In this video, you’ll learn how to schedule posts on Facebook in advance using Facebook’s own scheduling feature. So you can have your posts appear consistently without you having to actually be there. Stay tuned!
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There are many ways to schedule your content on Facebook. You can use third party tools such as HootSuite and Buffer. Check out the links to these tutorials in the description box below or you can use Facebook’s own scheduling feature which is extremely easy to use.
Let’s go over to my computer now and I’ll show you how. So you start off by going to your Facebook page and in this section, it says “write something.” I’m going to schedule a blog post that I want to appear later in the future so I’m grabbing the link to the blog post and then I’ll paste it into this section here.
Facebook will pre-populate the post to appear. Now you can change the title and the description here alternatively.
If you have a WordPress website you can install the Yoast SEO plugin. Then you can set what you want the title and the Facebook description and the image to be here.
If you do it from the post itself that means if someone else shares your blog post to their Facebook page, you will have the description and the headline as you would want it to appear.
So I have my post and I’m ready to schedule it. I click on the bottom right-hand corner where it says publish, the little arrow here. Then I’m going to click on schedule and this brings up the scheduling option.
I can select the date and a time. I’m going to go ahead and click on that and I’m going to schedule it for Monday to appear at 9:00 a.m. The other thing that you can do in your schedule section. Which I don’t really know why you would do it, but Facebook has an option for you to stop the distribution of this article or post in the news feed.
The other thing that you can do in your schedule section, which I don’t really know why you would do it, but Facebook has an option for you to stop the distribution of this article or post in the news feed.
So if you say have a time-sensitive piece of content that you want to be pushed out and you only want it to appear in the newsfeed for a certain time. You can put your starting date and if you click on stop distribution then you can put the date that you want Facebook to stop distributing this item in the news feed.
I’m not going to do that in this case. So I’m going to click off it, but it’s just an option for scheduling your content.
Now that I have the date selected I’m going to click schedule. After Facebook has scheduled it you’ll be able to see it on your Facebook page here and in the top section in publishing tools and if you click on that you’ll see scheduled posts and there’s your post here.
If you click on it once again it enables you to view the post and also edit it if you want to make any changes so that’s pretty cool.
That’s essentially how you schedule a Facebook post.
There you have it a step-by-step walkthrough of how to schedule your post on Facebook using Facebook’s own scheduling feature.
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