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A walk-through of scheduling indirectly through Instagram

Social Report Platform Update: We wanted to provide a high-level update to share the situation as it stands now. We haven’t been updating everyone as often since things have stabilized somewhat and the team has still been working hard to get everything back to “normal.”

We were able to get Facebook posting up and running late last week and have implemented a process that will support indirect Instagram posting that we are excited to explain below – helping us to get to around 85% of full functionality.

Additionally, we are close to being able to provide analytics, and direct message management for Instagram which will be ready soon. The few remaining Facebook permissions will also be restored as soon as we finish the new verification process we are in.

We want to partner with you and provide you with a flexible product that allows you to run your business the way that you want. We are doing everything we can to restore as much of the functionality from before as possible, and we know this has been a frustrating process. We will continue to update you as we have news to share.

Please let us know what we can do to help your business get back to normal as well.

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When you send or schedule your Instagram posts from Social Report, a notification when it is time to post is sent to your mobile phone from which you can easily publish the post via the Instagram App. For the best experience, make sure you have the Instagram and the latest version of the Social Report (ios) (android) app installed on your mobile device.

3 Notification Options: Social Report app, via text, or via email

1. Via the Social Report App (Our preferred method)

You can now begin scheduling to your Instagram profile. When you do - you will be offered to select any of the devices available in this project.

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When it is time to post you will receive a notification that looks something like this. 

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Now follow these steps:

  1. In the Social Report app please open your notifications.
  2. Choose your relevant post.
  3. Check to make sure your information is correct.
  4. Choose to open in
  5. Choose Instagram.
  6. Choose "I’m good to go." 
  7. Instagram will now open, choose to post on your feed.
  8. Double check your media.
  9. Then paste your text into the caption field.
  10. Publish.

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2. Via SMS or Text Message

You can send the notification via SMS which includes a link to download the media.

Each user can add their mobile phone for notification purposes. Click here on how to add and verify a mobile number.

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Once the post is ready for publishing, you will receive an SMS notification similar to this:

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Now follow these steps:

  1. Tap on your relevant link in the text message. Which will open a webpage with your post information.
  2. Check to make sure your information is correct.
  3. Copy your text to your clipboard. 
  4. Download your media to your mobile device.
  5. Open the Instagram app, choose to post on your feed.
  6. Choose your media.
  7. Then paste your text into the caption field.
  8. Publish.

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3. Via Email

You may also send a notification to post to your email which includes the media as an attachment that you can download and post.

When you go to publish the post, email addresses belonging to all users will now appear along with any devices connected to your project. Simply select the appropriate email address, a notification will be sent, and the user can download the image in that email to publish directly to Instagram on their mobile device.

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 Now follow these steps:

  1. Check to make sure your information is correct.
  2. Copy your text to your clipboard. 
  3. Download your media which is the attachment in the email to your mobile device.
  4. Open the Instagram app, choose to post on your feed.
  5. Choose your media.
  6. Then paste your text into the caption field.
  7. Publish.