How to Instagram Part 3 of MANY!!

Combining the POWER of ALL Social Media

Hi everyone and thank you for reading my blog.

Welcome to Part 3 of the "How to Instagram" Series of my blog. This blog is going to go over integrating all of your social media platforms, why it is beneficial to your business and some things you should be aware of when posting to your different social media accounts. First, lets get everything connected. I have copied the instructions to do this from Instagram's Web Help Page. The Instructions are specific to Facebook and Instagram, but can be repeated to link to the many other platforms like Twitter that you will see listed.

Below are the Instructions for Iphone & Android Phones

iPhone

  1. Go to your profile and tap 
  2. TapSettings.
  3. Tap Account > Linked Accounts, then select Facebook.
  4. If you haven't already, enter your Facebook login information.
  5. By default, your Instagram account will share to your personal Facebook profile. To share to a Page instead, tap Share to and choose a Page that you manage.

Android

  1. Go to your profile and tap 
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Account > Linked Accounts, then select Facebook.
  4. If you haven't already, enter your Facebook login information.
  5. By default, your Instagram account will share to your personal Facebook profile. To share to a Page instead, choose a Page that you manage below Share to.

You can also link your professional Instagram account to a Page that you manage to access additional features across Facebook and Instagram. Learn more about what happens when you link these.

Now that we have all of our accounts connected and cross connected lets get into the reasons to do this:

  1. Save time by only having to post to 1 platform.
  2. Stop forgetting to post to all of your social media. It sure is easy to forget to post to one if you are using multiple.
  3. It will give your Social Media a more Uniform and organized professional look.
  4. You will Post more often. By making it an easier process, it is likely that you will do it more often.
  5. When you post more often you get more likes and followers.
  6. Likes and Followers have the potential to convert to new clients.

There are a few things you should know once you have linked all of your accounts together. The restrictions that apply to each social media platforms still apply.

Facebook, believe it or not has the least restrictions as far as post size, shape and verbiage. You can post videos over 1 minute long and type links in your posts. However that does not transfer over to Instagram. Instagram still restricts you to 60 second videos and only allows 1 web link in your bio. Twitter restricts your character count per post, so be careful not to type something too long, it will be split into multiple posts.

There are also marketing platforms such as Constant Contact and Mailchimp that can be used to post to your social media. While Facebook allows these platforms the freedom to post multiple photos along with your marketing links, Instagram restricts all 3rd party platforms to 1 photo and still no web links allowed except for the one in your IG Bio.

I hope this all made sense to you. Feel free to email me any questions you might have.

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These Slideshows are Formatted to Take Advantage of the Square 1:1 Ratio of Instagram & Facebook