I saved a draft post on my personal Facebook profile. Where is it?

Here is how to find saved draft posts on a personal Facebook profile 👇

While on your mobile device, you may have been typing a post, then when asked “Save This Post as a Draft?”, you chose “Save Draft”.

Find Facebook drafts

To find this draft again, just create a post again by tapping on the “What’s on your mind?” on your mobile device, and what you had typed before should be there again.

My post is still here.

If your Facebook post does not appear here, then unfortunately you are out of luck, and your draft is gone.

There is no Saved Drafts section on Facebook for personal profiles. Facebook used to allow you to save drafts to a folder for personal profiles, but not anymore.

You will also notice that there is no “Save to drafts” option while on Facebook from a computer.

However, if you run a Facebook page, you can still save drafts to your Facebook Page.

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Repeating post – OneUp gives you the option to automatically repeat your posts at whatever interval you choose, such as every 3 weeks. Then post it now, schedule it for the future, or save the post in your Drafts folder.


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9 Comments

  1. Thank you! Can’t believe how hard it was to find this. Facebook itself was saying impossible to save a draft on a personal page.

  2. you can easily access your saved drafts if you are on a desktop or laptop. You just cannot access them on the mobile version. I’d edit this so you don’t upset people by leading them to believe there saved draft is gone forever.

    1. Hey John, this post is talking about drafts on a personal Facebook profile, not a Facebook Page.

      You cannot save drafts on a personal Facebook profile from a computer.

  3. I found that, however, there is a workaround for the post saved for later on personal profiles. It is extremely annoying that you have to think of a “cheat” to do that, instead of having a button, but… anyway… Works on Android, not sure about iOS app though. Let’s say you save a draft for later. Normally a reminder notification appears in the notifications area to continue editing. If you swipe it out, when tapping on “What’s on your mind” sometimes it just does not appear again. However it is still saved for 3 days but there is no shortcut in the app to access it. All you have to do is start writing a new post, then pressing Back and when asked to Discard it or to Save it as a draft, tap “Save as draft”. A new reminder for the newly saved item will appear in the notification area. Tap on it. Now just press Back once and you should see a list of all saved Post drafts that are not yet expired. The one you are looking for should be there. You can delete the one for the workaround or just leave it expire. It’s so annoying having to do it this way but facebook devs does not seem to care 😀

    1. This worked for me once upon a time, but now I do not get any notifications when saving a draft. Did Facebook change this recently? It’s so annoying how Facebook makes changes like this regularly but does nothing to notify users of changes.

  4. for android phone users only.. you can find it in your phone’s clipboard (hold your finder on the description spot until you get a pop-up (paste, clipboard…) select clipboard.
    You will find the draft saved there… click on that and it will appear on your “post wall” description again. 🙂 tested successfully

  5. This is completely unacceptable. Facebook is annoying as hell. My draft that I had saved that I was ready to post completely disappeared and I am fucking annoyed as hell. Fuck this bullshit. Get your fucking act together Facebook. It is not that hard – completely unacceptable.

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