How to schedule your Instagram Posts using Crowdfire - Townsville Social Media Marketing

How to schedule your Instagram Posts using Crowdfire

It’s pretty unanimous, images are one of the most effective mediums in social, they catch prospects attention and they foster more engagement and shares.  Instagram, an image sharing social community platform, is one of the most effective ways of getting your images out in-front of prospects.

BUT… Instagram is time consuming if you what to post consistently. Solution is Crowdfire app and here’s how to set it up:

Easy Steps to Setup Scheduling for Instagram

Pre-reqs: You need your Instagram account login and password and Twitter profile login and password.


1. Install the Instagram app on your mobile (if you haven’t already) and login to Instagram with your Instagram account

2. Install the Twitter app on your mobile (if you haven’t already) and login to your Twitter account

3. Search the app store and install the Crowdfire app. Note: the Crowdfire app will install two apps:


Crowdfire ‘growth’ app


Publish ‘scheduler’ app

4. Open Crowdfire ‘thumbnail’ icon on your phone and use your Instagram login to signin

5. This will create two new icons on your phone, the rocket “Publish” is the app that will facilitate your Instagram scheduled posts and the thumbnail “Growth” platform which is a great tool to build your community on Instagram and Twitter.

6. Click on the rocket icon to view, edit, delete or publish scheduled Instagram posts.

Crowdfire lets you plan and schedule posts to Instagram, but it will not actually publish the post, you need to do that manually. You will receive a mobile notification when it’s time to ‘publish’ a scheduled Instagram post. When you get the notification, click on the message and it will open in the publish app, click the post icon to POST and it will ask you to select your INSTAGRAM account, click and it will open the scheduled post inside Instagram ready for you to publish like you would any other normal Instagram post. You will have the option to share the post also on Twitter and Facebook and other social platforms if you have them set up.

For more information:

To setup a link between Instagram and your Facebook Page and your Twitter profile so you can share. Inside Instagram, click on the gear icon in the top right, scroll down and click on “LINKED ACCOUNTS” and select the accounts you want linked to your Instagram. NOTE: you need to have the Facebook App and the Facebook Pages App and the Twitter App signed before you can link the accounts to Instagram.

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5 Responses to How to schedule your Instagram Posts using Crowdfire

  • If the publish side of crowdfire actually worked, it would be a great asset indeed. Sadly, after spending a great deal of time carefully scheduling posts, not on instagram post has gone through successfully and only about 5% of my twitter posts have worked. publish has ended up more time consuming & less effective than postting to these sites on my own

    • It is a process of elimination, finding a scheduling platform that you like. No platform provides ‘automatic’ scheduling to Instagram, you need to login on your phone and process the post yourself. Hoping new applications will be developed and Instagram will relax their rules.

  • Tracy, I am having the opposite issue. Crowdfire posts to my twitter account just fine, but I can’t seem to get the images to go to my phone so that I can post them on Instagram. On Crowdfire I select “publish now” then go to the timeline and nothing is listed under “scheduled,” but if I click “archived” I can see my posts, I then click “post now” and it says that it was sent, but I get no notifications on my iPhone to allow me to finalize the post. (My same Instagram account is installed on my iPhone). Am I missing a step, or is there a flaw in this software? Your advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Kevin

  • why i can’t post on instagram picture with text

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