Sometimes, life can get in the way of our social media goals. There have been times when you were typing on your phone and then something happens that forces you to abandon the task. Perhaps you are in a rush to get something done before heading off to work and your internet suddenly stops working mid-post.
It can be frustrating to lose your drafts, especially when it happens while you are typing. It can be hard to go back and start again.
There is a way to save drafts from Facebook so they don’t go missing. Where are these drafts kept? How can you locate them?
How to find Facebook Drafts on a PC
(a) Facebook Page
This is how you can find drafts to your Facebook page using a computer:
- Register for your Facebook account.
- In the navigation menu at the left of your screen, click on “Pages”. This will open a list with all pages that you have access to.
- Choose the page where you want to search for drafts.
- After the page has opened, click on “Publishing Tools” in the menu at the top of the screen. Choose “Microsoft MetaBusiness Suite.”
- Click on “Drafts” to see a list all of your drafts.
- To open a draft, click on it. If the draft is too large, you will only see a preview.
- Now you can edit or publish the draft immediately. It can also be set up to automatically update.
- You can still save the draft after editing.
- Click on the button under “News Feed”, then click on “Share Now”.
- The “Share Now” button will change to “Save As Draft” when you click “Save.”
- Click on “Save As Draft.”
(b) Personal Profile
The Facebook desktop app offers the ultimate desktop experience. Everything you need to stay connected, whether you’re shopping, working, or traveling, is available in the Facebook desktop app. You can post quick updates on the Facebook home screen about your life and thoughts using one of three status types: Status update, photo/video, or link post. You can scroll through your news feed by clicking on the sidebar to the left.
Despite all its positive features, the Facebook desktop application fails to manage drafts. It doesn’t let you save drafts while in profile mode. If you close the app or refresh it, your draft cannot be retrieved.
Browsers aren’t helpful either. If you quit Chrome while you are drafting a post, the draft will disappear as soon as the page is refreshed. You can’t then retrieve the post.
How to find Facebook Drafts on Android
A) Facebook Page
The Facebook app for Android devices supports managing Facebook pages. You don’t have to delete a post after hitting the “Publish” button. However, the draft can still be found and edited.
This is how an Android phone can locate a draft of a Facebook page:
- To sign in, launch the app and enter your credentials.
- The three horizontal lines in the top-right corner need to be tapped.
- Click on “Pages” to open a list with all pages you manage. Select the page where you want to locate drafts. After the update, you will be able to see drafts in the settings menu.
- Open the Meta Business Suite app.
- Tap on the Posts & Stories icon near the bottom of your screen. Next, tap on the arrow below the Published and select “Drafts.” You should now see a list all drafts that you have saved.
- Tap on the three vertical dots to post or delete a draft.
(b) Personal Profile
The Facebook app for Android can be used to create personal accounts. There are many things you will love about it. It differs from the PC version in that you can save and view as many drafts you like. There is a catch. You can only view drafts via Facebook notifications that have been saved after they are created. You can’t delete a notification. All drafts must be created and saved again.
Let’s take a look at the steps you need to locate your personal drafts on Android.
- Install the Facebook app.
- Tap on the box “What’s on Your Mind” to create a temporary draft.
- Tap the back button to save as a draft
- After the draft has been saved, you will receive an email confirming this.
- Tap the notification.
- Again, tap the back button. Now you should see a list with all drafts.
Drafts can be edited or posted as you wish. It is important to remember that drafts are automatically deleted after three days.
What to do if you can’t find Facebook Drafts on your iPhone
(a) Facebook Page
This is how to find drafts on your Facebook page using an iPhone.
- Sign in to your account by opening the iPhone app
- At the bottom right, tap the three lines.
- Click on “Pages” to open a list with all pages you manage. Select the page you wish to see drafts. After the update, you will be able to see drafts in the settings menu.
- Open the Meta Business Suite (Pages Manager app) and download it.
- Tap on the Posts & Stories icon near the bottom of your screen. Next, tap on the arrow below the Published and select “Drafts.” You should now see a list of all drafts that you have saved.
- Tap on the three vertical dots to post, schedule, or delete a draft.
(b) Personal Profile
Only one draft can be saved by the Facebook app for iPhone. You’ll lose your older draft if you create a new one.
For the most current draft, click here
- Start the app.
- Click on the “Finish previous post?” link in the Home tab.
These are more questions you might have about Facebook drafts.
Is Drafting the same thing as unpublished posts?
Yes. A draft is a post that has been saved but is not published. This is most often used to create posts and make sure they are ready for publication at the right time.
Will a Page draft I created in the web browser appear on the Meta Business Suite App?
Yes. Yes. You can post online or through the app. You can then pick it up again on another device, provided you are signed in to the same account.
Facebook Drafts can help you stay organized
Facebook drafts can be a great way for you to organize and store your thoughts. These drafts are great for quick solutions when you have to create something fast, such as during an event or conference. These drafts can be accessed from any device that has an internet connection. To be able to review your work and share it with others, you need to know where to look.
What number of times do you check your drafts before publishing them on Facebook? Are there any issues with viewing your drafts? Let’s talk in the comments below.