📹 How To Schedule & Post Instagram Stories

Creating and scheduling an Instagram Story takes just a few steps in SmarterQueue. Make sure to have the SmarterQueue Mobile App ready to go on your mobile device 💪
For more inspiration on posting to Instagram stories, check out our amazing blog post!
You can learn more about posting video, IGTV, and carousel posts in these articles. 

In This Article

Video Walkthrough

How To Schedule Your Instagram Story In Post Editor

1. Click 'Create a Post' to open the Post Editor.

2. Next, choose a Category.

Note: Be sure to select a Category you've enabled for your Instagram Profile!

3. Then select the Instagram Profile you'd like to create a post for

4. You will notice an option come up when an Instagram profile is selected, to select the 'Instagram Post Type'. Select 'Story'.

This will update the Preview pane on the right-hand side to show your future Post in the Story format. 

Note: Switching to Story will ensure that this content doesn't crowd your Feed up when using the Visual Instagram Planner to preview and reorder your upcoming Posts. Instead, stories will show above your feed inside of circle icons. 

5. Write your caption and add your media.

If your image or caption isn't formatted or positioned exactly as you'd like for the Story, rest assured you'll be able to adjust this later! 💪  Right now, all you need to focus on is adding the content you'd like to the schedule. 

Later on, when it's time to post, your media and caption will be pulled into the Instagram app where you'll then be able to use the stories editor to crop the image, zoom in or out, apply any stickers, filters, reposition and edit the caption, or use any other fun effects before publishing!

6. Then save your Post to your Queue.

Note: While in the Queue, you will be able to spot your Instagram Stories right away, as they appear as circle icons. 

How To Post An Instagram Story On iOS

🎥 Skip to 0:24 in the video above to see a walkthrough on posting to Instagram stories with an iPhone. 

1. When it's time to post your story you'll receive a push notification on your mobile device. Tap it to open the app.

Note: You'll want to ensure that you're logged into the Instagram profile you want to publish the post to first. 
2. Tap the corresponding Post to view the preview (this step might be skipped automatically if you access the SmarterQueue Mobile App through the notification).   
3. Tap 'Post To Instagram'.

Note: Your caption will be copied to the clipboard
4. Your image will then automatically be opened inside of the Instagram app where you can then choose tap 'Story' 💪

Note: Instagram Stories can be up to 15 seconds long. If you schedule a longer video to Stories, then it will automatically be chopped into 15-second segments for you 😊 If your video is over 60 seconds then Instagram will create 4 x 15 second clips of the first 60s, and ignore the rest of the video.

5. If you've scheduled a multi-image story, then in order to post, you'll first need to click the 'X' to exit the above screen. Next click the camera icon or 'Your Story' button on your Instagram account: 

6. You can then tap 'Select Multiple' to select all of your media items and continue scheduling them to your story! 

7. Next use the Instagram editor to apply any effects, filters, text, or other fun features to your Story before publishing! 

How To Post An Instagram Story On Android

🎥 Skip to  1:15  in the video above to see a walkthrough on posting to Instagram stories with an Android phone. 

1. When it's time to post your story you'll receive a push notification on your mobile device. Tap it to open the SmarterQueue Mobile App.

Note: You'll want to ensure that you're logged into the Instagram profile you want to publish the post to first. 
2. Tap the corresponding Post to view the preview (this step might be skipped automatically if you access the SmarterQueue Mobile App through the notification).   
3. Tap 'Post To Instagram'.
Note: Your caption will be copied to the clipboard
4. Tap 'Stories'.

5. Your image will then be pulled into the Instagram app where you can use the stories editor to apply any stickers, text, filters, or other fun effects before publishing!

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