New Feature: Instagram Auto-Post via PLANOLY

    December 22 2019  |  Tutorials , News , PLANOLY , Social Media , Instagram Planner


    We're thrilled to announce that Instagram Business Accounts can now Auto-Post on PLANOLY! The days of having to do the extra step of pushing posts through on Instagram are now over. You can easily schedule your content and watch it magically appear on your grid without having to spend extra time to manually push it live on Instagram. Talk about a seamless and smooth workflow!This news changes the game, but there are some things that you need to know before you begin using this feature. Read on to find out Instagram's guidelines for the in's and out's of auto-posting via PLANOLY.

    Who Can Use It?

    To Auto-Post, you must have an Instagram Business Account & authenticate your account through Facebook. It's easy to get started. Click here to set up your Business Account.NOTE: Creator Profiles cannot use the auto-post feature - only Instagram Business Accounts can use this feature.

    What Type of Content Can You Post?

    You can post single images and video posts through Auto-Post. Enabled posting features include the following: User Tagging, Location Tagging, and 1st Comment. You cannot post Stories and Carousel Posts through Auto-Post. Posting features not included are the following: Instagram Shoppable Tags.

    What Are the Image & Video Specifications?

    We want to ensure that the images and videos that you're sharing via our Auto-Post feature help tell the story that you're visualizing. In order for your content to not appear blurry or smaller and larger than the original image, we're laying out specifications and guidelines for you to follow when planning your content for Auto-Post below.IMAGE GUIDELINES: We support BMP, JPEG and PNG (as required by Instagram) for the Auto-Post feature along with the following image specifications:

    • Images can have a maximum file size limit of 8MB.
    • The aspect ratio should be within a 4:5 to 1.91:1 range.
    • Minimum resolution: 150x150 (lower resolutions will be scaled up to the minimum)
    • Maximum resolution: 1920x1080 (higher resolutions will be scaled down to the maximum)
    • User and Location Tagging is enabled through Auto-Post.

    VIDEO GUIDELINES:Please note, that only paid plans can upload and schedule Auto-Post videos, and your video files must be in either MOV or MP4. We're listing our additional video guidelines for auto-post for you below.

    • You can have a maximum size limit of 1920px Height by 1080px Width.
    • You can have a maximum size limit of 100MB.
    • Video ratios must be within a 4:5 to 16:9 aspect ratio range.
    • Your video duration can be between a minimum of 3 seconds and a maximum of 60 seconds.
    • Only Location Tagging is enabled for video on auto-post.

    What Can You NOT Auto-Post?

    • Stories
    • Carousel Posts
    • Drafts
    • Instagram Shoppable Tags
    • Branded Content Tags
    • Filters

    How to Enable Your Instagram Account to Auto-PostYou can enable Auto-Post on the PLANOLY APP or WEB.AUTO-POST ON WEB

    1. Go on the WEB dashboard at
    2. Click on the MENU bar (at the top right-hand corner indicated by the three bars)
    3. Click on MY PROFILE
    4. Scroll down to your MANAGED SOCIAL PROFILES (where you'll see your Instagram Accounts)
    5. Use the toggle under Instagram Auto-Post to enable 'Auto-Post' by switching it to 'Yes'
    6. You're now set up to auto-post your content. Click (+) to ADD TO GRID to choose your media, then toggle to AUTOMATICALLY POST TO INSTAGRAM and begin scheduling your content to auto-post!

    Note: You can also enable 'Auto-Post' for FB by using the toggle under Facebook Auto-Post. Learn more about Auto-Posting to Facebook here.


    1. Open the PLANOLY app in Grid View (for Instagram)
    2. Tap on the OPTIONS to view your options menu (at the bottom right-hand corner, indicated by three dots)
    3. Tap on 'Enable Auto-Post' to open Facebook and authorize PLANOLY to post to Instagram on your behalf
    4. You're now set up to auto-post your content. Click (+) to ADD TO GRID to choose your media, then toggle to AUTOMATICALLY POST TO INSTAGRAM and begin scheduling your content to auto-post!

    PLANOLY Pro Tip: Don't forget to make sure that the automatically post to Instagram toggle is enabled for every post that you want to auto-post in order for it to go through.NOTE: If a post fails to auto-post, check Down Detector for live coverage of Instagram outages in your region.Still not sure? Get all the details on the App! Go to PLANOLY on MOBILE and tap on the three dots on the bottom right corner of your screen to access the main menu. Scroll down to the bottom and tap on AUTO POST INFO. Here, you can access everything that you need to know when it comes to Auto-Posting on Instagram. From how to set up your Instagram Business Account on IG, to creating Facebook Pages and more!

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