If you're running a community or brand page, there are probably local activities that you want to share with your fans. A streamlined method of doing this is by scheduling posts in advance. That way, you won't have to worry about remembering to tell everyone there's a gathering or deadline -- Facebook will do that for you.
So, if you're ready to take a more hands-off approach to keeping your fans up-to-date, here's how to get started.
To schedule a post:
Step 1: Open a Facebook page that you manage. This would be either a community page, brand page, or something similar -- not your personal account.
Step 2: When you're about to add an update to the Timeline, click the clock icon in the lower left-hand corner. You'll be able to set when the update posts to the page, starting with the year and then add each piece of information you want to include.
Step 3: To finish, simply press the Schedule button in the lower right-hand corner. You will see a confirmation window pop-up to tell you that the post has been scheduled.
To cancel a post you scheduled:
Step 1: Click on Edit page near the top right-hand corner and choose Use Activity Log.
Step 2: On the next page that loads, you will see a summary of any schedule posts for your page. Find the one you want to cancel from the list.
Step 3: Click on the small arrow to the right-hand side of the update, click it and then either Change or Cancel the post from the pop-up menu.
How useful is the Schedule tool for you? Do you find yourself using it for reminders, or possibly something else?
(Via Tech Recipes)