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.

Why Later?

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:

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.” 

2. 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:

Looking for information on free, premium and business plans?  Have a look here.

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.

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