Best Times and Days to Post on Social Media

So you business owners, entrepreneurs, or attention seekers (cough) were wondering when is the best time to post on social media?  Me also being a business owner and blogger, I Googled and found a variety of websites with this info.  When it comes down to it, it is simply when people would be prone to be on their phones.  That is before work, lunch break, and close to the end or after work.  I've even experimented.

So far, CoSchedule has been the most concise and most accurate source.  Their findings are based on 16 studies made on the best times to post for the most shares, click engagement, and more followers.  Here they are:


The best time to post on Facebook is 1–4 p.m. late into the week and on weekends.

Saturday and Sunday at 12–1 p.m.
Thursday and Friday at 1–4 p.m.
Wednesday at 3 p.m.

When to post on Facebook in general to increase your shares and clickthroughs:
1 p.m.
3 p.m.
9 a.m.


Instagram audiences are engaged throughout the week. Mondays should maybe get a little more attention.

Monday and Thursday at any time other than 3–4 p.m.
Videos any day at 9 p.m.–8 a.m.
Experiment with 2 a.m., 5 p.m., and Wednesday at 7 p.m.

General best times to post on Instagram:
8–9 a.m.
2 a.m.
5 p.m.


The optimal times to tweet are 12–3 p.m., with a peak best time at 5 p.m. During the workweek is the best, though some niches might have more active audiences on the weekend.

Wednesday at noon and 5–6 p.m.
Monday–Friday at 12–3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Experiment with 2–3 a.m., 6–7 a.m., and 9–10 p.m.

When to tweet in general to increase retweets and clickthroughs:
5–6 p.m.
Noon specifically
3 p.m.


Saturdays are your best bet for reaching Pinterest users—and later at night.

Saturdays at 8–11 p.m.
Fridays at 3 p.m.

General awesome times to Pin to Pinterest:
8–11 p.m. with 9 p.m. peak
2–4 a.m. and 2–4 p.m.
1–3 p.m.


Midweek posting is optimal from 5–6 p.m.

Tuesday at 10–11 a.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7:30–8:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 5–6 p.m.

When to post on LinkedIn to get the most clickthroughs:
5–6 p.m.
7–8 a.m.
12 p.m.


 The beginning of the workday morning is optimal for Google+.

Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Weekdays at 9–11 a.m.

When to post on Google+ in general:
9 a.m.
11 a.m.
12–1 p.m.

That's all folks!

~Jo Jo

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