Post and Schedule Instagram Reels

Learn the no-fuss steps to post and schedule Instagram Reels directly from NapoleonCat's Publisher

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Written by Napoleon The Cat
Updated over a week ago

Reels are the perfect stage for your bite-sized video content that packs a punch! With this vibrant format becoming the talk of the town, you're probably itching to get in on the action.

Here's the deal: NapoleonCat's Publisher is your magic wand for scheduling and posting Instagram Reels. πŸͺ„ No more bouncing between different tools!

Post and schedule Instagram reels

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Hop on over to the Publisher

  2. Create a post by hitting the + button:

    Post reels to Instagram with NapoleonCat

  3. Add your Instagram profile (1), select Reel (2), upload your reel (3), and pen a catchy description for your reel.

    Next, decide if you want to share your reel to feed (4) (not sure what this means?)

    And then, why not pre-add a first comment on your reel (5)? If not, leave it empty.

    Finally, either schedule your reel to debut on a specific date, or keep 'Schedule post' toggled off – and post your reel right away (6) πŸ‘‡πŸ½

    Post reels to Instagram with NapoleonCat

✨The icing on the cake? You can post Reels to both Instagram and Facebook simultaneously. Just remember to check the boxes for both platforms on the left-hand side while crafting your post, and choose Reel for each channel's video options.

Specs for Instagram reels

To make your Reels stand out on Instagram, keep these useful specs and guidelines in mind:

  • Video format: MOV or MP4

  • Video codec: HEVC or H264

  • Frame rate: At least 30 FPS

  • Aspect ratio: 9:16

  • Duration: At least 3 seconds, up to 90 seconds

  • File size: 100MB maximum (supported by NapoleonCat)

Who will see your reels

Here's the scoop on who will catch a glimpse of your masterpiece. πŸ‘€

Every Reel you make lands on your profile's Reels page and the Reels Explore page. So, both profile visitors and folks browsing the Explore page can see your Reel. Nice, right?

Share to feed

But what about that "Share to feed" switch?

Post reels to Instagram with NapoleonCat

If it's on (and it's on by default), your Reel will also show up in your followers' feeds. This amps up its visibility, getting it in front of your followers and encouraging them to engage.

So, keep the switch on if you want to give your Reel a visibility boost. Either way, it's going to be out there for the world to see!

πŸ’¬ Need a meow-tainance check? We've got you covered! Connect with our Customer Success team on chat in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen.

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