Navigating the Instagram Story Post Composer in Social Planner via GoHighLevel

Leverage the Instagram Story Post Composer within Social Planner to unlock its full potential. Seamlessly design and schedule your Instagram stories with this innovative tool. Harness its capabilities to effectively manage your digital marketing, boost engagement, and effortlessly promote your brand.

What is the Instagram Story Post Composer?

The Social Planner boasts a powerful tool: the Instagram Story Post Composer. Its primary purpose is to empower users to seamlessly integrate their Instagram stories into their broader digital marketing strategy.

Tailored exclusively for Instagram Professional accounts, this unique feature within Social Planner empowers users to craft and schedule content seamlessly. Whether your aim is for instant posting or strategic story planning, this innovative tool delivers the adaptability you crave.

Within the Post Composer, you can effortlessly upload media, enriching your stories with up to 10 images or videos. This capability enhances your storytelling prowess, captivating your audience with a mosaic of engaging content. Keep in mind the technical parameters: images should not exceed 8 MB, and videos must stay within the 60-second mark.

Furthermore, our Instagram Story Post Composer boasts a handy ‘draft’ feature. Should you need to pause mid-creation, simply save your progress and return to it at your convenience. This functionality proves invaluable for businesses keen on orchestrating a consistent and compelling content strategy.

What are some practical usage cases for this feature?

Here are a few practical usage cases for the Instagram Story Post Composer in Social Planner:

  • Product Launch: Suppose you’re a clothing brand releasing a new line. You can create a series of Instagram stories unveiling the designs, schedule them in the Post Composer, and ensure they are published in sync with your launch date.
  • Event Promotion: If you’re hosting an event, you can design and schedule a series of stories counting down to the event, providing information about it, and creating excitement among your followers. This keeps your audience engaged and informed leading up to the event.
  • Content Consistency: Regular posting is key to audience engagement. If you have a busy week coming up and won’t have time to create content daily, you can use the Post Composer to plan and schedule your stories in advance, maintaining your usual posting frequency.
  • Time Zone Management: If your audience is spread across different time zones, you can schedule your stories to be posted when your followers are most likely to be active, even in the middle of your night.
  • Flash Sales: If you’re running a time-sensitive promotion or flash sale, you can schedule stories announcing the start and end of the sale, ensuring your followers are aware of the limited time frame.
  • Saving Drafts: If you have an idea for a story but it’s not fully formed, or it’s not the right time to post it, you can save it as a draft in the Post Composer. This way, you won’t forget your idea and can return to finish it when ready.

How to use this feature?

Before you begin

Make sure you’ve already done the following:

  • Added an Instagram Professional account [Publishing story to personal and creator account is not supported]
  • Uploading the images and videos to the Media Library.

Create your Instagram Story

  1. Click “Marketing”

Go to the Marketing section.

  1. Go to Social Planner

Access the Social Planner.

  1. Click “New Post”

Create a new post.

  1. Click “Create New Post”

Click on the “Create New Post” button.

  1. Under Post to, Click “Select a social account”

Choose a social account.

  1. Mark your Instagram Professional Account(s)

Please Note:

If you select other social accounts, the story will not be visible. You must select one or multiple Instagram Professional accounts to publish to Instagram.

  1. Under Content Type, Click “story”

Choose the “story” option.

  1. Click on Upload image or video to add your media

Select Upload media to attach up to 10 images or videos to your story. 

Please Note:

Adding Captions or text to your Content is not supported for Instagram Story through third-party API. The maximum image file size is 8 MB, and the maximum video length is 60 seconds.

  1. Click on the arrow next to Post to choose when you want to post or send the post for approval.

Schedule the post.


10. You can click on Save for Later to save your post as a draft for later

Click on the designated area.



Q1: Can I add text or stickers to my Instagram Stories through the Instagram Story Post Composer in Social Planner?

A1: Text and stickers can’t be added to Instagram stories through third-party APIs like Social Planner. You would need to add these elements directly to the Instagram app. 

Q2:  Can I tag people or businesses in my stories through Social Planner?

A2: Tagging people or businesses in Instagram stories through third-party tools is impossible. This feature is generally limited to the Instagram app itself. However, Instagram’s policies and features may change, so we recommend checking Instagram’s official API documentation or contacting our support team for the most recent information.

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