How To Schedule Facebook Stories For Free From PC/Mac? [in 2022]

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Do you want to create and schedule Facebook Stories in advance for a week? Fortunately, there is an easy and effective way how you can create and schedule Facebook Stories.

In this Facebook page tutorial, we are going to show you how to schedule Facebook stories for free from a desktop computer.. We are also going to explain how you can use social media scheduler tools to schedule multiple Facebook stories at the same time.

A video tutorial on how to schedule Facebook stories might be also helpful for you:

Without further ado, let’s dive in.

Can you schedule Facebook stories from a desktop computer?

Yes, there are two main ways how to schedule Facebook stories using a desktop computer (both PC and Mac):

  • you can schedule Facebook stories using the Meta Business Suite (it is absolutely free)
  • you can schedule Facebook stories using social media scheduling tools

First, let’s see the first method in action, as it is kind of easy to do and it is absolutely free. (although might be a bit limited)

How to schedule Facebook stories in Meta Business Suite?

Here is how to schedule Facebook stories for free:

  1. Open the Meta Business Suite account
  2. Click on ‘Posts and Stories’ in the left sidebarPosts & Stories in Facebook Business Suite
  3. Click on ‘Create Post in the top right corner
  4. Click ‘Add Media’ to add images and videos to the Instagram story
  5. Once you have added the images/videos, you can also add
    1. text to the stories
    2. stickers
    3. and the swipe-up link to the story
  6. Finally, click on the down arrow
  7. Select ‘Schedule Story’.
  8. Select the date and time you want the IG story to be scheduled.
  9. Click on ‘Schedule Story’how to schedule Facebook stories for free

If you have an Instagram account and the Instagram account is connected to the Facebook page, you can also schedule this story out to the Instagram account as well.

All you have to do is check the Instagram account, like so:

crosspost to Instagram and Facebook

Can’t schedule Facebook stories in the Meta Business Suite

If you can’t schedule the Facebook stories from the Meta (Facebook) Business suite, here are the most common reasons for it.

First, it is possible that you haven’t been switched to the Meta Business Suite yet, or you have switched back to the legacy Facebook Business Manager where this Publishing Tools are not available.

However, if you can access the Publishing Tools from somewhere else, you might still be able to schedule Facebook Stories.

Secondly, you have to add the Facebook business page to the Meta Business Suite, if you want to schedule Facebook stories from the Business Suite.

If you haven’t added the page yet, here you can find a tutorial on it:

Last but not least, it is also possible that you don’t have to right Facebook Business Suite roles and permission that is necessary to publish Facebook stories from this Meta Business Suite.

An alternative way to schedule Facebook stories from a desktop computer

If you want to know a second way to schedule Facebook stories, or if this Meta Business suite way is too limited, you have to learn about social media schedulers that can also schedule out Facebook stories.

These Facebook schedulers usually have more functionality but you also have to pay usually for the premium plan if you want to take advantage of these extra functionalities and especially if you have multiple social media accounts.

If you have no idea which social media scheduler to use to schedule Facebook stories from a desktop computer, check out this list:

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