Instagram only allows direct publishing for Business Instagram accounts, and only for single-image posts or video posts. (See guide for direct publishing to Instagram)

For personal Instagram accounts (or Business Instagram accounts with multi-image posts or Stories):
OneUp's mobile app will send you a notification each time your scheduled Instagram post is ready to be published.
☝️Important info ☝️


You can download the OneUp app for iPhone here: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/oneup-social-media-scheduler/id1533692450

You can download the OneUp app for Android here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.oneupmobile

TIP: It should be the first app if you search "OneUp social media" in either the App Store or Play Store

Note: Posts on all other social networks will post directly.


How to connect an Instagram account for posting via mobile notifications

On the Accounts page of OneUp, click the Instagram Connect button:



The choose "Instagram via mobile notifications":



After connecting your Instagram account, you must download AND login to the OneUp mobile app (logging in with the same email and password as your main OneUp account), and allow notifications (otherwise you will not receive reminders).



TIP: It should be the first app if you search "OneUp social media" in either the App Store or Play Store


How to create an Instagram post

After your Instagram account is connected and you have both downloaded and logged into the OneUp mobile app, you are ready to create a post.

In the Schedule Post dropdown, choose "Schedule a post" for a normal feed post, or "Schedule Instagram Story" to schedule an Instagram Story:



Choose which account you want to schedule this post to, and create your post:



Then choose to either post once or repeat this post, and either "Post Now" or schedule it for a future date and time.



Note: Please make sure you are logged into your OneUp account on your mobile phone (the same account you used to create this post) in order to receive notifications.


How do Instagram notifications work?

You'll receive a push notification on your phone at the time you scheduled the post for.

Note: Please make sure you have allowed notifications from the OneUp mobile app. If you did not allow notifications when you first logged into the OneUp mobile app, you can allow them by following the steps here.

Tap the notification, and it will open your post in the OneUp mobile app:



Tap "Share this post to Instagram", and your post caption will automatically be copied. Tap "Got it" and it will open the Instagram app.



Note: Make sure you are logged into the right Instagram account.

Then choose "Feed" for normal Instagram posts (or choose "Story" for Instagram Stories):



If you select Feed, you will see your image. For multi-image posts, you will see the other images below in your gallery. Simply click the multiple image icon (⧉) to add them to your post.



Then you are ready to paste in your caption. Tap in the caption box and you will get a "Paste" option.



Your caption was automatically copied previously, so you just need to paste it in:



Click OK and then Share your post! 😊

TIP: If you miss a notification, you can find all your recent notifications in the Notification History tab in the mobile app:

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