Using Facebook Creator Studio to Schedule Posts For Instagram

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Creator Studio brings together all the tools you need to effectively post, manage, monetise and measure content across all your Facebook Pages and Instagram accounts. It also helps you take advantage of new features and monetisation opportunities that you may be eligible for.

Anyone who manages a Page can use Creator Studio, although your Page role determines the specific information you see and the actions you can take.

To access it, go to Creator Studio or Google Search “Facebook Creator Studio” and log in.


Post Instagram Content from a Computer using Creator Studio

You can publish, schedule, draft and edit Instagram posts from your computer using Creator Studio.

Before you begin:

1. Connect to Instagram in Creator Studio.
2. Click to go to the Instagram section.

Post to Instagram feed

To upload and post content to Instagram feed from Creator Studio:

1. Click Create Post.
2. Click Instagram feed.
3. If you have more than one Instagram account connected, select the account you want to post to.
4. Add a caption (max. of 2,200 characters, 30 mentions and 30 hashtags) and add a location (optional).
5. Click Add content to choose the photos or videos you’d like to post. Next, choose between these two options:
– Click From file upload to upload new content. Learn more about image resolution and aspect ratios on Instagram.
– Click From Facebook Page to post content that you’ve already shared on your Facebook.

To tag accounts in your photo:

1. Select on the bottom of your photo.
2. Type the account name.
3. Select Save.

To crop photos:

1. Select on the bottom of your photo.
2. Adjust the photo.
Select Save.

To tag a business partner for a branded post:

1. Select Advanced settings.
2. Type the name of the partner’s account in the Search for a business partner… field.
3. Select the business partner.

Schedule posts to Instagram feed
To schedule a post to go live on your Instagram feed at a later date:

1. Follow steps 1-6 for “Post to your Instagram feed”.
2. Click the arrow next to Publish.
3. Select Schedule.
4. Choose the date and time at which you want your content to post on your Instagram feed.
5. Click Schedule.

If you want to simultaneously post this content to the Facebook Page connected to your Instagram account, tick the box next to your Page under Post to Facebook.
You can add additional details to your Facebook post after you publish to Instagram.
Click Publish.

Save, Schedule and Backdate Posts in Creator Studio

To save, schedule or backdate posts in creator studio, first go through the initial steps to compose a post, but stop before clicking Publish. Instead, click the arrow next to Publish and select from the following:

If you are not ready to publish the post yet and want to work on it later, click the arrow next to Publish, then click Save as Draft. You can see all of your drafts in the Drafts section of the Content Library.

To determine a future date and time you want to publish your post, click the arrow next to Publish, then click Schedule. You can access all of your scheduled posts in the Scheduled tab in the Content Library.

To reschedule a previously scheduled post:

1. Go to the Content Library.
2. Click Scheduled.
3. Find the post you want to reschedule and hover over it.
4. Click then click Reschedule.

To determine a date and time when you want the post to stop showing in News Feed, click the arrow next to Publish, then click Backdate. The post will still be visible, but its News Feed distribution will end at the date you select.