If you’re like me, you LOVE Hootsuite and all the features that you can use – like scheduled posts, instantaneous posting across multiple platforms and an all-in-one reporting tool. But if you’re also like me, you hate that Instagram, one of the fastest-growing mobile social networks, is a standalone from Hootsuite – with no function to post and no reporting integrated. Until now…
Instagram is now integrated within the Hootsuite platform, you can manage, schedule, and monitor your Instagram activity in a whole new way.
You are now able to schedule a month’s worth of #FantasticFriday or #SundayFunday posts in advance, for example, and publish them in just a few taps when the time comes. You can also set up streams to monitor your Instagram posts, your scheduled posts, specific users or hashtag searches, locations, and more – all from the same Hootsuite dashboard you use to manage your other social platforms.
How to Add an Instagram account to Hootsuite through the Hootsuite web dashboard:
- Click on your Profile Icon in the launch menu and then Add a Social Network.
- In the pop-up window, select Instagram and press Connect with Instagram. Enter your credentials and authorize Hootsuite to access your account.
- Pick the Tab you want to work with and select Add Stream. Choose Instagram from your list of connected social networks and select your Instagram profile.
- Create Instagram streams for your own posts, scheduled posts, hashtags, users, locations, and more.
Note: As Instagram requires posts to be published through its mobile app, you need to have both the Instagram app, as well as the latest Hootsuite mobile app to publish to Instagram.
Author: Natasha Zoller
Natasha specialises in social media planning and implementation, digital marketing, content marketing, and newsletter writing, event management, WordPress website and app content management.