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How to schedule a post on Facebook

Start readying Facebook posts ahead of time!
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August 25, 2022
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Creating and scheduling posts allows you to manage your Facebook page or group with foresight. As you manage your page or group, you need to make sure that members of your community keep coming back. As such, you need your presence to pop up regularly and on time. Let’s review how to schedule a post on Facebook for your page or group, how to edit scheduled posts, and what to do when Facebook’s scheduled posts aren’t working.

READ MORE: How to use Facebook

THE SHORT ANSWER

To schedule a post on a Facebook page or group, go to the Meta Business Suite and choose the page or group you want to schedule a post for. Click Planner > Schedule > Schedule post. Fill out all necessary fields, then click Schedule post to finish setting up your scheduled post.


KEY SECTIONS

Does Facebook allow scheduled posts?

Facebook does allow scheduled posts, but only for pages and groups. You cannot currently schedule posts on your personal Facebook page.

How to schedule a page post on Facebook

Desktop

On your computer, go to the Meta Business Suite website in your browser. Once you’re there, use the dropdown menu at the top of the leftmost sidebar to go to your page or group.

Next, click the Planner tab from the menu on the left.

Click on the Planner tab from the options on the left.
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TIPS AND TRICKS:

On the Planner page, you can use the arrows along the top to move forward or backward in time, and you can also change the view from Week to Month.

On the Planner page, you will see a calendar. Navigate to the day for which you wish to schedule your post, then click the dropdown menu that says Schedule. You may need to hover your mouse over that day to make the button appear.

Click Schedule Post from the options that appear in the dropdown menu.

Use the date and time options that appear to schedule when your post will go live. When ready, click the blue Save button.

Schedule the date and time for your post using the options that appear.
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Fill out all of the necessary fields and customize your Facebook post for your page or group. When ready, click Schedule post.

Mobile

You will need to download the Meta Business Suite app to continue.

Launch the Meta Business Suite app on your device. From the home screen, tap Posts > Planner. On the day you wish to schedule your post for, press Tap to create.

Press Post, because you want to schedule a new post. From there, fill out all necessary fields, then tap Next > Schedule.

How to see and edit scheduled posts on Facebook

If you need to edit your scheduled post, that won’t be an issue. The Meta Business Suite makes it incredibly easy to make changes before your post goes live.

Desktop

On your computer, go to the Meta Business Suite website in your browser. Once you’re there, use the dropdown menu at the top of the leftmost sidebar to go to your page or group.

Next, click the Planner tab from the menu on the left.

Click on the Planner tab from the options on the left.
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Find the post you wish to edit, then click on it.

Example of a Facebook scheduled post.
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Click the three-dot icon (), then select Edit post.

TIPS AND TRICKS:

Alternatively, you can click Reschedule post if you wish to reschedule it rather than edit the content within.

Click Save when ready.

Saving your post.
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Mobile

Launch the Meta Business Suite application on your device. From there, tap Posts > Planner. Tap the three-dot () button next to your targeted post, then tap Edit post or Reschedule post.

How to schedule a post in a Facebook group

If you are an administrator or moderator for a Facebook group—or if you are the one that started the group itself—you are allowed to schedule posts. You cannot schedule posts in a group if you are simply a member. Additionally, you don’t even need Meta Business Suite to be able to schedule posts within the group.

Desktop

Scheduling post on Group

Open your group page and click What’s on your mind? to add a post. Click the calendar-shaped Schedule Post button next to Post, select the date and time, then click Schedule.

Mobile

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

  • Tap Write something…
  • Press the Schedule button, then tap the Schedule Post slider.
  • Select the date and time, which will change the button at the top from POST to SCHEDULE.
  • 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.


READ MORE: All the Meta and Facebook apps available

There are multitudinous social media automated posting applications. With the Meta Business Suite, you can schedule Facebook posts, Facebook stories, Instagram stories, and Instagram posts.