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Scheduler: Automatic & Manual Publishing to Instagram
Publish automatically to Instagram with ZoomSphere πŸ’›
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There are two types of publishing on Instagram via third-party tools (ZoomSphere):

  1. Automatic

    β†’ Allows you to publish content directly to Instagram without the need for manual posting using push notifications on your phone and our ZoomSphere mobile app.

  2. Manual

    β†’ A great way to schedule posts such as stories and reels in case you wish to spice it up with stickers, music, filters, etc. πŸ’ƒ

    β†’ Is here for you when you are trying to publish a certain type of post with an image or video whose format exceeds Instagram API limitations.

    β†’ Instagram API has limitations and special requirements for automatic publishing for each type of post.

    β†’ Publishing content manually via ZoomSphere Mobile App.

So, there are two ways to post with ZoomSphere, and you can always choose what fits your needs better. πŸ™‚ See more details about both options below.

1. Auto-Publishing

This has been a long-desired function: you can schedule single posts and videos that will be auto-published directly to Instagram Business accounts without the need for any manual action. πŸŽ‰

This only applies to Instagram Business accounts. πŸ’‘

What is supported:

  • Instagram Single photo posts – more info about the formats below πŸ‘‡

  • Instagram Stories β†’ learn more about the requirements here.

  • Instagram Reels β†’ learn more about the requirements here.

  • Instagram Carousels (video + image)

  • Location tagging

    There are some limitations:

  • 25 published posts within a 24-hour period – but you can post more posts natively from Instagram or using ZoomSphere manual posting (with a push notification to your phone) β†’ Learn more

  • Branded content tags and shopping tags are not supported

  • Filters are not supported – only if you use manual posting via the ZoomSphere mobile app

  • Read about photo requirements here

Photo and Video Requirements for Automatic Publishing ⚑️

There are official requirements from Instagram for images and videos in order to be published automatically.

πŸ’‘ If you created a single image or video post and were offered only a MANUAL publishing option, some requirements are unmet. πŸ‘‰ READ MORE HERE).
For that case, we have added our Image Editor, where you can easily crop your images to the supported size for each post type.

2. Manual posting via ZS mobile app

You can use manual posting for all possible scenarios:

  • Image posts

  • Carousel posts

  • Reels

  • Stories

  • If you want to use Instagram filters, add music, stickers, etc.

Download the ZoomSphere app: Google Play and App Store.

How to do it:

β†’ It's easy: simply schedule and approve your Instagram posts in the Scheduler.

The approved posts are synced into your ZoomSphere mobile app, and our app will notify you right in time when it's time to publish them.

You will tap on the notification to open the app and see the detail of the post you have scheduled in the Scheduler; click on Publish to Instagram and choose Feed or Stories. Then you can finish all touch-ups in your Instagram app, where you will be redirected automatically by the ZoomSphere app.

Don't forget to assign a user who will be notified when it is time to manually publish your post.

And hey, don't forget about the Instagram Feed in ZoomSphere – a place where you can plan content for Instagram visually πŸ‘‡

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us via the in-app chat or email


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