In this Article:

How Scheduling and Publishing Works
Scheduling a Post to Instagram
Publishing Your Post to Instagram
Publishing via Push Notifications


How Scheduling and Publishing Works

  • You can schedule Instagram posts from both Later on the web or Later’s mobile apps.
  • Instagram business profiles can schedule single image and video posts to Auto Publish to Instagram. 
  • Instagram personal and creator profiles will receive push notifications to publish posts to Instagram.
  • All Instagram profiles will receive push notifications to publish Multi-Photo posts and Instagram stories.

Scheduling a Post to Instagram

Once you’ve uploaded media, you can schedule it. We’ll go over scheduling on the web here but you can also schedule on mobile

1. Go to your Calendar in Later on the web.

2. To save time, drag and drop the media you want to schedule onto your Calendar.

3. Edit your post:

4. Set the date and time you want the post to go out.

5. Set the post to Auto Publish or Notification.

6. Hit Save to schedule the post.

Important: Only Instagram business profiles can Auto Publish single image and video posts. Multi-Photo posts need to be published through notifications. 

Publishing your Post to Instagram

There are 2 ways to publish your post to Instagram -- Auto Publishing and Notification Publishing

1. Auto Publishing

Your post will be automatically published to Instagram at its scheduled time. 

Important: Auto Publishing is only available for Instagram business profiles and single image and video posts. You have to enable Auto Publish first for it to work. 

Don’t have an Instagram business profile? Switch your personal profile to a business profile

2. Notification Publishing

Later will send a push notification to your mobile device when it’s time for you to publish.

Important: Multi-Photo posts, Instagram Stories, and posts to Instagram personal and creator profiles can only be published via notifications.

Publishing via Push Notifications

First, download the Later mobile app to your iOS or Android device. Grant Later permissions to access your camera roll and send notifications.

  1. When it's time to post, Later will send you a push notification.
  2. Make sure you’re logged into the correct Instagram profile
  3. Open the notification.
  4. Tap Open in Instagram
  5. Select Copy to Instagram (iOS only). 
  6. The post will open in Instagram.
  7. Select Feed to post to your Instagram feed.
  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:

How to Plan Your Instagram Feed With Your Visual Instagram Planner
How to Schedule Instagram Stories
How to Schedule a Multi-Photo (Carousel) Post
How to Schedule a Video Post

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