Can You Schedule a Facebook Story? Plan and Schedule Stories to Facebook in Vista Social

Updated on June 25, 2024

5 min to read

Marketing @ Vista Social

Published November 3, 2023

Can You Schedule a Facebook Story? Plan and Schedule Stories to Facebook in Vista Social
Share on Vista Social
Share on LinkedIn
Share on Twitter
Share on Facebook
Contentarrow icon
Share on Vista Social
Share on LinkedIn
Share on Twitter
Share on Facebook

Can you schedule a Facebook Story? This might have been a dream in the past, but with Vista Social, it’s now a vibrant reality.

For too long, the power to plan your Facebook Stories in advance was just wishful thinking. But now, Vista Social is changing the game. We are proud to be the first and only social media management tool to unlock the potential of scheduling Facebook Stories.

Can You Schedule a Facebook Story

In today’s blog post, we’ll reveal how this groundbreaking feature can revolutionize your social media workflow. From ramping up your engagement to refining your content strategy, we’ve got the insider info you need.

Plus, we’ll guide you through the simplicity of scheduling with Vista Social, making your content planning seamless and more efficient than ever before.

Table of contents

Can you schedule a Facebook Story?

Yes, you can! Vista Social is the first and only social media management tool to introduce scheduling for Facebook Stories.

With this innovative feature, expanding your brand’s narrative, engaging with your audience, and elevating your content strategy are just a few clicks away — all within one streamlined platform.

How to schedule a Facebook Story in Vista Social

Looking to engage your audience with fresh content? Scheduling Facebook Stories is your smart move.

Let’s jump in. Here are five easy steps to get it done:

Step #1: Connect your Facebook Page

If you haven’t already, you’ll need to connect your Facebook Page to get started. With Vista Social, this setup is straightforward and hassle-free.

Hit the ‘+ Quick Add’ icon on your dashboard. Then, click ‘Add Profile’ and choose ‘Facebook Page.’ Follow the prompts to authorize Vista Social to manage your Stories. It’s quick and easy.

Step #2: Create your Facebook Story

Click ‘Create’ on the main menu and select ‘New Post‘ from the drop-down. This is where your story starts to take shape.

If you need a spark of inspiration, our content discovery tool is at your service to find media that will strike a chord with your audience.

Step #3: Select your media

Click on the ‘Media‘ icon to add the perfect visual to your Story.

Whether it’s a photo or a video, you can easily upload it directly or select from images and clips you’ve already stored in your Media Library.

Step #4: Personalize with trending audio

Adding trending audio? Simply tap the 3 circles then select the ‘pick a sound’ if it’s a video.

With Vista Social, you can easily browse and select from a wide range of tracks to find the one that sets the right mood for your Story.

Step #5: Schedule your Story

Brought to you by Try Vista Social for Free

Try Vista Social for Free

A social media management platform that actually helps you grow with easy-to-use content planning, scheduling, engagement and analytics tools.

Get Started Now

Now for the final touch—scheduling.

Choose the ‘Schedule’ option, select the date and time you want your Story to go live, or let our ‘Best Time to Post‘ feature determine the optimal time.

Confirm your choices, and your Story is all set to be published automatically.

And that’s it! You’re all set to keep your Facebook followers engaged with perfectly timed Stories. 🤩

Can I schedule Stories across multiple pages simultaneously?

Absolutely, scheduling Stories across multiple pages at once is not just possible, it’s streamlined with Vista Social. Whether it’s for Instagram or Facebook, you have the flexibility to manage multiple Stories seamlessly.

Upon signing up with Vista Social, you’re introduced to a powerful organizational feature: profile groups. These are essentially containers that can represent a brand, various clients, a collection of profiles, or even different projects.

Can I schedule Stories across multiple pages simultaneously?

So, let’s say you’re managing a franchise. Each location has its own Facebook Page and Instagram profile, and you want to share the same story across these pages. Profile groups make this incredibly efficient.

You can organize all these profiles under one group, and with a few clicks, schedule the Story to be published across all locations at varying times — tailored to peak hours and specific time zones.

Ready to amplify your franchise‘s story-telling power? Schedule Stories across multiple pages simultaneously with Vista Social’s cutting-edge tools. Get started now!

What are the limitations and restrictions of Facebook Stories?

When it comes to scheduling Facebook Stories through Vista Social, understanding the API-imposed limitations is crucial for a smooth experience. Here’s the lowdown:

  • Platform Specifics: Scheduling Stories is an exclusive feature for Facebook Pages, primarily due to the constraints set by Facebook’s API which does not support personal profiles for this kind of automation.
  • Content Types: You can schedule single images or videos, adhering to the API’s guidelines for format and size.
  • Video Details: For video Stories, keep them to a maximum of 60 seconds, sticking to the recommended aspect ratio of 9:16 and a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, though the minimum accepted is 540 x 960 pixels.
  • Image Specifications: Images should be in .jpeg, .bmp, .png, .gif, or .tiff formats, with a size cap of 4MB. Particularly for .png files, aim for less than 1MB to maintain clarity and prevent pixelation.
  • Unique Media Only: Reiterate your brand’s creativity by ensuring that the media for Stories hasn’t been previously used in other posts; this is a stipulation reinforced by Facebook’s API to encourage original content in Stories.

By adhering to these API restrictions, you ensure that your Facebook Stories not only resonate with your audience but also comply with platform requirements, paving the way for a hassle-free publishing process.

What are the key metrics to measure success for Facebook Stories?

Growth on social media is a marathon, not a sprint — especially when it comes to ephemeral content like Facebook Stories.

To really understand how your content is performing, you’ll need to deep dive into analytics that can guide your strategy.

Here’s how you can measure success with Facebook Stories:

  • Reach and Impressions: These are your baseline metrics. Reach tells you how many individual users have seen your story, while impressions track how many times your story has been viewed in total. If these numbers are close, your audience is watching through.
  • Engagement Metrics: Look at replies and interactions to measure how compelling your content is. A high number of replies can indicate that your story prompts a conversation or piques interest.
  • Completion Rate: Track how many users watch your stories from start to finish. A high completion rate suggests your content is engaging enough to hold viewers’ attention.
  • Exit Rates: This metric is crucial. If you see a spike in exits at a certain point in your story, it might indicate where users lose interest.
  • Click-Through Rate (CTR): If you’re using ‘Swipe Up’ links, CTR will tell you how effective your stories are at driving traffic to your intended destination.

Utilizing a tool like Vista Social can streamline this process. By tagging your media with thematic labels in the media library, you can pull detailed reports on performance metrics for individual themes or campaigns in your post performance reports.

This granular data can be a game-changer in tailoring your content to what resonates most with your audience.

Pro-tip: Don’t forget to review these metrics regularly in your Vista Social dashboard to refine your strategy in real-time and keep your content performance on an upward trajectory.

Start tracking your performance more efficiently with Vista Social’s Analytics dashboard. Create an account — for free!

About the Author

Marketing @ Vista Social

Brittany Garlin serves as the Head of Marketing at Vista Social, the leading social media suite that's pushing the boundaries of innovation. Steering the platform to achieve an impressive milestone of over 2 million connected social profiles, Brittany's expertise has been acknowledged in a recent appearance on the Social Pros podcast, where she discussed making marketing to marketers more human-centered. With a knack for strategic disruption, Brittany also redefines what it means to be a woman in the tech sector. Her thought leadership is frequently highlighted in prestigious outlets like Forbes and HubSpot.

Never Miss a Trend

Our newsletter is packed with the hottest posts and latest news in social media.

You have many things to do.

Let us help you with social media.

Use our free plan to build momentum for your social media presence.

Or skip ahead and try our paid plan to scale your social media efforts.

P.S. It will be a piece of cake 🍰 with Vista Social

Subscribe to our Newsletter!

to stay updated on the latest and greatest Social Media news

We promise not to spam you!