In this Article:

When You Need the Later Mobile App
What You Can Do with the Later Mobile App


  • The Later mobile app is available for download on iOS and Android only.
  • The Android mobile app is not yet available in all countries.
  • Instagram business profiles don’t need the Later mobile app to Auto Publish single-image and video posts.
  • Instagram creator and personal profiles need the Later mobile app to complete account setup and publish posts through push notifications. 

When You Need the Later Mobile App

Due to limitations from Instagram, certain posts must be published through push notifications from the Later mobile app.

  • Instagram creator and personal profiles can only publish posts through push notifications.
  • Multi-Photo (carousel) posts and Instagram stories can only be published through push notifications.
  • When publishing via push notifications, Instagram requires you to publish from their mobile app, not from the web. 

What You Can Do with the Later Mobile App

Upload, Plan, and Schedule Posts 

In Later’s iOS or Android app, you can:

Publish Posts to Instagram 

If you’ve scheduled a Notification Post, Later will send you a push notification when it’s time to publish your post. Here’s how to publish your post:

  1. Make sure you’re logged into the correct Instagram profile
  2. Open the notification.
  3. Tap Open in Instagram
  4. Select Copy to Instagram (iOS only). 
  5. The post will open in Instagram.
  6. Select Feed to post to your Instagram feed.
  7. Crop your media and add filters if you want.
  8. Tap in the caption field and select Paste to paste in the caption we automatically copied for you.
  9. Tag people or add a location if you want.
  10. Tap Share to publish your post.

Related Articles:

Overview: Later for Mobile
How to Manually Publish an Instagram Post through a Notification
How do I Set Up my Mobile Notifications
I’m Not Receiving My Mobile Notifications

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