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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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  • Chelsea Kidd commented
    13 Oct 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 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 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.

  • Glenneth Reed commented
    26 Aug 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 07:52pm

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

  • Nettie Solon commented
    16 Jun 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.

  • Julie Burke commented
    2 May 09:54pm

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

  • Mehdi Tihani commented
    28 Apr 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 03:32am

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

  • Special Projects commented
    31 Mar 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 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.

  • Kayla commented
    3 Mar 04:09am

    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.

  • Roger Ortuño commented
    21 Feb 12:39pm

    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.

  • Andie Lazzell commented
    12 Nov, 2019 04:53am

    Plann offers this feature in and a very seamless way of managing your media-unfortunately paid for a year of this app first.

  • Waleed Cope commented
    30 Jul, 2019 03:55pm

    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. 

  • Karen Brown commented
    22 Jul, 2019 07:28pm

    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.

  • Guest commented
    5 Jun, 2019 05:45am

    Hootsuite does this really well

  • Natalie Coombe commented
    23 May, 2019 12:40am

    Okay, now I'm confused. Are you guys (ie Later.com) saying you "will not" implement this "draft" feature...?

  • Jamar Diggs commented
    25 Oct, 2018 10:54pm

    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. 

  • Darnell Jackson commented
    31 Jul, 2018 04:28pm

    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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