Compose posts in your Social Report dashboard to share to Instagram. Sharing to Instagram differs slightly from posting to your other social networks, because posts need to be published via the Social Report and Instagram apps on a mobile device, or you can now publish via notifications sent via email or SMS, thus bypassing the Social Report app, as well. When you send or schedule to your Instagram profile from Social Report, a notification is sent to your mobile app from which you can easily publish the post via Instagram. Make sure you have the Instagram app and the latest version of the Social Report installed on your mobile device
Posts that contain an image can be sent or scheduled to Instagram and other social networks at the same time.
To set up publishing to Instagram on your mobile device via the Social Report app:
- Open your Social Report app on your iPhone and Android. If you don't have it - you can find it in the Apple Store or Google Play
- Login (if you are already logged in - please log out first)
- Now you can go back to Social Report and check under My Account - you should see your device connected.
- You can now begin scheduling to your Instagram profile. When you do - you will be offered to select any of the devices available in this project.
For Instagram publishing via email, when you go to publish the post, email addresses belonging to all users will now appear along with any devices connected to your project. Simply select the appropriate email address, a notification will be sent, and the user can use the link in that email to publish directly to Instagram on their mobile device.
For Instagram publishing via SMS, each user will need to click on their name in the upper right to add their mobile number to their Social Report account, then My Account, then Edit Profile, to bring up this screen:
Select your country and enter your mobile phone number, then hit Save, to bring up this screen:
Click on Verify Phone and a 4 digit code will be sent to you via SMS. Enter the code you receive into the pop-up on your screen in Social Report, and you're done! Your mobile phone number is now verified and when you go to schedule an Instagram post, you will be able to select whether you want the push notification sent directly to your device to be published via the app, to an email address, or to a mobile phone number via SMS.
*If you publish to Instagram via email or SMS notification, you can now publish multiple images and videos. Please note this is not possible when using the app.
We've put together this short video that reviews publishing via the Social Report app:
And this short video that reviews publishing via email and SMS:
Please note the reason you can't publish directly to Instagram from your Social Report dashboard like you can other social networks is due to the fact that Instagram does not have a desktop application. You can only access their website on a mobile device, and thus all posts need to be physically posted on your mobile device after being scheduled within Social Report.
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