How to manage your Instagram accounts

Automate Your Socials is the best Instagram post and automation tool you can have on your team. Automate Your Socials does all the tasks you perform on the official Instagram app for you.

This means you do not have to be online to perform certain tasks. We let you handle other aspects of your business while we handle the social media management with Automate Your Socials for Instagram.

This article serves as a complete guide to what activities you can run on Automate Your Socials and how to perform such activities


  • 1 Getting Started
    • 1.1 1. Creating a Automate Your Socials Account
    • 1.2 2. How to Add Your Instagram Account to Automate Your Socials
  • 2 Posting Activities
    • 2.1 1. Instant Posting
    • 2.2 2. Scheduled Posting
    • 2.3 3. Captions
  • 3 Automation tools
    • 3.1 1. Auto follow
    • 3.2 2. Auto unfollow
    • 3.3 3. Auto DM new followers
    • 3.4 4. Auto repost tool
    • 3.5 5. Auto comment
    • 3.6 6. Auto like


Getting Started

This section covers how to sign up, set up your account and add your Instagram account to Automate Your Socials.


1. Creating a Automate Your Socials Account

The first step requires you to create an account and sign in to the account. We have covered this in our How to create a Automate Your Socials account guide. After creating and login to your account, proceed to the next step.


2. How to Add Your Instagram Account to Automate Your Socials

For you to start automating your Instagram activities, you need to grant our system the permission to your account. We have covered this in how to add your Instagram account guide. Are you worried about your data? See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.


Posting Activities

Automate Your Socials offers you two powerful options when it comes to publishing your content to Instagram, Instant Posting and Scheduled Posting.


1. Instant Posting

Automate Your Socials is the first Instagram auto poster that lets you publish post instantly to your Instagram accounts from any web browser and device.

With most other services, they will only let you schedule your post but won’t let you post it instantly. This is a great feature we have gone an extra mile for to achieve, because the official Instagram API does not let you do this. To make your Instagram marketing easier, we went that extra mile.


How to Post Instantly

To Publish your content to Instagram Instantly;

  • Click on “add post” in the menu, select your post type (Photo/Video, Story or Album),
  • Upload or import your images/videos
  • Write your caption
  • Select your desired Instagram accounts
  • When you’re sure everything’s fine, click on the “post now”button

You should now have successfully posted to your Instagram Account(s). Click on the account name to see the post live on Instagram.


2. Scheduled Posting

This is one of the best ways to interact with your followers, prospective customers and also grow your social media account.

Automate Your Socials lets you plan your posts ahead of time. This is very important, because we won’t forget to post it on that important date and you do not need to plan every single post you want to publish on Instagram.

To save time, you need to can set a single day to plan all of your posts for a week, month or even more. This will not only mean you’re active on social media but also save you a great deal of time to focus on other aspects of your business.


How do you Schedule post on Automate Your Socials?

To schedule your content to post at a later time on Automate Your Socials;

  • Click on “add post” in the menu, select your post type (Photo/Video, Story or Album),
  • Upload or import your images/videos
  • Write your caption
  • Select your desired Instagram accounts to post
  • Tick the schedule box
  • Select your desired date and time to post
  • When you’re sure everything’s fine, click on the “Schedule the Post”button

You can view the progress of a scheduled post by clicking the “Scheduled Post” menu item. This will open the schedule calendar. Click on the desired day that you have scheduled a post, you can also click the “Add Post” option on each of the calendar days to start a schedule.


3. Captions

The caption section on our website lets you save an unlimited number of captions for later use. This is a great way to save your list of hashtags to be used on your posts for a period of time.

We always recommend using between 20-30 hashtags per post. At least 15 of these hashtags should be your generic hashtags that’ll fetch you better attention, leading to lots of followers.

Saving captions makes your scheduling easier. You can easily pick from your captions, edit, add an image and publish.

Automate Your Socials does not let you repost your old content because it could place your account at risk, with captions who needs to re-post anyways.


How to Save and Use a Caption;

To save a caption;

  • Go to captions from the main menu
  • Click the “add new” button
  • Enter the title and caption in the boxes

You can add @usernames and #hashtags to captions.


Automation tools

Automate Your Socials is beyond an Instagram scheduler. It is a complete Instagram tool that does all the activities you do as a human being on the platform, but then 24/7 and faster.


1. Auto Follow

The Auto follow function lets you follow up with 240 Instagram users daily on a complete autopilot. There is no better way to gain followers on Instagram than following hundreds of users daily and you’re sure to get some love back from the love you share.

You have three parameters to select from in choosing who to follow. You can follow by hashtags, locations and people. This not only streamlines those to follow but also let you follow relevant accounts who will also be interested in your business or account.


How to set up Auto Follow

To set up auto-follow activity;

  • Click the “auto follow menu” from the main menu
  • Select the Instagram account you wish to set up
  • Enter your filter (hashtags, locations or people)
  • Select your speed and change the status to “active”
  • Select what time of the day to pause the actions (this is recommended)
  • Click save

Take a seat and relax, the activity will run according to your settings. You can view the auto follow activity log in the log section.


2. Auto Unfollow

When you have followed thousands of users with the auto follow tool, you might want to reduce your number of followers to reduce your follow to unfollow ratio. You can unfollow up to 240 users in a day.

This tool lets you unfollow users based on advanced filtering parameters.

You can choose to only unfollow users followed with our tool or only unfollow only users who do not follow you back. You can also choose to whitelist some accounts you do not wish to unfollow during the unfollowing process.


How to set up auto-unfollow;

  • Click the auto unfollow menu from the main menu
  • Select the Instagram Account you wish to configure
  • Select the speed and change the status to “active”
  • Enter the accounts you wish to whitelist (optional)
  • Tick “don’t unfollow my followers” if you do not wish to unfollow your followers (people that follow you back, this is optional)
  • Select the unfollow source (all of your followers or followers followed by the auto follow function)
  • Choose what time of the day to pause action (recommended, but optional)
  • Click the “save” button

Your account will immediately start unfollowing those you followed based on your predefined settings. You can view the unfollow activity log on the log page.


3. Auto DM new followers

This is one of the best Instagram marketing tools because it has 300% higher conversion rate to email marketing. Imagine getting 500 new followers weekly and you get to give them a nice welcome message and a short introduction to your products or services.

Below is one of @automateyoursocials’s auto dm to our new followers;


Hello {{username}}, Thank you for following @automateyoursocials! Did you know that you can grow your Instagram engagement with our amazing tool? Automate Your Socials is free and with great features. Do we have best Instagram automation tool out there? You decide!


The above message is personalised and is quite welcoming, many of your new followers will be forced to check out your profile once again after receiving a message like this and will be compelled to check out what you have to offer.


How to Send DM Automatically

To  schedule Instagram auto direct message, follow these steps;

  • Click on the auto DM icon from the main menu
  • Select the account you wish to set up for auto DM
  • Click on the messages tab
  • Add the messages you wish to send to your followers (it is recommended to address users by usernames or full names and have multiple messages)
  • Save your Messages
  • Go to the settings tab
  • Set the speed and change the status to “active”
  • Save

Your selected account will immediately start to DM all of your new followers.


4. Auto Repost Tool

There are many ways to gain massive followers on Instagram and among them is sharing relevant content with the right hashtags targeting.

However, it could be difficult for you to constantly come up with amazing photos to publish to your Instagram page. Posting engaging and beautiful content every time can be time consuming and expensive.

This is why you need Automate Your Socials auto repost function. The first of it’s kind, you can repost content from other users based on hashtags, locations and people.


How to Repost with Automate Your Socials

  • Click on the auto repost menu icon
  • Select the account you’ll like to configure
  • Set your target (hashtags, places or people)
  • Select the posting speed
  • Configure the remove after (optional, this is the time to auto delete the post )
  • Change Status to “active” and save

All you need to do now is relax and watch how Automate Your Socials searches for engaging content to post on your behalf to your account.


5. Auto Comment

The auto comment function lets you start an interaction with others’ posts. This is one of the ways to be engaged and gain attention from others.

Instagram auto commenting has proved over time to be one of the most effective ways used by Instagram marketers to improve follower rate and drive sales.

Although this function has been abused by many, this is why we always encourage the use of spintax when auto-commenting and most importantly, post relevant comments and be creative about it to avoid your comments looking like spam.


How to schedule Auto comments

  • Click on the auto comment icon on the main menu
  • Select the account you wish to set up for auto comment
  • Click on the comment tab
  • Add the comments you wish to post (it is recommended to have multiple comments, use spintax and variables)
  • Save your comments
  • Go to the target tab
  • Set the speed and change status to “active”
  • Save


6. Auto like

The Instagram auto like is the safest and the easiest way to grow your Instagram account. Unlike comments that could go off topic at times, likes are universal and they can be given to any type of post on Instagram.

Everyone loves to receive likes from fellow Instagrammers, and in return, they either give you likes back or they give even more by following you, leading to more potential customers.

The auto like tool has the fastest speed on Automate Your Socials. You can give up to 300 likes daily and according to statistics, you get an average of 8 followers from every 100 likes giving when you target the right hashtags and locations.


How to Schedule Auto-like on Instagram

  • Click on the auto like menu icon
  • Select the account you’ll like to configure
  • Set your target (hashtags, places or people)
  • Select the posting speed
  • Change Status to “active” and save

Your account will immediately start liking the contents of your hashtags, places and people that you have configured.


Above is the summary guide to all of Automate Your Socials major functions. Full guide will be published soon for each tool. Stay tuned!


If you have any question regarding any of our tools, please send us a message.