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Schedule and Publish Messages to Instagram with CoSchedule

Scheduling and publishing messages for Instagram is a little different than the other social networks.


To begin, create a new social message. When the New Social Message window opens, choose your Instagram account(s) that you would like to schedule messages for. You can create either an Image or Video-type social message.

After you schedule your messages, you will receive a push notification from your phone when the scheduled time is reached.

When your Instagram post reaches the scheduled time, it will show up in the Notifications tab. Click on the post to publish or reschedule.

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To manually publish an Instagram message, choose your calendar by clicking the calendar name on the top. Navigate to the date the message is scheduled. 

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Click Post Now to Instagram then Open Message Instagram. When the image is added to Instagram, CoSchedule will copy the text of your message to your clipboard.

Note: CoSchedule will send the full image to Instagram. Resize the image to see the full version.

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Instagram will open and your Image will show up first in your clipboard. Choose your image and click Next. CoSchedule will send the full image to Instagram so you can resize or edit it.

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Once you have finished editing your photo, click Next. The caption window will open. In the caption window, long-press on your screen until the Paste option shows up. Click Paste to add the Instagram post's text.

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When you are ready to publish your post to Instagram, click OK then Share.

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Republish Failed Sent Messages

Republish any of your sent Instagram messages that may have failed during the process. To do so, go to the calendar view inside of the CoSchedule mobile app. There will be three different statuses that your messages are in. You can only republish Instagram posts that have the status "No Instagram data available." To republish the Instagram post, click on the message and click Go To Message. Click Preview then Push to Instagram.

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