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Scheduling Instagram Stories on the Buffer mobile app

Instagram Stories are a powerful channel to build your brand and engage customers. With Buffer's mobile app, you can quickly and easily schedule an Instagram story containing image or video and it will be automatically published for you (no reminder required!).

📝 This article is designed to help users with the Buffer mobile app. All instructions and screenshots are taken from the iOS app, and any steps that are different on Android are noted. You can find the desktop version of this article here.

  1. To get started, tap the round avatar icon at the top left of your screen and tap on your Instagram account (if it's not already selected).

  2. Tap the blue + icon at the bottom middle of your screen. 

  3. Next, choose Story from the list of options.
  4. Upload the image or video you'd like to include in your post. 

    📝 Good to Knows

    • Buffer can automatically publish stories containing a single image or video. The suggested aspect ratio for Instagram Stories is 9:16.
    • If the image is wider than 19:9, the image will have black bars above and below.
    • If the image is taller than 16:9, the image will have black bars at the sides.
    • Video: The frame rate must be between 23 fps and 60 fps.

    To resize your image, tap Edit Image or Auto Crop to adjust the image size once you've uploaded your image. 

  5. Tap Next and finish scheduling your post.
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