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Want to schedule Instagram carousel posts?

You can do it with Preview on your phone or computer:

How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts

Click here for the Desktop tutorial.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to do it on the phone.

You can:

  • Schedule as many carousel posts as you want
  • Change the order of your photos / video
  • Edit your photos (filters + editing tools)
  • Preview your carousel flow as if it was already posted to make sure you are happy with your post sequence and design

Let’s start.

1. Upload your Instagram carousel post in Preview

First, you need to upload your post.

  • Press on the “+” button
  • “Carousel”
  • Choose your photos and videos

Instagram allows people to post 10 photo and/or videos per carousel.

You can upload as many carousels as you want in Preview.

How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
Your carousel will appear in your Preview feed.
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
Tip: You can schedule normal posts, videos, Reels, IGTVs and Instagram Stories in Preview too. On the phone and desktop.

2. Choose the order of your posts in your carousel

If you uploaded your photos and videos in the wrong order, don’t worry. You can change their order.

  • Press on your carousel post
  • Press on the “Edit” button (the circle button)
  • Drag and drop the images to change their order
  • Press on the “bin” button to delete a post
  • Press on the “+” button to add another photo / video in your carousel
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How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts

3. Edit your photos

You can also edit your photos and use the same filter if you want to create an Instagram theme.

  • Tap on the photo you want to edit
  • Editing tools: top left button
  • More filters: top right button
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts

4. Preview your Instagram carousel before you post

You can preview your Instagram carousel before you post.

Just double tap on your carousel post in your Preview feed.

It will open full screen and you can swipe left and right, as you would on Instagram.

How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts

5. Prepare your caption

Do you want to write your caption in advance?

To prepare your caption:

  • Press on your carousel post
  • Press on the¬† “Caption” button
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts

Other useful features:

Press on “Find Hashtags” to find some of the best Instagram hashtags to connect with different communities:

How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
Press on “Find Captions” if you ever feel stuck and don’t know what to write, or want some fun Instagram caption ideas for your personal or business account. There are also question ideas you can ask your followers to get more comments naturally.
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts

6. Schedule your Instagram carousel post

And now for the big moment: how to schedule Instagram carousel posts?

To schedule Instagram carousel posts:

  • Turn on the “Schedule” button
  • Choose a day and time when you would like to post

Done.

How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts

Can you auto-post Instagram carousels?

Not at the moment. Instagram doesn’t allow any apps or websites to automatically post Instagram carousel posts yet. It is against their Rules and Policies. Preview has been officially approved by Instagram and follows their Rules to keep your account safe. So for now, you can schedule a day and time and you will receive a notification when it’s time to post.

7. Post your carousel on Instagram

Here is how to post carousel on Instagram:

  • Press on the post
  • Press on the “Share” button
  • “Feed”
  • Press on the “Resize” button if you want Instagram to show your full images
  • Press on the “Carousel” button to select your other images
  • Paste your caption on Instagram (Preview automatically copied it for you)
  • Post
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Here is how it looks like in images:

How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts
How to schedule Instagram Carousel Posts

That’s it!

Now you know how to safely schedule Instagram carousel posts!

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