Instagram scheduling has been the pain point for social media managers for long time. This new feature by Facebook, however, provides the solution for that with more capacity than third party social media management tools like Hoostsuite and Buffer, in that you can better see exactly what your Insta posts will look like, which is similar to posting to a Facebook Page natively, as opposed to through a scheduling app.
The new Instagram scheduling option has been rolling out to users over the past month, though it looks to have been expanded more broadly this week so if you don’t have it yet, you likely will soon.
How To Schedule a Post on Instagram
The basic requirement to schedule your instagram posts through Creator Studio is to link your Instagram business account to your Creator Studio dashboard.
Step 1: Once you link your account go to ‘Create Post’ at the top left of screen, which will enable you to choose whether you want to post to your ‘Instagram Feed’ or IGTV’.
Step 2: In the feed post option, you can upload your image and add in your caption, along with emojis, location tags, etc. Creator Studio also gives you option to edit your image.
Step 3: Once your post is ready click on the drop down button next to “Publish” same as Facebook and click on schedule
You can set your preffered date and time here and can also view a full list of scheduled Instagram posts.
Note : Stories scheduling is not available for now