How to Find Drafts on Facebook?
If you contribute or own a page on Facebook, then this article is for you. Learn how to find drafts on Facebook for PC and mobile.
Had to go offline before publishing a post you just created on Facebook? If yes, we have good news for you! The posts are not lost but saved as drafts on Facebook. Losing drafts can be frustrating as they require you to retrace your line of thoughts and go through the whole process again.
Drafts come in super handy here, as you can post them at your convenience. It is worth noting that drafts can be saved only on pages and not personal profiles on Facebook for PC. In case you wish to create a draft on a personal profile, you can do so only on Android or iOS devices.
That said, Facebook page drafts can be modified or published on any device - Android, iOS, or PC. In this article, we present a quick guide on how to find drafts on Facebook. Let us begin!
Table of Contents
- How to find drafts on Facebook for PC?
- How to find drafts on Facebook for Android?
- How to find drafts on Facebook for iOS?
- How to create drafts on Facebook?
- Are unpublished posts and drafts the same on Facebook?
How to Find Drafts on Facebook for PC?
- Login to your account on Facebook.
- Now, click on 'Pages' from the list of options on the left side of the screen.
- Then, choose the desired page whose drafts you wish to find.
- Once you select the page, click on 'Publishing Tools' from the navigation menu on the left.
- Next, click on the 'Drafts' tab. Now, you will be able to see a list of drafts you have made.
- You can either edit these drafts again, publish them directly or schedule the posts for later.
How to Find Drafts on Facebook for Android?
Facebook is compatible with Android devices and allows users to save posts as drafts on mobile devices. Here's how you to find saved Facebook drafts on Android devices:
- Open Facebook on your smartphone. Enter your credentials and sign in.
- You can find three horizontal lines on the top right corner of the screen. Click on them and select 'Pages' from the dropdown menu.
- You will now be able to see all the pages you are managing. Select the one whose drafts you want to revisit.
- Scroll down to find the 'Posts & Stories' icon at the bottom and click on it. In the dropdown menu, select 'Drafts'. The page gets updated with all the drafts you have saved.
- Now, you can see three dots on the right side of each draft. Click on them, and you can find options that will let you post or delete the respective draft.
How to Find Drafts on Facebook for iOS?
Here's how you can find saved Facebook drafts on iOS:
- Launch the Facebook app for iOS and log in.
- Hit the three horizontal lines on the bottom right corner of the screen.
- From the menu that appears, choose 'Pages' and then select the desired page whose drafts you'd like to see.
- Next, click on the 'Pages & Stories' icon at the bottom of your screen, and select drafts from the dropdown menu beside.
- You will now be able to see all the drafts you have previously saved. Click on the three dots appearing beside the drafts. You can now choose to publish the post right away, schedule it for later or delete it.
How to create drafts on Facebook?
Here’s a step-by-step guide to understanding how to create drafts on Facebook:
Creators can access the publishing tools feature on their Facebook pages. These tools help them access all their posts at one place on the page. If you own a page on Facebook, you too can edit, modify or add new posts using publishing tools.
To create a draft on Facebook using publishing tools, you need to follow these steps:
- Use your credentials to sign into your account on Facebook.
- Click on ‘Pages’ in the left hand side navigation menu of the home page.
- Under the ‘Pages you manage’ section, select the desired page you want to create a draft in.
- Now, click on ‘Publishing tools’ from the options available on the left side bar. Please note that it is titled ‘Manage page’.
- Now, press the ‘Drafts’ button under the ‘Posts’ section. These options are available in the left sidebar.
- Then, click on the ‘Create’ button present at the top of the window. This is followed by the opening of a post creation window.
- Type out the text and add media if you like to the post. Once done, hit on ‘Save as draft’ and voila! Your post has been successfully saved as a draft.
To bring all the content management tools under one place for both Facebook and Instagram, Facebook introduced the Creator studio. It falls under Facebook for businesses and is an all-round tool to help you with all your content needs.
From managing all your posts and tracking their performance to checking notifications and access monetization tools, you can do everything on a single platform. What’s more? Every Facebook user with a Facebook has complete access to the studio.
If you are a creator and would like to use the creator studio, you can follow the steps below to create a Facebook draft on the platform:
- Use your credentials to sign into the Facebook creator studio. Once you login, you will be redirected to the home page on Creator studio.
- Find the ‘Create post’ option on the top of the left sidebar on the home page.
- Then, hit the ‘Create posts’ button from the dropdown menu. This opens the post creation window.
- You will now have uninterrupted access to all the post creation options including business tools like Tag products and sponsors. You can create your post and press the triangle icon. You can see it beside the ‘Publish’ button after you create the post.
- Please note that hitting the ‘Publish’ button can lead to your content getting published right away. It will not be saved as a draft.
- Instead, click on ‘save as draft’ and your post will be saved as a draft. It will remain so until you publish it.
Why Use Facebook Drafts?
Let us admit it! We have all had moments where we had the brightest post ideas but no time to share them with the world. Facebook drafts are one of the easiest ways to overcome situations like these. They allow you to store and organize your thoughts by offering you the chance to write or record something immediately.
What's more? You can access these drafts, edit and publish them from any kind of device that supports Facebook. Simply follow the steps mentioned above, and you can quickly work with previously saved drafts on your chosen device!
Are unpublished posts and drafts the same on Facebook?
Yes, a draft is nothing but a post that’s not yet published. These unpublished posts are usually set to be published at a scheduled time.