How to Find Drafts on Facebook App

How to Find Drafts on Facebook App

Facebook has been working hard on making its app more useful, and one of its newest features is the ability to save and later on find drafts in your Facebook app. Would you like to learn how? If so, be happy because this article will walk you through it shortly!

We’ve all been there i.e. when you start to write a Facebook post and then remember that you need to do something else crucial and important first, or you get distracted by your smartphone beeping and walk away from the keyboard. What if there was an easier way to find drafts on the Facebook app?

Facebook offers a nifty feature that most people don\’t know about i.e., the ability to save drafts and easily find them when needed most. This blog post will show you how to find these drafts and how you can use them to get back to work on a project when you\’re suddenly interrupted by an urgent call or e-mail.

Guide to Find Drafts on Facebook App on Android Smartphone

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Follow the below-mentioned steps carefully on your Android smartphone.

  1. First, launch the \”Facebook\” app on your Android smartphone.
  2. Next, tap on the three horizontal lines icon (≡) icon. It will be appearing in the top right-hand corner of your mobile device screen, just below the \”Messenger\” icon.
  3. After that, proceed with tapping on your Facebook profile image. This is to make you land on your main profile page/wall.
  4. Now, under the \”Posts\” section, tap on something written like this i.e., \”What\’s on your mind?\”.
  5. Next, you will see the \”Create Post\” page in front of you. Here, type in the post content.
  6. After that, if for some reason you have changed your mind and want to post later sometime, then tap on the backward arrow option. It will be present in the upper left-hand corner of your mobile device screen.
  7. Now, a pop-up will be displayed titled \”Want to finish your post later?\”. Here, tap on the option labeled \”Save as draft\”.
  8. Next, you will receive a notification inside your notifications tray or pane. Tap on it.
  9. After that, you will see the page with the title \”Your Posts\”. Here, under the \”Drafts\” section, all the unpublished posts will be available. 
  10. Now, tap on the three vertical dots (⋮) iconright next to the draft post which you want to publish now.
  11. Next, proceed with tapping on the \”Open draft\” option. You can also pick the \”Discard draft\” option, in case you want to delete this draft. 
  12. Finally, customize the post according to your liking, and then tap on the \”Post\” button appearing in the upper right-hand corner. That\’s all there is to it!

Note: Drafts will be discarded after 3 days from the day they were made. So, ensure to use them before the 3 days time period limit.

Guide to Find Drafts on Facebook App on iPhone

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You need to perform the next-mentioned steps in sequential order on your iPhone, to successfully find drafts on the Facebook application. Here is what needs to be done, step-by-step.

  1. First, launch the \”Facebook\” app on your iPhone.
  2. Next, tap on something written like this i.e., \”What\’s on your mind?\”, right next to your Facebook profile image icon.
  3. After that, you will see the \”Create Post\” page in front of you. Here, type in the post content.
  4. Now, if for some reason you have changed your mind and want to post later sometime, then tap on the \”X\” option. It will be present in the upper left-hand corner of your iPhone screen.
  5. Next, a pop-up will be displayed titled \”Save this post as a draft?\”. Here, tap on the option labeled \”Save Draft\”.
  6. Next, you will receive a notification that reads as follow \”Your post was saved as a draft\”.
  7. After that, once again tap on the \”What\’s on your mind?\” option.
  8. Now, the last typed content will appear in front of you.
  9. Finally, customize the post according to your liking, and then tap on the \”Post\” button appearing in the top right-hand corner. That\’s all!

Note: Your iPhone will only store the last draft only. In other words, unfortunately, unlike on Android devices, only one draft can be saved on the Facebook iPhone app at a time. So you’re quite out of luck if you’re looking for a previous post, and are an iOS user.

See also: Facebook: Enable/Disable Profile Picture Login

Conclusion

We hope this article helped you understand how to find your drafts on the Facebook app, in the best possible manner. This can be a handy tool for saving posts that you want to finish and publish later. Although the process may be slightly different depending on which version of the app you\’re using, the steps are generally pretty straightforward.

So don\’t be afraid to start writing that next post — and remember, you can always save it as a draft if you need to. Moreover, if you\’re ever stuck trying to find a particular draft on Facebook, now you know where to look!

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