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When you’re scheduling social media posts for future delivery in a tool like Buffer, you may need to modify those posts at some point before they’re released. In Buffer, you can change the delivery date and time, edit the post’s content, or delete the post altogether. The sections below tell you how.

Changing a post’s delivery date and time

Your scheduled posts for a particular social media channel appear in a stacked list in your dashboard. Follow these steps to modify when a particular post should be released (refer to Figure 1):

  1. Log in to Buffer and view your dashboard.

  2. On the left, click the social media channel that contains the post you want to change. You see the list of posts scheduled for delivery for that channel.

  3. Hover over the timestamp of the post you want to change. You see a Switch to Custom Time button appear. Click it.

  4. In the calendar that appears, choose a new date and time and then click Set.

The post automatically changes delivery order based on the new date and time.

Figure 1: Click Switch to Custom Time to bring up the date and time selector.
Figure 1: Click Switch to Custom Time to bring up the date and time selector.


If, at the time you created the post, you specified the post to be delivered to multiple channels, note that changing one instance of the post won’t change the others. If you want to change both instances, you have to do so manually.

Editing or deleting a post

When you hover over a post, you see additional options for modifying the post (refer to Figure 1).

  • Delete: Obviously, this nukes the post.

  • Edit: This option calls up the editing dialogue box, in which you can change the text of your post (see Figure 2). If you click the camera icon, you can also add an image to the post.

  • Move to top: Clicking this option moves the post in question to the top of the list. It also automatically changes the delivery order.

  • Share now: This option delivers the post immediately, rather than at its scheduled time.

    Figure 2: Editing your post in Buffer.
    Figure 2: Editing your post in Buffer.


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Jan Zimmerman is the owner of Sandia Consulting Group and Watermelon Mountain Web Marketing and has helped businesses of all sizes use online marketing and social media tools for more than 15 years. Zimmerman is the coauthor of Facebook Marketing All-in-One For Dummies. Deborah Ng is a professional blogger, freelance writer, community manager, and social media enthusiast who grew her writing blog into the number one online community for freelance writers before selling in 2010. She is the author of Online Community Management For Dummies.

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