We’re excited to introduce Postcron Instagram Direct Posting!
Yes that’s right! You can now schedule your Instagram content and Postcron will do the hard work for you: no notifications or reminders!
Well first things first:
Before you schedule your posts, make sure that the profile you want to post to is a profile Instagram business account In contrast to a personal profile, the automatic booking only works for this account type. If your account is a personal profile, you can easily convert it to a business account. This way, not only will you be able to post directly, but you will also have access to many additional benefits that we mention below.
You can also keep it personal and use notifications to push your Instagram posts through. You can even have both options on hand as Instagram Stories planning is only possible through notifications. It’s entirely up to you and you should definitely customize the Postcron options to suit your needs!
Another thing to consider is that you need to link a Facebook business page to your business Instagram account in order to post directly on Instagram. We’ll walk you through converting your profile and linking to a Facebook page below.
Why should I have a business account?
According to Instagram, having a company profile makes it easy for your customers to connect to your company because you can include additional information right on your profile. You can add a phone number, email address, and your company’s physical address. It is mandatory to provide at least 1 contact option. Once you’ve added your contact information, a contact button will appear at the top of your profile. When prospects click this button, they’ll see options like Call, Email, and Get Directions, depending on the contact information you provided.
In addition, a company profile gives you access to insights through the Instagram app. These insights will help you learn more about your followers and their commitment to your company. You also have access to a professional dashboard where you can track your performance, access and discover Pro Tools, and browse educational information curated by Instagram.
Convert from personal to business
- Go to your profile in the Instagram app and tap Menu is located in the upper right corner.
- Then tap the settingsat the bottom of the screen.
- Now tap on account, click on Switch to Professional Accountand follow the steps.
- Make sure you choose Business instead of Creator to activate direct booking.
Connect your Facebook page to Instagram
- To connect a Facebook Business Page to your Instagram account, go to your profile in the Instagram app and select edit profile.
- Then under Public Business Information or Profile Information, choose page.
- Now choose either Connect an existing page, or Create a Facebook pagewhen you want to create a new one and follow the instructions.
This can also be done directly from Facebook. In this case you should:
- Open your Facebook page, select Settings in the left menu, then Instagram.
- To add an Instagram account to your page, select Connect Account.
- Enter your Instagram account username and password and select Sign In. If you don’t have a business account, you will be asked to convert your personal account.
If the page you want to connect to doesn’t appear in your profile drop-down list, For troubleshooting information, see Instagram Help.
Linking a Facebook Page to your Instagram profile will make it easier to take advantage of all the features available to businesses across the Facebook family of apps. Note that currently only one Facebook page can be connected to your business account.
Now that you’re all set up, all you have to do is connect your Instagram account to Postcron and you’re good to go!
How do I connect my Instagram account to Postcron to publish it directly:
On the Postcron dashboard, click the Instagram icon under Add accounts and select business. If you haven’t given Postcron the necessary permissions to post on your behalf, Facebook will ask you to accept them. Once that’s done, you’ll see the Instagram accounts linked to your Facebook profile through your pages. Select the ones you want to add to Postcron and click Add. That’s it.
Scheduling posts on Instagram with Postcron:
Now that you’re all set up, it’s time to start planning. First select the accounts you want to post to in the account selection:
Then add either an image or a video to your post by clicking the appropriate button. Instagram is a media centric platform, so adding media is mandatory. To add a copy to your post, type it in or paste it directly into Postcron’s text box. You can also include emojis in the copy of your post by clicking the emoji button.
Remember, Instagram allows you to include up to 2200 characters and 30 hashtags in your post. In the lower right corner of the editor you will find counters to keep track of.
Once your post looks good, you have three planning options: Post now, Time schedule and Predefined times Set the date and time you want your post to be published and let Postcron do it.
How to Create the Best Pictures for Instagram
There are two main difficulties you can face when designing images for Instagram and other platforms:
- Knowledge of the ideal sizes for each social network.
- Take bold, attractive pictures.
Both are essential and will definitely help ensure that your posts have a real impact on your audience! To accomplish this without resorting to complicated tools that require some graphic design experience, you can use life-saving photo editing tools such as: Arstudio. T.Hey, you can create interesting and great looking designs in minutes! And the best? ArtStudio is completely free!
Maximize Your Social Media Income with Minimal Effort! Get started with Postcron today and schedule all of your Instagram posts. We’ll do the rest for you!