Huge news for our #PLANOLYfam! We just released a fantastic feature that will allow you to auto post first comments on Instagram. The goal of this feature is to simplify your caption by adding your hashtags as a first comment! Directly publish your first comment to Instagram with PLANOLY’s new Auto Post feature for first comments. Keep in mind that this feature is only accessible for paid PLANOLY accounts with an Instagram Business Profile. The post must also be eligible and scheduled for auto posting to Instagram (read more about that here!).
Keep your caption clean from hashtags, and include it as a first comment! This feature is available on PLANOLY’s app and web dashboard, so you can ensure that your Instagram strategy will always be strong. Read on to learn how to use and access this helpful new feature.
How to Auto Post First Comments from PLANOLY to Instagram
- Go to your PLANOLY mobile app or web dashboard.
- When scheduling content to post, you can access the First Comment feature by clicking on the speech bubble icon (located in the schedule action bar)
- You’ll see a text box slide in, where you can add your comment (up to 2,000 characters, ten mentions, and 30 hashtags). Note: You can select your previously saved hashtag groups.
- Add your comment, and click ‘Save.’ Your hashtags or mentions will automatically be posted into the first comment of your Instagram post! Easy as can be.
*PLANOLY Tip: You can also copy the first comment from the History view (mobile apps only). When you move the item from History to Grid, the first comment will be copied over!
Only premium plans have access to the first comments feature. (Help Choosing A Plan)
- The Instagram Profile must be set to a Business Profile.
- The Facebook Business Page must be authenticated with Planoly to enable this feature.
First Comment Requirements and Limitations
- Post must be eligible and scheduled for auto posting to Instagram
- Character Limit: 2,000 Characters*
- Hashtag Limit: 30 Hashtags*
- User Tagging: 10 Users*
- Social Networks: Instagram only
- Combined total Hashtags between Caption and First Comment: 30
*Subject to change at any time based on Instagram policies
We hope you enjoy this time-saving new feature! Streamline your Instagram content strategy by auto posting your first comments. Hashtags are proven to increase your engagement on Instagram, so incorporating them into your strategy will grow your reach. Read more about the importance of hashtags here on the blog. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about this new feature!