How to Schedule Instagram Reels for Later

Do you want to schedule your Instagram Reels to automatically download at the time you specified? Previously, this was only possible with the help of some third-party scheduling apps like Hootsuite, Buffer, etc.

After a very long time, Instagram has finally integrated its own reel scheduler, so you don’t have to rely on third-party apps anymore. You can now set your reels to upload at the scheduled time right from the Instagram app.

To grow your social media presence and engagement, you need to deliver your content on time. Scheduling can help you create an automated content feed ahead of time so you can focus more on creating content rather than worrying about uploading your reels.

In this article, we’ll show you how to schedule your Instagram Reels using the built-in scheduling tool. Let’s start!

How to Schedule Instagram Reels

Switch Instagram account to Creator

The Reel Scheduler is only available to users who have a creator account on Instagram. If you don’t have it, you can switch your personal profile to a creator account at any time. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Open the Instagram app and access your profile Tongue. Simply click on your profile picture icon in the lower right corner.
  2. Press now Edit profile under your biography, then click Switch to professional account option. Go to Menu >> Settings >> Account and search the same option.
  3. Click on Continue button to skip the intro slides. After that, you will be asked to choose a Category for your account. Choose a category that best describes you and press the Done button.
  4. You must now choose between the Creator account and the Business account. Select Creator and click Next Continue. Complete the rest of the steps to set up your new work account.

Create and Edit Instagram Reel

The second step is to create and edit your Instagram reel. Just open the Instagram app and tap the + (plus) button in the upper right corner. After that choose the Reels option. Another way to reach the same place is to go to the Reels section of your homepage, then click on the Camera icon in the upper right corner.

This will open the Instagram camera. You can now shoot a new video for your reel or select an existing video from your camera roll. Press the Next button to continue. After that complete the editing process. Add music, apply filters, write a text, etc. Once the editing part is done, press the Next button again.

Schedule Instagram reel

In the next screen, you can add a caption to your Instagram reel and choose a cover photo. To schedule your reel, click on the Advanced Settings option at the end.

Here you will find a new section titled Schedule Content. Enable the toggle button that says Program this coil.

After that, set the date and time when you want to publish your reel. Time zone is based on your mobile settings. Click on Set time button to save changes.

Upload Instagram Reel

Click the back icon in the upper left corner to return to the previous screen. Then press the Schedule button. That’s it! You have successfully programmed your Instagram Reel. It will be published automatically at the time you specified. Note that if you’ve enabled cross-platform sharing, it won’t work with scheduling.

Schedule Instagram Reels in advance

Consistency is the key to success. This popular quote also applies to growing your Instagram Reels. It is important to Schedule content in advance and post it at the right time when engagement is highest. Scheduling can help you manage your content more effectively. If you have any questions on this topic, feel free to share them in the comments below.

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