I received a very exciting email yesterday from Hootsuite. For a long time now, I’ve been hearing from creative entrepreneurs that they wished they could both schedule Instagram posts and post to two Instagram accounts simultaneously. It’s something we can do on Facebook, so why not Instagram? Hootsuite has added Instagram to the suite of social media networks they work with so both these things are now possible.
How does Hootsuite work? Put simply, it is a platform whereby you can link all your social media accounts and post to all of them either all at once or schedule them at certain times. So, if you know you’re going to be in a meeting all day Thursday but you want to post to Facebook at 12:00, you ask Hootsuite to post on your behalf. There are various free and paid levels. The free version allows you to link to three social media networks and has very limited reporting; paid versions start at USD10.99/month and allow you to link to 50 profiles.
To add Instagram to your Hootsuite, you’ll need to install both Instagram and Hootsuite to your mobile phone or tablet. The Hootsuite app is available for both Android and iPhone/iPad. You’ll then need to go to the Hootsuite website on your laptop/desktop, click “Add a Social Network” and follow the directions. Hootsuite is holding an in depth webinar to introduce the new Instagram features, for both USA and Australasian residents over the next couple of weeks. To register, click here.
If you are unfamiliar with Hootsuite and its features and would like to book a consultation with me where I can walk you through the set up processes, please use the contact form below and I’ll be in touch with you to arrange a time.
Until then, happy quilting (and Instagramming!)
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