social media marketing

Save time on marketing with social media by scheduling and managing your posts in advance.
There are 3 main ways that you can schedule posts on Facebook and Instagram.

Publishing Tools

Under the Manage Page menu on the left-hand side of the screen, select Publishing Tools.
Select Publishing Tools in the Manage Page menu.
Click the Create Post button in the top left-hand corner.
Create your post by adding text, then add a photo or video. Once you’re happy with the post, select the down arrow next to the Publish button, and select Schedule Post.
Then select a date and time to schedule your post in advance.
The post must be scheduled at least 20 minutes in the future.
Click the Save button to confirm the date you want to schedule the post.
Click Schedule Post to confirm.
Once you have clicked the Schedule Post button, you will be able to see the post in the scheduled posts section.
It may take a few minutes to appear.

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Creator Studio

The Creator Studio section of Facebook is always evolving but it has a number of advanced features that allows you to control multiple pages and posts at the same time.
Navigate to the Creator Studio page on Facebook.
Click the Create New button (select page if necessary) to publish a post.

FB Publishing Tools
FB Creator Studio

You can view your posts in a table or calendar view. There are many options that will appear.

Select Create post for a standard post.
Follow the prompts, which are the same as above, to schedule a post.

You can do the same for Instagram if you have connected your Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Business Suite

If you have access to the Business Suite app or desktop version (for those who don’t use Business Manager), you can use Business Suite to schedule posts to Facebook and Instagram. Just like Creator Studio, you can view your scheduled and published posts in either table or calendar view.
Click the Create Post button in the top right-hand corner. Create your post by adding text, then add a photo or video. Once you’re happy with the post, select the down arrow next to the Publish button, and select Schedule Post.

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Select a date and time to schedule your post in advance.
The post must be scheduled at least 20 minutes in the future. Click the Save button to confirm the time and date.
Once you have clicked the Schedule Post button, you will be able to see the post in the scheduled posts section.
It may take a few minutes to appear.
Those are 3 simple ways to schedule your posts on Facebook and Instagram using tools that already exist within the Facebook platform.

However, if you wish to schedule posts to other social media platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, or Pinterest, there are third-party apps that allow you to schedule and manage your posts. Here is a list of a few external apps that you might like to explore in order to save time on social media.

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