How to schedule a video:

  1. Drag and drop your video from your side library into your Calendar.
  2. Add your caption and adjust the time/date of the video if desired.
  3. Select Auto Publish or Notification.
  4. Click Save.

If you’re Auto Publishing your video from the Later desktop app, you’ll also have the option to select your video thumbnail cover image!

Note: Choosing the cover thumbnail can only be done from the Later desktop app and not the mobile app. 

To choose your video thumbnail cover:

  1. After selecting Auto Publish for your video, choose the option Thumbnail Cover.
  2. Next, you can choose which frame from your video you’d like to show up as the cover image on Instagram.
  3. Click Update Cover.
  4. Click Save.

Videos scheduled for Auto Publishing must be within Instagram’s publishing guidelines: 

  • between 3 - 60 seconds in length.
  • the aspect ratio of the video must be between 4:5 to 1.91:1. 

You can edit the crop and choose a cover thumbnail for videos scheduled with Notification publishing once the image has been opened in the Instagram app. 

To learn more about the difference between Auto and Notification publishing, click here.

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