Ever since Facebook bought Instagram a couple years ago, I’ve been receiving a steady stream of notifications– your Facebook friend has joined Instagram–yet many of these new instagram accounts remain empty.
You don’t need to own an iPad or iPhone to add photos to Instagram
Over the years I’ve added photos directly from my iPad using my iPad camera to my Instagram account. Usually when I visited a museum exhibition I’d get lots of shots of the art, and sharing to Instagram as I viewed the work added another dimension to the museum going experience.
Over the past month, I’ve been adding photos to multiple Instagram accounts, that I own or manage, using Latergram. Just yesterday the Latergram logo changed along with their name, which is now shortened to Later. You can get Later for your android phone and use Later on your computer to share photos of your art to your Instagram account.
Schedule auto posts with the Later calendar(screen shot of Later calendar below). You can get the Later app in the Google Play store here. It’sfree.
Once you have the Later app installed on your phone, make sure you also have the Instagram app on your phone too. Go to Later on your computer and sign in with Instagram.
- Click upload media to upload your image.
- Drag your image into the calendar to the date and time you wish to post. A box opens allowing you to add text beside the image and hashtags: #art #painting #drawing #fineartphotography etc
Your phone will alert you when the image is ready to post. You tap on the image to open it in Instagram where you have the edit image options. Before you post, press your finger on the text box and the *paste* button will appear. Press the paste button to paste the text you added to the image in Later. Then post to Instagram.