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Save Draft Instead of Having to Schedule

Add a draft option as opposed to forcing people to schedule it.

  • Guest
  • Aug 11 2016
  • Will not implement
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  • Katie Bolin commented
    5 Apr 03:13pm

    Still can't believe they won't implement this. Loomly now has Instagram automatic publishing so I'm heavily considering going back because of the workflow issues Later causes and all the extra time and stress their platform causes.

  • Katie Lehmann commented
    2 Apr 08:25pm

    I agree with all of these comments. I like to write down my thoughts and come back to it, without accidentally having it publish before I am ready. The calendar is a perfect place to plan ideas to remind users to post about something, sometimes months in advance.

  • Guest commented
    1 Apr 07:43am


  • Sub Later commented
    9 Mar 05:37am

    Why?? What the actual heck. Clearly this is one of the most popular requests??

  • Guest commented
    4 Mar 01:22am

    Can we get an explanation as to WHY this won't be implemented? :)

  • Guest commented
    13 Feb 07:51pm

    Why will this not be implemented?

  • Ben H commented
    5 Feb 03:12am

    another great idea, why was this denied?

  • Delaney D. commented
    3 Feb 12:12am

    I would like to have this option too. It's frustrating that it's not available because it makes life so much easier.

  • Guest commented
    10 Dec, 2020 10:00am

    I am researching which app I want to use for planning and scheduling posts. This missing feature has just taken later out of the running. This is an essential feature. Crazy that you won't implement it.

  • Guest commented
    13 Oct, 2020 03:13pm

    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.

  • Guest commented
    3 Sep, 2020 06:03pm

    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.

  • Natalie Coombe commented
    1 Sep, 2020 10:23pm

    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.

  • Guest commented
    26 Aug, 2020 11:57pm

    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.

  • Augusta D'Ambrosio commented
    10 Aug, 2020 07:52pm

    What??? Why will you not implement? This doesn't seem hard to do? Planoly has this feature

  • Nettie Solon commented
    16 Jun, 2020 03:29pm

    yes pls! I want to completely transition from Planoly to Later but this is a feature that I can’t find on Later.

  • Guest commented
    2 May, 2020 09:54pm

    Really the only thing making me look around at other options.

  • Mehdi Tihani commented
    28 Apr, 2020 06:59pm

    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

  • R B commented
    18 Apr, 2020 03:32am

    Yes, please reconsider this feature. This is really valuable to teams who are managing multiple clients and needing an elegant approval workflow.

  • Guest commented
    31 Mar, 2020 11:52am

    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.

  • Cameron Cash commented
    6 Mar, 2020 04:38pm

    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.

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