Reels Planner: How to Auto-Post Reels on PLANOLY

You can now auto-post Reels via PLANOLY! Reels Planner is PLANOLY's new paid feature that will allow you to plan, schedule, and auto-post your content for Reels on IG Planner.

Auto-posting Reels is only available for Instagram Business accounts, and you can use it on both PLANOLY’s web dashboard and mobile app. 

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How Does Reels Planner Work?

With PLANOLY’s Reels Planner you can upload video content to IG Planner, plan, organize, and auto-post your Reels from PLANOLY’s web dashboard, or schedule a reminder email or push notification to post your content when it's time from the web dashboard or mobile app! Once you auto-post a Reel via PLANOLY,  your Reel will be automatically shared to your grid and Reels tab on Instagram.


Please note: Due to Instagram limitations, Reels that are scheduled for auto-posting can’t include a cover image, but you can add the cover image through Instagram once your Reel has been published or you can schedule a reminder notification and post it manually including a cover image. Auto-posting is limited to Instagram Business Accounts. 


Auto-posting your Reels from PLANOLY’s Web Dashboard:

  1. Open PLANOLY’s web dashboard and tap the “+ New Post” button

  2. Choose a source and upload a video

  3. Select “Upload as a Reel

  4. Select your file and click “Upload” - your Reel has now been uploaded to your grid as an unscheduled post!

  5. From your grid, click on your Reel and choose a date and time to auto-post your Reel.

  6. Your Reel post will be auto-posted to Instagram via PLANOLY

Schedule your Reel from PLANOLY’s Web Dashboard:

  1. Open PLANOLY’s web dashboard and tap the  “+ New Post” sign

  2. Choose a source and upload a video

  3. Select “Upload as a Reel

  4. Upload a cover photo by clicking on the “+ Upload Cover” button

  5. Select your file and click “Upload” - your Reel has now been uploaded to your grid as an unscheduled post!

  6. From your grid, click on your Reel and choose a date and time to schedule your reminder notification*

  7. Your Reel post will be scheduled through PLANOLY and you’ll receive a push notification on your Mobile App once it’s time to post or if you're an Instagram business account you can schedule your Reel to auto-post. 

Schedule your Reel from PLANOLY’s Mobile App:

  1. Open the PLANOLY app and tap the “+” button

  2. Choose a source and upload a video

  3. Select “Upload as a Reel” 

  4. Upload a cover photo by clicking on the “+ Upload Cover

  5. Select your file and click “Upload” - your Reel has now been uploaded to your grid as an unscheduled post!

  6. From your grid, click on your Reel and choose a date and time to schedule your reminder notification*

  7. Your Reel post will be scheduled through PLANOLY and you’ll receive a push notification on your Mobile App once it’s time to post, or if you're an Instagram business account you can schedule your Reel to auto-post. 

For Reels that are set up for auto posting, you will not be able to add trending audio through PLANOLY. What you can do instead is schedule a reminder notification and post it manually including the trending audio & cover image.

Also, please be aware that your Reel that is scheduled for auto-post must be no longer than 60 seconds on PLANOLY. This is an Instagram limitation in that we have no control over. 

What happens after you schedule a Reel? 

  1. Once it’s time to post your Reel, you’ll get a push notification on your phone or an email reminder

  2. Click on it from your phone, and you will be taken into the app to post now - Your Reel & cover photo will be auto-downloaded to your phone, and your caption will be automatically copied for quicker posting

  3. Click “Post Reel”, and it will take you into the Instagram app to publish it! 

  4. Upload your media (it should be at the top of your camera roll for easy access)

  5. Make any finishing edits in IG's editor, paste your caption, and share your Reel to IG!

How To Enable Push Notifications (Mobile, Web & Email): Here

You're all set! You now know the ins and outs of planning and scheduling Reels for your Instagram feed. Upgrade your PLANOLY Account to a paid plan to start taking advantage of this new feature. New to PLANOLY? Signup through www.planoly.com and take advantage of our 7-day free trial to use this new feature!