Instagram 'publishing' works differently than publishing on other social channels. Instagram is quite strict about allowing 'outside' apps or software to publish on its channel. This is due to its limited API. To know more about Instagram's usage policies, head over to their Platform Policy.


Meanwhile, let's walk you through how to schedule posts on Instagram using SMhack. Instagram is a mobile-only social channel and you need to have SMhack mobile app downloaded and logged in on your phone if you want to complete publishing your posts.

  1. Click Screen Shot 2017-06-19 at 2.58.55 PM.png in the menu bar

  2. Select the Instagram profiles you want to publish to

  3. Type in your content

  4. Click Screen Shot 2017-06-19 at 3.03.49 PM.pngto add images or videos to your post. You will not be able to schedule a post without adding an image or video.

  5. Click Screen Shot 2017-06-19 at 3.04.41 PM.png

  6. Tap the notification you receive on SMhack mobile app at the time of publishing.
  7. Tap 'Open in Instagram' if you are sure you are connected to the right Instagram account. Your caption is automatically copied to the clipboard.
  8. Crop the image and add filters if required.
  9. Paste the caption and tap 'Share'

Your post is successfully published. To check the status of the post, click Publish > Sent.