Not all new features or changes introduced by Facebook get lots of attention. In fact, some of the important updates are often rolled out secretly only to be discovered later by users when they finally see the option. This does not imply that Facebook doesn’t properly introduce its new features to its users, but they aren’t always a huge deal.
Learn How to Backdate Facebook Posts As Far Back As 1905
This Facebook feature has been rolled out so Facebook users can backdate their posts. With this feature, you will be able to tell Facebook which date your post should carry.
To backdate Facebook post on your Facebook account (not page this time), simply go to the desired Facebook post you wish to backdate — at the to right of the post, you will see a “v” icon . Tap or click on it.
Select Change date.. there you go!
See screenshot of how this Facebook feature works:
Backdate Posts As Far Back As 1905 On Your Facebook Page
Compose your post and click the arrow next to the Post button. It will give you three options; schedule post, backdate post, and save draft (this too is new). Click Backdate Post and select the year first. You can post as far back as 1970 (long before Facebook was ever created or Mark Zuckerberg was even born). After selecting the year, a drop-down for month appears. Selecting the month will make the day selector appear. Once you’ve set the date, you can also choose to hide the post from your timeline or not. Click ‘Backdate’.
Now obviously, you might wonder what the point is of posting something on a past date and that too on Facebook where people like to know what’s new whether it’s a page posting or a friend. This feature allows pages to fill in missing events or add updates at past dates that they weren’t able to. New users that like a page will be able to view them on the timeline. More importantly, it gives Facebook information about a page, business, or an event that pre-dates the network’s existence. The information is user generated and worth a lot. I wonder if we can expect a major feature to be rolled out some time later that helps us (normal profile users) put this information to better use. The Save draft feature is also new and seems pretty awesome. It’s a wonder Google Plus doesn’t have anything to match this.
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