Quick Schedule allows you to bulk schedule your posts by just dragging and dropping your media on to the Later content calendar. Yes, that means you can schedule 10, 20, or even 50 posts in only a few seconds!
Important: Quick Schedule does not mean automatically posting to Instagram. Quick Schedule means being able to schedule multiple posts at once by creating a weekly recurring schedule from your content calendar. You are still required to post manually to Instagram by default, but Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter will auto-post.
Note: Quick Schedule's default settings for Instagram posts cannot be switched from Notification to Auto Publish because images need to be cropped in accordance with Instagram's API Auto Publish guidelines.
How Does Quick Scheduling Work?
With Quick Schedule, you create a weekly time slot to publish content - then you can simply drag and drop media onto your calendar, and Later will populate your next available time slot with your media content!
- The assigned time slots recur weekly.
- Quick Scheduling is only available for Instagram, Twitter & Facebook.
- Only one post can be scheduled in a single time slot.
- Time slots can be moved around the calendar, but changes will be reflected in the following weeks.
- You can use your Visual Instagram Planner to Quick Schedule your Instagram posts. Learn more.
- All posts scheduled through Quick Schedule will be automatically scheduled as Notification posts.
Step 1: Create Your Weekly Schedule
On Later on the Web, go to your content calendar.
Double click on the time slot you’d like to add to your schedule as an ideal time to post. This will open a pop up to help you get set up. Click 'Get Started'.
Next, save time and get the ball rolling by selecting 7 time slots which recur weekly.
Hit next and finish the setup tutorial.
After the setup is complete you can drag the time slot around your calendar to adjust the time down to the minute.
Note: You can only create a Quick Schedule time slot for one profile at a time, so make sure you only have one profile selected at the top of your calendar!
Tip: Don't know when to set your Quick Schedule time slots? Check out our Best Time to Post feature!
Step 2: Quick Schedule Your Posts
Now that you’ve created your ideal schedule, begin Quick Scheduling your posts for Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
To schedule your posts, select the photos in the order you would like to schedule them.
Once you’ve selected all of your photos, click Quick Schedule to automatically schedule all of your posts.
Tip: Use your Visual Instagram Planner to Quick Schedule your Instagram posts. Simply click Preview, select the photos you wish to schedule, rearrange the look of your feed and save the changes to Quick Schedule your posts.
Finally make sure to go back into each post to add your captions and if it's a single image post and you've got Auto Publish enabled, you can change it from Notification to Auto post.
Tip: Save time writing out your captions by using Media Notes to draft your messaging. The notes will be automatically copied over to your caption field when the photo is scheduled.