Publishing & Scheduling to Instagram using ContentStudio

 With ContentStudio, you can now schedule Instagram posts for all your pages.

There are two methods for scheduling content on Instagram. 

  • Direct posting via Zapier (single image)
  • Push notification method (images, videos, GIFs)

How to Schedule and Publish Content to Instagram


Compose Post

You can increase the Instagram engagement by composing your images or videos. For this purpose:

1

You need to write a post on a ContentStudio platform or a mobile app.

Instagram posting - ContentStudio

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Going ahead, you are required to choose your Instagram account and press Done.

ContentStudio app


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You can also add an image or a video which is relevant to your content by clicking on the  Camera icon placed on the left bottom corner.
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After adding images or video from the photo library click on  ‘Post now’ and you’ll get notified when your post has added.

Instagram posting - ContentStudio


Posting via Zapier:

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Please make sure you have gone through the process of connecting Zapier to ContentStudio properly. 
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Design your image to match the particulars given below. If the post fulfills the requirements below, it will go through successfully

Requirements:
  • The scheduled post can take at least 15 minutes (depending upon your plan with Zapier) to show up on Instagram.
  • Multiple pictures, videos, IGTVs are not supported.
  • The images that you post on Instagram need to have this specific aspect ratio:

Portrait: 4:5

Square: 1:1

Landscape: 1.91:1 

This image aspect ratio is a  compulsory requirement by Zapier in order to post directly on Instagram.

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If you have a trial (free) account for Zapier, your post will take about 15 minutes to be published. 

After scheduling the post, in the Planner, you will be able to see the Status in the Planner. 

For ContentStudio - Zapier, the account we had connected through Zapier has Pending execution. 

For Replug, the account does not have a Zapier connection, so the post will automatically be scheduled and published according to the Push Notification system

 

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After execution, you can go to the Task History on Zapier to view the Zaps status. (The status can either be failure or success.)

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The status will be changed to Published on ContentStudio. as well. 

P.S: Published Status means that Zapier has fetched the post from ContentStudio's Queue. However, you must make sure that the post has successfully published on your Instagram page, or Zapier's Task History. ContentStudio does not get a callback from Zapier about the status of Zap execution.   


Through Push Notifications/Mobile Posting: 

ContentStudio 2.0 embraces you with an Instagram scheduling capability along with other social media platforms to schedule all types of content. Through the push notification method, the following content may be scheduled:

  • Images
  • Videos
  • GIFs
Important Tip: 

To be able to post to Instagram through the in-App Notifications you need to ensure that you have 3 things: 

  1. Push Notifications are "ON" under Notifications settings on your mobile device for the ContentStudio App
  2. Ensure you have selected your user account(s) under the Instagram Service
  3. Finally, ensure you are logged on to the same account on the ContentStudio App

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Tap on the  Notification, which is shown on top of your mobile screen or any registered device.

Uploading pictures on Instagram

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After clicking on it, the following screen will appear, which ask you to decline the post or post it now on your Instagram account. So, you have to click on the Post Now button


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At this point, your message or caption is copied to the clipboard. Besides, you are also able to select the type of post as your Instagram story or feed and paste the caption there to compose your post on your Instagram account.

From here onwards your normal Instagram posting process will begin.

If you press "Decline" the app will navigate to "Planner", towards rejected posts.


Missed Notifications

If you have not performed any action on a post, it will be intact under the pending Instagram notification section. Following are the steps which will show you the pending notification and you can approve them later to be posted.

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Hover over to the workspace on the left corner side and click on the Insta Notifications.

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Here you will see all the pending Instagram posts. Select the one you want to post and click "Post Now" as shown below.

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Click on the "Post Now" and you will be navigated to "Post to Instagram Screen".

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Select the post type either you want to post it as your Instagram story or feed. Paste the caption and to compose your post on your Instagram account.

From here onwards your normal Instagram posting process will begin. 
If your Instagram notification fails, read the below article for diagnosis.

https://docs.contentstudio.io/article/491-instagram-notification-failed

https://docs.contentstudio.io/article/693-instagram-errors-while-publishing

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