How to schedule a post on your Facebook page or group

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If you manage a Facebook page or group, you can schedule a post for a later date.

  • You can schedule a post on Facebook for a page or group you manage on a desktop or mobile device.
  • It’s easy to stay on top of your content calendar by scheduling Facebook posts ahead of time.
  • Unfortunately, you can’t schedule a post from a personal profile.
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Creating a content calendar for your Facebook page or group can help you maintain a consistent voice and posting schedule. And lining up your posts ahead of time will save you the stress of posting in real time.

Here’s how to schedule a post on Facebook, keep track of what you schedule, and edit posts after they’re published.

How to schedule a post on a Facebook page

To schedule a post from a Facebook page, you must be a manager of the page. Here’s how to do it on the Facebook website and the Facebook Business Suite mobile app.

From the Facebook website on a desktop browser:

1. Go to the Facebook website and log in to your account.

2. From the Facebook homepage, click Pages in the sidebar menu on the left.

Screenshot of Facebook website homepage
Go to “Pages” in the menu on the left.

3. Under Pages you manage, click the page you want to post in.

Screenshot of Facebook website Pages screen
Go to the page you want to post in.

4. Once on your page, scroll down in the sidebar menu on the left and click Publishing Tools. You’ll be taken to the Facebook Business Suite site.

Screenshot of Page you manage on Facebook website
On the left side, click “Publishing Tools.”

5. In the top-right corner of Facebook Business Suite, click Create Post.

Screenshot of Facebook Business Suite website Page homepage
Click “Create Post.”

6. On the left side of the pop-up, type your post in the Text field.

Screenshot of Facebook Business Suite "Create Post" window
Write your post here.

7. Underneath the Text field, you can also add media or a location.

8. Once you’ve finished creating your post, click the blue downward-facing arrow next to the blue Publish button in the bottom-right corner of the window.

Screenshot of Facebook Business Suite "Create Post" window schedule button
Click the downward-facing arrow in the corner.

9. Click Schedule Post in the pop-up.

Screenshot of Facebook Business Suite "Schedule Post" pop-up
Choose “Schedule Post” in the menu.

10. In the small pop-up window, select a date and time for your scheduled post and hit Save.

Screenshot of Facebook Business Suite pop-up to select a time
Choose a time and click “Save.”

11. Click Schedule Post in the bottom-right corner of the window, and your post will be automatically published at the date and time you chose.

Screenshot of Facebook Business Suite "Schedule Post" button
When you’re ready, click “Schedule Post.”

From the Posts page of the Facebook Business Suite, you can see your scheduled posts by clicking the Scheduled tab in the center of the page. To edit a scheduled post, click on it and click the icon of three horizontal dots beside the post details.

From the Facebook Business Suite mobile app:

1. Download the Facebook Business Suite app (formerly known as Pages Manager) for iPhone/iPad or Android, and log in to your account.

2. From the Home tab on the app, tap Publish at the top of the page under your page name.

Screenshot of Facebook Business Suite app Home tab
Tap the “Publish” button.

3. Write your post’s text in the Write something… section. If you wish, you can customize your post at the bottom by selecting Photo/Video, Location, Live Video, Feeling/Activity, or Get Messages.

Screenshot of New Post page on Facebook Business Suite mobile app
Create your post in the “New Post” window.

4. Once you’ve written and customized your post, tap Next in the top-right corner.

5. At the top of the Review page, tap Scheduling Options.

Screenshot of "Review post" page on Facebook Business Suite mobile app
Go to “Scheduling Options.”

6. Select Schedule for later, choose a date and time, and hit Done in the top-right corner.

Screenshot of Scheduling Options page on Facebook Business Suite mobile app
Schedule a date and time and select “Done.”

7. Review the details of your scheduled post and tap Schedule in the top-right corner.

Screenshot of new post Review page on Facebook Business Suite mobile app
When you’re done, tap “Schedule.”

From the Posts page, you can see your scheduled posts by tapping the Scheduled tab in the top of the page. To edit a scheduled post, tap the icon of three vertical dots beside the post details.

How to schedule a post on a Facebook group

To schedule a post on a Facebook group, you must be a manager of the group. Here’s how to do it on the Facebook website and the Facebook mobile app.

From the Facebook website on a desktop browser:

1. Go to the Facebook website and log in to your account.

2. From the Facebook homepage, click Groups in the sidebar menu on the left.

Screenshot of Facebook website homepage, sidebar menu
Go to “Groups” on the left side.

3. Under Groups you manage in the sidebar menu on the left, click the group you want to post in.

Screenshot of Facebook website Groups page
Find and select the group you want to post in.

4. From your group’s homepage, click the What’s on your mind? textbox.

Screenshot of Group homepage on Facebook website
Click the “What’s on your mind?” textbox.

5. In the Create post pop-up window, write your post’s text in the Write something… section. If you wish, you can customize your post with photos, videos, and more by selecting an option in the Add to your post section.

Screenshot of "Create Post" window on Facebook website
Write and customize your post in this window.

6. Once you’ve written and customized your post, click the calendar icon in the bottom-right corner of the window next to the blue Post button.

Screenshot of "Create post" calendar icon on Facebook website
Click the calendar icon.

7. Choose a date and time and hit Schedule.

Screenshot of "Schedule post" time selection window on Facebook website
Select your date and time and click the “Schedule” button.

To view and edit your scheduled post, scroll down to the bottom of the sidebar menu on the left and click Scheduled posts, then click the icon of three horizontal dots beside your scheduled post to edit or delete your post.

From the Facebook mobile app:

1. Open the Facebook mobile app on your iPhone/iPad or Android.

2. From the app homepage, tap the icon of three horizontal lines, located in the bottom-right corner on iPhone/iPad and in the top-right corner on Android.

Screenshot of Facebook mobile app homepage
Tap the “Menu” icon of three horizontal lines.

3. Select Groups from the menu.

Screenshot of Menu page on Facebook mobile app
Go to “Groups.”

4. At the top of the Groups page, select Your Groups.

Screenshot of Groups homepage on Facebook mobile app
Go to “Your Groups.”

5. Under Groups You Manage, select the group you want to post in.

Screenshot of "Your Groups" page on Facebook mobile app
Find and select the group you want to post in.

6. Tap the Write something… textbox in the center of the page.

Screenshot of Facebook Group page on the mobile app
Tap inside the “Write something…” textbox.

7. In the pop-up, write your post’s text in the Create a post… section. If you wish, you can customize your post with photos, videos, and more by selecting an option in the swipe-up menu at the bottom.

8. Once you’ve written and customized your post, tap Schedule underneath your profile name at the top of the post draft.

Screenshot of new post "schedule" button on Facebook mobile app
Tap the “Schedule” button.

9. Choose a date and time and hit Save in the top-right corner.

Screenshot of "Choose a Date" page on Facebook mobile app
Find a date and then tap “Save.”

10. Review the details of your scheduled post and tap Post in the top-right corner.

To view and edit your scheduled post, tap the icon of a badge with a star inside it in the top-right corner of your group page. Then, under Tool Shortcuts, select Scheduled Posts and tap the icon of three horizontal dots beside your scheduled post.

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