Creating and editing Instagram posts on HeyOrca works the exact same way that it would for Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn - with the ability to mock up a post exactly how it will appear on Instagram.

The only difference between Instagram and the other channels is that Instagram has a closed API that doesn’t allow for automating requests (including publishing). You can read more at the bottom of this page on the Instagram Platform Policy* - Specifically #5 

Publishing to Instagram via the HeyOrca Mobile App in 4 steps:

Step 1

Make sure from your team settings page that the correct person on your team is designated to receive push notifications and/or email notifications for Instagram posts to be published:

Step 2

Create an Instagram post the same way you would for any other post in HeyOrca in either the Monthly or Daily View

Step 3

Once a post is created, approved, and scheduled - you’ll receive a push notification 5 minutes before the scheduled time to your HeyOrca mobile app, from which you can publish to Instagram:

(You can also use the “Publish Now” option in HeyOrca to instantly send the push notification.)

Step 4

Open up the HeyOrca mobile app and select “Publish Now” on the correct post that needs to go live! (don’t forget to make sure that you’re logged into the appropriate Instagram account before trying to publish)!

Clicking ‘OK’ on the above prompt will bring you into Instagram where clicking on the [+] button will bring up your media, and you can edit and publish as normal!

Want to use email notifications to publish to Instagram? Check out the following article:

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