Setup Instagram Direct PublishingThis guide will explain how to connect your instagram account up to Pro Scheduler, due to the way Instagram works you will need to also sign up for 2 other services. Buffer and Zapier, we are looking at how we can remove this barrier ASAP.

Step 1 - Setting up third party services

1. Zapier - we use this service to pass your Instagram post to Buffer

Goto https://zapier.com/sign-up/ to sign up for your FREE account.

2. Buffer - we use this service to publish your post to your Instagram Business Page

Goto https://login.buffer.com/signup to sign up for your FREE account.

Step 2 - Connecting your Instagram Business Page to Buffer

1. Buffer - Connect your Instagram Business Page

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2. Buffer - Select your Instagram Business Page

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3. Buffer - You will be directed to Facebook to select your Instagram Business Page and grant the appropriate permissions.

Step 3 - Connecting your Instagram account to Pro Scheduler

1. Pro Scheduler - From the left hand navigation click onto "Settings"

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2. Pro Scheduler - Click "Add Social Media Account" give it a name and click "Done" then Click onto the "Instagram Logo"

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3. Pro Scheduler - Copy the code provided to you, from the modal that has appeared. You will need this shortly.

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Step 4 - Creating your 1st Instagram Post

1. Pro Scheduler - From the left hand navigation click onto "New Post"

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2. Pro Scheduler - Type your post and select an image, remember that Instagram images need to be square and click "Schedule"

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Step 5 - Setting up your Zap in Zapier

1. Zapier - From your dashboard click "Make a Zap"

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2. Zapier - Click onto choose account, a new window will open and ask for your API KEY

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3. Zapier - Past the API KEY into the box from the Step 3 (Sub-step 3) and click "Yes, Continue", then click Continue.

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4. Zapier - Click onto "Test trigger", you should see a notification saying that a new post has been found, then click "Continue".

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4. Zapier - Click onto the "+", search for "Buffer" and under "Action Event" click "Add to Buffer", then click "Continue".

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4. Zapier - Click onto the "Buffer account", select "Buffer", then click "Continue".

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4. Zapier - Click onto the "Test & Continue".

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4. Zapier - At the bottom of the screen turn on your Zap.

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