How to Set a Date to Stop Showing a Post in the Newsfeed

Have you ever been scrolling through your Facebook Newsfeed and came across a post informing you of an event you would like to attend but has recently passed, or displaying an offer that is already expired? Time sensitive posts can be a hassle for everyone, whether you’re the poster or the user viewing the post. Facebook has made it a little easier to combat this by allowing users to set an end date to their post’s Newsfeed display.

Setting an end date for your Post will stop displaying the post in the Newsfeed where anyone can see it in their feed, but the post will remain on your Pages Timeline. This means users won’t see a post for something they’ve missed unless they specifically go on to your Page and scroll through your posts- seeing past events in this case may even be beneficial as the user will know you are active.

 

Step 1)

Head over to your Facebook Business Page. Locate the “Write something…” box.

Step 2)

Create your post as usual, when you have finished locate and click the downward facing arrow next to publish.

Step 3)

Select “Schedule” from the drop down menu.

Step 4)

Check the box next to “Stop Newsfeed Distribution”. Set a time and date to stop showing your post in the Newsfeed.

*If you want to publish your post immediately, un-check the box next to “Publication”. Otherwise you will need to schedule your post at least 10 minutes in the future.

Step 5)

Click Publish or Schedule (depending on your choice in Step 4). You will see on your Page that you have at least one scheduled post.

 

 

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