How To Schedule Posts On Instagram

Do you want to plan your content on Instagram ahead of time? Or do you want to post your photos or videos at specific times throughout the day? Either way, you can schedule posts on your professional account on the app. Follow our quick guide below, and we’ll cover the steps to do so.


For those who want to grow their business through Instagram, switching to a business account is the way to go. Switching your account type to a professional one gives you features that can help you track your business’ performance and engagements, as well as tools that can help it grow.

One of the things you can do with your business accounts is to schedule posts. This feature can help you save time while staying organized with your business.

You can use the schedule feature to plan your content throughout the day or week ahead of time. Scheduling also allows you to post content during times when you’ll get the most views from your followers or other people on the app.

Here’s our guide about scheduling content on Instagram.

How to schedule your content on Instagram

If you want to plan and organize the contents you post on Instagram, you can schedule them ahead of time. With the help of this feature, you can add posts on the app during times when you’ll get the most engagement or views.

You can schedule posts as long as you have a professional account. Check our tutorial below, and we’ll show you how to schedule posts on the app.

On your phone:

  1. Launch the Instagram mobile app and sign in to your account.
  2. Tap the plus icon on the top right side of the app.

  3. On the menu that appears, select the “Post” option.

  4. Choose the images and videos that you want to add to your post and tap Next. You can choose an item from your gallery or use your camera to take a photo or video.

  5. Scroll down and select “Advanced settings.”

  6. Toggle the “Schedule this post” option.

  7. Choose the date and time when you want to post and tap the Set Time button.

  8. Go back to the post options, change its details, and tap Schedule on the top right to confirm your decision.

That’s how you schedule posts on Instagram. This feature on the mobile app is only available for professional accounts on Instagram.

You can schedule up to 25 posts per day through this method. Also, you can only schedule a post or reel up to 75 days in the future.

Aside from scheduling posts from the app, there are also other ways to schedule content on Instagram. You can use Meta’s Creator Studio to schedule your posts.

To wrap things up

Now that you know how to schedule content on Instagram, you can now save time and stay organized while handling your business account by planning your posts ahead of time. If you ever change your mind, you can always reschedule, edit, or delete scheduled posts on the app.

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