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How to Schedule TikTok Posts With Later


By Jillian Warren

Updated on May 25, 2022

5 minute read

Take your TikTok strategy to the next level with Later’s scheduling tools 🚀

Published June 21, 2021

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With over one billion monthly users, TikTok has become a go-to platform for reaching new audiences on social media.

But if you’re a busy social media manager or creator, finding time to regularly post on TikTok is easier said than done. 

With Later’s TikTok Scheduling tool, you can prepare, schedule, and automatically publish your TikTok videos! 

It’s the best way to streamline your workflow and be more consistent on TikTok.

Why Should You Schedule TikTok Posts?

The key to creating a community on TikTok is being consistent. 

When you schedule your TikTok posts in advance, you’ll streamline your content planning and never forget to post. 

Plus, Later is an approved TikTok Content Marketing Partner — so you can rest assured that your posts are in good hands. 

Ready to level-up your TikTok strategy? Schedule your TikTok videos in advance with Later. Sign up today for free.

How to Schedule TikTok Posts With Later

Scheduling your TikTok videos with Later can be done in six easy steps. Here’s how:

Step #1: Add Your TikTok Profile to Your Later Account

Adding your TikTok profile to your Later account is a quick and easy process. 

In Calendar View, add your TikTok Profile by clicking the plus (+) sign at the top of the page:

how to add tiktok to your later dashboard

And voila, you can now schedule TikTok posts!

Step #2: Choose a Video to Post on TikTok

Drag and drop content from your Media Library to your calendar:

how to schedule a tiktok post on later

TIP: Save time by scheduling to multiple channels at once with a multi-profile post.

Step #3: Crop and Trim Your TikTok Video

TikTok videos can be up to 10 minutes long, and we recommend an aspect ratio of 9:16 (similar to a mobile phone screen). This way, your content will be optimized for optimal viewing. 

To crop your video size, tap “Edit” and select the TikTok crop. 

To adjust the length of your video, select the “Trim” tool.

how to crop your tiktok posts on later

Step #4: Write Your TikTok Post Caption 

Write your caption and include strategic hashtags and keywords to maximize your TikTok post’s reach. 

add a caption to your tiktok video on later

TIP: Use Later’s Saved Captions feature to save your most-used hashtags so you can quickly add them to your posts.

Step #5: Add Links to Your TikTok Bio

When you schedule your videos in advance, you can also leverage Later’s TikTok Linkin.bio tool — adding a link to every video you share.

how to add a tiktok link n bio with later

With Later’s TikTok Linkin.bio tool, you can create a clickable, mobile-optimized landing page — with the option to add custom link buttons and a link to each of your scheduled videos. 

An example of a TikTok link in bio landing page by Later

This way, you can drive followers to web pages, event sign-ups, blog posts, or long form video content. You can even customize your landing page to match your brand colors.

NOTE: Only certain accounts have access to TikTok's link field. If you don’t have access yet, watch this space!

Step #6: Schedule Your TikTok Post

Select the date and time you’d like to post your video on TikTok. 

tiktok video scheduled on the later dashboard

When it’s time to post, your video will be automatically published, no late-night logins required. 

Alternatively, select “Notification” to receive a manual prompt to post. You’ll get everything you need delivered straight to your mobile, so you can share your TikTok video in seconds.

Bonus Steps: Reply to Comments and Check Your Analytics 

These may be bonus steps, but they’re ones that can make all the difference when it comes to improving your TikTok strategy. 

With Later, you can pin and reply to comments directly on the desktop app — making community engagement much easier during the working day. 

how to reply to tiktok comments with later

The more engagements your videos receive, the better they will perform with the TikTok algorithm.

And that’s not all. Later also has fully integrated TikTok Analytics, so you can learn exactly what’s working for your business over time.

scrolling through tiktok analytics on laters analytics dashboard

Get to grips with your account stats, post-performance, and audience analytics, all from one easy-to-use dashboard

So… Why Choose Later as Your TikTok Scheduling Tool?

Later is an approved TikTok Content Marketing Partner.

When picking the right TikTok scheduler for you, it’s important to think about what features meet your needs. 

With Later’s free TikTok scheduler you can:

  • Upload unlimited videos to your Media Library 

  • Schedule up to 10 posts per month 

  • Automatically publish TikTok posts

  • Use the Saved Captions tool 

  • Crop, edit, and filter your videos 

  • Use Linkin.bio to easily drive traffic to your website

And if you upgrade to a paid plan, you’ll get even more features including:

  • Schedule 30+ posts per month 

  • A fully customizable Linkin.bio landing page

  • A Shopify store integration with your Linkin.bio (Growth and Advanced plans only)

  • Access to TikTok Analytics to track your performance 

  • Access to Conversations to moderate comments on your posts

  • And more!

In a nutshell, Later can help you spend less time posting on a whim, and more time growing your business and nurturing your community.

Plus, with the extra time on your hands, you can take some well-deserved downtime too – especially on the weekends.

Create an account and start scheduling your TikTok posts with Later today – it takes less than five minutes! 

Plan, schedule, and automatically publish your social media posts with Later.

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