We’re all crunched for time and Facebook is making it more difficult for Facebook pages to gain organic reach through posts. You can make your life a little easier! Did you know you can schedule Facebook posts?
You no longer need a third-party app like Hootsuite to help you with this!
The chart below outlines the new roles of manager, content creator, moderator, advertiser and insights analyst.
The ability to schedule Facebook posts is super easy!
- Write your post as you normally would. You can attach photos, add links, videos, and tag other pages and events. You can also just include regular text.
- In the lower-left corner of your post, click on the clock symbol as shown in the screenshot above. You can now add the year, month, day and time you want the post to go out.
You can schedule your post up to 6 months in the future. You can schedule the minutes at 00-, 10-, 20-, 30-, 40- or 50-minute marks of the hour.
In order to see scheduled Facebook posts or make any changes, just go to your activity log by accessing the admin panel at the top of your page, then click Edit Page, and Activity Log.
The biggest advantage of taking the time to schedule Facebook posts is to make sure you are getting the attention of you audience at optimal times. Check you Facebook insights to see the best times to schedule your posts.
If you happen to have your Facebook and Twitter profiles linked, scheduled Facebook posts will not push to your Twitter account.
Not everyone will see big changes by scheduling posts. You still have to deliver engaging Facebook content. But scheduled posts can do is free up some of your time by allowing you to batch your social media posts into blocks and give you more time to focus on your business.
What are your thoughts? Have you started to schedule Facebook posts? What results have you seen? Tell us in the comments section below!