Does editing a Facebook post cause it to be treated as a new post?

Greetings - I am running a giveaway contest on my website and using Facebook to promote it. On the 1st day of the contest, i published a post driving users to a landing page on my website.

The contest ends on Saturday, so on Friday, I’d like to edit my post, adding some text saying that now is your last chance to enter. Then do the same again on Saturday saying that the winers have been chosen and will be contacted by email.

My question is: each time i publish an edit to the original post, does Facebook treat it like a new post? By that I mean, will users who interacted with it receive notification that it has been updated? And/or will it appear, once again, in the timelines of the users who saw the original post? What about likers/followers of my page - will they be notified and/or see it the updated post in their timelines?

If it won’t be treated as a new post, are there any “hacks” or workarounds that will essentially “bump” my post and get it to appear in people’s timelines again o. do I need to create a whole new post?

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Use the Share button and add a comment that the contest is ending tomorrow, or in xx hours or whatever. This will create fresh content that will be pushed to the top of peoples timelines but still reference the original post…

@DaveMaxwell - thanks. that worked for me re-sharing the post from my business (Acme Balls) page to my personal (Johhny Johnson) timeline and definitely got some more attention, BUT when interacting as Acme balls, as opposed to Johnny Johnson, when I click ‘Share’ on the original post (on the Acme Balls page), I am only given the option to ‘Share to a group’. See below:

I’m pretty sure the re-share onto Johnny Johnson’s personal timeline did not bump the post for Followers of Acme Balls… except, of course, the Followers who are Friends of Johnny Johnson.

Am I missing something simple here or is that just the way it works?

I’m honestly not sure. I haven’t had a business page in a while (was an admin for a musical group for a period of time) but don’t remember all the intricacies of it.

I thought there was a way to do automated reminders, but that could have been several facebook generations ago…:shifty:

No, there is no such thing because not giving the notification when someone edits the post will only give the notification when someone share the post. So the point is clear from here.

Once a public put up is edited, anyone will be in a position to see its revision history. Facebook Page authors and admins are additionally capable to edit posts on a Page. Though all and sundry can see the post’s revision records after it used to be posted, solely different authors and admins can see edits made earlier than the put up was once published.

  • Use the Share button and add a comment that the contest is ending tomorrow, or in xx hours or whatever.
  • This will create fresh content that will be pushed to the top of peoples timelines but still reference the original post