As a social media manager, I have tried out tons of different social media schedulers. But when it comes to Instagram, I just cannot stray from Planoly - it’s my absolute favorite. Planoly is a simple, user-friendly app that allows you to do absolutely everything you need to do for your Instagram account. Plus, you can manage multiple Instagram accounts from one Planoly account, which is essential as a social media manager.
Planoly is an official Instagram partner, which means that although it is a third-party app, it is 100% safe to use and has been approved by Instagram. Whenever you use a new app for Instagram, be sure that it is an official Instagram partner. You can see a full list of partners here.
Here’s why I use Planoly
The features that are available on Planoly will blow your mind:
Visually plan and rearrange your Instagram feed
Drag and drop feature
Draft and edit captions right in the app
Schedule posts in advance
Insert placeholder posts
Collaborate with team members or clients
Manage multiple accounts
View your analytics
Reply to comments in the app
Use user generated content to regram
Save hashtag groups and apply them with one tap
Plan and autopost Instagram Stories
Why should you use a visual planner?
My number one tip for Instagram is always that you need to have A+ content and a visually appealing feed. Planoly makes this easier than ever. If you are using the desktop version of Planoly, you will see your visual planner on the left-hand side and a calendar on the right-hand side. If you are using the mobile app, your phone will look almost exactly like you’re looking at an Instagram feed! The visual planner lets you see exactly how your feed will look once you post to Instagram.
While planning your captions and everything out in advance is great, the ability to actually see how your feed will look is revolutionary. Humans are visual creatures, and the average Instagram user will decide whether or not they are going to follow someone within a matter of seconds after looking at their feed. You only have a limited amount of time, so it’s essential that your feed looks flawless - especially the 9-12 most recent posts, as these are the posts that will be seen without even scrolling down.
Planoly is relatively inexpensive compared to other social media planners. $7 for an account?? Yes please! And if you’re a social media manager, the other plans are more robust and totally worth the price.
ShopLink is Planoly’s add-on feature that allows you to make your Instagram feed shoppable. Users can tap on your Instagram photo and will immediately be redirected to your product page. You can add the ShopLink plan to your account for an additional $40/mo.
What’s so great about ShopLink? Well, Instagram is rather difficult to drive sales from because you cannot post links in your captions, and you can only put links in your stories if you have 10k+ followers. ShopLink makes it super easy to convert followers into customers! Your followers will be able to shop your Instagram content from your Instagram profile link, through a ShopLink page, or with a ShopLink gallery on your website.
Your ShopLink gallery can be added to your website, blog, or other digital channels, so it’s more than just an Instagram feature. It’s both mobile and web-friendly.
Planoly as a brand
One thing that really sets Planoly apart from other social media schedulers is the brand itself. Planoly’s branding is beautiful, their blog is very informational, their team is very accessible, and they’re constantly giving free content to their users, such as strategy worksheets, content calendars, influencer goal setting worksheets, Instagram checklists, and more.
Planoly thinks from a designer/brand’s perspective, so they’re always providing the best resources, inspiration, and tutorials to their users!
Get started with Planoly
If you sign up through this link, I may receive a small Planoly credit if you sign up for a paid plan, at no extra cost for you. I want to make sure that you know that I truly use Planoly for my brand and business and I would never recommend something to my readers that I do not actively use and love.
If you already have an Instagram account, getting started with Planoly is very easy! Just head here and create your account!
Have you tried Planoly? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!