Hi Kind Friends! Today I am sharing with you a new trick I learned: How to schedule Instagram posts from your computer.
Crazy right? As a blogger I like to have posts on my Instagram to promote new content every once in awhile but it is can be inconvenient to do since I’m not always able to be on my phone or I’ll have a high-res blog image on my computer but not on my phone. Here is how I resolved the problem using the website Latergram.me. If you have a business or blog and want to promote on Instagram while you are off the clock, this post is for you.
Latergram is an amazing website where you can upload photos and schedule them to your Instagram account. It is an easy process where you upload the photo and your captain, pick a time, and then when it’s ready to post the Latergram phone app sends you a notification. You open up the notification and click post, then you are done.
How to schedule posts on Instagram:
- Create an account on Latergram. It’s an easy social sign on using your Instagram account.
- Upload an image. If you want the perfect square image, edit your photo to 640 x 640 pixels before adding it to the website. You can crop to square in Latergram but it isn’t a perfect system so I like to do it manually.
- Set your text, hashtags, and posting time and then click Create Post. Use getemoji.com if you want to copy and paste an emoji into your Instagram post.
- Download the Latergram iPhone app.
- Then click post when the app reminds you that a photo is scheduled.
Latergram.me is free to use but if you have multiple Instagram accounts you can get a paid account and manage multiple accounts at once. This is the perfect feature for social media management firms.
The only bummer about this method is that you have to have your phone with you during the scheduled post period so that you can click the button to add it to your Instagram. This is a required feature from Instagram’s terms and conditions. But either way, you can prepare and upload your photo post from a computer – which is a huge time saver and great marketing tool for those that keep an editorial calendar and want to promote content on Instagram.
The only feature I wish Latergram had was an in-house photo editing tool. That would make Latergram all I’d ever need.
Have you found any other methods for pre-scheduling on Instagram? What are your favorite Instagram techniques? Let me know in the comments.