How do I schedule and publish posts on my Instagram professional account?

How do I schedule and publish manually on Instagram and TikTok?

Using the Zoho Social mobile application on Android and iOS, you can manually publish Instagram Posts, Stories, and TikTok videos. 

Publishing an Instagram Post

If you've connected your Instagram professional account with Zoho Social, you will need the Zoho Social mobile app along with your web app to publish posts on Instagram. All your posts, regardless of the number of media files you choose to share—single or multiple images and videos, will be published with Zoho Social's mobile app and the Instagram app.

Before you start posting, keep in mind the following points:
  1. Check if you have the Zoho Social app and the Instagram app installed on your iOS or Android device.

           

  2. Make sure you have connected your Instagram account to Zoho Social on the web application.

  3. Turn on Notifications from the Zoho Social app on your device, to allow us to send you Instagram Publishing Notifications on the date and time for which you've scheduled your post.

Follow these steps to continue posting via Zoho Social app + Instagram:

1. Click  at the top right corner of your screen to access the compose screen.

2. From the drop-down on your compose screen, select the Brand for which you'd like to make the post.
 
3. Click  at the top left of your compose screen to select the Instagram Profile. You can also pin this channel to the compose box.


4. Once you're done crafting your post, click Next on the compose screen. The screen will display options like: Publish Now, Custom Schedule, SmartQ, CustomQ, and Save as Draft.

5. To post immediately, click Publish Now. In case your post is scheduled to go live on a particular date and time, you will receive a notification on your mobile to publish it. Click the notification to continue publishing via Zoho Social's mobile app.

6. Click the Open Instagram button that appears at the bottom of the screen. Zoho Social will automatically download the images and save the text caption on your clipboard.


7. From the following screen that appears, click the Feed icon to head over to your Instagram feed. (for iOS devices)


8. Click at the bottom of your Instagram feed to open the crop screen. (for Android devices)


9. Select the images you'd like to post by clicking them in the order of your choice.
       

10. Paste your Caption. You can also choose to Tag People, Add Location, or cross-post the images to Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

          
11. Click OK. (for iOS devices)

12. Click Share.
         
Keep in mind that you cannot delete posts published on Instagram directly from Zoho Social. You have to use the Instagram app to do that. Once a post is published, you cannot edit the content of the post using Zoho Social.

Publishing an Instagram Story

The stories created from the web application can be published manually from the Zoho Social mobile application. Based on the selected publishing option, you will receive a Publishing Notification at the specific date and time.
 
Once the notification is selected, all the images will be downloaded to your mobile device and will be available as you open the Instagram application. You can copy the caption added for the images from the Zoho Social mobile app and paste it in the respective image. If you have added only one image with a caption, it will be automatically copied to clipboard. Once the stories are created, you can go ahead and share it with your followers. 

To publish a story on Instagram
  1. Open the Zoho Social mobile app and go to Publishing Notifications ().
  2. Select the notification to publish a story on your Instagram account. Make sure you are logged in to Instagram with the appropriate account. 

  3. Tap Open Instagram button.

  4. Select Copy Content and add it to the relevant stories.
  5. Customize the story and hit Share once ready. 

Publishing a post on TikTok

  1. Open the Zoho Social mobile app and select the Publishing Notifications () icon.
  2. Select the notification to publish the video on TikTok. Make sure you are logged in to TikTok with the appropriate business account.
  3. Tap Open TikTok button.

  4. Select the video from Gallery and tap Next.
  5. Paste the content from clipboard in the caption section and hit Post


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