Post stages let you quickly see how far along your team and clients are with reviewing your posts. You’ll be able to see if the post is still being worked on, ready for review, if the post has been approved (or rejected), or if it’s been published.

Click on the Post Stage button to get a dropdown menu where you can change the stage of the post. If you’ve just created the post, the stage defaults to ‘Draft’:

Approval Stages:

Each stage is color coded. You’ll see how this will come in handy at the end of this guide

Draft

The post is still being created and not yet ready for review by your team or clients

Awaiting Approval

The post is ready for you team and/or client’s review, once you change a post to ‘Awaiting Approval’ the Approve and Reject buttons will also appear

Pro Tip: When a post in ‘Awaiting Approval’ is set to multi-approval using the fork icon on the right, you’ll be able to see the names of each approver and know if they’ve approved the post.

Approved

Congrats! Your post has been approved and will publish automatically at the scheduled time. 

Rejected

Unfortunately the post has been rejected and will not publish.

Pro-tip: The comments section on each post is a great place for your team and clients to leave feedback as to why a post was rejected. 

Published

Your hard work as has paid off! The post is now live on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, or sent to your email or mobile app to post to Instagram. Click the ‘view post’ button and it’ll take you to directly to the social channel where you can view the fruits of your labour. 

Once you familiarize yourself with the various stages, you can also see the status of each post at-a-glance by looking at the post-stage color code on the monthly view. 

Grey: Draft   

Yellow: Awaiting Approval   

Red: Rejected  

Green: Approved

Blue: Published! 

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