New to Sprout Social? Learn how our Draft functionality fits into our social media publishing suite here.

If you need to quickly jot down an idea for a piece of content or start work on a message that you want to revisit later, save your message as a draft. Depending on your team’s workflow, use drafts as collaborative space where multiple users can manage messages.

This article explains how to navigate the Drafts section, as well as managing drafted messages.

You can find your draft messages in Publishing > Drafts. This section shows drafted messages for every profile that you have at least Read Only privileges for.

Use the right panel to filter drafts by messages you are tagged in, messages you've commented on, profile, author and Message Type.


By default, newest drafts appear at the top of the list, and Approval Activity for each draft shows the original creation time and author. Subsequent changes to a draft don't affect these pieces of information, but add to Approval Activity. Any user with Needs Approval, Can Reply or Full Publishing privileges for a profile can edit drafted messages for that profile, even if they weren't the author of the original draft.

To make changes to a draft, click Hollow_Edit.png at the bottom-right of the message.

When editing a draft, you can save, schedule or add it to the Sprout Queue, just like when composing a new message.

You can discard any drafts by clicking Discard. When you click this option, you can add an optional note, and the individual who authored the post receives an email letting them know their post was discarded.


Note: When discarding a draft you originally created, you don't get the option to include a note.

It isn't possible to recover discarded drafts.

Drafted messages also appear on the calendar if you toggle Show draft on calendar and assign it a day and time.

#SproutTip: If you’re looking to craft similar posts for multiple profiles, but want to tailor them individually for each network, select the desired social profiles in Compose, and then save the post as a draft. Individual drafts get created for each network attached in the Profile Picker, so you can ensure they are personalized for each audience.

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