Update: Our Instagram post scheduler now supports “direct posting” on Instagram Business Profile.
Instagram post scheduler for Instagram Personal Profile and Instagram Creator Profile are slightly different than other schedulers. Instagram doesn’t allow direct posting of your posts on IG Feed, Story or Reel (for Personal or Creator account) through third-party tools. Thus, you will need RecurPost and Instagram app downloaded on your mobile phone.
Instagram Post Scheduler support by Account Types
At the moment, 3 kinds of profiles can be created on Instagram,
- Business Profile
- Personal Profile
- Creator Profile
Instagram Business Profile
RecurPost supports ‘direct posting’ of posts only on IG Feed (not on IG Story or Reel) for Instagram Business Profiles. However, if you have a Personal or a Creator profile, posts are posted through a push notification sent to your mobile device because of the reason mentioned above.
If you have a Business account on Instagram, you can schedule a post normally by setting the date and time in RecurPost, and we will post it accordingly on IG Feed, without you having to remember about it and without a push notification.
Instagram Personal and Creator Profile
For personal and creator accounts, you can start by scheduling a post for Instagram at a time of your choice or best-time suggested by us. When this time arrives, you will receive a push notification through the RecurPost App.
Please make sure that you have not stopped notifications from RecurPost. You can check this by going to your notification settings.
You need to click/tap on the notification once you receive it. This will show the Instagram post that you have scheduled for the current time. The image and the text will be displayed for your final approval.
Simply click to post it to Instagram. The text will be copied to your phone’s memory which you can then easily paste in the Instagram app. Also, your image or video will be copied over to your Instagram app.
Finally, we open your Instagram app where you can post it.
You can find a video of the process here for both Android and iOS devices:
How to post Instagram Story from RecurPost
Instagram stories are an amazing way to keep your followers up to date with important things they need to know about your business or personal life. They offer you an opportunity to strike up a conversation with people. There’s just so much that you can do with this 24-hour content format. You can promote your products, put up random daily stuff, share others’ posts or stories, talk about your brand, showcase your passion, and much much more.
Please note, Instagram has set the limitation for third-party scheduling tools. They do not allow scheduling tools to post Story directly (automatically) on Instagram, it’s against their rules and policies. So we support posting on IG Story via push notification. All you need to do is add your contents to RecurPost and set the time. We will send you the push notification at the time which you selected.
Here’s a video showing you how it works:
How to post Instagram Reel from RecurPost
Posting a Reel has become more popular these days as a “Reel” would be a video up to 60 seconds made up of a single clip or multiple clips edited together. You can add music, on-screen text, captions, and visual effects to your video in IG’s editor. High-performing Reels content can help you attract new followers and even bring in new customers to grow your business if you’re posting from a business profile.
Just like IG Story, Instagram does not allow third-party scheduling tools like us to post Reels directly (automatically) on Instagram. But you can still post your Reels via push notification. After scheduling your Reels in RecurPost, we will send you the push notification at the time which you selected.
Here is how to post Reels on Instagram using RecurPost:
- You will receive a push notification on your phone when it is a time to post.
- Tap on it from your phone, and you will be taken to RecurPost. Your Reel will be auto-downloaded to your phone, and your caption will be automatically copied to your phone’s memory.
- Tap on “POST NOW” option, and it will take you to the Instagram app to share it.
- Select your Reel. (it should be at the top of your camera roll for easy access)
- Make any edits in IG’s editor, tap and paste your caption, select your cover image and share your Reel.
Here’s a video showing you how it works:
If you have any queries, please feel free to contact us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.