How do I schedule Instagram posts from Personal account with mobile reminders?

Earlier, Instagram had a restricted API that didn't allow any third-party app to publish posts on it directly. Now that they have removed these restrictions, you can share posts, Reels, and Stories directly to your Instagram business profile.

Note: You can schedule Instagram Stories directly to be published on business profiles or set-up push notification which let you control the publishing of Stories and posts for personal profiles.

SocialPilot has come up with push notifications and Insta reminders for your Instagram personal profile posts. For posts that cannot be shared directly, you can use Insta reminders. You'll receive a push notification for your post exactly when you have scheduled it for.

You don't need to keep track of which type of content is supported for what account. SocialPilot will automatically direct your scheduled post to the most suitable publishing option. To know more about which type of accounts support which type of posts, click here

Let's see how to schedule posts through reminder works in SocialPilot:

Connecting your Instagram account

Log into your SocialPilot account.
Click on 'Accounts' > Connect Account > Instagram

Once you connect it on your web, please make sure you install the SocialPilot App on your mobile phone - Android | iOS

Creating an Instagram post


Click on 'Posts' > Create Post to draft your content


Click on the 'Add Media' icon to upload an image or images from your Google Drive, Dropbox and Box or directly from your computer or to share an image with its URL.

Select your Instagram account and click on scheduling options. 
To customize the post just for Instagram, create and edit the content under the Instagram tab. Learn More.
Note:  Please make sure you are logged into your SocialPilot account on your mobile phone (the same account you used to create this post) in order to receive notifications.

How do Insta reminders work?


You'll receive a push notification on your phone at the time you scheduled the post.

Note: Please make sure you have all the notifications 'on' for the SocialPilot app. Also, make sure you are logged into the correct Instagram account beforehand.

As you receive the push notification on your phone, please click on the 'Share' button.

You'll be led to your post in the SocialPilot app. Select 'Feed' or 'Story' to share this post on your Instagram. (And that's why you need to ensure that you are logged into the correct Instagram account beforehand).

As you click on the "Story" or "Feed" button, a pop-up window will appear asking you whether you selected the right account. Click on the 'YES, I AM' button.
As soon as you do that, the post description will be copied to the clipboard automatically.
Note:  The post content is not automatically displayed in the caption area on your Instagram account. So, we copy your post content to the clipboard and then use the paste button to get the content into the caption area.
Now, you will be led to your Instagram account where you can edit your image with the Instagram image editor (if you wish to) and click on the 'Next' arrow in the top right corner.
Note:   If you have multiple images scheduled, All of the images downloaded in your gallery, You will have an option to select them before clicking on the Next button.
Remember, we copied your post description to the clipboard? Press in the caption text box for long and select 'Paste' from the pop-up.
Your post content will be pasted. Click on the 'Share' button to share your scheduled Instagram post.

You have successfully shared your post on Instagram with SocialPilot's Instagram scheduling.

Note: If you miss the push notification, or you have cleared your notification tab by mistake, don't worry. You'll have the post ready in your SocialPilot App. Click on the sidebar and tap on 'Insta Notifications.' You'll find that push notification post under the 'Insta Scheduled Posts' tab and click on the 'Share on Instagram' button to share your post.

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