Scheduler: Facebook Reels

Everything you should know about creating & publishing Facebook Reels in ZoomSphere

Tereza avatar
Written by Tereza
Updated over a week ago

From now on, you can schedule and publish Facebook Reels from ZoomSphere's Scheduler app! πŸ₯³


There are two ways to publish your Reels in ZoomSphere:

  1. Automatic

  2. Manual via ZoomSphere mobile app

1. Automatic Publishing

ZoomSphere will automatically publish your Reels at the scheduled time once you approve your Reel with the Approved status. βœ”οΈ

To auto-publish, your Reel video needs to be completed (video & music) πŸ‘‰ It is not possible to add trendy reel items such as songs, stickers, mentions, etc., and it also needs to meet the technical requirements set by Meta.πŸ’‘

Technical Requirements for Auto-publishing

Duration: 3 to 90 seconds

File Type: MP4

Aspect Ratio: 9x16

Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (recommended). Minimum is 540 x 960 pixels

Video Format: H.264, H.265 (VP9, AV1 are also supported)

Frame Rate: 24 to 60 FPS (frames per second)

Audio Bitrate: 128 kbps

Audio Codec: AAC

If your Reel exceeds one of the above-mentioned technical requirements, auto-publishing will be disabled and manual publishing enabled instead. πŸ’‘

2. Manual Publishing

Reels can also be shared easily on Instagram using our mobile app. πŸ‘‰ Learn more about manual publishing here.

Manual publishing has many perks, such as adding extra fun effects, filters, stickers, and trendy songs that can organically boost your Reels to more views and increase your account reach. 😎

Technical Requirements: Manual via ZS mobile app

  • Formats: MP4 or MOV

  • Maximum video file size: 650 MiB

  • Recommended aspect ratio: 9:16 (1080 X 1920 px)

How to create a Facebook Reel in Scheduler?

1. Create a new post

πŸ‘‰ Select at least one Facebook Page and choose the post type Short video

2. Drag & drop or upload a video file

Note: You can create the Reels and TikTok posts simultaneously. πŸ‘‰ Learn more.

3. Add Post Copy

πŸ‘‰ There is an Add Clipboard Text section below the video.

Manual publishing: The caption will be automatically copied to your phone during the manual publishing process – and you will paste it quickly to the post.

4. Automatic or Manual Publishing

If your video exceeds one of the above-mentioned technical requirements, auto-publishing will be disabled and manual publishing enabled instead. πŸ’‘

5. Set date & time

Choose what date and time you want the post to be published.

6. Approve the post

Set the time and date, add labels and tags, and select the Approved status when the post is ready to be published.

7. Share!

Automatic Publishing

πŸ‘‰ If you choose Automatic publishing, ZoomSphere will publish your post at the scheduled time. βœ…

Manual Publishing

πŸ‘‰ Now, wait for the ZoomSphere mobile app to notify you or the assigned teammate when it is time to publish the post. πŸ˜‰

πŸ‘‰ Tap the notification you received on your phone. The ZoomSphere app will open with your post details.

πŸ‘‰ You can make the last edits, scroll down, and tap the Publish to Facebook now button.

The ZoomSphere mobile app will flip the post into the Instagram app, where you follow the publishing Facebook process. πŸ˜‰

Reminder: Ensure you are switched to the correct Facebook Page!

And complete the publishing process:

  • Click the Plus icon and select Reel

  • Upload the video file that was automatically saved to your phone gallery

  • Add special effects, such as music, stickers, etc, and hit "Next"

  • Then tap into the text field and paste the caption from the clipboard

  • Share

πŸ‘‰ Done! βœ…

And that's it. πŸ˜‰

πŸ“Œ Please note that once the post set for Manual publishing reaches its scheduled time, the post status automatically switches to Published, regardless of whether you publish it manually. πŸ’‘

πŸ“Œ Recognize your manual Reels in the calendar easily thanks to their label: Manual.

Make sure you have the latest version of ZoomSphere installed on your phone.

Did this answer your question?