Substack terms

Scheduled Posts

Posts that are set to be published at a future date.

What are scheduled posts in Substack?

Scheduled posts in Substack are a feature that allows writers to set a specific date and time for their posts to be automatically published. This is particularly useful for writers who want to maintain a consistent publishing schedule, but may not always be available to manually publish their posts at the desired time.

To schedule a post, writers simply need to create their content as usual, then select the "Schedule for later" option when they're ready to publish. They can then choose the exact date and time they want their post to go live. This feature provides flexibility and convenience, enabling writers to plan their content strategy in advance and ensure their audience receives regular updates.

How to schedule a post in Substack?

To schedule a post in Substack, you first need to create your post. After logging into your Substack account, click on "New Post" at the top of the page. Write your post as you normally would, adding any necessary images, links, or other content.

Once your post is ready, instead of clicking "Publish now", click on the small arrow next to it. This will open a dropdown menu. Select "Schedule for later". A calendar and time selection tool will appear. Choose the date and time you want your post to be published. Once you've set the desired time, click "Schedule Post". Your post will then be automatically published at the time you've chosen. Make sure to double-check the time zone to ensure your post goes live at the correct time.

Can you edit a scheduled post in Substack?

Yes, you can edit a scheduled post in Substack. Substack provides the functionality to edit a post even after it has been scheduled for publishing. You can make changes to the content, title, or any other aspect of the post before it goes live.

To do this, you need to go to your Substack dashboard and find the post you want to edit. Click on the post, make the necessary changes, and then save it. The changes will be applied to the scheduled post. However, it's important to note that once the post has been published, you can still edit it, but the changes will only be visible to new readers.

Why can't I schedule a post in Substack?

Substack does not currently offer a feature that allows users to schedule posts for future publication. This means that you can only publish a post immediately after writing it. The platform is designed to be simple and straightforward, focusing on the writing and reading experience. As such, some advanced features like post scheduling, which are common on other blogging platforms, are not available on Substack.

However, Substack is continuously improving and adding new features based on user feedback. It's possible that they may add a post scheduling feature in the future. In the meantime, you would need to manually publish your posts at the desired time.

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