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How to schedule a post on Facebook

How to schedule a post on Facebook, explained by Facebook page and group admins, across desktop, mobile apps, and more.
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June 17, 2021

Creating and scheduling posts is all about managing the future of your Facebook page, ensuring you produce content in time for important days and events. Sometimes things change unexpectedly, so we’ll also look at how to edit scheduled posts and what to do when Facebook’s scheduled posts are not working. Here’s a step-by-step guide to scheduling a post on Facebook for your business or community page, or group.

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QUICK ANSWER

To schedule a Facebook post on your business page, go to your business or community page. Click Publishing tools in the left column and click the blue Create post button. Click the downward arrow next to the Publish button and select Scheduled post. Pick the date and time you want to publish the post, and click Schedule.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

Does Facebook allow scheduled posts?

Facebook allows scheduled posts, but only on business pages and groups. You will not be able to schedule a post on your personal Facebook page.

How to schedule a page post on Facebook

Scheduling post on Facebook
  • On the desktop, open Facebook in your browser and go to your business or community page from the left-hand menu.
  • Click Publishing tools in the left column.
  • Click the blue Create post button and set up your post.
  • Click the downward arrow next to the Publish button and select Scheduled post.
  • Select the date and time to publish the post and click Schedule at the bottom right.
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On mobile, you will need to download the Facebook Pages Manager app.

  • Open your page and click the grey Post button. You might have to tap the dotted line at the bottom, and the blue Create post button.
  • Prepare your post and tap Next at the top right.
  • You’ll be asked, “How do you want to publish this?” with Post now selected by default. Tap the bar and select Schedule.
  • Under Change Scheduled Time, select the date and time you want the post to publish.
  • Tap Schedule at the top right.

See and edit scheduled posts

Check scheduled posts on Facebook

A common issue is needing to edit scheduled posts on Facebook when something changes.

  • Go to your business page and click Publishing Tools in the left column.
  • Click Scheduled Posts, and you will see a list of upcoming posts. Select the post you want to edit.
  • Actions will let you publish now, reschedule, delete, and more. The three dots () below Actions will let you edit the scheduled post wording, images, and details, directly.

On mobile, open the Facebook Pages Manager app and tap the toolbox icon at the bottom right. Under Sharing tools, click Scheduled posts. Tap the three dots to reschedule a post.

Keep in mind that you will only be able to reschedule posts on mobile. If you want to edit any content, you will have to do it through the web app.

How to schedule a post on a group

Scheduling post on Group

You can schedule group posts if you are a group admin or moderator. Open your group page and click What’s on your mind,…?. Click the calendar button, select the date and time, and click Schedule.

On mobile, open the Facebook app and open your group page.

  • Click What’s on your mind,…?
  • Click the schedule button, then tap the slider to turn on Schedule post.
  • Select the date and time and tap Schedule.

Reschedule, edit, or delete scheduled group posts

To make any changes, open Facebook and go to your group page.

  • Open Admin tools and click on Scheduled posts.
  • Click the three dots button next to the post you want to edit.
  • You can choose between Edit post, Delete post, Reschedule post, or Post now.

On mobile, you will find Admin tools by tapping the shield icon at the top left of your group page.

What to do when Facebook scheduled posts aren’t working

If a scheduled post isn’t working on Facebook, it could be a timezone issue. Your posts are scheduled based on your current time zone, so if you travel or daylight savings causes changes, your post will not happen at the time you expect. You should also check if there’s a problem with Facebook and see if it is down.

If you’re facing other issues with Facebook, here are some tips for fixing it.


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