Are you a social media marketer for your church? Then celebrate! Today if you click over to Facebook’s Creator Studio app, you’re likely to see a new message at the top of your dashboard.

Yep. Boom! Finally it’s here kinda natively. Although you need the Creator Studio to be able schedule in.

Instagram scheduling has long been a headache for church social media managers, leading to a range of alternative posting options, many of these options have been limited due to Instagram’s API restrictions on what third-party tools can access, and how they can post – though Instagram did provide capacity for third party providers to facilitate Insta scheduling last year. Which was a kinda-of-a-win.

(NB: You can’t schedule Instagram Stories posts as the time of publishing).

Step 1

Click on ‘create post’ and populate your post with the images and content that you want.

Step 2

Click on the drop-down arrow next to the ‘Publish’ prompt at the bottom right of screen, which will bring up the scheduling tool.

Easily set the date and time you want to post. You can also view a full list of scheduled Instagram posts within Creator Studio workflow.

My Thoughts

This is a great first step, but I don’t know why they don’t just add it into the native app itself.

Further Reading

If you are looking to improve your church’s Instagram game then read 14 Great Ways To Use Instagram For Your Church.