How to recycle posts in the mobile app
To recycle a post with the mobile app:
Log into the Publer app and press the plus button at the bottom middle of the screen:
Create a new post to your liking:
You want to share the photo and you want to share it 2 times per week (Wednesday, and Friday) at 08 AM. Make sure to create a time slot from the web, and you can name it "recycle".
Click on Next and then Recycle.
Select the label named "recycle".
Choose Recycle every 1 week.
Select a starting date.
Select after how many times you want the post to expire.
When Publer successfully recycles a post, you will find the "new" post:
By navigating to My Posts and scrolling left to the Recycling tab:
Lastly, by opening the post and clicking on the three dots you will have the option to check the Settings, Pause, Reuse, Edit and Delete:
Keep in mind:
You will be able to see the recycled post on the calendar, the day after. Publer will take each recycled post at 12 at midnight, check the first available timeslot, and then add it to the calendar.
Each social account has its own posting schedule that needs to be set up separately.
If there are other scheduled posts, you need to choose between postponing them or just skipping that time/date.
You can use the Recycling feature even when you are creating many posts at the same time. But, you have to choose their respective timeslots and this is done automatically, without having to switch between pages or social accounts.
What if there are more recyclable posts than timeslots?
Let's say Publer is recycling the following posts:
- one that was last posted on May 31st
- one that has never been posted
- one that was last posted on May 15th
Publer will pick them in the order they were last posted (in ascending order). For example, Publer will pick first the post that hasn't been posted yet. Second, the post that was last posted on May 15th and third the one that was posted on May 31st. This way no post is recycled more than the others.
Recycling vs recurring posts
While they're a little similar, recurring posts are useful when you need to post something at the exact time repeatedly (i.e. weekly sale events). On the other hand, recyclable posts are being recycled based on a posting schedule and may not even be recycled at all.
Follow-up comments, auto shares and auto deletions will be copied over on each recycle. You can for example recycle something every 4 weeks and have it automatically be deleted after 4 weeks, thus keeping your feed clean.
The recycling posts feature is available with The Business Plan but you can try it for free a couple of times with some limitations.
Updated on: 16/02/2023