Learn how to edit a scheduled on LinkedIn with ease.

How to Edit a Scheduled Post on LinkedIn: A Quick Guide

LinkedIn is a powerful platform for establishing your professional brand and connecting with peers. With the ability to schedule posts in advance, it promotes consistency…

LinkedIn is a powerful platform for establishing your professional brand and connecting with peers. With the ability to schedule posts in advance, it promotes consistency in your content marketing. However, you may realize a mistake in your scheduled update and need to edit it before it goes live. Let’s learn how to edit a scheduled post on LinkedIn to reverse that mistake.

Key takeaways 😎

1. LinkedIn does not allow directly editing a scheduled post’s content once it’s queued up

2. Deleting and recreating the post from scratch is the only workaround

3. Carefully proofread posts before scheduling to avoid errors

4. Use social media scheduling tools to help manage your content queue

Understanding LinkedIn’s Limitations

Unlike some social platforms, LinkedIn does not permit editing a post’s text, images, or other content after scheduling. The options are simply to let the post publish as-is or delete it entirely.

This limitation upholds authenticity and prevents users from baiting connections with one message before switching to another. Still, innocent posting mistakes happen. The good news is there is a workaround. While not ideal, it works.

The Workaround: Delete and Recreate

In some cases, you may feel your scheduled post simply needs an entire remake. Significant changes in media assets, messaging, or topic relevance may call for deletion and recreation as a brand-new post.

Here are the steps if you decide to scrap your original scheduled post:

  1. Click “Start a post” at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
  2. Click the “Clock” icon on the lower-left of the “Create a post” pop-up.
  3. In the “Schedule post” pop-up, click “View all scheduled posts” in the lower-left corner. You can view a preview of all the posts that you’ve scheduled on the “Scheduled posts” page.
  4. Click on the “Delete” button to delete the post. Copy the contents of your old post to not lose everything.
  5. Create a new post from scratch with your updated content. Customize everything afresh.
  6. Schedule the post just as you would an original update!
Finding scheduled posts on LinkedIn.
The button where you can view scheduled posts on LinkedIn
The button to delete a scheduled post on LinkedIn.

With this approach, you prevent an outdated post from going public. The downside is investing more effort upfront to recreate it. But the time savings may justify it long-term.

Best Practices for Managing Scheduled LinkedIn Posts

While either workaround allows you to update content before publishing, a little planning goes a long way. Here are some top tips:

  • Proofread thoroughly before scheduling: Catch awkward wording, typos, or incorrect details at the start.
  • Use a social media tool: Schedule through tools like Taplio for better editing flexibility later.
  • Review scheduled post queue: Glance at your upcoming posts occasionally to ensure they stay current.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some common questions about updating queued LinkedIn posts:

Can I edit the image/video of a scheduled LinkedIn post?

No, once any media is attached to a scheduled post, you cannot swap it. You’ll need to delete and recreate a new post to change visual assets.

What if I want to change a small typo?

For minor text edits, rescheduling and tweaking may be reasonable. But if updates feel extensive, recreate the full post.

Are there third-party tools that allow editing scheduled LinkedIn posts?

A few social media management platforms do enable direct editing. However, verify compatibility and ease of use while following LinkedIn’s terms. One of the best is Taplio.


While not always ideal, this workaround gives you an option to keep your scheduled content polished. With some planning and review in advance, you can continue posting to LinkedIn with confidence.

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