I can’t schedule a post on my Facebook page? [2021 Update]

Facebook recently made some changes and removed the ability to schedule posts directly on Facebook pages.

NOTE: This post is about scheduling posts to a Facebook Page. If you are looking to schedule posts to a personal Facebook Profile, check out this post instead.

To schedule posts on your Facebook page, you now need to go to the Publishing Tools section of your Facebook page.

To find the Publishing Tools section, look on your Facebook page’s navigation sidebar:

Once there, click “Posts & Stories” in the left sidebar:

Then click “Create Post” in the top right corner:

Then create your post and choose “Schedule Post” in the dropdown arrow.

Schedule Facebook post

That’s it! Your Facebook page post is now scheduled.


Alternative ways to schedule your Facebook page posts:

  1. Use Creator Studio. You can schedule posts on Facebook and Instagram using Facebook’s Creator Studio.
  2. Use a social media scheduling tool.

Need a social media scheduling tool?

If you need a social media scheduling tool, OneUp allows you to schedule and automatically repeat your posts on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram (including Instagram Stories) and Google My Business.

Here are some of the features:

Posting to multiple accounts – For people who are posting to more than one social network at a time, OneUp makes it easy to post to FB Profiles, Pages, and Groups, LinkedIn profiles and pages, Twitter, and Google My Business all at once. You can even customize the post for each social network, and directly import free high-quality images with the Unsplash integration.


Canva integration -OneUp directly integrates with Canva. Just click the “Design on Canva” button in the scheduler, and Canva will open directly inside of OneUp.

Click the “Publish” button in the Canva editor, and your image will be uploaded to OneUp directly. No need to download images from Canva, then upload to OneUp 🙂


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.


Posting to Google My Business – OneUp is one of the few social media scheduling tools that supports Google My Business post scheduling. OneUp supports Call-To-Action buttons, and different post types such as Event posts.


RSS feed automation – If there are any blogs, podcasts, or YouTube channels that put out good content consistently, you can add the RSS feed links in OneUp, then whenever new content is posted from those places, it is automatically shared to the pages you select. Or, you can choose to have each new item from the feed go to your Drafts folder, so you can review which posts you want to publish.


Chrome Extension – Using the OneUp Chrome extension, you can easily schedule many images at once from any website.

You can choose which images from the website you want to post to social media, bulk update or individually update the descriptions and links for each post, then schedule them to be posted with a set interval (such as every 60 minutes), or choose custom dates and times for all of them.


Customizable UTM parameters – OneUp lets you customize UTM parameters so you can keep track of how your links are performing in Google Analytics.


Link Shortening – Connect your Bitly account and OneUp will automatically shorten any links and allow you to track clicks through Bitly.


Schedule Twitter Threads – Not many scheduling tools allow you to schedule Twitter threads (AKA tweetstorms), however you can do so with OneUp.

If you need a way to schedule posts on your Facebook Page, check out OneUp

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13 Comments

  1. I was having the same problem with my Facebook page. I was not able to post or can not schedule also. After reading this article I have no questions. Wonderfully explained about it. Thanks for the super help.

  2. I usually schedule posts created from within my ad account (from the Page Posts section of Ads Manager) – but for some reason I now only have the options to publish or delete. Has Facebook removed/changed the scheduling option?

  3. This post says it was written in 2021, but I havent’ seen this publishing option for many months. Facebook
    Pages seem so futile now, with changes that have taken away all of the features we were just learning.

    1. Hey Laurie, I have updated the post with screenshots of Facebook’s new user interface.

      You can still schedule posts this way 🙂

      1. Davis, The new FB interface for Pages doesn’t have the menu options you show in the updated article.

  4. Hi there. Wondering if you can help in regards to a Facebook Group specifically and not a Page. I am Admin to my small business group and rely on scheduling posts to the group. 2 nights ago I was scheduling posts and all of a sudden I now no longer can see my scheduled list of posts on the Facebook app on my phone. I still have the schedule option available on each post and can schedule. However I no longer can see it in a scheduled list under the admin tools. I’ve tried everything, uninstalled and reinstalled the app, turned my phone on and off, updated the app. Logged out and back in. The weirdest part is, it is one particular group only. I am an admin on other groups and don’t have this issue. I can see the scheduled list fine. Also, on my desktop computer I can see all my scheduled posts in my group that I’m having issue with – it is literally only on my phone it refuses to show anymore! I need to be able to see this so I can view and edit my upcoming content.
    Any suggestions or ideas on how I can fix this issue?

  5. One big problem – I have no “publishing tools” anywhere. Not on my pages account, not on my personal account, nothing. My biz page has been upgraded to the “new pages experience” whatever that means. Any suggestions if I can’t even access the publishing tools to begin with?

  6. Started having an issue today where even using creator studio my facebook posts fail to schedule. Instagram works find but clicking the post to facebook button results in a failed message.

  7. I am trying to schedule videos .MOV, MP4 or GIF and it will never finished the charge.
    Try different formats and not working, any suggestions?

  8. Hello, I just hit the publish button in drafts and my post is no where to be found. There are no drafts under drafts or published or on my page. Any thoughts.

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