Posting On Instagram (through the Buffer Integration)
With SocialBee's Mobile Reminders Companion App you can post to Instagram natively while redirecting your post to either your feed or your stories. You'll be able to publish the way you want it. You can read more about how you can publish through our mobile app here.
Alternatively, if you're interested in posting directly, you can do that through our Buffer integration.
To do this you need to have a Buffer account, and while a Pro account will offer many other benefits, you can also accomplish this with their free account.
Before anything else, please make sure you connect your Instagram Account to your Buffer account. For this, log in to your Buffer account and click "connect" under the Instagram Icon.
Once you log into your Instagram account, then enable notifications, you're ready to set it up:
Then, if you have a Business Profile on Instagram, you'll be able to also set up Direct scheduling, by authenticating your Facebook (that's connected to your Instagram Business Profile).
Now you can return to SocialBee and finish setting up your account. To do so, you need to go to your Profiles Settings and select Social Profiles.
Once you’ve accessed your Profiles page, you will be able to see any connected profiles (if you have any). Below, you’ll see a panel that allows you to connect social profiles from all the supported platforms. Click connect under the Instagram Icon and follow the steps below. Keep in mind that you need to be logged into your Instagram profile from the same browser.
1. Authorize SocialBee access
2. Choose whether you want to post through SocialBee or Buffer (note, our Hootsuite integration only works with Personal profiles, through)
3. Click on Buffer and add your Buffer account (Authorization is required).
4. Select the Instagram Profile you want to connect to SocialBee.
Make sure to set up posting times for your newly connected profile.
Also, keep in mind that if you don't have direct scheduling set up in Buffer (business profiles) in order to post on Instagram via SocialBee/Buffer, you need to install the Buffer app or the SocialBee app (IOS, Android). Because Instagram doesn’t allow actual scheduling to personal profiles, the mobile app will send you a reminder when it’s time to post something you’ve scheduled:
Note: Instagram Video is not currently supported through our Buffer integration.
When you open that notification, press “Open in Instagram” and go through your normal posting flow.
Note: You can also post to Instagram, via our Mobile app.