Update: Instagram Direct Publishing is now available on Zoho Social! If you’ve already switched to a Business Profile, you can directly publish or schedule posts to Instagram from Zoho Social, without using the Instagram app on your phone. If you haven’t made the switch to a Business Profile, you may do so now or continue to use the workaround we built for you, to publish to your Personal Profiles.
Kevin Systrom, the CEO of Instagram said,
Images have the ability to inspire and bring out the best in us, whether they are funny, sad or beautiful.
Instagram now has over 500 million users worldwide. More than 300 million people use Instagram on a daily basis. Who could’ve imagined that a social network to share what’s happening in our lives in pictures would become a global phenomenon?
From freelance music teachers to real estate consultants, we’re thrilled to see some amazing Instagram feeds from our users. Instagram provides an unmatched platform for visual storytelling, and it’s inspiring to see how some businesses are already using it to tell stories and reach their audience.
The only feature missing was the option to publish new content. You may be wondering, why did we announce an integration with Instagram that doesn’t allow users to post? Well, Instagram doesn’t (yet) allow third-party tools like Zoho Social to publish posts natively. We went out expecting Instagram to include the publishing feature in their API soon. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen.
We received so many requests for this feature that we decided to build a workaround for our users to publish (and schedule) posts on Instagram. Today, we’re opening it for all our users! Give it a try and let us know what you think about it.