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Schedule Instagram Stories in advance!

Say goodbye to notification posting! Create, edit, and schedule your Instagram Stories ahead of time, and let Later do the rest.

Content creator uses Later to edit and schedule Instagram Stories
Content creator uses Later to edit and schedule Instagram Stories

How to schedule Instagram Stories with Later

How does Instagram Stories scheduling work?

Scheduling with Later helps you stay consistent across all parts of Instagram, and reach your followers in even more ways.

Content creator creates, captions, and schedules Instagram stories using Laters social media management platform
  1. 1

    Upload your videos to Later

    Easily bulk upload photos and videos for Instagram Stories.

  2. 2

    Drag and drop Stories onto the storyboard tool

    Trim your videos to the perfect size and even add some fancy text overlays to your images, then just rearrange to fit the look you want.

  3. 3

    Storyboard your Instagram Stories

    Each storyboard equals 1 Instagram post included in your plan. A storyboard consists of a set of individual Stories scheduled together for the same time with the storyboard tool.

  4. 4

    Pick your automatic posting time

    Drag and drop your Stories to your desired time slots, and you’re done! Your post will automatically publish exactly when you want.

  5. 5

    See what’s working with Instagram Analytics

    Later measures overall impressions and reach of your Stories, plus the different actions your audience is taking, like taps and exits.

  6. 6

    Want to add links or captions to your Stories?

    Switch to notification publishing to get a notification on your phone when it’s time to post! Your Stories will be downloaded to your phone and caption or links copied to your clipboard, making it easy to post from the Later mobile app.

Schedule & Auto Publish Instagram Stories

Why you should schedule Instagram Stories

Photos and Reels are just part of the picture. Plan & schedule your Stories and watch your likes & engagement soar!

Content creator edits and adds captions to their Instagram stories with Later


Create better Stories

  • Visually plan and storyboard your content
  • Drag and drop to re-arrange Instagram Stories to find the perfect look to match your feed
  • Quickly bulk upload Stories content
  • Trim video or resize photos for Instagram Stories
  • Choose from different fonts and add text to your story images
Content creator schedules Instagram stories in advance with Later


Save time by scheduling your Stories

  • Schedule for your best times to post
  • Post more consistently by planning 1 week of Stories at once
  • Make the most of your short-form video content
Content creator's Instagram stories scheduled with the Later app

Engage your followers

Get more reach

  • Appear everywhere by sharing short-form content across multiple platforms and mediums
  • Show up consistently by planning and scheduling your Stories to automatically publish in advance
  • Get seen by more of your followers (and reach new ones!) by scheduling posts, Reels, and Stories
Content creator tracks Instagram stories reach, impressions and completion rate with Later analytics


Attract the right followers

  • Figure out what’s working (and what isn’t) so you can grow your account faster
  • Track Instagram Stories views and engagement data for up to 3 months
  • See how your Instagram Stories are performing and rank them by impressions, reach, completion rate, reply count, and more
  • Get detailed analytics for each story so you can improve your posting times and test different content types


See why people love scheduling with Later

Headshot of Ana Benzán from Social Chica

"Later is my go-to anytime I want to take advantage of planning my content ahead of time. I am able to show up for my community while keeping my mental health a priority by taking necessary breaks when needed! Can’t live without it!"

Ana Benzán

Instagram Content Marketing Coach

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  • Each storyboard is equal to 1 Instagram post included in your plan. A storyboard consists of a set of individual Stories scheduled together for the same time with our Instagram Stories scheduler.

Give your Instagram Stories some scheduling love

Sign up for an account, and see why over 4 million people manage their social profiles with Later.