Saved Facebook Drafts can be a great tool for planning and managing your social media content. In this article, we’ll walk you through the process of finding and accessing your saved drafts on the web, app, and Pages. Facebook only saves a post as a draft for three days unless you edit or publish it. To find your saved drafts, follow the steps below.
How to Find Saved Drafts on the Web
If you created a post as a draft on Facebook and then closed the app, refreshed your browser tab, or went on to use other features on Facebook since that time, your post will be lost. But the good news is that there is a way to find your temporary drafts so you can edit and post them later.
To access your Facebook page drafts on the web, head to the official website of the social media platform and log in. Once you are logged in, click on “Pages” from the navigation panel on the left to obtain a list of all Facebook pages under your control. Select the page for which you want to find your drafts.
Note that you can only make drafts on pages and not personal profiles on Facebook for PC, but they are easily accessible on the mobile apps for iOS and Android. You can also manage your drafts using the Meta Business Suite app.
How to Find Saved Drafts on the App
When you’re on the go, it can be easy to start writing a Facebook post and then get distracted. The good news is that Facebook saves your draft posts so that you can finish them later. However, if you close the tab, refresh it, or use Facebook in any other way, your draft will be lost.
To find saved drafts on the Facebook app, open the Facebook app and select Posts & Stories. Then, select the Drafts option in the left column.
Once you’ve opened the draft, you can edit it by tapping on the text box and adding a photo or video, effects, filters, a caption, or your location. Once you’re happy with your draft, you can share it as usual on the phone link app. You can also discard posts you don’t want to publish. However, remember that Facebook only keeps drafts for three days before deleting them. So be sure to complete your posts before then. Otherwise, you’ll have to start from scratch again.
How to Find Saved Drafts on Pages
The Facebook desktop app provides the perfect experience for personal profiles, but it’s missing a key feature when it comes to draft management. Facebook doesn’t allow you to save posts as drafts for your personal profile, so they’re lost as soon as you refresh the page or close the app.
If you manage a Page on Facebook, however, it’s a different story. Facebook allows Pages to create and manage drafts, which makes it easy to jot down ideas for future posts or build out a content calendar.
To access your Page’s drafts, sign in to your Facebook account on desktop and select the Page whose drafts you want to review. Then, click on the left panel and select “Publishing Tools.” This will open a list of all of your Pages’ published posts as well as any drafts you’ve saved. You’ll be able to Publish, Reschedule, Cancel Schedule, and Backdate from here. You’ll also be able to access your Page’s Drafts from the Facebook for iOS or Android apps.
How to Find Saved Drafts on Android
The Facebook app for Android allows you to view and retrieve a saved draft as long as the post isn’t published. You’ll receive a push notification, or you can open the app and see the draft in your Posts & Stories page.
Unlike the web version of Facebook, the Android app doesn’t save a separate drafts folder for personal profiles. Instead, you’ll only be able to find your drafts by checking the Notifications section of the app.
The Facebook app for iOS also enables you to manage drafts for Pages. To view your drafts, simply click the Pages & Stories icon on the bottom of the screen and select Drafts from the dropdown menu. From here, you can choose to publish the draft right away, schedule it for later or delete it. Facebook only lets you keep a draft for three days, however, so make sure to review the text before publishing. Otherwise, the draft will be lost.