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Add a draft option as opposed to forcing people to schedule it.
To see that Later has outright said that (among other things desperately needed by this platform) they will not implement a drafts feature, I’ll be moving to another system. So many basic functions that are missing from this. I’ll be cancelling my subscription and moving elsewhere.
Absolutely ridiculous to not impliment this. Your competetors offer it, and it is an essential part of the job for the majority of folks who are your customers/end users.
I’m really surprised that with all the requests for this feature (that you’ve just merged), you’re STILL not going to implement this.
With both and Canva now having their own scheduling tools I would think you would be looking to improve features, not ignore requests.
seriously just subscribed to your software but pretty much this knocks you out of the game. i like to preplan content with photos. your competitors are doing this. reconsider.
What??? Why will you not implement? This doesn't seem hard to do? Planoly has this feature
yes pls! I want to completely transition from Planoly to Later but this is a feature that I can’t find on Later.
Really the only thing making me look around at other options.
Wow... how is this not already a feature?!?! I'm shocked lol. Seems pretty common-sensical to have a "draft" feature where teams can plan their calendar in advance.Isn't that kind of the whole point of this software? Lol
Yes, please reconsider this feature. This is really valuable to teams who are managing multiple clients and needing an elegant approval workflow.
Please reconsider. As a larger team that needs approval from the "boss" on every post, having the option to show "drafts" before they get placed on the calendar would be so very helpful.
I think by not adding this feature you really limit the ability for teams to plan content. "Notes" doesn't cut it - in fact it makes it harder by adding extra steps to planning. A huge reason my team uses this platform is for the planning "preview" that we then use to ensure a beautiful Instagram curation. If we use Notes as drafts, we can't curate in your platform. I have had posts that were still in draft form go live bc the platform also defaults to "automatic" publishing when you create a new post. Later has so many great features that really make it stand out, but the ability to use it for collaboration with clients and approval workflows is lacking. It sounds like you don't want to add a drafts feature because it will make the dashboard ugly, meanwhile you clearly have a ton of customers who would really appreciate this feature. The very users you are so concerned about in your UI excuse. Seems like your priorities are in the wrong place.
Planoly also offers this feature. It's just a little frustrating that I can't pre-plan photos before having to schedule them. I'm having to add a false time to an image, and god forbid I don't remember to remove it in time before it accidentally posts the image.
Maybe a nice in between solution would be to schedule a post on the calendar, but marking it as a draft so that it doesn't actually publish on the scheduled time.
Plann offers this feature in and a very seamless way of managing your media-unfortunately paid for a year of this app first.
Hi Roger.Actually, you could just have it save the draft post in the media library and have a filter for draft post. Someone can just filter for drafts and then schedule it.
This really shouldn't be that difficult to implement while still maintaining a simple UI. Just gray the draft posts out in some way and keep everything in the same calendar, maybe add a little filter similar to the social media platform filters, that allow you to show everything, drafts only, scheduled only, etc. I have a feeling people (myself included) will continue to vote for this feature given that it's fairly common in other tools and a big part of people's workflow.
Hootsuite does this really well
Okay, now I'm confused. Are you guys (ie Later.com) saying you "will not" implement this "draft" feature...?
I think the notes feature you guys are working on will not be the same as a “draft” feature. Unless you can convert a note into a post, it just adds another step in the content creation process.
Sorry Roger, but that really sounds like somewhat of a cop out. The Media Notes feature is cool but it doesn’t get the job done, especially when trying to create a multiple image post. You great app here, but you may want to listen to what your customers are saying. Features like this and adding some kind of approval process, encourage collaboration; which will be crucial if you want larger teams to start using your platform.
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