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?
- Multi-Image Posts
- User Tags
- Shopping Tags
- Branded Content Tag
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.
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