Why you should schedule Instagram Reels in 2022
Okay, while we know you want to know all about the HOW of scheduling, let’s first talk about WHY.
1. Save time
Honestly is there anything better than saving time? No, not a lot. Manually posting your content can be extremely time-consuming and when you’re a social media manager who has tasks a mile long to get accomplished, you need to cut down on time-consuming content!
Being able to schedule your Instagram Reels will be the ultimate time-saving hack for your content strategy. Create all your Reels, upload them into Flick, and start scheduling them for the rest of the month ahead.
And the best part? You can auto-schedule so you don’t have to worry about your post not publishing on time. Easy peasy.
Who doesn’t love consistency? We all do—especially your followers! Don’t ever miss out on a single post when you pre-schedule out all of your content in advance.
Plus, with Flick’s scheduler, you’ll be able to choose exactly when your posts go live (instead of posting on a whim!) and that consistency will bring new followers to your page!
3. Engagement boosting
The best way to increase your engagement on Instagram these days? Reels. So now that we know that fact, it’s time to start putting together a Reels strategy for your Instagram to help with getting more likes, shares, saves, and comments.
PS: When you use Flick’s scheduler, we find the best time for you to post your content so that you get the most engagement from your content.
5. Upload from your desktop or laptop
Those Reels that you have made using software from your desktop? You don’t have to airdrop it to your phone anymore! You can start auto-scheduling everything from your desktop using Flick.
Upload your Reel to our media library, drag it to the day you want, and schedule.
6. Improve team collaboration
One of our favorite things about pre-scheduling your Instagram Reels with Flick? You can better collaborate with your team on projects that are being scheduled.
With our Teams feature, you can invite your team to your social group and work together on scheduling out content.
How to schedule Instagram Reels with Flick
Sweet, amazing. Now you know the why. What about the how? Because that part is especially easy!
1. Connect your Instagram profile.
If you haven’t already used Flick, start your FREE 7-day trial and connect your Instagram Profile.
Head to your ‘Manage IG Accounts’ Settings.
Click the ‘Instagram accounts’ tab, then click the ‘Authorize with Facebook’ button & sign in with Facebook.
Select the Instagram account(s) you’d like to link to your Flick account.
Before clicking Link Accounts, please ensure you’ve selected the correct account that you’d like to link. You will not be able to swap this manually without speaking to our support team.
After you’ve linked up your Instagram account, upload your Reels to the Media Library. Be sure to upload the Reels with the audio you want.
Drag and drop your Reels to the date you want. Once you have selected the date, a window will pop up where you can write out your caption and select a variety of hashtags from your Flick Collections.
4. Crop if needed
Is your video a bit too big? Crop it! We’ve got all the tools you need to make sure your Reels are in the exact aspect ratio it needs to be in (aka 9:16).
5. Select the date and time to schedule your Reels
Now that you have the caption, hashtags, and the perfect aspect ratio for your content, it’s time to schedule it!
Select the date you want, and we will suggest the best times for you to schedule your content based on when your followers are online.
Flick tip: Due to API restrictions, only original audio can be used for auto-publishing. We don’t have access to music, so be sure to add the sound to your Reels before uploading it to our scheduler.
Top tips for scheduling Instagram Reels
So now what? How can you make the most out of scheduling your Instagram Reels? We’ve got a few tips for you:
You need a call to action. If you want someone to take action from your Reels, give them something to do! Give them an action! If you’re struggling with writing captions and giving a good CTA, we have a course on how to write actionable Instagram Captions:
When it comes to Instagram, utilizing keywords is essential to your social strategy now. Writing captions with relevant keywords will help your Reels show up in the places you want them most.
Best time to post
This one is a no-brainer (we think!), but make sure you’re posting your content during the time your audience is active and online! By posting during this time, it’ll help your reach on Instagram and get your Reels into the faces of more potential followers!