How to schedule a post to Linkedin for free

Unfortunately you cannot schedule a post from within the Linkedin platform itself (at the time of writing)! In the mean-time, here are 3 third-party platforms with which you CAN schedule posts to Linkedin;

  1. Hubspot – Mktn Hub Pro Acc frm £655 p/m 😳
  2. Hootsuite – Pro Acc frm £25 p/m 🙄
  3. SlackSocial – FREE 🙏

Please note the following if you decide to go with Option 3;

  1. Due to changes in API guidelines by Linkedin, SlackSocial are no longer able to support linkedin groups and statistics for linkedin posts
  2. Posts with photos/images in SlackSocial are only available on a paid plan – starting from $7 p/m – web links or photo source links are available in free accounts.
  3. You can schedule posts into facebook groups but you have to give the app permission to do this!
  4. Make sure to check what permissions you give to apps when you connect them to your social media accounts – particularly in Facebook if you manage more than one page!


1. Go to on your Mac or PC and click the “Sign Up” button at the top right of your screen. Follow the prompts to make an account. You will also need to verify your email.

2. Once you’re logged in, click on “Link networks” in the left sidebar, then click on “LinkedIn.” – SEE PIC 🤓

How to schedule a post on Linkedin for free
Select “LinkedIn” from the list of social media sites. 

3. In the window to the right, click “Attach LinkedIn Account.” – SEE PIC 🤓

How to schedule a post on Linkedin for free
Connect your LinkedIn account.

4. You’ll be prompted to enter your LinkedIn login information and allow SlackSocial to connect to your account. Once this is done, you’re ready to schedule LinkedIn posts. At this point, if you want to, you can connect your other social media platforms.

5. Go back to SlackSocial and click “Create post” at the top of the left sidebar. Type out your post – SEE PIC 🤓

How to schedule a post on Linkedin for free
You’ll draft your post here and attach any photos (paid accounts only) or links. 

6. Click “Next,” and then select LinkedIn from the “Select your network” pane. Check the box next to your account’s name. – SEE PIC 🤓

How to schedule a post on Linkedin for free
Select the right LinkedIn account.

7. Hit “Next” again and schedule your post, then hit “Post.” – SEE PIC 🤓

How to schedule a post on Linkedin for free
Set when you want your post to go up.

8. Your post will go live on your LinkedIn Account based on the date/time that you selected.



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