Connect an Instagram Business Account to Your Calendar

Follow the instructions below to connect an Instagram Business Account to your calendar.

Connect an Instagram Business Account to Your Calendar

  1. Before connecting your Instagram account to your calendar, confirm it is a Business account and not a Creator account or personal profile. We require that a Facebook Page be connected to your Instagram account. If needed, use these instructions from Facebook to Set Up a Business Account on Instagram using your mobile device.
  2. Once you've confirmed you have a Business Instagram account connected to a Facebook page, log into your calendar and open Settings.
  3. Navigate to the Social Profiles tab.
  4. Click Connect Social Profile.
  5. Select Instagram.
  6. Choose Business Instagram.
  7. Click Let's Connect and log in to Facebook.
  8. Select Edit Settings
  9. Select the Instagram account along with any other accounts you would like to be connected to your calendar. (Note: if other accounts are already selected, keep them selected if you'd like to keep them connected to your calendar)
  10. Accept all permissions. (Note: all permissions are required for CoSchedule to publish social messages, not accepting all permissions will lead to failed social messages)
  11. Select Connect on the Add a Profile page
  12. Click Done
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Troubleshooting Connection Issues

If you're having trouble connecting your Instagram business account please work through each of the steps below.
Note: Direct publishing is only supported with business Instagram accounts. If you have a creator account or personal profile messages will fail. Please see Step 1 in Connect an Instagram Business Account to a Calendar.

1. Check for pending confirmation within Instagram

  1. Open the Instagram app on your phone.
  2. Go to your profile.
  3. Tap Edit Profile.
  4. Under Profile Information you’ll find your Facebook Page.
  5. If there is not a Facebook page, please follow these steps.
  6. If there is a Facebook page, but there is a request from Facebook, you’ll need to complete that requirement before your Instagram account will appear within CoSchedule.

2. Confirm Instagram and Facebook page connection

  1. For classic Pages, open your Facebook Page, select Settings from the left menu, then select Instagram. For a new Pages, click here.
  2. If review is needed, follow prompted steps.
  3. Make sure that the connected Facebook page has at least one published post.

3. Confirm You Are an Admin for the Facebook Page

You must be an Admin of a classic Page or have full Facebook access to a new Page in order to connect a business Instagram account to your calendar. More information about Facebook page access and roles can be found here.
  1. Follow these instructions from Facebook to see your Facebook page role or access.
  2. Confirm you are an Admin or have Facebook access with full control.
  3. If you don't have the correct role or access, ask the Page Owner or someone else with access to add you.
  4. If you do have the correct role or access, ask the Page Owner or someone else with access to remove you, then add you back.

4. Confirm Two-Factor Authentication is Enabled within Facebook for Each Admin

Confirm that each Admin on the connected Facebook Page has Two-Factor Authentication enabled within Facebook. You'll find instructions here.

5. Check Facebook permissions

Tip: Social publishing from your calendar may not work properly if all permissions aren't enabled.
  1. Click here to open your Business Integration settings page on Facebook.
  2. Click View and Edit on the CoSchedule App.
  3. Select all Facebook pages, Facebook groups, and Instagram accounts you want to be connected to CoSchedule, and enable all permissions. You may need to scroll, depending on your account.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Go to your CoSchedule Social Profiles page and connect your business Instagram account.

6. Contact Facebook Support

  • If the steps above did not work, something is wrong within Facebook and CoSchedule is unable to help troubleshoot further.
  • For your convenience, here is a link to contact Facebook support.
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Remove an Instagram Business Account from Your Calendar

  1. Open Settings, then click the Social Profiles tab
  2. Click on the Business Instagram Account you'd like to remove from the left-side menu
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Delete Profile from Organization
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many Instagram accounts can I connect to my calendar?

You can connect as many Instagram accounts as your billing plan allows. If you hit your limit, go to your Billing page and edit your plan to add more Social Profiles to your plan.

What types of posts can I schedule?

You can schedule single-image, multi-image (Carousel), and video posts to Instagram through CoSchedule. Note that publishing multi-image posts requires manual steps after receiving a push notification on your mobile device. Full details and instructions can be found here.

How do I add or change the Facebook page connected to my Instagram business account?

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