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Frequently Asked Questions: Instagram Planner

What is Auto-Post?

Auto-post is a great feature for planning out content you want to schedule for the next few days, weeks, or even months ahead! Gathering all of your social media content beforehand will help you create a consistent and smart social strategy. Plus, it helps you stay on top of everything that you’re planning to post. This is a HUGE benefit to anyone who has lots of content to share, but not enough time to be online throughout the day. For a full breakdown of auto-post, watch our PLANOLY Academy videos featured below or read our blog post, Learn How to Auto-Post to Instagram via PLANOLY.

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Who Can Auto-Post?

All users (free or paid!) who have linked Instagram Business or Creator accounts can use auto-post. Free PLANOLY users can only auto-post grid image posts or Story image posts, while paid users can auto-post images, GIFs, image Carousels, Stories, and Reels posts.

What Type of Content Can’t be Auto-Posted?

Carousel video posts are not eligible for auto-posting at this time, due to Instagram’s limitations. Note: There are only certain types of media, sizes, resolutions, and video lengths that can be uploaded. Here’s a breakdown of auto-post guidelines and limitations.

How Do I Auto-Post Content to Facebook & Twitter?

Edit & share is a PLANOLY paid feature that allows you to customize and share your auto-post Instagram content to additional social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. It’s a feature all about simplifying your social strategy, saving you time, and allowing you to be more strategic when sharing to each channel. (Plus, it makes it more discreet that you're using a social planning platform to share or plan posts.)

Here are all the things you can do with our edit & share feature:

  • Tailor the media to each social channel’s unique image specifications (i.e. format, dimensions, etc.)
  • Customize the captions for each channel to fine-tune your messaging
  • Plan & schedule social content for each channel all in one platform
  • Add or remove hashtags
  • Add links when sharing to Facebook & Twitter

How Do I Auto-Post the First Comment?

Our auto-post first comment feature is here to help simplify your captions! This feature allows you to add your hashtags as the first comment on your post. This hack allows you to keep your captions simple and neat, and get a head start on your post engagement. You can utilize the feature when scheduling your Instagram content. Want to learn more? Check out this blog post for a full breakdown of the feature, which also includes a step-by-step guide on how to auto-post your first comment.

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Lindsay Campbell

Lindsay Campbell is the Product Marketing Content Writer at PLANOLY. Her niche includes any product writing for IG Planner, Pin Planner, and StoriesEdit.

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