[Publish] Creating and managing draft posts
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|| Creating Drafts
| Managing Drafts
All team members, regardless of permissions, are able to create posts within Drafts. For account owners and team members with Full Posting Access, drafts can be moved to the Queue at any time. For team members with Approval Required Access, approval will need to be requested before the post is moved to the Queue.
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Start by selecting the social account on the left hand side of your dashboard that you'd like to create a draft post for, and then head into the Drafts tab under Content.
Click inside the box at the top of your Drafts list, which says Create a new draft.
This will open up the drafts Composer, which is where you can create your post. Type in or copy and paste the text you'd like to use for your post.
Please note, at the moment, it is only possible to create drafts for one social account at a time. In the future, we'd love to add the ability to create drafts for multiple social accounts at the same time.
When it comes to adding media to your posts, the options you'll see will vary depending on the social network you're creating a draft for. Please refer to the table below.
Link attachment Suggested media
✓ ✓ (4) ✓ (4)
✓ (1) ✓ (1)
- Link shortening: Any links you paste into the composer will be automatically shortened, using the buff.ly link shortener by default. Learn more here.
- Facebook Page mentions: To mention a Facebook Page, simply type the @ symbol and start typing the first few letters of the Page you'd like to mention. Matching results will be returned and you can select the Page you'd like to include. Learn more here.
- Twitter Mentions: To mention a Twitter account, simply type the @ symbol and start typing the first few letters of the account you'd like to mention. Matching results will be returned and you can select the account you'd like to include. Learn more here.
- Hashtags: You're able to include hashtags in your posts for any social network and they will be hyperlinked once published.
Once your draft post is ready, there are a few options for you to choose from:
- Add to Drafts (default): Your post will be saved at the bottom of your Drafts list.
- Share Next: Your post will be saved at the top of your Drafts list and once it's moved to the Queue, it will be saved at the top and be the next post to be published. Other posts already in your Queue will all be bumped down one slot.
- Schedule Draft: You will be able to choose a custom date and time in the future for the post to be shared. This will only be applicable if the draft is moved to the Queue before the date and time passes.
The options you'll have will depend on your permissions:
- Account owners, and team members with Full Posting Access, will be able to add any drafts to the Queue, edit any drafts, and delete any drafts (regardless of who created it).
- Team members with Approval Required Access will be able to request approval on their own drafts, edit their own drafts, and delete their own drafts.
Add to Queue
As the account owner, or a team member with Full Posting Access, you can move any draft from Drafts to the Queue, even if the team member who created the draft has not yet requested approval. Simply click Add to Queue and it will be moved into the next available time slot in the Queue.
If a team member with Approval Required Access has already requested approval on a post, it will appear in the Awaiting Approval tab. Account owners, and team members with Full Posting Access, can review and approve the post there.
As a team member with Approval Required Access, you will need to request approval of your draft once you're happy with it. Simply click Request Approval. Your draft will then be moved to the Pending Approval list.
If you want to make modifications to the draft, you can click Edit, make any changes you like and then click Save. Remember, the account owner and team members with Full Posting Access can edit any drafts, while team members with Approval Required Access can only edit their own.
If you'd like to remove the draft completely, click Delete and then Confirm. Remember, the account owner and team members with Full Posting Access can delete any drafts, while team members with Approval Required Access can only delete their own.