Top 3 PLANOLY Features to Make Content Planning Easier

    September 13 2021

    One of the greatest challenges we all face is coming up with fresh and creative content weekly. From strategizing on how to build social presence to juggling your daily activities, fitting in content creation is a lot of work. And even when creating new content is already hard enough, finding the resources to help you can be even harder. But don’t worry, we have great news! We’ve partnered with Canva, Unsplash, and Pexels to bring you 3 product integrations on PLANOLY

    After receiving hundreds of requests from our users for access to various design tools, we’ve done just that. With this perfect trio, users can access their Canva designs directly on PLANOLY as well as utilize free stock photos from Unsplash and Pexels on our web dashboard. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the key information about each of these integrations and discuss the value of adding stock photos into your social media strategy.

    Why Canva & Stock Photos

    When we think of stock photos, we think of sometimes boring, no personality images, but actually, stock photos have come a long way. Stock photo imagery are images that are licensed for specific uses and are great resources to those who don’t have access and are needing high-quality photography. While some will require you to pay upfront before downloading, many are free for commercial and non-commercial purposes. Plus, they also serve as a great way to spark up your creativity, provide inspiration, and help you visually tell your story with beautiful imagery. While free stock photos do not require you to give permission, attributing the photographer is always appreciated! With our new integrations, users can utilize free stock photos from Unsplash and Pexels, and upload their Canva designs right on PLANOLY’s web dashboard.

     

     

    PLANOLY Feature #1: Canva Integration

    What is Canva?

    Canva is a graphic design website that makes creating and branding your social media content easy. It’s the perfect tool for non-designers as you don’t need any graphic design experience. They have over 50,000 templates that you can customize in just a few clicks. Plus, there’s an array of features like cropping, color correcting, and text animations. If you’re looking for even more creative options, there is a Pro version that lets you access over 100+ million ​​premium stock photos, videos, audio, and graphics. 

    PLANOLY’s Integration with Canva

    Our new integration lets you easily access your Canva designs directly on PLANOLY’s web dashboard. What makes this integration great is you no longer have to download, save, and re-upload your Canva files to PLANOLY. Instead, you can directly access your Canva account when planning or scheduling on PLANOLY. So adding your Canva content to your PLANOLY grid only takes a few clicks. Your downloads folder will thank us later!

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    See How Social Media Strategist Tyler Denae Uses the Canva Integration

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    Love this new feature @planoly ! No more downloading a ton of images to upload! #PrimeDayShowPJParty #28XTREMES #socialmediamanagertip

    ♬ original sound - Tyler Denae

     

    PLANOLY Feature #2: Unsplash Integration

    What is Unsplash?

    Unsplash is a website dedicated to providing everyone with free stock photography. They have over 3 million images to choose from, which are created and powered by over 250,000 creatives. Currently, there have been over 2 billion Unsplash images used to create presentations, social media content, artwork, mockups, and more.

    PLANOLY’s Integration with Unsplash 

    Our new integration with Unsplash lets you directly access Unpslash content in Discover on PLANOLY. Located in IG Planner and on our web dashboard, this integration makes generating content ideas and utilizing free content easy and efficient. Unsplash’s library of high-quality and beautiful images takes your content strategy to the next level. Choose from a selection of aesthetically-driven and unique images that’ll be sure to represent the look and feel you want your grid to represent. This integration helps decrease the amount of time you spend on content creation as you can search, organize, and share stock photos from PLANOLY to your Instagram account.

    Learn How to Upload Stock Photos on PLANOLY’s Web Dashboard

     

     

    PLANOLY Pro-Tip: You must have a linked Instagram Business account that is authenticated with a Facebook page in order to add free stock photos from Discover. 

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    PLANOLY Feature #3: Pexels Integration

    What is Pexels?

    Similar to Unsplash, Pexels is a website (and app!) dedicated to providing free stock photos and videos for all people - including designers, bloggers, small business owners, and anyone looking for visual content. With over 1 million pieces of content, all photos and videos are free and modifiable. Plus, Pexels even encourages its users to be creative and edit their photos and videos as they like. 

    PLANOLY’s Integration with Pexels

    Our new integration with Pexels lets you directly access Pexels content in Discover on PLANOLY’s web dashboard.  Whether you need content on the fly or you need it when you’re weekly planning, this integration makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.

    PLANOLY Pro-Tip: Only Pexel image content is available on PLANOLY and not video content.

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    Learn more about Lindsay Campbell, on PLANOLY

    Lindsay Campbell

    Lindsay Campbell is the Product Marketing Content Writer at PLANOLY. Her niche includes any product writing for IG Planner, Pin Planner, and StoriesEdit.

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