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Support Posting to Facebook Groups

I would love to be able to post directly to a group I am admin in. This functionality would get me to leave my free account and pay a membership fee. 

  • Guest
  • Oct 26 2016
  • Future consideration
  • Jan 14, 2021

    Admin response

    We investigated scheduling to Facebook Groups, but found each Facebook Group Admin would also have to add the Later app to their Group on Facebook, which did not seem intuitive.

    In future we will look for a clearer way of adding Facebook Groups to Later.

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  • G H commented
    2 Mar 05:32pm

    wow this has been requested since 2016 ... and still pending in 2021!? I migrated to later from another app which had this feature and it wasn't a problem for the admin to just add the app to the group. It seems like a bigger, more disappointing, problem not to offer the feature at all.

  • Wendy Klinke commented
    27 Feb 01:32am

    Yes please allow me to post to my Facebook groups. as an admin, it's not hard to add apps. I've done it with Canva and streamyard and planable. And while it's not entirely intuitive, your competitors already have this feature. This is a critical piece of my business strategy and I'd be crazy happy to throw money at you just to be able to manage all my stuff in one place. you guys have a great UI and the preview function for IG is fantastic. I've been using Later just shy of a week and my social media stress levels have already plummeted (allowing me to focus on the money making part of business instead of posting logistics). Please give me facebook groups so i can get rid of planable.

  • Shari Phillips commented
    13 Feb 01:58am

    Many apps need to be added to each group if we want to use them. It isn't a problem for us since we need to do it for all other groups.


  • Ahmad Kiarostami commented
    23 Jan 02:58am

    I have been checking this page periodically, hoping to see this feature being added. It's very disappointing to see the recent Admin Response. I, too, don't understand what is "not intuitive", and what's wrong with adding the Later app to a group. This is a deal breaker for me as well. How I wish Later supported this, so I could stop looking for a perfect social media management service.

  • Wendi Gratz commented
    20 Jan 09:14pm

    Seriously - what makes you think adding the Later app to my Facebook group would be any kind of problem at all? Now - having to choose another scheduling app because Later can't handle something so basic - that's a major problem. I'm new to Later and I love everything about it so far - but this is a dealbreaker. It's something EVERY other scheduling app can do.

  • Melissa Castillo commented
    19 Jan 04:50pm

    As the admin of two "business-related" FB groups, I would gladly take the extra step to add the Later app to my group to have my scheduling all in one place with Later. I'm hoping this comes soon as I am in a try version and looking for something that includes FB groups as well. Please...

  • Devanie McCartney commented
    18 Jan 07:30pm

    It's not a big deal to add the later app to our groups!! what do you mean does not sound intuitive?! - it would be SO HELPFUL to have an all in one scheduler that actually works!!!! please do this!!!!!!! i will give you my money!

  • Karla Silver commented
    14 Jan 01:59am

    EVERY other auto schedule app has to do this. Not sure why you would think it's different for Later.

    Hootsuite.. Agora... SmarterQueue... all need to have the app in the groups to post.

  • Sheila Powers commented
    7 Jan 07:24pm

    Being able to post directly to a Facebook group I am an admin for would be enormously helpful. Our organization would be willing to have a paid subscription to a platform that can provide this service. We have not been able to find one.

  • h kennett commented
    21 Dec, 2020 10:12am

    This is the only reason i have previously left Later.com I'd love this feature to be added

  • Jacqueline Conway commented
    3 Dec, 2020 06:39pm

    Agreed! This would be a gamechanger for me. I manage so many groups and have to cross post non-stop.

  • Sarah Wasser commented
    3 Dec, 2020 02:55pm

    Would definitely love to be able to post to my group too! Especially as the new Facebook format has been really glitchy for scheduling posts directly!

  • Ann Greville commented
    22 Nov, 2020 04:17pm

    Hey Later. Lover your product, but... I need to be able to post on mutiple Facebook pages and groups. I need to know a date of when this feature will be avaialbe. If not available in Q1 of 2021 you will lose a customer. And, it seems like you have already lost several to Buffer and Hootsuite. Any update you can share?

  • Julia Lilac commented
    6 Nov, 2020 01:22am

    Agreed! Please integrate this feature soon.

  • Lisa Piana commented
    6 Oct, 2020 06:20pm

    Later team! Can you give your audience an update on if/when this feature will be available? I am going to have to make a choice soon about whether or not to continue my subscription. Love the program for Instagram but not having this integration is doubling my work and I unfortunately can't afford the time wasted...

  • Kassidy Hancey commented
    20 Aug, 2020 03:38pm

    With this feature it'd also be SO helpful to be able to schedule to multiple groups! Our account has one main group, but dozens of smaller groups that are created around events or trips.

  • Karen Johnson commented
    17 Aug, 2020 07:44pm

    I am testing Later and Hootsuite at the moment. I like the layout of Later and the hashtag recommendations. But not being able to post to my groups is an issue. Can you please bring this on as a benefit. Thanks in advance.

  • Jeannette Barrow commented
    7 Jul, 2020 02:38pm

    Hootsuite publishes in groups. This is a deal breaker for me. As much as I would like to go with Later, I am having to go with Hootsuite simply for this issue. You are losing customers because of this. I suggest that you speed up the process because Later is looking weak among the competition. When you get this going, let me know as Hootsuite is expensive and I would like to have value for money.

    https://help.hootsuite.com/hc/en-us/articles/360049996334

  • landen stacy commented
    23 Jun, 2020 08:30pm

    This was a deal breaker for me. I have been paying for another service that allows instagram, business page, and facebook groups. i liked the options for stories built in but not without being able to schedule in facebook groups. Cancelled my subscription.

  • Patrick Amadeu commented
    22 Jun, 2020 10:30am

    So this thing is up since 2016. Here in Australia it is 2020, so four years later and it still has not been actioned? Or any updates by Later??? Seriously?!?!

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