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How to schedule a post on Facebook?

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Facebook provides great opportunities not only for personal growth but also for business owners. You can create a page to keep up the branding of your business and engage the audience. With over three billion users, you can tap on the audience as per your business requirements.

Posting constantly on a page might seem tricky, but do you know that Facebook has its inbuilt schedule post feature, which lets you schedule the post in a backdate as well as to any future date you desire?

In this article, we will explain how you can schedule a post on Facebook.

Here, we will explain three ways you can schedule a post on Facebook, which are as follows.


Schedule a post on Facebook via Computer 

To schedule a post on Facebook via a computer, follow the steps below.

  • Open Facebook.
  • Click on the Publishing tools option at the top.
  • After that, click on +Create.
  • Write the post and then click on the Share Now option.
  • From the drop-down menu, click on Schedule.
  • Under the Publication setting, select the date and time.
  • Click on Schedule to confirm the process.

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Bonus tip: How to backdate your post on Facebook?

To post on a backdate, follow the instructions given below.

  • Create a post on your page.
  • Click on Share now option.
  • Select Backdate option from the drop-down menu.

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Schedule a post via Facebook Page app (Android/iOS)

This is another method by which you can schedule a post on Facebook. Follow the instructions given below to do the same.

  • Open the Facebook Pages Manager app.
  • Tap on the page and then write a post.
  • Tap on Continue.
  • Now, tap on When will this be published option at the top.
  • After that, tap on Schedule later and then select a time and date.
  • When you are finished, tap on Done at the top-right of the screen.

Note: You can schedule the post only on the Facebook Page Managers app. This option is not available on the Facebook or Facebook Lite app.


Schedule Facebook posts via Third-Party applications

If you don’t find Facebook’s native tool effective enough, use a third-party social media scheduler like Tailwind, Buffer, or Hootsuite. With these third-party services, you can schedule a post, on only on Facebook, but also on several other social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

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Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: kumarhemant@pm.me

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