Curating new social media posts for your brand takes time and several layers of editing. It's fairly common to go through multiple versions of a post before it is ready to publish online with your full creative vision in mind. Within Publish, you can use the Draft page to store all of these posts that you are still working on until they are ready to be scheduled to your Calendar.
In this article, we teach you how to use the Draft page for all of your editing needs. Here is an overview of the article:
Draft Collaboration with Team Members (Pro, Pro+, Company)
Access & Navigate Drafts
On Publish, the tab for your Drafts will appear on the right-hand side. If you click on this section, you will open the list of posts that are listed as Drafts:
The Draft page will display a preview of your social media content with the following information:
You will see the name and account handle of the posts that are in your drafts.
A preview of the text and multimedia will be displayed.
At the bottom of the preview, a change log will appear to show you which user made recent edits to the post.
As you navigate through the list of drafts, you can click on each post to see a full preview of the post:
Sorting & Filters:
Sorting & Filters:
At the top-right of the page, you can organize your view of the drafts with the Sort By menu and the Filters button:
You can filter your list by a specific social media platform or by a specific social account that is connected in Publish.
You can sort your list by the creation dates or editing dates.
Save a New Post to Drafts
If you are working on a new social media post in Publish, you can save the post as a draft at any time directly through the Composer.
On your Composer, the Save as Draft button will appear a the top-right of your page:
Once you click on the Save as Draft button, you will be instantly brought to your Draft page. You can review the post at any time and make adjustments before you schedule it to your Calendar!
Edit or Delete a Draft Post
When you are ready to edit a post from your list of Drafts, you can click on the post to open the preview panel. Once opened, you will see the delete and edit buttons:
If you click on the Delete button, your post will be immediately removed from Publish.
If you click on the Edit button, you will be able:
Modify the text and multimedia of your post.
Adjust the scheduling date and time of the post.
Schedule a Draft to the Calendar
When the final version of your social media post is ready, you can open the Draft and schedule it to your Calendar. Once you open the preview of the post, you can click on the Schedule button to transfer it to the Calendar:
Move a Scheduled Post to Drafts
Sometimes you will find social media posts on your scheduling Calendar that need more edits before being published online. If you preview the social media post and click on the Edit button, you will open the Composer. On the Composer, you can use the Save As Draft button to un-schedule the post and send it to the Drafts page:
The post will be officially removed from your Calendar and will remain in your Drafts until you decide that it is ready for publishing!
Collaboration with Team Members
Within the Draft folder, you will have access to a change log in the preview of each post:
This section will indicate when a new draft was created or modified by you or another team member. This is a great way to track the modifications made to your drafts.
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