Updated: Aug 23
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If you're a small business looking for an easy way to schedule your Instagram story, you've come to the right place. In the fast-paced world of social media marketing, staying ahead of the game is crucial for small businesses. One platform that has revolutionized how businesses engage with their audience is Instagram.
Looking for an easy way to schedule your Instagram story? You've come to the right place.
With its captivating features and millions of active users, Instagram has become an essential tool for brand promotion. Among the various elements that make Instagram successful, Stories have emerged as a powerful way to connect with followers.
And now, with Hookle, scheduling your Instagram Stories has become easier than ever.
1. What is an Instagram Story?
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Instagram Stories is a feature where users can share photos or videos that vanish after 24 hours. They have a vertical format and are designed to be fast, memorable, and fun.
When you post a Story, a colorful ring appears around your profile picture, indicating that followers can tap on it to see your latest content. Your profile picture with the colorful ring also appears at the top of your followers' home screens, making it the first thing they see.
When you post a Story, a colorful ring highlights your profile picture, allowing followers to tap and view your latest content
Brands find Instagram Stories useful for experimenting with different types of content. Unlike the permanent curated feed, Stories disappear after 24 hours (unless saved).
Small business owners leverage Stories to share unedited videos of their daily lives, showcase new products, features, and blog posts, and address frequently asked questions. Brands also use Stories to express gratitude by reposting content from their followers.
2. The Power of Instagram Stories
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Instagram Stories have taken the social media world by storm. With their temporary and immersive nature, Stories allow businesses to share behind-the-scenes content, special promotions, sneak peeks, and more.
According to recent statistics, over 500 million Instagram users interact with Stories daily, making it an ideal channel for businesses to engage with their audience.
3. The Importance of Scheduling
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Managing a successful social media presence requires planning and consistency. By scheduling your Instagram Stories, you can ensure that your content reaches your target audience at the optimal time, even when you're busy or away from your device. This saves you time and effort, allowing you to focus on other aspects of your business.
4. How to Plan, Create And Edit Stories
Save Instagram Stories to schedule them for later
Actually, detailed story planning isn't necessary. Small businesses frequently craft stories by capturing unedited videos and pictures of their day-to-day activities and behind-the-scenes moments. This can be effortlessly accomplished using Hookle on the go with your device's camera.
Detailed story planning isn't necessary. Small businesses frequently craft stories by capturing unedited videos and pictures
However, to make your story more captivating, you may consider planning and editing it. The easiest ways to do this are probably with your device's photo/video editor or with the Instagram app. Follow these simple steps to create a story on the Instagram app:
Access the Instagram camera either by swiping left from your home page or tapping the "plus" button at the top right-hand corner of the screen and selecting "Story."
Within the camera, choose to create fresh content by tapping the white circle or upload existing photos or videos by tapping the album icon. You can explore different story types like standard photos/videos, text stories, boomerangs, collages, photobooth shots, multi-captures, level shots, or hands-free recordings.
After creating your story, you can enhance it with stickers, emojis, text, and more.
Save your Story to be able to schedule it with Hookle.
Discover also six excellent story ideas on our blog: A Beginner's Quick Guide to Instagram Stories, featuring six illustrative examples.
5. Introducing Hookle
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Hookle is an AI-powered social media marketing app designed for small businesses. It simplifies social media management with its user-friendly interface and essential mobile features.
Seamlessly schedule Instagram Stories and publish engaging AI-generated social posts to all your channels with a single app
Seamlessly schedule Instagram Stories, create engaging AI-generated social posts, and publish them across all your social channels with a single app. Monitor your performance and receive personalized recommendations to enhance your social presence with Hookle's social score feature.
6. How to Schedule Stories with Hookle?
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Scheduling your Instagram Stories with Hookle is a breeze. Install the Hookle app from your device's app store. Then, sign in or create an account, and connect your Instagram professional accounts to Hookle.
A quick guide to scheduling a story (see the picture above):
Click the blue plus (+) button and select "Story".
Add your media; picture, video, or use the camera.
Click "Next". Select the scheduling option and you're done!
Review your scheduled Stories in Hookle's calendar view, where you can easily manage and make adjustments as needed.
7. Benefits of Using Hookle for Instagram Story Scheduling
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There are several benefits to scheduling stories (as well as social posts) using Hookle. Discover the most important ones below:
Time-saving: Hookle eliminates the need for manual posting and lets you schedule your Stories in advance, freeing up valuable time.
Increased engagement: By scheduling Stories at peak times, you maximize your chances of reaching a larger audience and driving engagement.
Consistent branding: Hookle allows you to maintain a consistent visual identity across your Stories, reinforcing your brand's image and message.
Aggregation: Thanks to the post aggregation feature, you can schedule and handle all your social accounts as a unified post for super seamless planning and social media publishing.
Handle many tasks at once: You can schedule stories for multiple Instagram accounts simultaneously. Additionally, you can schedule posts for multiple Instagram accounts as well as for all your other social networks.
In the competitive landscape of social media marketing, having the right tools can make all the difference for small businesses. Hookle empowers businesses to schedule their Instagram Stories with ease, saving time and enabling them to connect with their audience effectively.
Embrace the power of automation and take your Instagram marketing to new heights with Hookle's AI-powered features. Install Hookle and get started today!