Best Days to Post to Social Media Platforms [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Written by Kevin McGrew

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January 8, 2013

For those of us who work in social media, switching gears is something we are used to. Knowing the best days to post to social media can be guesswork if you don’t have access to data.

One of the greatest challenges for small business owners managing their own social media pages is determining exactly when to post a given piece of content so it attracts the most “likes,” comments, and retweets. A recent infographic from SproutSocial could help crack that code by showing the best days to post to social media. Sprout Social helps break down each social media platform relevant today, Facebook, Instagram, Tiktok, LinkedIn, X.

UPDATED: Facebook has an engagement map built into its business page dashboard that shows you best times to post based on your particular audience.

Best days to post on Facebook

Inforgraphic with the best times to post on Facebook

  • Best times:
    • Mondays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon
    • Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m
  • Worst day: Sunday

Facebook’s ever-evolving algorithm displays the best times to engage with your particular audience. The heatmap above is a general recommendation based on all users and businesses on Facebook.

In the infographic below, companies considered “general retail” will find more engagement on Mondays, whereas nonprofits will see greater success on weekends.

If you’re looking to target consistent engagement outside of these peak times, consider posting from Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Avoid the drop off of lower engagement that happens before 5 a.m. and after 5 p.m. every day. Use a social media monitoring strategy to uncover deeper insights into what’s grabbing your audience’s attention during these top times to post.

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Best Days To Post to Facebook infographic

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