your phone.

In Facebook, tap the three horizontal lines. On an iPhone and iPad, you’ll see these lines in the lower right corner. On Android, these lines are in the upper right corner.

Press the three horizontal lines.

Press on “Groups” and select the group you want to schedule a post to.

To select "Groups."

On the group page, tap “write something” to compose a new message. Then, on the page that follows, write your message as you normally would.

Once you’ve written your message, under your name at the top, tap “Plan”.

Write the message and press "Program."

You will see a menu “Schedule Post” appear at the bottom of your phone screen. In this menu, enable the toggle “Publish your message at a future date and time”. Then indicate the date and time of posting of your message.

Specify the date and time.

Back on the post page, finish scheduling posts by tapping on the option “Plan”.

To select "Program" in the upper right corner.

And that’s all.

To review all your group’s scheduled posts, then on the group page, tap the shield icon followed by “Scheduled posts”.

To choose "Scheduled messages."

And this is how you ensure that your content will go live at the scheduled times without any delays. Enjoy!


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