📹 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 videos, and carousel posts in these articles. 

In This Article


Video Walkthrough


How To Schedule Your Instagram Story In The Post Editor

With SmarterQueue you can easily create and publish Instagram Story posts with one or multiple images, as well as single-video posts

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

2. Next, choose a Category.

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

4. You will now see an option 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 and will also be displayed as Story posts in the Queue. 

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!

💡 You can of course add multiple images to the post, to create a multi-image Story in one go:

💡 You can also  add a video file, in order to create a video Story. This workflow works best with videos under 15 seconds long, but you can add videos of any length and edit later in the workflow:

6. Once you're done creating your post, save it 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

The SmarterQueue iOS App will allow you to publish Instagram Story posts with one or multiple images, as well as single-video posts. Keep reading to find out the quick specific steps you'll need to take for each type of Story post. 

Single Image Story

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: At this step, the Instagram app will move forward automatically with Story posts that are single-image or videos up to 15 seconds long. 

If you're publishing a multi-image Story 📷, only the first image will move forward. If you're publishing a longer video 📹, then only the first 15 seconds will move forward. 

To make sure you're publishing all the content you added to your post, you'll need to click the "x" at the top left and create a new Story with the images/video you scheduled (which were just saved to your Galery).

Check out the additional steps you'll need to follow for these types of stories below: 

5. You can now use the stories editor to paste your caption back in, apply any stickers, additional text, filters, or other fun effects before publishing!

5. Congratulations, your Story post is now live! ✨

Multi-Image Story

1. Tap the push notification on your mobile device (and select the corresponding post to view the preview). 

2. You'll see all of the images you added to this Story post in the preview. Tap 'Post To Instagram'.

Note: Your caption will be copied to the clipboard

3. The Instagram app will open, showing one of the images from the multi-image Story post. 

Select the "x" in the top-left corner, then press the "+" icon to create a new Story post in your Instagram app. 

4. Press on "Select", then select all of the images that were part of your Story post and press "Next".

5. You'll see all of the images displayed as individual stories and you'll be able to make edits to each one before publishing: apply any effects, filters, text, or other fun features to your Story before publishing!

Once you're done, publish your Story! 

Single-Video Story (over 15 seconds)

1. Tap the push notification on your mobile device (and select the corresponding post to view the preview). 

2. You'll see a preview of the video you added to this Story post in the preview. Tap 'Post To Instagram'.

Note: Your caption will be copied to the clipboard

3. The Instagram app will open, showing the video. Keep in mind that moving forward by selecting "Story" would mean only the first 15 seconds will be published. 

Select the "x" in the top-left corner, then press the "+" icon to create a new Story post in your Instagram app. 

4. Press on "Select", then select the video that you were looking to publish as a Story and press "Next".
5. Your video will come up divided into multiple video stories, 15 seconds each. If you're selecting a longer video, only the first 60 seconds will be used (4 stories of 15 seconds each). The rest will be discarded. 

Make edits to each one before publishing: apply any effects, filters, text, or other fun features to your Story before publishing!

Once you're done, publish your Story! 


How To Post An Instagram Story On Android

The SmarterQueue Android App makes publishing Instagram Story posts a breeze! You can post single or multiple image stories, as well as single-video stories in no time.  

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'.

Your caption will be copied to the clipboard!

Multiple Image Post: For posts where you've added multiple images, you'll be able to see all of them in the preview:

Video Post: If you added a video file, then you will also be able to preview your video at this step:

4. Your image will then be pulled directly into the Instagram app.

You can now use the stories editor to paste your caption back in, apply any stickers, additional text, filters, or other fun effects before publishing!

Multiple Image Post: you'll see all of the images displayed as individual stories and you'll be able to make edits to each one before publishing:

Video Post: your video will come up divided into multiple video stories, 15 seconds each (up to 4 stories, depending on the total length of your video). Keep in mind that the video needs to be under 60 seconds to come up in the Story workflow:

Once you're done, publish your Story! 

5. Congratulations, your Story post is now live! ✨