Some fantastic news has just surfaced for Hootsuite and Instagram users!! YES, Hootsuite does automatically posts to Instagram!
No More Push Notifications (Almost)
No need for push notifications on your smartphone to complete the process, you can now schedule a photograph or graphic on HootSuite and it will now automatically post to your Instagram account on the date and time of your choice. The best part of this great news is that this feature works for all types of Hootsuite accounts, including the free plan, which allows one user to schedule posts for up to three social media accounts.
There are a couple of conditions of using the HootSuite to publish your Instagram posts, one being that you must have a businesses Instagram account (don’t worry if you haven’t, it is easy to switch your account over to a business account), and secondly, it will only publish single pictures, video will still need to be completed via the push notification on your smartphone.
How To Use HootSuite To Publish Your Instagram Posts
To understand the setup, and getting a business Instagram account, see the official HootSuite video below;
Instagram Scheduling Has Been Requested By Over 16 Million Instagram Users
Many businesses around the world have been crying out for Instagram scheduling, and I am sure this feature will be extremely useful for many of my fellow Devon businesses who struggle to keep all their social media accounts up-to-date.
“Scheduling and publishing of Instagram content has been the number one request for our 16 million customers,” said Ryan Holmes, CEO of Hootsuite. “Now, they can manage large volumes of content, multiple team members, and multiple Instagram accounts with ease and security. Hootsuite is excited to launch our new integration with Instagram to help our customers achieve their business goals and succeed with social.”
I know I will find this feature very useful in my social media campaigns. I do not believe in “set and forget” as I believe one of the main aspects of social media is real interaction with your audience, but being able to schedule content ready for special events and promotions will save a massive amount of time.
I hope you have found this news useful and will enjoy that HootSuite automatically posts to Instagram. Let me know if you are using HootSuite for Instagram in the comments below, or ask any questions you may have. I will be happy to help if I can 🙂
Read HootSuite’s Offical Announcement: https://hootsuite.com/en-gb/instagram