From your Statusbrew app, you can now upload a photo or a video, and schedule or post it to Instagram directly — just like you publish your Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn content.
Connecting Instagram Business Profile
Before you start creating posts for Instagram, you need to first connect your Instagram Business Profile with Statusbrew. Let's see how it's done:
- Click on the Home Icon in the top left of your screen to open Statusbrew Home and click on Settings
- In Settings, click on Profiles , and in the opened profiles window, click on Add Profile button on the top right.
There is an Add Profile/User button at the bottom left of the Statusbrew screen. Select Add Profile from the pop-up menu
- Select Instagram and click on the Add Business Profile button
Since Instagram Business Profiles are connected to a Facebook page. In order to add your Instagram Business Profile, we need to authenticate it through Facebook
You will be redirected to Facebook to authorize Statusbrew business integration
Once the authorization is done, you will be redirected back to Statusbrew
- Now simply click on Add Channel button beside the Instagram Business profile to complete the process
Note: If you face any error connecting your Instagram Business profile with Statusbrew, you can check our guide on Troubleshooting Instagram Business Profile Connection.
Scheduling An Instagram Post
Once you connect your Instagram business profiles, you'll be able to auto-publish to Instagram from your Compose window.
To auto/direct publish to Instagram with Statusbrew,
From your Statusbrew Home, head over to compose
Choose your desired Instagram business profile
Add a photo or a video and write a caption
You'll be greeted with a message saying, "This post will be published automatically."
- You can choose to publish it directly or schedule it for later
Note: At the moment, you can only auto-publish a single image or a video due to Instagram API limitations. Instagram limits business profiles to 25 posts in a 24 hour period with direct publishing from Statusbrew (or other third-party applications). To publish more than 25 posts in a 24 hour period, you can switch to push notification workflow.
Instagram Publishing FAQs
Do I Need To Have An Instagram Business Account To Auto-Publish?
Yes, only Instagram Business Accounts can benefit from this update & auto-publish posts from Statusbrew. Setting up a business account on Instagram is quite easy, we have a detailed support article for it.
What If I want To Schedule Videos?
You can auto-schedule one video per post from your Compose window. We support scheduling a single video up to 100 MB in size, either in. MOV or .MP4 format.
How Can I Schedule Carousel Posts?
If you wish to schedule more than one photo or video (carousel posts) or Instagram Stories, you'll publish them via push notifications from your Statusbrew mobile app. Learn more.
How many hashtags can I include in my Instagram post?
You can include up to 30 hashtags in an Instagram post via Statusbrew.