Facebook Admin Levels and Facebook Scheduled Posts Have Arrived

by Jason Keath on May 31, 2012

Facebook PagesWhen the Facebook Timeline was first announced a couple months ago, one of the features that was teased, but not yet released, was the ability to have more precise control over page admin functionality.

Over at The Next Web, they have spotted this feature in the wild. Along with the ability to now schedule status updates for a later date and time.

Page admins can now assign specific roles to other admins at 5 different levels. Similar to how WordPress allows you to create different user levels from subscriber to contributor to editor — each with increasing access to the software — page admins can now restrict other admins to certain tactical tasks.

The Facebook admin roles are (in decreasing order of permissions access) Manager, Content Creator, Moderator, Advertiser, and Insight Analyst.

Here is what the new Facebook admin roles screen looks like with each admin labeled now with a specific role and the descriptions of those roles.

Admin Roles Facebook Pages finally get administrator roles and scheduled posts

More and more social media marketing teams are represented by a mix of skill sets, company departments, agencies, and vendors. These permissions start to create a smarter way to manage growing Facebook teams.

Facebook Scheduled Posts

Facebook administrators will soon be able to set status updates to publish up to 6 months in the future. When you compose a new post, the scheduled post options will display when you click on the  small grey clock icon in the lower left corner.

Admins can set the future year, month, day, hour and minute that they would like a post to be scheduled for. And the “Post” button that usually publishes your status update will change to say “Schedule.”

schedule Facebook Pages finally get administrator roles and scheduled posts

Should 3rd Party Vendors Be Worried?

As The Next Web smartly points out, this feature set will definitely start to invade a little on third party Facebook API vendors, as many of them offer these as benefits for using their software. But most of them offer far richer features than this for admins and post scheduling, and have little to worry about.

The cost of doing business on top of Facebook as a platform is making sure you can innovate your features as fast as they do, or be left behind.

 

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CEO and founder of Social Fresh, the social media education company. Jason is a social media consultant, a social media speaker and industry analyst. He consults with corporations and agencies on social media strategy, building community, and influencer...

  • http://linkedin.com/in/joesorge Joe Sorge

    very eager for the scheduling capability. thanks for sharing Jason. 

  • http://twitter.com/sierratierra Lisa Kalner Williams

    I’m not leaving my third-party app anytime soon because of this, but I see the scheduled posts option as a great feature for small business owners who are reluctant to use anything else but Facebook for posting.

  • http://twitter.com/nickcicero Nick Cicero

    I agree Joe. I think the scheduling capability makes it really easy for a majority of smaller brands who do a lot of posting to FB primarily. 

  • http://topdogsocialmedia.com/ Melonie Dodaro

    I would definitely love to try using the FB Scheduled Posts as soon as it becomes functional.
    Giving specific levels to page admins may really work for better FB pages’ administration, it gives
    more meaning to the role played by each admin.

  • http://www.20milproductos.com/ Material de Oficina on line

    Era totalmente necesario. Muy interesante

  • http://khmerbird.com/ khmerbird

    I found these new features are very useful! We no longer need third party application anymore! 

  • http://www.worob.com/ Worob

    What would you say are the top benefits of third-party apps now? What insights/metrics can they provide that FB can’t? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/pavel.hacker Pavel Hacker

    Usually a connection to other Social Media/digital/mobile platforms, combining different metrics, showing the user path from one point to another… Facebook is of course important, but closed ecosystem and Internet does not end with FB.