How to Schedule a Post or Reel on Instagram? A Complete Guide

Learn how to schedule your Instagram posts and reels easily with our step-by-step guide. If you are an Instagram content creator or a business owner, this article is just for you.

by Ashnath

Updated Apr 01, 2024

How to Schedule a Post or Reel on Instagram? A Complete Guide

How to Schedule a Post or Reel on Instagram?

In this digital era, Instagram has become an essential part of our lives. This social media platform helps us to connect with others across the planet. Instagram offers a wide range of features that enhance the user experience. One such feature is scheduling a post or a reel.

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Millions of reels are posted every day on Instagram. These reels include a variety of content like entertainment, education, and business. If you create content on Instagram regularly, you can try the scheduling feature on this app. It might be very helpful for people who manage businesses on Instagram and for other content creators. 

Let’s find out how to schedule posts and reels on Instagram in this article:

Step-by-Step Instructions to Schedule a Post (For Mobile)

Before scheduling a post on Instagram, you need to understand a few things. For scheduling a post, you must need a business account, otherwise, you can’t access this feature. So, if you don’t have a business account, you need to create one. You can only schedule posts in your mobile by following these instructions:

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  • Create a post or reel on your Instagram app.
  • After that, tap the “Advanced settings” option. 
  • Tap “Schedule” from the list.
  • Now you need to select the date and time. (You can schedule your posts and reels for up to 75 days)
  • After selecting the date and time, tap “Done”.
  • Now you need to tap the “Schedule” option. 

Your reel or post will be scheduled after completing these steps. Remember, the daily scheduling limit is 25 posts. 

Scheduling Instagram Posts Using Meta Creator Studio

If you are using a computer, you can use Meta Creator Studio to schedule your Instagram posts. Follow these steps to schedule your posts:

  • First, you need to connect your Instagram account with Creator Studio and open the Instagram section.
  • Before scheduling, you need to create a post. For that click "Create post" and then the "Instagram feed".
  • Click "Add content" and you can choose a file either in "From file upload" or "From Facebook Page".
  • After tagging and editing the content, you can click the arrow next to "Publish". 
  • Select the "Schedule" option and choose the date and time.
  • Now click "Schedule".
  • Your post is now scheduled on Instagram.
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Uses of Scheduling Your Instagram Content

  • By scheduling your content on Instagram, you can save time. 
  • There is no need to worry about posting content at a particular time. You can schedule the post in advance and even when you forget, it will be posted.
  • This will help you to post your content regularly without any obstacles.
  • This feature helps you to avoid the repetition of the content.
  • While there is no need to stress about posting, you can spend your time creating innovative content.
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How to Delete the Scheduled Post?

What if you have made a mistake on the content you have scheduled? You can delete it easily. To delete it you can follow these steps:

  • Open your Instagram profile and tap the Settings and Activity icon in the top-right corner.
  • Now tap the “Scheduled content”.
  • Your scheduled posts and reels will be visible.
  • Find the post you want to delete and tap the three dots (...) near it.
  • Now tap the “Delete” option to delete the post.
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You can also use another method to delete scheduled content. Check it below:

  • Click the “Create” button.
  • Tap the “Scheduled” option.
  • Now you can see the posts and reels that are scheduled.
  • Now select one post or reel and tap the “Delete” option to delete.

If you want to reschedule the content or post it instantly, you can utilise the “Reschedule” and “Share Now” options.

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