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.