For all you content creators, LinkedIn has added a new feature enabling you to schedule your posts directly to the platform without a 3rd party scheduling tool.
If LinkedIn is a ‘go to’ platform for you, then you will find this feature a real time saver. If you’re active on social media you may use 3rd party scheduling tools like Hoostsuite or Agorapulse (or the myriad of others).
As with all new LinkedIn features it’s not perfect. For example, you cannot edit a post once it is scheduled, you can either reschedule or delete. So if you forget to add hashtags, call to action or you spelled something wrong – well, all you can do is delete the post and start over.
Locate the Scheduling Tool
From the ‘Create a post’ box, look in the bottom right corner for a click symbol which indicate this new feature is available for you.
Craft you post, add your media type, next step is to schedule
Click clock icon & select a date and time in the future to publish. Must be within 1 hour to 3 months from the current time.
Scheduled time will be standardized in UTC based on your device’s time zone settings.
Editing your post time, not content
Once a post is scheduled, you can reschedule the publish time or delete the post
To change the time of the post before scheduling it, click the clock icon,
update the time, click Next, and then click Schedule to schedule the post.
You cannot edit your post content once it is scheduled. As mentioned at the top of the post, the inability to edit a scheduled post is something I hope LinkedIn fixes because it is common to find something you want to edit prior to posting.
How to view your scheduled posts
- Click Start a post at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
- The Create a post pop-up window appears, click clock icon
- In the Schedule post pop-up window, click View all scheduled posts
Currently, scheduling posts is not supported for the following types of posts:
- Posts to groups
- Posts created by company administrators