Hoorah Hoorah: Instagram auto-post is now available… but here’s the catch. #SocialMediaTalks session 5

Great news for those who are strategic about their communications! Instagram finally allows scheduling and automatic posts in timeline, same as big “brother” Facebook.

 

Here’s why I am excited about this new feature:

I really believe the more you can plan ahead, the more you’ll free up your mind and your time, to use for creativity and new ideas. EVERYBODY to spend one hour a hour and plan their future 1-2-4 weeks of content. That way you’ll be damn sure everything you share into the world will make sense.

But back to Instagram Auto-Post

Auto-Post is available right now only for Instagram Business Accounts.

What Can you post? Images as JPEG and PNG, 4:5 to 1.91:1 aspect ratio (square format), with a minimum resolution of 150×150 and a maximum resolution of 1920×1080. Higher resolutions will be scaled down to the maximum.

You can also include captions with text, tags and hashtags included in the caption.

What Can You NOT Auto-Post?

  • Stories
  • Multi-Image Posts
  • Videos
  • Drafts
  • Locations
  • User Tags
  • Shopping Tags
  • Branded Content Tag
  • Filters

The Auto-Post featured can be used through external apps, not through Instagram itself. Here are a few that already offer this option, on top to their many-many features and statistics:

  • Planoly – starting $7 / month. I actually like this one best for the options to use it from desktop

 

But here’s the catch: as I said, you have to have a business account to use the feature.

And what I recommend to you is….. be very, very mindful of activating your business account. I know there are so many great features for business only, I know you can switch back anytime….

However… organic reach for business pages is incredibly low on Facebook. And yes, Instagram is owned by Facebook….

 

Now, I have a question for you: did you discover any free apps that perform well and allow auto-posting on Instagram? Sharing is caring, so please leave a comment below.

Also, make sure you tune in next week on my Instagram to talk LIVE. I dedicate time for Q&A and live coaching on social media. Especially for giving simple recommendations on how to use social media profitaly in your business.

If you have a friend who’s an entrepreneur or freelancer, or simply is passionate about social media, please recommend they check out my blog. I would mean so much to me!

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