Carousel Posts on Instagram

You can schedule multiple photo posts (carousel posts) for Instagram using Sprout Social's mobile app publishing workflow. 

Use this workflow to schedule the images and text for a carousel post within Sprout, and then receive a prompt to complete publishing through the Instagram mobile app at your selected publishing time.

If you're not sure how to schedule content using the Mobile App Publishing workflow or how to select an Instagram Publisher, see Instagram Publishing.

The workflow differs slightly depending on whether you are using an iOS or Android device.

This article contains the following sections:

Multiple Photo Publishing on iOS

Multiple Photo Publishing on Android

 

Multiple Photo Publishing on iOS

Before you publish a carousel post to Instagram using the Sprout app for iOS, you must first complete the Instagram Publishing workflow. Any text that you add as a caption is automatically copied to your device's clipboard when you publish through the app, so you can quickly paste the text in Instagram. 

To publish carousel posts on Instagram using Sprout's iOS app:

  1. Complete the Instagram Publishing workflow.
  2. Tap the notification or access the post in the Notifications Center of the Sprout mobile app on your iOS device when it's time to publish.
  3. Tap Share on Instagram. A popup with reminders to verify the profile appears as the content opens in Instagram to post to the account selected in Sprout.         IG_Reminder.png
  4. Tap OK, I'm ready to post.
  5. Tap Story or Feed based on where you want the carousel post published. The first image of the carousel appears in the preview.
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  6. If you selected Feed, the publishing area opens in Instagram. From there, you can select any other photos you want to add to the carousel post.

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To verify that your post published successfully, use the Post Performance Report.

Note: If publishing wasn't completed, but the post was opened in Instagram, you can access and resend the post from Sprout in either the Reminders tab in Publishing or in the Notification Center.

 

Multiple Photo Publishing on Android

Before you publish a carousel post to Instagram using the Sprout app for Android, you must first complete the Instagram Publishing workflow. Any text that you add as a caption is automatically copied to your device's clipboard when you publish through the app, so you can quickly paste the text in Instagram. 

To publish carousel posts on Instagram using Sprout's Android app:

  1. Complete the Instagram Publishing workflow.
  2. Tap the notification or access the post in the My Notifications section of the Sprout mobile app on your Android device when it's time to publish.
  3. Tap Post to Instagram. A popup with reminders appears to verify the profile because this content opens directly in Instagram for the account that was selected in Sprout.
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  4. Tap OK, I'm ready to post. Instagram opens.
  5. Tap + and then tap Select Multiple to select the images you want to include in the carousel. Post images are saved to your camera roll.
  6. Tap Next in the top-right corner and complete the post.
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To verify that your post published successfully, use the Post Performance Report.  

 Note: If publishing wasn't completed, but the post was opened in Instagram, you can access and resend the post from Sprout in either the Reminders tab in Publishing or in My Notifications.

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