Connect an Instagram Account

Go to the Accounts page in Edgar on your desktop or mobile browser to add your Instagram account.

For additional details on adding an Instagram account to Edgar, go here: Connecting Instagram Accounts to Edgar

In order to have Edgar publish posts directly to Instagram, you'll need to have a Business Profile that is connected to a Facebook Page. Your Personal Facebook Profile must be an admin on the page you're trying to connect.


Instagram Direct Posting

In order to have Edgar publish posts directly to Instagram, you'll need to have a Business Profile that is connected to a Facebook Page. Your Personal Facebook Profile must be an admin on the page you're trying to connect.

Authenticate or re-authenticate your Instagram Business profile for Direct Posting

  1. Go to your Accounts page

  2. Click on Add Instagram

  3. Follow the prompts to grant Edgar permission to post on your behalf

  4. When you get to the page back on MeetEdgar that tells you to select your accounts, click on your Instagram Profiles and make sure they have a blue outline ūüĎą You'll need to do this step even if you have previously connected this Profile to Edgar.

  5. Finally, scroll to the bottom and click on the Add button


Download the Edgar for Instagram Mobile App for Notification-Based Posting

Are you posting to a Personal or Creator Profile? Then your first step is to download the MeetEdgar mobile app for your iOS device in the App Store or for your Android device in the Google Play Store.

When it's time to publish a post to Instagram, Edgar will send a push notification to your mobile device.  Open the MeetEdgar for Instagram mobile app to publish your post to Instagram.  

To add or edit existing content or make other changes to your Edgar account, please visit the web app (either on desktop or your mobile browser) at app.meetedgar.com.


Set Your Instagram Schedule

Now that you've connected your Instagram account(s), go to your Schedule page to add time slots for Instagram.

You can either edit your existing time slots to add your Instagram account(s) to them, or add new time slots for instagram.  It's totally up to you and when you prefer to publish to Instagram!

When it's time to publish a post, Edgar will send you a push notification on your mobile device using the MeetEdgar for Instagram mobile app.


Add Your Instagram Content

Add content to Edgar's Library for your Instagram account using the Add New Content button in your desktop or mobile browser.  

Content cannot be added to Edgar through the iOS or Android apps at this time.

Select your Instagram account at the left, choose your category, enter your caption text, and add your image file.  Content for Instagram must contain an image or video in order to be saved.

Notification-Based Image Requirements

  • less than 5MB

  • aspect ratio within a 4:5 to 1.91:1 range

  • maximum width of 1440px and minimum width of 320px

  • JPG format

You can add up to 10 images for Instagram content.

Direct Publishing Image Requirements

Direct publishing to Instagram is limited to one image or video per post. You can post images that fit the following aspect ratios:

  • less than 5MB

  • Square or 1:1 - optimal size is 1080px by 1080px

  • Landscape or 1.91:1 - optimal size is 1080px wide by 608px tall

  • Portrait or 4:5 - optimal size is 1080px wide by 1350px tall

  • JPG format

*Please note that if you upload an image that doesn't match these noted aspect ratios, Instagram may reject the content.

Videos for Instagram

*must be less than 30MB and 60 seconds or less in length.

Click the eye icon at the top right of any variation to preview how your post will look on Instagram.  

You will choose the order of images when you publish the post to Instagram.  The image order in the preview is just an example.

As with all content, you can use the Advanced Settings section of the Add New Content page to set a post as Use Once or set an expiration date on the post.

You can also visit your Library to add your Instagram account to existing content.  Only posts that have images or videos that meet Instagram's guidelines can be connected to Instagram.


How to Publish Your Posts Using Notification-Based Scheduling

The Queue will show upcoming posts for Instagram.  When it's time for one to be published, Edgar will send you a push notification on your mobile device where you are logged into the MeetEdgar for Instagram mobile app.

Open the notification to open the MeetEdgar app where you'll be prompted to publish your post.  

Edgar will copy the post caption for you and send your image(s) or video to your photo library.  Then he'll open your Instagram app on your mobile device for you to publish the post.

For full details on publishing posts to Instagram, go here:  How to publish a post to Instagram.

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