ByteDance’s short-video platform TikTok has various features to let creators post their best content for followers. However, one of its underrated features is the Video Scheduler feature that lets users easily schedule TikTok posts.

Introduced back in 2021, the TikTok Video Scheduler is a nifty feature that you can use to schedule your TikTok posts. 

So, if you were looking for an in-depth guide on how to schedule TikTok posts, your search ends here! In this article, we have discussed various ways to schedule your posts on TikTok.

Before You Schedule TikTok Posts…

Now, before I proceed to the step-by-step guides on how to schedule TikTok posts, there are a few things I’d like you to know:

1. Unlike the Facebook and Instagram schedulers, the TikTok Video Scheduler is a desktop-exclusive feature. This essentially means that it is only available on TikTok’s desktop client and not on the mobile app. However, there is a way to schedule TikTok posts using a mobile device that we have discussed below.

2. Secondly, unless you are using a social media management tool for your TikTok account, you will be able to schedule your TikTok posts up to 10 days in advance. So, if you want to schedule your post 11 days before, you will not be able to.

3. Furthermore, the native TikTok Video Scheduler also has a cap on the number of posts you can schedule in a month. So, you cannot schedule more than 10 TikTok posts in a single month, which is a major drawback.

4. Lastly, you should know that scheduling your TikTok posts will upload and save your video on TikTok’s servers until it goes live on the scheduled date and time.

Having said all this, check out the sections right below to learn how to schedule TikTok posts.

Here’s How to Schedule TikTok Posts!

Now, as aforementioned, you can schedule TikTok posts only via the Creator Center on the platform’s web client. However, we have discussed a couple of other ways you can use to schedule your TikTok posts right below!

1. Use the Creator Center to Schedule TikTok Posts (Desktop)

If you have the video that you want to schedule on TikTok saved on your desktop or laptop already, use the following steps to use the TikTok Creator Center to schedule your post:

1. Open your preferred web browser on your PC or laptop and go to tiktok.com.

2. Log into your TikTok account and click the Upload button at the top right corner of the Home page.

3. On the following page, click the Select file button.

4. Locate the video you want to schedule on your desktop, select it, and hit the Open button.

5. Wait for the video to upload. While it uploads, you can add the caption, mentions, and hashtags for the TikTok post.

6. Once the video is uploaded, scroll down to the When to post section and click the Schedule option.

7. Click the Allow button on the following prompt.

8. Now, set your preferred date and time for the TikTok post.

9. Once you set a scheduled date and time for the post, hit the Schedule button below.

10. You will now get a confirmation prompt for the scheduled TikTok post.

11. You can click any blank area on the screen to dismiss the prompt or use the Manage your posts button to open the Post section in the Creator Center.

12. There, you can use the Delete button to remove your scheduled TikTok post before it goes live. However, you cannot edit the date, time, or the post.

So, this is how you can easily use the Creator Center to schedule your TikTok posts on your PC or laptop.

2. Use the Creator Center to Schedule TikTok Posts (Mobile)

Now, although the TikTok mobile app on Android or iOS does not allow users to schedule their posts, there is a way to schedule TikTok posts using a mobile device. 

The trick here is to use a mobile web browser on your Android or iOS device to schedule your TikTok posts. However, there is a catch!

As the TikTok Video Scheduler is available only on the platform’s desktop client, you will need to use the desktop site within your mobile web browser app.

So, if you use the Google Chrome browser on your iOS or Android device, open it and go to tiktok.com. Once it opens, tap the More (…) button on the bottom menu bar.

Swipe up the overflow menu to reveal the Request desktop site option and tap it on your mobile device.

Now, you can simply log into your TikTok account and use the same steps mentioned in the previous section to schedule your TikTok posts on your mobile device.

3. Use Third-Party Tools to Schedule TikTok Posts (Mobile/Desktop)

Apart from using the official TikTok Video Scheduler, you can also use third-party social media management tools to schedule your TikTok posts

Various social media tools like Hopper HQ, Hootsuite, and Sprout Social allow users to schedule their TikTok posts on their respective mobile apps. So, we’d recommend you explore your current social media management tool to see if it has a built-in TikTok scheduler.

Using a third-party tool can also allow you to bypass the 10-day limit for scheduled posts on TikTok as many of these tools let users schedule posts more than 10 days in advance.

Some of them even allow you to schedule more than 10 TikTok posts in a month, and also edit the date, time, and post after scheduling a video.

Schedule Your TikTok Posts More Easily Than Ever!

That wraps up our in-depth guide on how to schedule TikTok posts. Scheduling posts on TikTok can not only help creators better manage their content calendar but also maintain a consistent time for their posts. This can, in turn, increase the TikTok engagement rate for their accounts.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Why won’t TikTok let me schedule posts?

The native TikTok Video Scheduler tool is exclusively available on desktops. It is not available on the TikTok mobile app. So, if you are trying to schedule TikTok posts using the mobile app, you won’t be able to.

How many TikTok posts can I schedule?

The native TikTok Video Scheduler lets users schedule up to 10 posts in a month.

Can I schedule TikTok posts on my mobile?

Although you cannot use the official TikTok mobile app to schedule posts, you can open the TikTok desktop site using a mobile web browser and schedule your TikTok posts with its native Video Scheduler tool on your mobile device.

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