HomeNewPandaSocial Posts How-To'sCreating New Social Updates

8.1. Creating New Social Updates

Updated 08.23.16

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The instructions below pertain to messages created solely for social posting, not email messages. If you want to create a social post in conjunction with your email message, click here.

1. Click the Create New Message tab in the Send Your Messages feature.

2. On the What Kind of Email Do You Want To Create page, choose Open Palette.

3. The Email Message page will open. Insert your cursor in the message field, and type any letter or character (you only need to enter one letter or character). Scroll down and click Save & Continue.

4. The Email Details page will open. Create a name for your Social Update in the Message Name field.  It should be descriptive yet brief (so you'll know how to identify it later in your Messages list). Copy and paste the message name into the Email Subject Line field. No other fields on this page should be filled out. Do NOT select any recipients for your message. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Save & Continue. (If you click SKIP EMAIL, your message name will be lost.)

5. Select the Social Networks to which to post your update. Click here for instructions on adding Social Networks.


6. Enter your message in the text field.  Note that there is a character limit for Social Updates. The handy character counter will indicate the number of allowable characters remaining.

7. You are not required to link to an outside URL from your social post. If you want to link to a web page, use the Insert Your Own URL field to enter the URL you'd like your audience to visit for more information.


8. Advanced Facebook Options: Click here for instructions on Advanced Facebook options.  

9. Click Save & Continue

10. The Save, Schedule and Send page will open.  In the upper Email section, leave Save As Draft selected. In the lower Social section, choose to Save as a Draft, Send Now, or Schedule Delivery by using the calendar icon options.

11. Click Click Save & Continue.  Note that when you click the Click Save & Continue button, all events will be sent at their individually scheduled times

         NOTE that when scheduling your message for a later date, you MUST activate the Schedule
button to activate the calendar.  If you schedule a future date, then click the
                     Send Now radio button, the scheduled date will be removed, and your message will
                     be sent immediately.  Sent messages cannot be recalled or undone.


Looking for help on writing response-generating Headlines for your Social Posts?  Check out these tips from our good friends at toprankblog.com!

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