How To Schedule Posts on Facebook Groups – RecurPost

how to schedule posts on Facebook groups

You might have created a Facebook Group to build a community for your business. It’s a place where you can connect with like-minded people and have conversations related to your industry. However, posting actively in the group can be time-consuming – all those tasks of setting reminders and posting manually along with managing other social media platforms just don’t make the cut anymore. Luckily, you’ve got the option to schedule posts on Facebook groups!

You can do this without using a third-party social media scheduler tool, but the scheduling options will be just basic. You will not get the option to bulk schedule posts, and the feature is hidden a few layers deep in the Groups interface.

We’ll take you through both the options: How to schedule posts on Facebook Groups from the FB interface as well as using a social media scheduling tool.

How to schedule posts on Facebook groups natively

  • Go to the Group on which you want to schedule a post.
  • Start by writing your post by clicking on the ‘What’s on your mind’ button.
  • Write the description you want, add media or hashtags, and then click on the calendar icon at the bottom-right corner.
  • Select the date and time when you want your post to be published and click on ‘Schedule’. Your post is now scheduled and will go live as per the timings set.

Need to make changes? Follow the below steps.

  • Go to your Facebook group and navigate to the ‘Scheduled posts’ section from the left-hand side panel. Here you’ll see all the posts that you have scheduled. 
  • From here, you can reschedule your post or upload it instantly. To edit or delete the post, click on the three dots and a drop-down menu will appear. Here you will get a lot of other options like ‘Turn off commenting’ and ‘Turn of translations’.

This feature works great when you have to schedule a one-off post. But, what if you have to schedule multiple posts at once? What if you have to schedule Facebook posts on groups that go out in a recurring manner? What if you want to schedule posts on Facebook groups as a Page and not a profile? Or, what if you want to schedule posts to both your Facebook groups and page at the same time?

Well, to be able to all these, you need a social media scheduling tool. And out of the very few tools providing this functionality, the best is RecurPost. 

Let’s see why you should choose RecurPost and how you can use its Facebook Post Scheduler.

Why use RecurPost as your Facebook post scheduler?

RecurPost provides a lot of features that will win you over while choosing a tool for scheduling posts on Facebook groups, pages, or personal profiles.

  • Support for multiple platforms: RecurPost lets you schedule posts to multiple Facebook groups, pages, and profiles. Apart from that, it also provides support for Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, and GMB.
  • Bulk scheduling: Using this feature, you can plan and schedule tons of posts in advance for multiple Facebook groups, profiles, pages. You can upload content in bulk through CSV files, by importing from social accounts or other websites (RSS feeds).
  • Unlimited content libraries: Libraries allow you to create a dedicated space for content of each Facebook account separately. This further keeps your social media calendar organized and lets you easily differentiate the content that will go out on FB profiles, pages, or groups.
  • Auto-schedule for best time: This feature will let you post the right content at the right time on your FB accounts. Simply select the option of ‘Auto-schedule for best time’ while scheduling a post. RecurPost will then study the engagement received on your previous posts and automatically schedule your content for the best time to post on Instagram, Facebook, and other sites.
  • Schedule repeating Facebook posts: You can add content in your libraries and set a recurring schedule, which will make all the posts in that library go out on your social accounts in a loop. Repeatedly posting your social updates at regular intervals gives them new life, helps you reach more people, gains you more leads, and increases your overall sales.
  • Schedule posts on Facebook groups as admin or member: RecurPost supports posting on a Facebook group that you administer as well on the groups that you are a member of, a feature not provided by any other social media scheduling tool.

Also read: Why RecurPost is the best HootSuite alternative

How to schedule posts on Facebook groups using RecurPost

Now that you know Why you should use RecurPost to schedule posts on Facebook groups, let’s get to the How part. 

1. Sign up for RecurPost and connect your FB accounts

No doubt, the first step will be to sign up for a RecurPost account. You just need to go to recurpost.com and create your account. You’ll only be required to enter your email address, name, and start the 14-day trial to experience the scheduling journey.

After creating your account, you will be taken to the dashboard. Here, you will see the button saying ‘Add social accounts’.

Click on it and a pop-up will appear. Under the Facebook section, there will be three options: Profile, Page, and Group. 

Click on ‘Add Group’ and you will be taken to the login screen, if you are not already logged in to your Facebook account from your browser. The next screen will ask you to give certain permissions to RecurPost in order to post on your account. Don’t worry, no personal information or login credentials will be saved or used by RecurPost. 

Click on ‘Continue’ and you’ll be directed back to RecurPost, where you will see a list of all the groups that you administer and the ones that you are a member of. 

Simply click on the ‘Add’ button and your Facebook group will be connected to RecurPost.

Also, below each group name, you will see the option of ‘Post as’. By default, you’ll be posting from your profile. But, if you want to post as a page, you can do that too. To know how, refer to this guide

2. Create a one-off post

A one-off post is an update that will be shared on your account just once. On the dashboard, click on the ‘Share a post’ button. 

In the pop-up that appears, you can create your one-off post. Fill in all the details –  add description/caption, attach images/video or create a graphic directly from Canva, add hashtags, include emojis, and select the Fb group that you want to post on.

Now, you can either upload the post instantly or schedule it for a later date and time. To schedule, toggle the ‘Schedule for later’ button on, and select the date and time as per your requirements. Alternatively, you can choose ‘Auto-schedule for best time’ and let RecurPost find the best time to post on Facebook for you.

After adding all the details, your post will look something like this:

Hit the ‘schedule’ button and you’re done.

3. Create content libraries

Libraries allow you to categorize your posts neatly into different spaces. Think of them as folders on your device. You can fill them up with awesome content and set a recurring schedule to make all that content go out in a loop on your FB group and other social accounts too.

When you sign up, 3 libraries will be created by default. You can either use them or delete them and create new ones. To create a new library, go to the Libraries menu and click on the ‘Add new library’ button. 

While creating a new library, you will be required to set three things: Name of the library, color of the library, and whether it will be one-time use or recurring library. Keep in mind that the updates you add in a one-time-use library are not recurring in nature and will expire once posted on your social accounts.

4. Add content in libraries

Click on the name of the library that you wish to add content to. Inside the library, you will find a lot of options to add recurring updates. You can add a single update, add images/text/link posts in bulk, add content through a CSV/excel file, import content from a social account, or set up an RSS feed.

For updates in your library, you can also select whether you want to keep them as drafts until a certain date. These updates will basically be on stand-by until their ‘release date’.

After the release date, they will start going out to your social accounts recurringly according to your schedule.

You can also choose to make these updates stop going out to your social accounts after a certain ‘expiry date’. After the expiry date, your update will expire and will go to a separate content library named ‘Expired Content’.

If you want a post to go out next before any other post from a library, you can click on ‘Make it the next post to go out’ button.

5. Add recurring schedules

After adding content in libraries, you need to set a recurring schedule so that the added posts start going out on your social accounts. Go to your library and navigate to the ‘Your Schedule’ tab, and click on the ‘Add recurring schedule’ button.

Here, you can set the frequency at which the posts added to your library will be uploaded on your FB group. Choose an option between weekly or monthly cycles, set the time, and hit the ‘Add Schedule’ button.

That’s all! You now know how you can schedule posts on Facebook groups using RecurPost!

Also read: How to schedule posts on Facebook

How to schedule multiple posts on Facebook group

To schedule multiple posts on Facebook group using RecurPost, follow the below steps:

  • Login to your RecurPost account and navigate to the ‘Recurring posts’ section. Here, you can create one-time use or recurring libraries.
  • To schedule multiple posts together, either create a new library or go to an existing one as per your requirements. Inside the library, you will see the option of ‘Add content in bulk’.
  • Select the option and you will see the space to create multiple posts at a time. You can either Type or paste multiple posts, one per line or upload multiple images from your device and then customize their captions. After adding your updates, you can generate the preview, add them to the library, and set a recurring schedule. 

How to see scheduled posts on Facebook group

If you have scheduled Facebook group posts using RecurPost, you will be able to see them on the dashboard in the ‘Queue’ section. If you have set a recurring schedule, you can view the posts that are about to go out next in the library itself. 

Go to the library for which you have set a schedule. The post that’s about to be published next will be labeled as ‘Next to be scheduled on’ along with the icon of your selected social accounts. 

Here, you can edit your post and make other changes if you want by clicking on the three dots on the right side of the post. Click on the little eye icon to see the preview of how your post will appear after it is published. 

If you have schedule Facebook group posts natively, you can use the following steps to see and edit them:

  • From your News Feed, click on ‘Groups’ from the left menu and select your group. If you can’t see Groups, click ‘See more’.
  • Navigate to ‘Scheduled Posts’ from the Admin tools menu on the left-hand side.
  • Here you’ll see all the scheduled posts. 
  • Click on the three dots next to the post that you want to edit.
  • Choose between Edit post, Delete post, Reschedule post, Post now, and other options available.

How to turn off scheduled posts on Facebook

In case you have schedule Facebook group posts using RecurPost, follow the below steps to turn off/delete them:

  • Go to the ‘Recurring Posts’ tab and select the library from which you want to delete a post.
  • Click on the three dots on the right side of the post you want to delete.
  • A drop-down menu will appear. 
  • Select the option of ‘delete’ from the menu.
  • A pop-up will appear asking for your confirmation. Click on ‘Yes, delete it’ to remove the post from the library.
  • You can also expire the post instead of deleting it and it will be moved to the ‘Expired posts’ section.
  • If you want to delete a one-off post, you can do that by going to the post from the Queue section on the dashboard. 

If you have schedule Facebook group posts natively, you can use the following steps to delete them:

  • From your News Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group. If you can’t see Groups, click See more.
  • Click Scheduled posts in the Admin tools menu on the left-hand side.
  • Click the three dots next to the post that you want to delete.
  • Select ‘Delete post’ and confirm.

How to edit scheduled posts on Facebook

In case you have schedule Facebook group posts using RecurPost, follow the below steps to edit them:

  • Go to the ‘Recurring Posts’ tab and select the library from which you want to edit a post.
  • On the right side of the post that you want to edit, there will be an edit icon below the three dots. Click on it and the window will appear where you can edit your post.
  • If you want to edit a one-off post, you can do that by going to the post from the Queue section on the dashboard. 

Why Facebook scheduled posts are not publishing

There might be certain reasons why you encounter an error while sharing a post on your Facebook profile, page, or group from RecurPost. Here are some of them:

  • Your Facebook account needs to be reconnected.
  • There has been an unspecified error from Facebook.
  • The session has been invalidated because the user changed their password or Facebook has changed the session for security reasons.
  • Insufficient permission to post to the group.
  • You might have included a link in your post which is unauthorized.
  • The size of the media file you attached exceeds the standard limit.
  • Missing or invalid image file.
  • Your post couldn’t be shared because this link goes against Community Standards.
  • The message couldn’t be sent because it includes content that other people on Facebook have reported as abusive.
  • Your Facebook group is most likely posting too often, too similar content, “spammy” content, or a combination of all.
  • You might have recently posted something that violates Facebook policies, so you’re temporarily blocked from posting.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you schedule posts in Facebook groups?

Yes! It is now possible to schedule posts on Facebook groups. You can do that natively from the Facebook interface, however, it has certain limitations. You can only schedule one post at a time. If you wish to schedule multiple posts at once or want to post on multiple groups at once, you need to use a social media scheduling tool.

RecurPost allows you to connect and manage multiple Facebook groups. It lets you schedule posts on groups that you administer as well the groups that you are a member of. You can also post on Facebook groups a page, without being an admin!

There a lot of other features that it provides which you can check out by taking the 14-day trial.

2. Can all admins see scheduled posts on Facebook?

Definitely. All admins can see and edit scheduled posts in Facebook groups. To do so, follow the below steps:

  • From your News Feed, click on ‘Groups’ from the left menu and select your group. If you can’t see Groups, click ‘See more’.
  • Navigate to ‘Scheduled Posts’ from the Admin tools menu on the left-hand side.
  • Here you’ll see all the scheduled posts. 
  • Click on the three dots next to the post that you want to edit.
  • Choose between Edit post, Delete post, Reschedule post, Post now, and other options available. 

3. Can you schedule more than one post on Facebook group?

When you are using the Facebook interface itself to schedule posts in groups, you will be able to schedule only one post at a time. There is no option for bulk scheduling content. Thus, to schedule multiple posts, you will have to upload and schedule each of them separately. To make tasks much easier, you can use RecurPost – a social media scheduling tool that provides a FB post scheduler. 

Using RecurPost, you will be able to:

  • Bulk schedule numerous posts at once
  • Post on multiple groups together
  • Post on Facebook group as a profile or page
  • Schedule posts on FB groups as a member of a group
  • Schedule posts on FB groups as a page without being an admin

4. How to view scheduled posts on Facebook group?

To view all your scheduled posts in one place, click on ‘Groups’ from the left menu on the news feed and select your group. If you can’t see Groups, click ‘See more’. From the left-hand side panel, go to ‘Scheduled posts’ section. Here, you will be able to see all your scheduled posts and also take action on them. You can edit, reschedule, post it instantly, or choose between other options available. 

5. Can you schedule a post on Facebook in advance?

To schedule a post on Facebook in advance, you can take the help of a social media scheduling tool. RecurPost lets you schedule posts on Facebook profiles, pages, as well as groups. Thus, you can manage all of your Facebook profiles from a single dashboard. It lets you create one-off posts and recurring schedules, using which you can repurpose your evergreen content. 

6. How to see your posts in a Facebook group?

To see your posts in a Facebook group, open the Facebook group, and write ‘photo’ or ‘video’ inside the search box situated at the left of that Facebook Group page. Hit enter and wait for the page to load. Once the page gets loaded, you will find further options below that search box. Finally, select ‘You’ under ‘Posted by.’

7. How do you schedule a post on Facebook?

To schedule a post on Facebook, you need to sign up for a social media scheduling tool. Natively, it is only possible to schedule one post at a time on a Facebook page and group that you administer. Thus, if you want to schedule multiple posts at once on multiple Facebook accounts, RecurPost can help. You simply need to sign up for RecurPost and connect your FB personal profiles, pages, or groups to start scheduling your posts.

8. Why can’t I schedule a post on Facebook group?

Sometimes, the scheduling option randomly turns on and off for Facebook pages. You can report the issue here. Also, if you are no longer an admin of the group, you will get the option to schedule a post natively. If you wish to schedule multiple posts on your Facebook group as an admin or as a member, you can use RecurPost. It will eliminate all the issues faced in scheduling posts on any Facebook profile, page, or group.

And that’s a wrap!

RecurPost will help you plan, create, and schedule loads of content in just a matter of minutes. Using it, you can schedule Instagram posts, schedule tweets, and schedule LinkedIn posts along with FB posts.

Take the 14-day trial today and experience the features on your own!