Facebook has come a long way in the past couple of years. Some changes for the better, and some … well, some we could totally do without. Don’t get me started. If you know me, you’re laughing right now. But Facebook is free, and we can work with free. I like free. You get what you pay for though. Have you heard of Google+? Come circle me (and Nikki) over there. I like Google+.
With that said, we do love the schedule feature that Facebook has, and we use it every single day. For those of you who may not know how to schedule a Facebook update, especially when you want to post a picture with the link in the comment section, today is your lucky day. Read on…
How to Schedule a Facebook Update
First, head to your blog’s Facebook page and type in your Facebook status update. You can add a picture, or you can just do a text update.
Do you see the little clock? When you hover over it, it says, “Schedule or backdate your post.” Click on that little icon.
Use the drop down boxes to choose the date and time you would like your post to go live. Then, click “schedule.”
That’s it! It’s really that simple to schedule a Facebook update! But what if you mess up, or you want to add a comment to a scheduled post? Read on…
Once you have scheduled your post, you’ll get the above pop up. Click “View Activity Log” to see your scheduled posts.
If for whatever reason this box does not appear, you can access the information in your page’s dashboard under “edit Page.” You will be able to see all your scheduled posts and make any changes you need.
If you’re posting a picture and you want to put your link in the comments section of your post (which is suspected to get you more “views”), then click the date and time link below the picture on your Activity Log.
You’ll then be able to edit and add comments to your picture!
Simply type your comment and press enter (or copy and paste your blog post link)! When your picture goes live, the comment will go live with it. So cool!