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How Do I Use Post Reminder for Instagram?

Using SMS notifications to manually publish to Instagram

Carrissa Myers avatar
Written by Carrissa Myers
Updated over a week ago

If you are using post reminders with the mobile app, please refer to this article: How Do I Use Post Reminder for Instagram with the Mobile App?

Follow the steps below to use the SMS Reminder option to manually publish your Instagram posts:

  1. Create or upload a new draft from your Tailwind home page.

  2. From your Draft, select 'SMS Reminder' as the 'Post Method'

  3. Enter your 10-digit 'Phone Number' and select 'Save Number'

    Please note: When a new phone number is added or an existing phone number is edited, you will be sent a verification code. SMS post notifications will only be sent out to verified phone numbers.

  4. Enter the remaining post details then click 'Schedule Post'

  5. Sit back and relax! You will receive an SMS notification when your post is ready to be published

  6. Open the text message and tap on the link included in the text message to open up the 'Time to Post' page

  7. Tap on the 'Copy Caption to Clipboard' button

  8. Long press the 'Long press this button to download' button

  9. Tap the 'Download Linked File' button from the pop-up menu

    Please note: For publishing single images only, you can bypass this by long-pressing the image displayed on the page and selecting "Save to Photos" - then skip ahead to step 12

  10. Navigate to the 'Files' app

  11. Tap on your recently downloaded file, tap the share button, and 'Save' the image/video

  12. Open the Instagram app and click the "+" icon to create a new post

  13. Select the post type 'Post'

  14. Select the saved image or video from your camera roll

    Please note: If you are uploading multiple images, you need to select the Carousel button (see instructions below)

  15. Paste the caption that was saved to your clipboard in the 'Write a caption...' box

  16. And finally, tap the 'Share' button to publish your new Instagram post!

Posting a Carousel

When publishing a carousel post, it's important to manually select all of the images that were saved to your device.

During step 14, select the 'carousel' icon before selecting all of the images.

Additional Notes:

  • There can only be one phone number per Tailwind account

  • Editing the phone number on a draft will automatically apply that new phone number to all other posts

  • When a new phone number is added or an existing phone number is edited, you will get a new verification code

  • If you need to delete a phone number completely, please write to us at [email protected]

Have more questions or need help? Contact our Customer Success Team using the question mark icon in the bottom left corner of your dashboard, or email us at [email protected].

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