How to Schedule and Edit Facebook Posts
As a nonprofit organization, your time is valuable. Finding the time to get on Facebook and update your company’s page everyday can often fall by the wayside. That’s why having the option to schedule posts in advance can allow you to do the bulk of content marketing all at once. Here is a step-by-step guide to schedule Facebook posts.
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#1: Scheduling your posts is easy—just follow these steps:
Write your post as you normally would. You can include anything from text, photos, tags, YouTube videos, links and events.
If you’re including a link in your post, Facebook will automatically present an image associated with the URL. (Shown Above).To post an image with your link, you have two options: you can choose one from the link source or you can upload your own. Attach your own image by clicking the gray “+” located on the bottom right corner, and uploading it from your computer.
TIP: If you are using a link in your post, you can delete the URL from the status box (by backspacing), once you’ve chosen the image. This produces a cleaner, polished post and users can click the preview image to get to your URL.
#2: To select a time to publish your post, click the publish icon in the bottom right corner, click schedule, and choose a date and time.
You will be prompted to select the time and date.
Your scheduled post should look like this:
#3: Access Scheduled Posts
At the top of your Facebook page, there is a navigation bar that includes [Page, Messages, Notifications, Insights, and Publishing tools.] To access all your scheduled posts, click publishing tools > scheduled posts.
#4: Edit Scheduled Posts
You can also edit your posts after you’ve scheduled them by clicking Edit at the bottom right hand corner.
#5: Reschedule Posts
To reschedule posts: go back to your activity log, find the post, click the arrow and choose reschedule from the menu.
Voila! You’re done!
Scheduling your Facebook updates in advance can help save your organization time, money and extra labor. Setting up a content calendar for the month can allow for a smooth transition of content. It’s important to remember that maintaining steady engagement is all about creating content that meets the interests of your audience.