Do you want to schedule Instagram posts but don’t want to spend money?
If yes, then you are in the right place, here in this article you’ll learn how to use schedule Instagram posts apps for free without paying any money.
Instagram is still one of the most active social media platforms because it has 400 million active monthly users.
Its a huge number and so for it’s very important in the aspects of traffic, marketing, brand building, and user attention.
Posting engaging photos on Instagram is a little time-consuming, and for that, the scheduler comes into the picture.
What Instagram posts scheduler do?
As I have said, to post your video or photos on Instagram is a little time consuming and you have to give at least 30-40 min every day that fits for your engaging posts.
adding a nice caption, include some good hashtags, and to choose some good photos that must be out reachable.
Or spend 1 hour for the whole week, that sounds crazy! but yes, that’s what the schedulers do.
It basically helps to schedules your Instagram posts for the next several days.
you don’t have to post feeds daily, just create posts for the next upcoming days, and schedule the date and time to be getting published.
Then the rest of your work has been done by the scheduler.
How to Schedule Instagram Posts for free?
We schedule Instagram posts from Facebook, an amazing thing is you can use it from your desktop and it’s free.
Actually you can’t directly post posts from instaragm.com from your desktop but Facebook gives you an amazing tool that helps you to do this.
It’s facebook creator studio that helps you to posts and schedules your Instagram feeds and IGTV videos from your desktop.
How to access Instagram from creator Studio?
Go to the Facebook Creator Studio and log in with your Facebook account, now at the top in the dashboard there are two icons one for Facebook and the other is for Instagram.
Click on the Instagram icon.
If your Instagram account is connected with your Facebook account then you can directly access it from the studio and If not then select the option and connect it.
Remember your Instagram account must be Creator or business, only then you will able to connect it.
Now you can see a create button at the top left corner at your dashboard, which gives you two options Instagram feed and IGTV.
In the Content Library, you can able to see all your videos, photos, stories, and IGTV videos that you have posted on Instagram.
Facebook hasn’t given you an option to post stories till yet.
But you can post your feed and IGTV‘s from your desktop.
How to Post Instagram feeds from Facebook Creator?
To post, click on the Instagram feed option, and then a window will pop up from the left side of your screen.
Here, you will get some options to create your feed. If you have multiple Instagram account, then choose the account from that you wish to post.
To select another account, you’ll see an option at the top of the “post to instagram feed” page.
but the option will show to only those who have multiple accounts, here I just have only one that’s why the option is not available.
If you wish to post on your Facebook page that you too can do it from here, only you have to select the option given below.
Now, writes about your feed, mention hashtags, Includes mentions, it works the same as you do to post on your Instagram.
At the right corner, the creator indicates you for the remaining characters, hashtags, and mentions.
At next, add your location, start writing and the recommendation will appear to choose your location.
Prepare Your Content for upload
The next is to upload the content, for that click on the “Add content” and then a drop-down will appear, this will give you two options either to upload from your desktop files or form a Facebook page.
Select the option, and upload your content.
After uploading see, in the image box, three options are there, one to tag peoples, the next for to crop and adjust the image, and the last one are to delete.
It will give you full control to use it as Instagram. But the only drawback is you can not use the filter or detailing image part as you have in your smart phone
If you want to change the orientation, click on the crop button, and then set the image orientation according to your post requirements like square, landscape, or verticle.
For videos, the process will be the same but the video duration is between 3s to 60s.
Edit your videos before uploading because there is no option for the editing in a Facebook creator. Just a delete option is there.
Once you have created your post, now the time is to publish the content, for that just click on the publish button.
When the content is completely published then, at the bottom right corner the green bar indicates the message of completion.
Wow, you have done it 🙂
Now you can check your Instagram account, the content has posted on your timeline.
How to schedule Instagram posts?
Now the main thing comes into the play to schedule instagram feeds, to do that just click on down arrow next to the publish button.
You will see three options Publish Now, Schedule, and the third one, save as draft.
Select the schedule button, here the two blocks date and time appear
Select your preferred date and choose the time to be published.
It’s really a nice feature that Facebook is given us to schedule it for free.
Once you select just click on the schedule button, it will schedule your post for that specific time.
You can able to see this post in your content library.
Facebook creator automatically posts your content on that particular date.
So for this amazing feature, you don’t have to use other Instagram desktop app and pay for these services that Facebook is giving you for free.
Not only you can schedule your posts in facts you can also check its statistics.
Just click on the insights link at the right sidebar and you will notice there are several insights about your post.
How to Schedule IGTV videos on Instagram?
Posting the IGTV video is the same as you follow the above steps for your images.
Choose the IGTV option from the create button dropdown, the window will pop, and this time you have little different options for videos.
as you can see there is an option for upload file, these options are the same as we have seen for image content.
For multiple files upload, you have to choose the content in a single upload, select multiple files and then add.
After that Give a nice title to your video, it must in between 75 characters.
Then give a brief description, the limit is 2200 character and you can include only 30 mentions and 30 hashtags.
if you want to change and Upload a new video then there is an option given to you to select a new video.
Tip: good description will help to reach more people, so write it in little depth, make it engaging and gain more audience.
Upload cover image to your IGTV video
As you can see on the right side, there are two options one for the post info that you have already filled and the other one is the Cover Image.
Click on the cover image and there are three options autogenerated image, custom upload, and video frame.
Here upload a cover image for your IGTV and in fact, creator autogenerates some images for you, you can select any from it if you like it or Upload your own by choosing custom upload Option.
a green button at the bottom show’s you the progress of your post-completion.
Now schedule Instagram posts for IGTV video, to do that just click on the dropdown near the publish and go to schedule.
Choose the date and set the time to be getting published.
After that, your Post will be in line up to post on Instagram.
WOOW, that’s great you have learned to use a free tool that solves all your Instagram problems.
Instagram is so popular that you don’t wish to miss a chance of getting out from this market. I think you have learned much today that help you to schedule Instagram posts for free. The Facebook creator gives you all the functionality that any other tool gives you.
You can post your videos, photos, IGTV’s from desktop, that’s cool.
The only drawback is you can’t schedule Instagram stories from Creator, but this is the functionality that Facebook will work in the future.
There are many apps out there in the market like Instagram buffer, later Instagram that gives you some free area to use but after that, they will charge for there services.
I hope you like it, give yourself a try, I love to know more from you, please share your views in the comment section 🙂