How to Set Up Instagram Direct Publishing in HeyOrca

Create, Schedule and Publish Instagram posts, reels and stories from HeyOrca!

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This is your guide for setting up direct publishing for your Instagram Account! Follow the steps below to get your account enabled for direct publishing!

Step 1: Ensure You Meet the Requirements for Direct Publishing

In order to connect your Instagram account to HeyOrca for direct publishing, you need to ensure that your IG account meets the following requirements:

  1. Your Instagram account will need to be set up as a Business or a Creator Account. If you are currently using a personal profile, you can follow the steps here to convert it to one of these options.

  2. Your Business and Creator Account need to be connected to a Facebook Page. Here are instructions to help you connect your accounts.

Step 2: Select the Business Account Option & Reauthorize Your Instagram Account in HeyOrca

Now that your Instagram account is setup properly, all you have to do is reauthorize the connection in HeyOrca to enable Instagram Direct Publishing.

Note: If you already have a creator account connected in HeyOrca, all you need to do to enable direct publishing is authorize it using the business profile option above!

If you are having trouble reauthorizing your accounts, follow our troubleshooting guide here or reach out to!

Step 3: Change your account's publishing status to "Direct" in your calendar settings

Click on the arrow next to the Instagram logo to open up the notification settings. You'll have the option to choose how each post type will be published using the drop down menu.

You'll have the option to select direct publishing, or notifications as your desired publishing method. You can also choose the notification receiver and the notification type using this menu!

Click here to learn more about your Instagram publishing settings!

Step 3: Start creating your content in HeyOrca!

You can create your content as you would have previously on your Instagram account, but now you’ll be able to save even more time by having your single-image and video posts schedule automatically!

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