The days of having to do the extra step of pushing posts through on Instagram are now over with PLANOLY’s auto-post feature! 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: a total game changer.
Auto-post is only available for Instagram Business accounts. Personal and Creator accounts are not eligible for this feature at this time.
Enabling the auto-post feature also allows you to do the following when scheduling a post:
- Add user tagging + location tagging
- Auto-post first comment (available for paid PLANOLY accounts)
- Auto-post to your Facebook page and Twitter account to share your post (available for paid PLANOLY accounts)
Keep reading on to learn how you can authenticate your account to unlock auto-post and schedule posts with it!
Setting Up Auto-Post: Authenticating Your Account
The auto-post feature is only available for Instagram Business accounts. Setting your Instagram profile to a Business account allows you to access additional insights and tools, plus it’s free! If you don’t already have one, it’s easy to get started: Click here to set up your business account.
NOTE: Your Instagram profile must also be linked to a Facebook page. Also, Instagram Personal & Creator profiles are not eligible to use the auto-post feature at this time as this is a restriction set directly by Instagram.
Now that your Instagram Business account is set, let’s authenticate your account to unlock auto-post. Below are our how-to videos for both our web dashboard and mobile app. You'll learn where you can access the auto-post feature and enable auto-post when scheduling your social content!
PLANOLY Pro-Tip: Paid users can auto-post image, GIFs, and video grid posts!
NOTE: Instagram has some guidelines and limitations to auto-posted posts. You cannot post dtories or carousel posts through auto-post and Instagram Shoppable Tags are not included as posting features. Click here to learn more about Instagram’s guidelines and limitations.
Having issues with setting up auto-post?
Sometimes there can be a connectivity issue with your Instagram profile and your Facebook page, causing them to not be properly connected within its settings. This can happen for a few reasons, like: if you’ve ever unlinked and relinked your Instagram profile to your Facebook page to switch your profile type - but no worries, we’re committed to helping you troubleshoot this issue so that you can get your auto-posting game on!
Follow these steps below:
- Step 1: Check both your Instagram account settings and Facebook Page settings to see if they are connected here
- Step 2: Check your Facebook page role to make sure that you are the owner or admin of the Facebook page in order to access additional Facebook page settings here
- Step 3: Check your Facebook page integration settings to enable or re-set your connection between PLANOLY and your Instagram account here
Now, you can try refreshing your PLANOLY web dashboard or mobile app and attempt to authenticate to unlock auto-post again! Note: If you’re still experiencing issues, it’s time for the “factory rest” approach. Click here to learn how to revoke and re-enable your PLANOLY permissions on your Instagram and Facebook settings in order to unlock auto-post.
Thanks to auto-post, there’s no need to manually publish your post and first comment to Instagram, AND you can automatically keep your content coherent on Twitter and Facebook pages. Talk about a seamless and smooth workflow.
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