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Hootsuite and Instagram Join Forces! Tips on How to Save Time

Posted on: Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Hootsuite and Instagram

How to use Hootsuite and Schedule Posts to Instagram

Hootsuite and Instagram

Hoot Hoot! We couldn’t be more ecstatic that the time has finally come. “The King of Social Engagement”, Instagram has finally joined forces with Hootsuite! Now, you can schedule your Instagram activities in a new awesome way. Start stockpiling those photos and scheduling your post dates. Now, that Hootsuite and Instagram have finally united you will be able to save valuable time on your social media marketing and be present to engage with users while marketing your business.

What This Integration Means for Hootsuite Users 

  • Schedule & publish Instagram pictures and content
  • Engage and monitor with Instagram audiences
  • Safely and securely share entree to Instagram accounts with teams
  • Craft team workflows for Instagram

The unification between Hootsuite and Instagram will allow you to be a more resourceful social media manager by tracking all facets of your social media campaigns from one place – your Hootsuite dashboard. If you introduce a new product, you’ll be able to reply to comments and engage with the users on Instagram using the same window you are using to engage with followers on Facebook and Twitter.

How to Add Your Instagram Account to Hootsuite

On Your Hootsuite web dashboard:Hootsuite and Instagram

  1. Click on the profile icon on your launch menu and click on add a social network.
  2. When the pop-up window opens, choose Instagram and then press on connect with Instagram. Put in your login information and allow Hootsuite to open your account.
  3. Select the tab you want to use and then select the add Stream option. Select Instagram from the list of social networks and pick the Instagram profile you want to post to.
  4. Make Instagram stream for your scheduled posts, posts, users, locations, hashtags, and more.

Hootsuite Mobile Dashboard for (IOS and Android)

  1. Click on the settings on your Hootsuite mobile application
  2. Click on add social network, and select Instagram.
  3. Next, enter your login credentials and authorize Hootsuite to get access.
  4. You can automatically subscribe to the push notifications.  *If the push notifications are deactivated (disabled) for your Hootsuite mobile application, you will need to enable (active) them.

Publishing and Scheduling to Instagram

  1. In your compose box, you add the text for your caption (emoji’s and hashtags are completely supported) then attach your image. Next, click send, auto schedule, or schedule.
  2. The next time you want to publish, you will get a push notice from your Hootsuite mobile app. * Hootsuite push notifications have to be turned on in order to publish to Instagram.
  3. To access the app tap on the push notification tab on your phone to be directed into the Hootsuite mobile app. Check your post, and when ready to publish, tap open Instagram. *Make sure you are logged into the account you want to publish to.
  4. Once you get into the Instagram app, you will be able to filter the picture or tags and the location.
  5. Lastly, tap on share and publish your image and text to Instagram.

* If you have several Instagram accounts, the image will automatically be posted on the Instagram account you are logged into, even if you select another account within Hootsuite.

This long awaited app was certainly worth the wait! With this new integration, don’t be surprised to have a few “growing pains” while scheduling all of your posts to their designated platforms. Which is why we want to give you a hand! Contact Batya Maman of Social Connect today for assistance with your social media set up.

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