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How To Auto Publish A Carousel Post on Instagram

Need help creating a carousel post on Instagram? Here is your guide on how to create and schedule a post on Instagram.

Posted 1 year ago
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Mackenzie Taylor
Posted 1 year ago
ICYMI: You can now auto-publish your Instagram carousels with Flick!
You’re about to post a fantastic photo for your business, brand, client, or, yourself and realize … one photo isn’t enough! You need to show off a collection of photos when you’ve got this much good content. You need to show it from different angles. Different lighting. And that is why, my friend, the carousel post comes in handy!
And even better yet, Instagram carousel posts are one of the highest engaged posts on Instagram and can be used in many fun ways. To step up your Instagram game and make sure your Instagram carousel post is getting all the love it deserves, we suggest auto-posting your carousel. It’ll help with engagement, making sure you’re posting at the best time for your audience, and save you SO much stress. If you’re looking for how, what, and why you should use Instagram carousel posts and auto-publish them, look no further. We are diving deep into all things carousel posts … let’s get started.

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  1. What is an Instagram carousel post?
    • Instagram carousel size and requirements
    • Instagram carousel sizes:
    • Instagram video carousel specs:

What is an Instagram carousel post?

Quite simply, it is a feed post on Instagram where you can post up to 10 photos or videos (or a combo!) that followers can swipe through.
Not surprising, but Instagram carousel sizes are the same as regular feed posts (would be a weird flex if it wasn’t!). However, the first photo that you select in your carousel will dictate the size of the rest of the images—so make sure that the images are uniform in size.
how to create a carousel post
  • Landscape: 1080 x 566 pixels
  • Portrait: 1080 x 1350 pixels
  • Square: 1080 x 1080 pixels
  • Aspect ratio: landscape (1.91:1), square (1:1), vertical (4:5)
  • Length: 3 to 60 seconds
  • Recommended formats include .MP4 and .MOV
  • Aspect ratios: landscape (1.91:1), square (1:1), vertical (4:5)
  • Maximum video size: 4GB

How to create an Instagram carousel post

So you want to create a carousel post? Carousel posts are perfect for brands who want to show off multiple photos or videos of a new product; or for those of us (hi, me) who want to show off a variety of different angles of their new ‘fit.
However, creating a carousel post is a little bit of a different process when it comes to a standard post. To create a carousel, these are the steps to follow:
  1. Open your Instagram app and create a new post.
  2. In the bottom right corner of the “New Post” screen, click the stacked image icon.
  3. Select up to 10 images or videos! Make sure they are in the order you want them to be in when selecting.
  4. Click “next.”
  5. Swipe through to make sure the images and videos are all there and you can edit within the app if needed.
  6. Write your caption and add any tags you want and need to the post.
  7. Click “share.”

How to auto-publish an Instagram carousel post on Creator Studio

If you want to schedule a carousel post on Creator Studio, follow these steps:
  1. Click “Create post” in the upper left-hand corner of Creator Studio.
  2. In the “Post to Instagram feed” section, write your caption, add a location, and add all the images and videos you want in the carousel post (up to 10!).
Things to remember: Select the images in the order you want them to show up on your carousel.

How to auto-publish an Instagram carousel post on Flick

Now, you can start scheduling and auto-publishing your Instagram carousel posts with Flick!
To schedule and auto-publish your carousel post in Flick, all you need to do is:
  1. Click “New Post” in the upper right-hand corner.
  2. Upload your content from the Media Library and/or upload new files.
  3. Drag the images in the order that you’d like them uploaded.
  4. Write your caption, add a location, add your hashtags, select a posting time, “auto posting” and schedule.
Simple and easy.
If you’re curious to learn more about scheduling, click here and sign up for a FREE 7-day trial with Flick today!


What is an Instagram carousel post?

How to create an Instagram carousel post

How to auto-publish an Instagram carousel post on Creator Studio

How to auto-publish an Instagram carousel post on Flick

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