📹 How To View Your Queue By Week & Month

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.

Your queue can be displayed in multiple views, to ensure you get the right perspective on your posting schedule. Here’s our guide to navigating your Queue.  🗺 

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Video Walkthrough

🎥 For a more detailed explanation on the Queue, be sure to watch the video walkthrough! Skip to 0:34  for a tutorial on how to view your Queue by week & month 😊 

How To View The Queue As A List

When you go to view your Queue, you’ll be greeted by List View. 

This is a list of your posts in the order in which they’ll be shared to your social networks.

The top left of each card shows information about the post, such as the time it will be published, if it will be recycled ( Evergreen) and if there are any warnings. Hover over any of the icons to see more details.

  • Click the 'cross' icon to drag your posts up and down in the Queue. When you drag your post into a new position in the Queue, this changes its posting time
  • Click the 'pencil' icon to edit your post
  • Click the 'eye' icon to preview your post. The preview will appear in the Info pane on the right
  • Click ' ...' to see other actions available (e.g. view related posts, duplicate, trash, or move your post to the top/bottom of the Queue)

How To View The Queue By Week

Click the 'Week' button in the upper-right hand corner of your Queue to switch views 

This calendar view lets you see when your posts will be published, based on your Posting Plan and your Queued content.

How To Show/Hide Unused Timeslots

If you have added Timeslots to your Posting Plan, but have not added content to that Profile and Category, you can show these unused Timeslots in Week view. There is a toggle above the calendar to change this setting.

These greyed-out Timeslots appear alongside your Queued posts, making it easy to see where you may want to add more content.

You can click on an unused Timeslot to add a post to that Profile and Category.

How To View The Queue By Month

Click the 'Month' button in the upper-right hand corner of your Queue to switch views. This high-level view is ideal for seeing all of the posts that will be published each day.

Grouping Posts By Category Or Profile In Month View

Posts can be grouped by Profile, Category, or shown individually. You can toggle these groupings on and off in the top menu.

Here the posts are grouped by Profile: 

Here the posts are grouped by Category: 

In any grouped view you can click on a group in the calendar to see a list of the individual posts in the Info Pane.

How To Preview Your Instagram Grid

With the help of the Instagram Visual Planner, you can preview and reorder all your upcoming posts for your Instagram feed using SmarterQueue. 💪        

Click on the 'Instagram Grid' to view the Visual Instagram Planner inside your Queue:

Note: Please visit the following Help Center article for more information on How To Use The Visual Instagram Planner.

What Information Is In The Right-Hand Info Pane?

Here, you’ll find a summary of your Queue, which is updated each time you add or remove Filters. 

This will contain important messages if you have any posts that won’t be published (e.g. if you don’t have appropriate Timeslots in your Posting Plan). Any red warnings will contain a link to help you resolve the issue.

You can hide the Info Pane by clicking Hide on the far right.

When the Info Pane is hidden, any warnings will still be visible as coloured dots on the sidebar itself. The colour of the dots matches the colour of any warning messages in the Info Pane.

In any Queue view, if you click on the 'eye' icon for a post to see a preview of how it will look once published. 

The preview will also be shown in the Info pane.

Common Questions

How can I view only the Evergreen posts?

When you’re viewing your Queue, you can see a number of filters down the left-hand side.  
Select the Evergreen filter, and it will show only your Evergreen posts in your Queue. 
You can combine filters, for example, to see only Evergreen posts from a specific profile and Category, that have an image attached.
For more information, please see our helpful article on How To Filter Your Queue
Why are some Timeslots greyed out?
If you are seeing Greyed Out Timeslots in your calendar view then you have switched on the 'Show Unused Timeslots' button.   
These greyed out cards are unused Timeslots. You can add content to that particular Profile and Timeslot and your posts will continue to publish as normal! 
How can I filter my Queue? 
You can filter your Queue to view each Sub-Queue of content for each of your Categories and Social Profiles using the filters on the left-hand side! Check out this article for more information: How To Filter Your Queue