Use Later’s Mentions feature to find Instagram posts that mention your profile in their captions or comments. Add these to your Media Library and repost them to your own feed!
- Mentions is available on Later's Growth and Advanced plans.
- Mentions is only available for Instagram business and creator profiles.
- This feature is not supported through our iOS and Android mobile apps.
- Mentions does not include Instagram Stories, Reels or IGTV posts you're mentioned in.
- When reposting Mentions from comments, you must credit the content owner by mentioning them.
- Remember to abide by Instagram's Community Guidelines.
Get Started with Mentions
- In Later on the web, make sure you’re in the Group you want to collect media from Mentions for.
- Go to Collect Media > Gather > Mentions.
- Make sure the correct Instagram profile has been selected.
- Click Get Started, agree to the Guidelines, and click Agree & Continue.
- Click Start Collecting.
Note: Once you click Start Collecting, you’ll see Instagram posts you’re mentioned in from that day onwards. You won’t see past posts you’re mentioned in.
Collect Media from Instagram Posts You’re Mentioned In
In Mentions, you’ll see Instagram posts that mention your profile in their caption or comments. Here’s how to add a post to your Media Library:
- In Mentions, click View to select a post.
- Click Add to Library
Note: The username, caption, and hashtags from the original post will be added to your Notes so you can credit the content owner.
Important: Due to Instagram’s API limitations, @mentions of other users in the original caption won’t include the “@” in your Notes. Be sure to add the “@” if you want to re-mention users in your repost.
Tip: See a post on Instagram that you want to repost? Comment on the post on Instagram to ask permission to repost it. Mention your own username in that comment and the post will show up in your Mentions.
Example: Hey @latermedia, we would love to repost this photo. Do you give @burrardbeauty permission to repost your photo?
Find Media Collected from Mentions in Your Library
- Go to your side library.
- Select Show Filters at the top.
- Under System Labels select the mentioned media label.
- Media collected from Mentions will be shown.
When you’re ready to repost, select a media item and schedule it.
Reminder: Always ask for permission to repost content that you don’t own.