Does Facebook give less importance to posts made by third party apps such as HootSuite or RSS Graffiti? Who really knows, but now you no longer need to worry about that. Facebook has added a great new feature that allows you to schedule posts in advance to your Facebook page. The best thing is that you do it right from your Page’s Timeline and it only takes a few seconds.
You can prepare a post and schedule it to appear later by adding a date and time in the future before you post it. You can schedule a post up to 6 months in advance in 15-minute (updated to 10-minute) intervals.
If you choose a date in the past, the post will appear immediately at the appropriate place on your Page’s timeline. All times correspond to the current time zone you’re in. Facebook
How to Schedule Facebook Posts in Advance
Note: You can only access the scheduler when you are posting to Facebook as your page.
Note: Posts are scheduled in 10-minute increments and you must schedule an update at least 10 minutes in advance.
Tip: Check your post text before you click Schedule as the post’s text is not editable after scheduling.
Tip: You can access the Activity Log from your Admin Panel under the Manage button.
Facebook new features are rarely perfect, and Matt Petronzio in his Mashable article did point out a few flaws. I will have to agree with his point that the feature is difficult to find and most of us didn’t even know we had it. But now that you are in the know as to how to create a scheduled Facebook post time, you can easily schedule your Facebook business page posts in advance.Sue Surdam | Artizon Digital | WordPress Specialist and Social Media Solutions | 503-577-1035