Plann is, hands down, THE best app I’ve purchased for the ‘gram. For a flat $8.99, you curate your feed with ease, scheduling content on instagram way in advance. I’m a control freak so this is a godsend on so many different levels. You can manage up to 3 accounts on this app for free, but if you’re looking to design an unlimited number, you’ll have to cough up $9.99 a month.
Start by logging in with your instagram info to display the last 20 photos from your account. Then, upload pictures and rearrange them by dragging and dropping! So, why exactly is this necessary? Because, in addition to sharing awesome captures on the daily, your feed needs to look good as a whole to attract new followers. When a new user stumbles upon your profile, they need to be drawn in by your aesthetic…but we’re not covering that today. I’ll be sharing tips on content curation soon though so keep your eyes peeled.
Now, once you’re happy with your feed, draft your captions before scheduling your BAMF photos. 3rd party apps aren’t allowed to auto-post on your behalf yet so you’ll have to copy and paste – Plann will remind you with a push notification, and if you miss your time, it’ll mark your photo with a red alarm clock. TIP: Consistency is key! Try to post on the same days/times so your followers know when to check back.
Also, prepare your hashtags in advance, too! There’s a plus sign on the bottom righthand corner – click it to access the “manage hashtags” page. You can create different sets and add up to 30 of them for your sharing convenience. Simply copy and paste into your comments to take full advantage on this feature! It’s a great way to get exposure and target followers in your desired niche.