The outcries from social media managers can be heard everywhere…
“How do I schedule a post on Facebook from my PC or laptop? They took away the option!”
Well, they didn’t remove it, but they did make some changes. Facebook is rolling out a new, free feature called Creator Studio. It is replacing the traditional “Publishing Tools” option that was used to schedule, edit, and view past posts, draft posts, and upcoming scheduled posts.
I know many of you are visual learners, so I created a short video tutorial to walk you through Creator Studio. And spoiler alert: I show you how you can schedule Instagram posts right inside of your Facebook page!
Highlights from the video:
- You can no longer schedule a Facebook post from the “front-end” of the page. You can post directly from the box, but scheduling is not an option.
- Go to “Creator Studio” found in the white navigation bar at the top of your screen.
- In the upper left-hand corner, you’ll see the “Create Post” button.
- The right-hand side of the screen will open up. You can create your post with a video, photo, or other options.
- Right now, you cannot edit the photo (crop it, change the lighting, etc.)
- Schedule the post by clicking the arrow next to the blue “Publish” button.
- You can view a variety of posts inside Creator Studio, including:
- All Posts
- All Published
- Instagram is an option inside Creator Studio to schedule your posts!
- First, you’ll need to connect your Instagram account
- Select “Instagram Accounts” on the left side of the page.
- Make sure you are logged into the correct Instagram account within another window on your desktop.
- Click “Add Instagram Account” in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.
- Once connected, you’ll click “Create Post” in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. You can choose to add a photo to your Instagram feed or upload a video to IGTV.
- Note: You cannot add filters from Creator Studio.
- Schedule the post!
- If you dislike Creator Studio, there is an option to schedule posts in Business Manager or Publishing Tools. You can type in business.facebook.com/name of your page – and then you’ll be able to schedule from the “front-end” of the page.
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