[Publish] Connecting Instagram through the web dashboard

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The steps to connect your Instagram account are slightly different depending on which plan you're subscribed to.

Connecting your Instagram account on the Individual Plan

1

Click on Connect More at the bottom left of your dashboard.

2

Click on the Connect button below Instagram.

3

Log into your Instagram account.

Please note, if you currently log into Instagram via your Facebook Profile, you will need to create a username and password before connecting it to Buffer Publish. Entering your Facebook login details will not work.

If you’re already using Buffer's mobile app and you have push notifications turned on, you shouldn’t need to take any further steps!

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If you’re not already using Buffer's mobile app, you'll need to grab it either from the  App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Once installed, make sure you have push notifications turned on, which will ensure that you receive a notification you when your Instagram post is due to be published. Here are the steps for both apps:

iOS:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Tap on Buffer
  4. Toggle Allow Notifications on

Android:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device
  2. Tap More
  3. Tap Application Manager
  4. Tap Downloaded
  5. Open the Buffer app
  6. Tap Show Notifications

Connecting your Instagram account on the Awesome or Business Plan

1

Click on Add a Social Account at the top left of your Buffer dashboard or click on the Admin link at the top of your dashboard and then click on Social Accounts.

2

This will bring you to the  Org Admin tool. Click on Instagram.

3

Log into your Instagram account.

Please note, if you currently log into Instagram via your Facebook Profile, you will need to create a username and password before connecting it to Buffer Publish. Entering your Facebook login details will not work.

If you’re already using Buffer's mobile app and you have push notifications turned on, you shouldn’t need to take any further steps!

4

If you’re not already using Buffer's mobile app, you'll need to grab it either from the  App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android. Once installed, make sure you have push notifications turned on, which will ensure that you receive a notification you when your Instagram post is due to be published. Here are the steps for both apps:

iOS:

  1. Open the Settings app on your iOS device
  2. Tap on Notifications
  3. Tap on Buffer
  4. Toggle Allow Notifications on

Android:

  1. Open the Settings app on your Android device
  2. Tap More
  3. Tap Application Manager
  4. Tap Downloaded
  5. Open the Buffer app
  6. Tap Show Notifications