Social Aider has integrated Instagram and we couldn’t be happier! You can now Schedule your Instagram posts using Social Aider. Let’s have a look at the entire process. We will do this stepwise to avoid any confusion.
Step 1: Log in to your Social Aider account and choose the Project you wish to add an Instagram account to (SA Tutorials in this case).
Now, go to Settings and click on Instagram.
Step 2: Here, you click on the Connect button right below the Instagram icon to generate a code.
This sums up your tasks on the PC.
Step 3: Download the “Social Aider” app from Google Play Store on your android mobile phone. iPhone is not supported, you need an android phone only to use it.
Tap on the small blue “plus sign” at the top-right corner of the screen of the Social Aider app.
Step 4: A pop-up appears that requires you to enter the 6-digit Instagram number. Here, put in the code which you generated on your PC and tap on Submit
That’s it! You have successfully linked your Instagram account to Social Aider’s project. The screen on the PC now shows “Connected” written at the bottom with a little green tick.
Posting on Instagram using Social Aider
You can now begin posting/scheduling on Instagram which is pretty much the same as the other social media networks. Following are the steps to do so:
Step 1: Begin creating your post in Social Aider. Add the desired hashtags, links, description, etc. It is mandatory for your post to contain a picture in order to get posted on Instagram. If you add a video to the post as well, only the image will be posted on Instagram.
Select the Instagram account as well among other social media accounts you want to post/schedule this post to.
Step 2: Now, if you schedule your post, Social Aider will send you a notification on your phone at the scheduled time. However, if you choose to post it right away, you will receive the notification instantly on your phone.
Click on the notification without swiping it off or you’ll lose the entire content. ( If you wish to post it later, still click on the notification so that app can store your post for future posting)
Step 3: Next, you’ll be taken to the Social Aider app on your phone where you’ll see the post you scheduled on your PC. Click on Post.
Step 4: You will be able to post it either as an Instagram post or as an Instagram story. Here, we will select Instagram Post.
Step 5: Now, you’ll be taken to the Instagram app where you’ll be able to crop the image and edit it, as usual.
Step 6: Next, you don’t have to rewrite the entire caption that you wrote while creating your post on Social Aider. Just go to the caption box and press the screen there continuously for 2 seconds and the clipboard, as shown below, must appear.
Here, you’ll see the text you’d created. Just tap on it and it’ll appear in the caption box.
You know how it goes from here! Tag people, add your location, if you want and then hit the Share button. You’ve just posted on Instagram via Social Aider!
To post your stories, just tap on Instagram story in Step 4.
With Social Aider, now you can keep your Instagram profile active and flowing with content!
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