Scheduling LinkedIn posts can be done directly on the platform or via third-party tools.
- Sign in to LinkedIn and click 'Start a post'.
- Compose your post and click the Clock icon to schedule.
- Select the date and time, then click 'Schedule'.
- View, reschedule, or delete scheduled posts using the Clock icon.
- Third-party tools offer additional features like analytics.
- Link your LinkedIn account to the tool and schedule from its dashboard.
To schedule LinkedIn posts, you can use LinkedIn's built-in scheduling feature or third-party tools. Here's how to schedule posts directly on LinkedIn:
- Sign in to your LinkedIn account.
- Click on Start a post at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
- Compose your post in the What do you want to talk about? field.
- Click the Clock icon in the lower-right corner (desktop) or upper-right corner (mobile) to schedule your post.
- In the Schedule post pop-up window, select or enter a date and time for the post to be published. The time must be within 1 hour to 3 months from the current time.
- Click Next and review the scheduled date and time above the post.
- Click Schedule to confirm.
To view, reschedule, or delete scheduled posts:
- Click Start a post and then the Clock icon.
- Click View all scheduled posts to see a list of your scheduled content.
- To reschedule, click the scheduled post and update the time.
- To delete, click the Delete icon next to the post and confirm.
Note that you cannot schedule certain types of posts such as events, jobs, or services. Also, once a post is scheduled, you cannot edit its content, but you can reschedule or delete it.
If you prefer using third-party tools for scheduling, options include Buffer, Falcon.io, Hootsuite, HubSpot, Khoros, Salesforce, SocialBakers, Sprinklr, Sprout Social, and Zoho Social. These tools offer additional features like analytics, content strategy tools, and the ability to manage multiple social networks.
To use these tools:
- Choose a third-party scheduling tool that integrates with LinkedIn.
- Link your LinkedIn account to the tool.
- Use the tool's dashboard to schedule posts, analyze performance, and manage content.
Remember to check each tool's specific features and capabilities, as they may vary. Most offer free plans or trials.
Automate Your LinkedIn Strategy with Bardeen
While manually scheduling posts on LinkedIn can help maintain a consistent online presence, automating this process can save time and increase efficiency. By leveraging Bardeen's automation capabilities, you can ensure your LinkedIn content strategy is executed flawlessly without the need for daily manual intervention.
Explore the following Bardeen playbooks to streamline your LinkedIn content scheduling:
- Send an email weekly: Although it's not directly scheduling LinkedIn posts, this playbook can be used to remind you or your team to post on LinkedIn, ensuring a routine posting schedule.
- Save LinkedIn posts from search to Airtable: Automate the collection of post insights for analysis and planning, helping you refine your LinkedIn post scheduling strategy.
- Save the currently opened Indeed job post to Google Sheets: By tracking job posts, you can better time your LinkedIn content to appear when potential job seekers are most active.
Ready to enhance your LinkedIn strategy with automation? Download the Bardeen app at Bardeen.ai/download.
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