Nicolai Helling reported over on twitter that when hours are updated in GMB, a post is automatically created in the GMB dashboard.
Seeing auto-posts for updated hours for the first time today.
This is the second auto-post feature after newly uploaded images went unasked in there in Dec 2019. Difference this time: You are able to delete the auto-post.
This time much more useful! Expecting more like this… pic.twitter.com/pWJCmNVF43
— Nicolai Helling (@nicolaihelling) June 26, 2020
I decided to test this by changing the hours on Sterling Sky slightly. Once the changes were approved, a post was automatically created, although it was not visible on our business listing – I attributed to our use of COVID-19 post, which restricts visibility on other post types.
The post was visible when you looked in the back end though. To test my theory I deleted our COVID-19 post and waited a few minutes. I was wrong – it was not visible on our profile.
As you can edit posts even if they’re already published – I tried making an edit to see if it would become visible.
Nothing. Although it is visible in the back end:
So…here’s the “but” from the title – knew we’d get there eventually…
I’m not sure why this feature is here – but it seems like a “back end” issue only, as users will never see it.
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