Planoly is a website that lets you organize your Instagram feed and schedule publications without installing anything on your PC. With free features, the tool uses social account integration to follow hashtags, schedule posts in both the feed and Instagram Stories, find royalty-free images for new posts, and check the performance of previously posted content.
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To access Planoly, you need to add your Instagram account and perform a quick user registration on the service. Although it contains exclusive subscriber features, the free version of the tool offers management that can help you better organize Instagram accounts on your computer. To learn how to use Planoly, follow the tips we prepared in the tutorial.
Tutorial shows how to use Planoly online service to organize Instagram feed Photo: Carolina Oliveira / TechTudo
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How to create a Planoly account
Step 1. Go to the website (planoly.com) and press the "Sign Up With Instagram" button;
To start integrating an Instagram account with the online service Planoly Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Make sure your Instagram account is logged into the web version of the photo network. At Planoly, use the "Continue as (your Instagram username on Instagram)" button to connect accounts;
When to use an Instagram account on the Planoly online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 3. You must authorize Planoly to use your Instagram data. To do this, press the "Authorize" button;
By to allow Planoly to access Instagram data Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. To complete your registration, enter your full name, email and choose a password to access the service. Check the "Complete Registration" option to access your Planoly account.
When to finalize a new user registration in the online service Planoly Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
How to use the main functions of Planoly
Step 1. In the upper left corner, use the "S" button to create a new story, the page icon to create a multi-media post, "Add New Media" to create a single media post, the game's icon old to create groups of hastags you want to follow and the last icon to select images from your Instagram. For this example we will use the "Add New Media" option, but the other features are configured equally;
Actions to generate new content on Instagram using Planoly online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 2. Choose where you want to import the image into the new post. For this example, we will use the "My Computer" option;
When to open the file explorer to import to Planoly a photo stored on a PC or a web service Photo: Playback / Marvin Costa
Step 3. When you open the file explorer window of the computer, open a folder and select the image you want to use. To proceed, press the "Open" button;
When importing to Planoly a PC image you want to share on Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 4. In the website feed in the left part of the screen, select the photo you just imported;
When to open an image that was imported from the computer to Planoly Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 5. Choose the "Schedule Date" option to start the posting schedule;
To start programming an Instagram post using the online service Planoly Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 6. Set a date and time for the post to be posted to your Instagram;
When to schedule an Instagram post using the Planoly online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 7. Set the description of your post and press "Save" to store the post. It will be released on your Instagram exactly on the date you just set;
To save a scheduled Instagram post using the online service Planoly Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 8. Access the "Drafts" tab to view the tool for creating post groups;
By accessing Planoly's Drafts screen to create groups of posts to program on your Instagram Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 9. Create new Drafts and organize posts within them. This tool can help you define types of follower engagements or specific themes you want to share on your Instagram. To proceed, go to the "Discover" tab;
Screen for creating Instagram post groups on the Planoly online service Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Step 10. The page displays the "Users" options for fetching other profiles and "Hashtags" for monitoring hashtags. In this example, we will use the last option, "Free Stock Photos", which searches for royalty-free images;
When searching for users, hashtags and royalty free stock images to post on Instagram using Planoly Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 11. The platform will display multiple photos and even allow you to search for specific images using the search bar. To post one of these photos to your Instagram, select the image you choose;
Screen as royalty free stock picture to post on Instagram using the Planoly online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 12. The image will be loaded into the tool to compose a new post. Set a date and description to set the post. That done, press the "Save" option in the lower right corner;
When to set up an Instagram post with a royalty-free image found on the Planoly online service Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
Step 13. In the "Analyze" tab, check which posts have the most followers involvement on your profile. Preview lets you see page performance in the week, month, or year (premium feature). The page displays the number of page followers, comments, and other data that can be analyzed and used to optimize new Instagram posts.
Other options in the top bar are for premium users with a Planoly subscription.
By analyzing your Instagram posts using the Planoly online service Foto: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
Take advantage of tips for organizing your Planoly feed and creating posts scheduled from your PC.
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