If you are getting started or just need a little refresher, the Later Getting Started Guide is just what you need. We’ll walk you through scheduling, publishing and all the key features of Later to make sure you get the most out of your account.
Later is the easiest and safest way for you and your team to schedule, publish and manage multiple accounts. Best of all we have an entirely free plan.
As you are getting up to speed, here are the 2 most important things you need to know about Later:
1. Plan Your Week From Your Computer
Later helps you plan your entire week (or month) from your computer so you don’t need to think about Instagram all week. Upload your photos or videos from the computer to Later on the web, drag your post on your content calendar, edit the crop, and add your caption and hashtags
Here are some cool features of using Later on the Web:
- Spend less time scheduling posts with our Quick Schedule Feature
- Control the aesthetic of your Instagram feed with our Visual Instagram Planner
- Source community content through our Search by Hashtag tool
2. Publish your Post on Instagram
There are 2 different publishing workflows to Instagram:
1. Auto Publish
Your post will automatically be published to Instagram at the scheduled time. This feature is available to Instagram business profiles for single photo and video posts only. If you have a personal profile on Instagram, or want to publish a carousel post, use will need to use “notifications.”
You will receive a push notification on your mobile phone when it’s time to publish your post. The notification will open your photo or video in the Instagram app, just hit “paste” in the caption field and then publish your post.
Important: These are the limitations on Instagram’s API (application program interface). When Instagram makes updates to their API Later will make changes.
Need more help or having problems scheduling and publishing to Instagram using Later? Follow our detailed step by step guide
Get more out of Later
Once you are a pro at scheduling and planning out your Instagram content with Later, here are some other features we think you’ll like:
- Make scheduling on multiple platforms a breeze with Media Notes
- Add a group of your most used hashtags with Saved Captions
- Optimize your Instagram with Later Analytics
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If you ever need help, we’ve got an extensive help area, a great blog on Instagram marketing and visual content marketing, and of course you can always get in touch with our amazing team via email or twitter.