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Scheduling Facebook Posts

How to Schedule Facebook Posts

There are many different programs out there to handle social media scheduling – hootsuite and buffer are two of the most popular.  However it is much easier now that Facebook offers this feature  for their pages.

Why Schedule Social Media Posts?

I find that sitting down and scheduling out posts for the near future saves me a great deal of time.  It also makes you, the business owner, look very organized and on top of things.  It gives your potential clients a great impression of who they will be dealing with when they hire you!

For Facebook this is now an easy task!

  1. Go to your Page and make a post – this can be a status update, image, or video
  2. Click the grey clock in the lower left corner of the posting window
  3. Add your Year, Month, Day, and Hour (you can even add minutes in 10 min increments)
  4. Click Schedule
  5. You are done!

I use this feature when I have several items I want to post, and I want to spread them out over time.  I also use it when I have speaking events, or any other event that has a set date and time.  If I know ahead of time that I want to be adding something to my Facebook Page I will use the scheduling feature.

Scheduling Facebook Posts

2016-12-30T14:24:43+00:00 September 6, 2013|Categories: Social Marketing|4 Comments


  1. Kris Feil March 20, 2014 at 10:41 pm - Reply

    This was very easy to understand and extremely helpful! I think this will simplify my life a lot! I do have a question though. Once a post is scheduled is there a way to delete or edit it before it’s sent out if need be? Thank you so much!

    • Kris Feil March 20, 2014 at 10:44 pm - Reply

      Oh, also, I tried this out but there is no grey clock in the lower left corner anymore. I guess Facebook has changed itself again? Now what?

    • Dotty March 31, 2014 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Yes there is Kris. The posts are stored in your account before posting and they are editable both before and after posting.

  2. Kris Feil March 20, 2014 at 10:46 pm - Reply

    I’m sorry for all the posts! I figured it out. The post hast to be made from your profile page to get the little grey clock. It won’t work if you try it from the News Feed area. Thanks again Dotty!

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