How To Schedule Facebook Posts from Within Facebook without Third Party App
Do you sometimes want to schedule posts ahead of time so your status can be updated over night (to cater to readers in a different time zone). With a little planning, you many also be able to use this function to communicate with your readers even if you are vacation.
Are you using apps like Buffer or Hootsuite to do this now? You will be reaching far less fans because third party apps are not internal to Facebook and are not given priority.
Now you have a better solution. Facebook just released a function that helps you with time managing the scheduled status updates. A handy time management tool from within Facebook.
And the cool thing is that you can also scheduled photos, videos as well as text updates. I have a short video here that shows you “how” you can do that. But before I show you the video here are my findings from testing this new.
- Scheduled text are shown on Facebook app as well as the Facebook mobile site (that is m.facebook.com)
- These functions are not available on the Facebook mobile app nor mobile site
- It did not work on the personal Facebook account. Although I can choose the date, the time option is not available
- The reach for the schedule post seems to be slightly smaller when compared to normal update (in my tests) – I suspect this is because photos and videos do not show up on the walls but are only given an update status on the walls on my “fans”.
Have you tried this out yet? Here’s a short video that walks you through the “How”. Let me know your findings and how you intend to use it. Leave me a comment or share the post if you are inspired to do so.
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I do schedule posts on facebook once in a month for my business website using the scheduling tool but usually spend as much as two hours because I repost old posts and schedule for the next 30 days. After this I spend less than an hour daily engaging my fans and replying questions and/or comments.
I’ll try out this method of yours – seems easy