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How to Automate Event Posts on Facebook with Timely

Social media automation is a game-changer when it comes to promoting and distributing events efficiently. Not only does it save time, but it also enhances productivity by eliminating the need for manual review. With Timely,...

Social media automation is a game-changer when it comes to promoting and distributing events efficiently. Not only does it save time, but it also enhances productivity by eliminating the need for manual review. With Timely, you can now automatically share your event posts on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Let's dive into how you can effortlessly post events on Facebook through automation.

Streamline Your Social Media Promotions

Sharing events on social media is arguably one of the most effective ways to reach a vast audience with just one marketing action. However, manually publishing events on your online calendar and then reposting them on social media can be incredibly labor-intensive. This is where Timely's native social media automations come in handy.

By automating your Facebook publications with Timely, you can significantly reduce the time spent on distributing events and managing your brand's presence on this social network. It's a win-win situation, where you can focus more on what matters – creating remarkable experiences for your attendees.

Authorize Timely to Post Events on Facebook

Considering that Facebook is one of the most widely used social media platforms globally, tapping into its potential can significantly increase event awareness, engagement, and attendance. To get started, follow these simple steps to authorize Timely's integration with Facebook:

  1. On your Timely dashboard, click on the "Distribution" item in the main navigation menu.
  2. Next, click on the "Facebook" submenu.
  3. Once the page loads, click on the "Connect to Facebook" button. If you're not logged into your Facebook account, please log in before proceeding.

Distribution Menu - Facebook Integration Image: Print screen of the Distribution menu highlighting the Facebook integration option

  1. A pop-up window will appear, asking you to log in with your Facebook credentials. Enter your email and password and follow the authentication steps.

Social Media Menu - Facebook Login Steps Image: Print screen of the social media menu with Facebook login steps

  1. Select the Facebook page where you want to auto-share events, and click "Confirm."

Page Selection for Auto-Sharing on Facebook Image: Print screen of the page selection to post events on Facebook automatically

Set Up Facebook Automation

After successfully connecting your Facebook account with Timely, you'll be redirected to your Timely dashboard to set up your automation. On this new page, you can easily schedule your upcoming event posts on Facebook.

Timely Dashboard - Facebook Automation Setup Image: Print screen of the Timely dashboard where you can set up the Facebook automation

The automation feature empowers you to decide how many days and hours before the event starts you want Timely to post on Facebook on your behalf. If you prefer, you can also enable the "Post for all events by default" option. However, keep in mind that this only affects new events and not existing ones.

If you want to be more specific and publish selected events on Facebook, you have the flexibility to do so. Simply go to the event creation page, where you'll find a Social Media option to automatically post events on Facebook.

Event Creation Page - Social Media Automation Image: Print screen of the event creation page highlighting the post events on social media automation option

Preview Your Event Posts on Facebook

Once your automation is set up, Timely's event software takes over, posting your events on Facebook automatically on your behalf. Rest assured, these posts will look great and seamlessly integrate into your feed.

Event Post on Facebook Image: Print screen of an event post on Facebook

For additional user guidance, please refer to our in-depth Help Center. Should you have any questions or require further assistance, feel free to reach out. You can easily open a support ticket directly from your Timely account's dashboard.

Embrace the power of social media automation with Timely and unlock a world of incredible event promotion possibilities. Start automating your event posts on Facebook today!