O Instagram finally started releasing a tool to schedule publications. Some users of the social network were given the option to make a photo or video available in the feed at another time. With the update, users no longer rely on external tools for programming.
The details come from a tweet made by Matt Navarra. On Tuesday (18), the social media consultant revealed a screenshot of the tool in action. Through it, users could choose the date and time of publication to schedule the publication in the feed.
The news was also confirmed by Instagram this Wednesday (18). To mashable, the social network reported that it is testing the feature with a small portion of users (unfortunately, I am not part of the lucky group). In other words: it’s not yet available to everyone. However, it is possible that Meta will expand the distribution of the update in the coming weeks.
It is worth remembering that this is not the first appearance of the tool. In August, developer Alessandro Paluzzi found traces of the option to schedule publications. The feature, however, was not yet available to users of the photo and video social network.
How does Instagram post scheduling work?
For now, there are not many details on how the feature works. But on Twitter, the user @WFBrother reported that the scheduling tool is available in the “Advanced settings” section, when preparing the caption of the post that will be taken to the social network feed. The new function is identified by the option “Schedule this publication” (in free translation).
Then the app displays the scheduling options. In the Instagram image for Android, the app provided a roulette wheel to select the time to be programmed. In the description, the social network informs that the system will use the time zone defined in the cell phone settings.
There is no release date for the feature to all users.