How To Create Recurring Posts

Changes to Facebook Groups Publishing

Facebook unexpectedly decided to remove Groups API access, preventing any third-party tools, including SmarterQueue, from interacting with your Facebook Groups. After April 22nd, 2024, SmarterQueue will no longer be able to publish directly to groups you manage. You can still schedule posts for these groups, but will receive email notifications for easy manual posting instead. You may also wish to consider transitioning to a Facebook Page for better engagement.

In addition to using the Queue to view your content and publish it based on your Posting Plan, SmarterQueue allows you to create recurring posts

We know that some posts need to be published daily, weekly, yearly, or have specific content that only works on Mondays, so we've made publishing this content easy with recurring posts. πŸ’ͺ

You can now choose how publishing works for each and every one of these specific posts, without having to adjust your Posting Plan. Simply chose how often you need them to go out and SmarterQueue does the rest. ✨ 

How To Create Recurring Posts

Recurring posting allows you to set a start date and time, as well as a precise repeating cadence for a single post. 

1. Head over to " Create a Post".

2. Create your Post in the Post Editor: choose a Category, select the Social Profile(s) you want to post to, add your text, and media components.

3. Select "Recurring" under the "Post Timing" option.

4. Use the options available to select the time and date when the post will be published for the first time. 

You can also select a different timezone than the one in your account settings, in case you're planning posts for a specific event that's outside of your regular audience's timezone. This is also useful if you're working with a virtual assistant, or colleague who's supporting you from a different timezone.

πŸ’‘ Note: Recurring posts set for a specific timezone (either the default one in place at the time the post was created, or a manually-selected timezone set in the Post Editor) won’t be updated if you change your default timezone from your settings.

5. Select how often this post should be repeated based on the initial date and time that you selected. 

In this case, we've selected to publish this post weekly (we chose to go with "every 7 days", but we can also select "every 1 week). The post will be published on the same day and at the same time, we selected initially - Mondays at 2:30 PM. 

πŸ’‘ Scheduling this way allows you to use social media posts to advertise recurring events (weekly webinars, yearly celebrations, or any other important occurances that aren't influenced by dates, but by how often they take place).

Note: Reposting is possible on a daily, weekly, or yearly basis (with the option to select the number of days, weeks, and years until a post is published again). 

πŸ’‘ Keep in mind that recurring posts are prioritized over content being published based on the Timeslots in your Posting Plan. If you have a Timeslot added in your Posting Plan for the same Category and social profile, and for the same date and time the recurring post falls on, the Timeslot will be skipped and only the recurring post will be published.

6. Recurring posts will be published in perpetuity. Should you want the post to expire at some point, you will be able to select this under "Should This Post Expire?"

You can select to have the post expire after being posted a specific number of times, after a certain date, or a combination of both. 

Keep in mind that the expiry date can’t be before the initial Post date.

Note: Evergreen Recycling options are not available for recurring posts, as they already repeat based on their settings. 

πŸ’‘  Twitter doesn't allow duplicate  or substantially similar posts to be sent within the same profile, or to multiple Twitter profiles within one SmarterQueue account. As such, your scheduled post will be published as original once, and then  we will retweet it on the following times & dates, instead of sending out a new Tweet. You can read more about Twitter duplicate tweet rules here.