As an official Instagram Marketing Partner, Social Report has been granted early beta access to Instagram new direct Publishing features. For years, Instagram remained the only platform that did not allow tools like Social Report to publish directly.
As a result, we had developed other options like mobile app notifications, sms and email. These days are finally over. You can now schedule directly to Instagram—just like you can to all other platforms.
What can be direct scheduled?
Currently, Instagram's API allows third-party apps (like Social Report) to directly schedule single-image and video posts.
Social Report helps you schedule out your multi-image posts to Instagram by providing notification based posting options.
Please review the below article on the important setup steps you would need to take before you can directly schedule to Instagram:
1. Convert your Instagram Personal to Instagram Business
To be able to schedule posts to Instagram directly you will need to make sure that your Instagram Profile is an Instagram Business Profile. Converting to a business profile is simple, free and there are lots of good reasons for it. We explained this process in this article.
Important: The Facebook profile used to convert the Instagram profile to a Business profile must have admin rights to the Facebook page.
2. Connect (or reconnect) Instagram profile to Social Report
Once you've converted your Instagram from Personal to Business, you need to connect it to Social Report by clicking the (+) sign on the upper right part of the page and re-authenticate the profile. (If you have it already connected, you will need to reconnect it.)
3. Connect (or reconnect) Facebook profile to Social Report
Instagram Business requires a Facebook page attached to it. You would need to connect that Facebook page to Social Report as well. If your Facebook page is already connected - you still need to re-connect it as this grants the necessary permissions.
You know that everything is setup correctly if your Instagram profile says 'Instagram Business' and 'Yes' for publishing.
Note: Any user with personal profile or those who have not followed the reconnection instructions will still have ability to schedule using mobile/sms/email.
Troubleshooting: If you are not seeing "yes" for publishing and if it still shows 'connect facebook page" link here - please follow the steps outlined here.