How to Schedule Facebook and Twitter Messages for Later

Posting at the right time is important if you want people to notice your product. If you post at the wrong time, your tweet or message will just get lost with all the others. The problem is that you’re always busy around those optimal posting times. So, should you just give up posting at the right time?

Of course not! That’s what the Do It Later app for Android is all about. You can easily schedule a post for different social media networks with ease. Your messages are divided into three different tabs; Pending, Finished and Discarded. The app is free and waiting for you to download it from the Google Play Store.


Easily Schedule Facebook Messages for Later

For scheduling a message on Facebook or a Tweet, you’re going to have to install the Do It Later app. The app won’t bombard you with useful features since it only has what you’re going to need to schedule your messages.

To schedule a message on Facebook is easy. When you open the app, you will see various options to schedule a message. One of those options is going to be Facebook. Tap on the Facebook option, and then you’ll need to sign into your Facebook account.

How to Schedule a Post on Facebook

Once you’re signed in, you’ll see where you can type your message, the time and the date you want the message to be published. Right below that, you can also see a drop-down menu that will automatically be set to Never. This is if you want the message to be published more than once.

If you do, you can choose between Never, Hourly, Daily, Weekday, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly. So, if you never want to forget to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, this is your salvation. You can also use voice to text and insert images as well to make things easier.

There is also an Ask before sending option, but it’s pretty useless if the idea is to schedule a message without you having to do anything. Double check that you’ve entered everything correctly and then tap on the check mark at the top.

The app should take you back to a page where you can see your scheduled message. If you tap on the three vertical dots, you’ll see various options. You can choose between Editing, Discard, Delete, Send or To Calendar.


How to Schedule a Message for Later on Twitter

To schedule a message for later on Twitter, select the Twitter option when the app shows you various options. If you don’t see it, tap on the plus sign at the bottom right. You will be taken to the same layout as if you were posting on Facebook. It will have the same options and when you’re done tap on the check mark at the top.

Schedule SMS and Emails for Later

The process to schedule an SMS or Email for later is the same as the options before. You will also see another option for LinkedIn but it’s not working yet. If you tap on it will only show you a message that it’s coming soon.

Do It Later also has a reminder features where you can remind yourself to do something in either 30 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, 12 hours or in a day. The reminder can also be for another day and at a certain time. I think I’m going to stick with creating a reminder on Facebook Messenger, it’s just easier and faster.

During my testing, the app worked just fine and when the posts were published, I got a notification on my phone letting me know.

How to Post on Facebook and Twitter on a schedule - schedule Facebook Twitter messages

After the posts have been published they will appear in the Finished tab, just in case you ever need them as a reference. If you ever change your mind about scheduling a post and discard it, it will appear in the Discarded tab.

In Settings, you can also make some changes such as Changing date and time format, Alert on finish, Vibrate and play sound on notifications trigger, Change dialogue position, Snooze time and Auto send.

Conclusion

Thanks to Do It Later, you can do just that. You can send an Email or SMS later when you would usually be busy. Now, you’re going to be able to post at optimal times even if you don’t have access to your phone. Do you think you’re going to give the app a try? Let me know in the comments.




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