Keeping with our series of introducing Instagram schedulers, today we want to talk about Later. Later is an Instagram-based platform that allows you to manage multiple Instagram accounts, organize photos and videos, schedule unlimited posts, and analyze performance. On the other hand, AiSchedul is another Instagram management platform that lets you manage multiple Instagram accounts, schedule posts and Stories on Instagram and much more. But which one is better? In this article, we want to discuss both platforms in terms of features and compare these two to find out the best one.
Our comparison consists of the following sections:
- Connecting your Instagram account(s)
- Maintenance and support
AiSchedul vs. Later- A comparison between two Instagram Managers
To create an account on AiSchedul, follow the two steps below:
Step 1) Open the AiSchedul website and click on “Get Started”.
Step 2) Enter your name, email and a password and click on “Register now”.
That’s it! You have signed up on AiSchedul successfully.
To start with Later, open the Later website on your device and click on the “Create an account” button.
Now, you can log in directly with Instagram. Simply enter your username and password of your IG account. You then will be asked by Instagram to give permission to Later to access to your Instagram.
Connecting your Instagram account(s)
AiSchedul is one of the most user-friendly platforms out there, and you can simply connect multiple Instagram accounts on this website. To do so, follow these steps:
Step 1) On the dashboard, click on the “Add Instagram Account”.
Step 2) On the following page, enter your Instagram username and click on “Next”.
Step 3) Finally, enter your Instagram username and click on “Submit”.
Done! Remember that you can add multiple accounts to your AiSchedul account using the same way.
After authenticating your IG account, Later wants you to answer primary questions. First, enter your personal information such as name, email, and password. Then, click on “Continue”.
The next step is to select your category which represents you the best. It can help you boost your activities in the right area on Instagram.
If you are sure about the information, simply press “Get Started”.
After completing the signup steps, you will be directed to your dashboard. But first, you need to download the Later application on your mobile phone to continue. After downloading and installing the application on your mobile phone, sign in the application with your registered email and then click on “Continue”.
Finally, you will be connected to your Instagram account and you can start scheduling posts on Later.
Actually, AiSchedul is more than just a simple Instagram scheduler. It has so many features that help you manage everything more intellectually and get more attractions. AiSchedul features include:
- Schedule posts
- Schedule stories
- Repost content
- Manage multiple Instagram accounts
- Auto response to comments
- Tag people and locations
All the features mentioned above, help you to become a professional Instagrammer. But how do the features work? To find out the answer, continue reading.
To schedule posts on Instagram, open your dashboard and click on the “Manage account” button.
Now, select the “Schedule feed” tab on the menu bar on top of the screen.
Then, upload your images. Note that you can upload up to 10 images. Moreover, you can tag people, crop and rotate the image. Then click on the “Save” button. Then, write your caption on the caption box below the image.
Now, add locations and hashtags if you want. Then, set a date and time to schedule the post and if you want to share it at the moment, check the “Post immediately” checkbox. Finally, click on the “Schedule Post” button.
After scheduling, you can see the scheduled images on your dashboard and delete or edit it before posting.
On AiSchedul, you can schedule stories too. You may need to schedule for different reasons and it will help you with your time-saving considerations. To know more about story scheduling on Instagram, check this post.
To schedule stories on AiSchedul, choose the “Schedule Story” on the dashboard.
Then, upload the photo or video you want to share on your story and edit it using the tools on top of your story screen. Now, click on “Save”.
Finally, set the date and time and click on the “Schedule Story” button.
Done! Like the posts schedulings, you can delete and edit the scheduled stories from your dashboard.
To have a better understanding of the scheduling process, you can watch the video below:
Another amazing feature of AiSchedul is reposting. Using this feature you can repost photos and videos on Instagram from other users and save times creating new posts and stories.
AiSchedul lets you repost content using four different ways. You can search and repost photos and videos by HashTags, location, URL, and usernames.
In the following, we describe each way by detail. Moreover, if you want to know more about reposting and reasons to do so, click here.
Instagram users can insert hashtags in comments or post captions in order to let other people find and view their posts by searching a keyword. On AiSchedul, you can search a hashtag you want and see the posts identified with that word. Then you can simply repost it by clicking on the “Repost” button.
Another way to repost on AiSchedul is to find and repost photos or videos of a special location. By selecting the “Location” tab from the list above, and entering a specific location, you can view and repost content on Instagram.
As you may know, Instagram lets users copy the share URL of public posts. If you have identified a photo or a video from a public account, simply copy its share URL and paste it to AiSchedul and repost it.
Finally, if you want to repost content from a specific Instagram page, you can enter the username on AiSchedul and view their posts to repost them easily.
Once you have chosen one of the ways described above, you can click on the “Repost” button below the content and share it on your Instagram account immediately or schedule it.
The time you have signed up in AiSchedul, you can use all the features above and attract more people.
After setting up the Later mobile app, you can begin your journey with both desktop and mobile. Here, we use the desktop. So, open your dashboard on Later. Here you can see what features you are able to use. This platform gives you so many features like:
- Schedule posts and stories
- Bulk upload
- Visual Content Calendar
- View and reply messages
- Receive reports and analytics
- Repost content on Feed
When you open your Later dashboard, you will see the screen below. To schedule posts, click on the “Calendar” button from the left menu. Now, hit the “Upload Media” button to add your photos/videos to your dashboard.
Once your media gets uploaded, tap on the box. You can add a caption, location, hashtags and/or geotags. Next, set a date and time and click” Save” You can turn the push notification on to be aware of the moment your post will be shared on Instagram by Later. Done!
Note that you can upload photos or videos in bulk in the library and share them later. This can save you way more time!
Maintenance and support
If you have any problems getting started with AiSchedul or face any issues, you may find a solution on the AiSchedul FAQ part. Also, you can find fruitful guides on the AiSchedul blog.
In case you didn’t find your problem on this part, you can contact the AiSchedul help center and solve all the issues and problems easily.
Having any problems while using Later, you can open their FAQ on the website and search for an answer to your questions.
In addition, if you didn’t find anything here, you can click on the message icon on the right side of the page and contact the online help and support center to troubleshoot the issues.
AiSchedul offers two different plans for users. In addition, it gives new users a 5-day free trial which is not limited at all and you can examine almost all the features to know the app better and decide whether you want to pay for it or not.
One of the two plans offered by AiSchedul is always free but in this version, you can only access some of the features and you cannot enjoy the total ride of this application. Moreover, the other plan that gives complete access to features costs only 9$ per month which is economic in comparison to other apps.
There are 5 plans offered by Later for both individuals and businesses and each one lets you use different features of the app. The first plan (which is Free) offered by this app is suitable for individuals and lets you manage 10 social profiles. With this plan, you can only manage things by a single user with limits.
If you run a business, you have 3 different choices with various options. To have a better experience with Later, pick the one that is appropriate for your business goals.
Later is a great scheduling tool with a slick experience and support for multiple social media platforms. If you are trying to grow your presence on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest and want the ability to post across all platforms simultaneously, then Later is a great option.
Later is a great social media management platform that lets you manage all of your social media accounts in one place and manage all your tasks once. This app has so many amazing features that help you save time and do things better than before. However, in order to connect to your Instagram account on Later , you need to download and install the app on your cell phone which is not beneficial. On the other hand, AiSchedul concentrates just on Instagram and allows you to manage multiple Instagram accounts at once, schedule both feed and stories and repost content quickly.
Compare these two platforms and find out which one is best for you.
To signup for free on AiSchedul and use it, click here.
In case you want to use Later, click here and visit their website.