Why Doesn't Later Post to Instagram Automatically?
Instagram requires a Mobile Device in order to post to. Auto-posting is not allowed.
We work with Instagram to provide a safe and effective method for you to schedule, plan and publish to Instagram. When you schedule a post, we send the photo and caption to our mobile app on your phone at the right time, and then it's just one-click to post your photo to Instagram.
Here are the 2 main reasons why you need to download the Later app:
1. Instagram does not allow auto-posting:
2. Instagram requires Later to Post through the Instagram App:
Instagram requires us to post everything through their mobile app, we cannot post directly from Later on the web. Therefore we require you to install our mobile app so we can link your mobile app to your desktop account.
Here is how Later Works:
1. Schedule your Instagram post from Later on the web or Later mobile App
2. When it's time to post, we send a mobile notification letting you know it's time
3. You open the notification, which pushes the photo into the Instagram mobile
4. We auto copy your caption to your clipboard, all you need to do is tap and paste
5. Finish publish to Instagram
From the your Desktop you can:
1. Upload, store and organize all your photos with Media Library
2. Schedule a week (or month!) of posts withAutoSchedule
3. Plan and schedule your Instagram posts with Visual Instagram Planner
4. Search for Instagram content, add it directly to your media library and repost into your own feed