Crossposting guide

02 Mar 2020
Crossposting guide

If in addition to the instagram you have other social networks that you conduct, but there is literally not enough time to publish posts, then crossposting will help you. Thanks to it, you can save a lot of time and get the same result.

Crossposting is a feature that allows you to publish a post to several resources at once. Usually this applies to social networks: each of them has the ability to send exported post to other applications. We will talk about how to set up crossposting on instagram.

Linking Account

Before crossposting will be available to you, you must link to the instagram accounts of those social networks that you maintain. First you need to go into the settings in your profile.

Then go to the “Linked accounts” tab. A list of networks that are available for binding appears. There are five of them.

Select a social network and enter it with the same data as usual. Then allow access to your profile and information from there, and also allow instagram to publish posts, and click “OK”. Do the same with others.

Actually crossposting

Now you just need to go to your post made, click on the ellipsis from above and select “add to other app”.

A window will open, and you’ll need to choose on which resources to post. Click on the checkmark at the top and ... that's it. Done! It remains only to observe how notifications come from different applications.

Pros and cons of crossposting 

The most obvious plus is the huge time savings. You can post only one post and send it to all other social networks in a couple of seconds. It is very convenient and simple, you do not need to log into your accounts every time and do the same fraud.

But there are also disadvantages. Sometimes posts are poorly displayed or just do not look so beautiful. Each site has its own recommendations and conditions. In addition, in order to make any changes, you will still need to go to the page and edit the post, because Instagram itself does not allow this to be done before publication. There are additional services that provide a more advanced version of this function, but most often they are paid.

But there are also disadvantages. Sometimes posts are poorly displayed or just aren’t nice-looking. Each site has its own recommendations and conditions. In addition, in order to make any changes, you'll need to go to the page and edit the post, because Instagram itself doesn’t allow this to be done before publication. There are additional services that provide a more advanced version of this function, but most often they are paid.