The best time to post on social media

Co Schedule have looked at over 20 studies from people such as Buffer, Hootsuite, HubSpot and Forbes to name but a few, and have put together a really useful info-graphic on the best times to post on social media.

You can see the infographic and full article here:

To sum up from Co Schedule’s blog post:


Co Schedule say the best time to post on Facebook is 1–4pm in the afternoon. Later in the week and weekends are better. The optimal times are:

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

To increase shares and click throughs the best times to post are 9am, 1pm, and 3pm.


Great times to tweet are 12–3 p.m., 5 p.m. is also a good time to tweet. Monday to Friday is best, but some groups will have success at the weekends.

Optimal times to tweet are:

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

To increase retweets and click through tweet at 5-6pm, noon and 3pm.


Pinterest users are best reached on Saturdays or late at night 8-11pm. Friday at 3pm is also good. General good times to post are, 2-4am, 1-4pm and 8-11pm with a peak at 9pm.

If posting in the week the optimal posting time is from 5–6 p.m. Good general midweek times to post are: 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.

Linked In

Good times to post on Linked in to get more click throughs are: 5-6pm, 7-8am and 12pm

Google Plus

In the morning Monday – Friday is the best time for Google Plus, the earlier the better. 9-11am especially 9am on a Wednesday.


Throughout the week is great for Instagram, Mondays get a little more attention. 8-9am, 2am and 5pm are great general times to post. Monday and Thursday at any time other than 3–4 p.m. Videos are best posted at night 9pm -8am and experimenting with 2am, 5pm and Wednesday at 7pm may be of value to you.

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

For the full infographic and information, we recommend reading CoSchedule’s blog post: