How to Schedule Facebook Posts

Update May 2024:

Facebook Pages now use Meta Business Suite for post-scheduling. When you post, a grey calendar links to Meta Business Suite (MBS). I find MBS awkward to use, so I use CoSchedule for my scheduled posts. A tool like CoSchedule allows me to schedule Facebook (personal and business pages), LinkedIn (personal and company pages), YouTube videos, TikTok, Instagram, and Pinterest. They will link up to other social media accounts that I do not use. If you want a comprehensive scheduler, check them out!

There are many different programs for handling social media scheduling—Hootsuite and Buffer are two of the most popular. However, it is much easier now that Facebook offers this feature for its pages.

Why Schedule Social Media Posts?

Facebook SchedulingSitting down and scheduling posts for the near future saves me a lot 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 deal 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 to post and want to spread them out over time. I also use it when I have speaking events or any other event with a set date and time. If I want to add something to my Facebook Page, I will use the scheduling feature.

Here is another tool: EveryPost