Facebook & Instagram Let Businesses Schedule Stories
Exciting news that rolled out this week!! Businesses on Facebook and Instagram now have the ability to schedule stories using Facebook Business Suite!!
We are pretty excited about this rollout as our clients want the ability to schedule their own posts, and sometimes the cost of having their own social scheduling platform is not reasonable, this one is a winner!
Facebook has been rolling out several updates for businesses (yay for them understanding that social media is HUGE and much needed for businesses more than ever) and one of these updates is the ability to schedule stories across Facebook and Instagram!
A few other things that will be rolling out with Business Suite is the tool will soon be capable of managing photo albums and saving draft posts.
You may or may not have used Business Suite and scheduled regular posts, and now the same functionality is getting extended to stories!
If you haven’t used Business Suite yet, here is a great place to start https://www.facebook.com/business/news/introducing-facebook-business-suite
Business Suite is a great place to create and schedule regular posts, now the same functionality is getting extended to stories!
Your Business Suite is located on your Business Page menu on the right-hand side:
As a business, you can create, publish, and schedule stories to Facebook and Instagram by opening Business Suite on your desktop and selecting create story. On your mobile, you can do the same by navigating to “Posts & Stories” tab.
- Select where you want to create or schedule your post for your Facebook news feed, Instagram Feed or both.
- Upload media and add a photo or video to your story.
- Customize your story by adding stickers, adding text or cropping.
- You can preview it and see how it will look before posting.
- Click Publish Story to publish immediately or click the blue arrow to select Schedule Story to publish it later.
And that is it!!
As part of the closure of Facebook Analytics (which we did not like anyhow) coming this summer, Facebook is trying to direct businesses to use Business Suite instead. So, watch out for new features and take a ride along with the Business Suite world!