Scheduling and Publishing a Multi-Photo Post to Instagram
You can now schedule multiple photos and videos in a single post to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!
Multi-Photo posts help you schedule multiple photos and videos in a single post, giving you the flexibility to show off more of your products and share beautiful and engaging content with your audience.
Please note: Multi-photo posts is only available on the paid plans.
Each social platform has its own limits for multi-photo posts:
- Instagram: up to 10 images or videos
- Facebook: up to 10 images
- Twitter: up to 4 images
For Facebook and Twitter - a combination of photos and videos is not possible for the same post.
Important: At this time, Multi-Photo posts can only be scheduled from Later on the web. We’re working hard to bring this capability to the Later mobile app.
How to Schedule a Multi-Photo Post:
Important: Instagram requires all of the photos and videos to be the same crop (square, landscape or portrait). Otherwise Instagram will automatically crop all the photos to the ratio of the first image.
Step 1: Select your images
From the Side Library hover over the photos and videos and select the check-mark to add them to your post.
Drag the selected media items onto your calendar to schedule.
Step 2: Create your post
From here you can crop your images or drag and drop the photos/videos to rearrange the order.
Finally, write your caption, adjust the posting time if needed and hit Save!
Publishing a Multi-Photo Post to Instagram:
Just like with single image posts, Later cannot automatically publish your post. You will receive a mobile notification with your multi-photo post at the schedule time!
However, posting a multi-photo post works a little differently than posting a single image as Instagram does not allow the photos to be opened automatically. When you Open Post the in Instagram, you’ll need to to toggle to your Library/Gallery tab to select your images/videos to post.
Step 1: Open Notification and Open the Post in Instagram.
You will be able to tell this is a multi-photo post as the post is marked by a multiple image icon in the top right corner.
Important: Make sure to be logged into the right Instagram account before opening the post in Instagram.
Step 2: Go to the Library/Gallery tab on Instagram
The post will open to your Photo tab (don’t panic the post is there!)
From here you will need to toggle to the Library (IOS) / Gallery (Android)tab in your Instagram App.
Step 3: Select the Photos and Videos
The photos will be in your Library/Gallery tab in the order your scheduled them in.
Long hold on the first image OR tap the multiple photo icon and select all the images and videos in the desired order up until the stop marker.
Step 4: Paste in Caption and Publish
Finally hit Next, paste in the caption that Later automatically copied for you and publish your post!
And that's it! Now you have successfully scheduled and published a multi-image post on Later :)