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Why can’t I use the scheduled post feature on Instagram for business?

. 7 min read
Instagram announced its native scheduling feature. But still, you can encounter some problems! Circleboom's Instagram scheduler helps you smoothly schedule images, reels, stories, grids, puzzles, and panoramas for multiple accounts in one place!

Now, you can design, organize, and schedule your Instagram posts and Reels on Instagram App, but you should use Instagram for Business.

If you don't know how to upgrade from a standard account to an Instagram Business account, you can read this help page:

How to Convert Instagram Professional Creator Account to Professional Business Account
Find out how to convert an Instagram professional creator account to a business account.

But still, some users have problems with the scheduling feature on Instagram. They report that they are not able to use the scheduled post feature on Instagram.

This is an example from Quora:

In this article, we'll go through the possible reasons for this problem and provide some solutions.

Why can't you schedule posts on Instagram?

Here are the most possible reasons for not being able to use the scheduled post feature on Instagram Business.

You are not using a business account.

The ability to schedule posts is only available for business accounts and not personal accounts. So, make sure you have converted your Instagram account into a business account.

Your Instagram account is not linked to a Facebook Page.

To use the scheduling feature, your Instagram account must be linked to a Facebook Page. If it is not linked, you can do so by going to your Instagram profile, clicking on "Edit Profile," selecting "Page" under "Public Business Information," and then linking your Facebook Page.

Also, you can read this detailed help page:

Connecting your Instagram Business Account to a Facebook Page
Connecting your Instagram Business Account to a Facebook Page

Your Instagram app is not up-to-date.

Make sure that you have the latest version of the Instagram app installed on your device. The scheduling feature may not be available on older versions.

You may not have sufficient permissions.

If you are part of a team managing a business account, your account may not have sufficient permissions to use the scheduling feature. Check with the account administrator to ensure that you have the appropriate access level.

Why can't I schedule posts on my Instagram professional account?

To effectively schedule posts on Instagram, there are several key considerations to remember:

  1. Ensure your account is set up as a Business or Creator account, as personal accounts lack access to professional features necessary for scheduling.
  2. Always use the latest version of the Instagram app. New features, including scheduling functionalities, are often introduced through app updates.
  3. Be aware of regional restrictions; certain features might be gradually rolled out or limited to specific regions initially.

Checking official announcements or support pages can confirm if scheduling features are available in your area.

Maintaining a complete and detailed professional profile is essential. Incomplete profiles might restrict access to scheduling and other advanced features. Lastly, if you need help with third-party scheduling tools, it could be due to limitations within Instagram's API, which these tools rely on. Understanding these factors ensures a smooth experience when scheduling posts on Instagram.

If you still can't use the scheduling feature on the Instagram app, you can try third-party tools.

Circleboom Publish is a comprehensive social media management tool that supports Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google My Business in the same dashboard,


helps users design, publish, schedule, and automate Instagram posts for multiple accounts at once!

Circleboom Publish - Instagram Scheduler

Organize, plan, share, and schedule Instagram posts for multiple accounts at once!


Thanks to AI Instagram Post Generator on Circleboom, it is now easier to create auto-generated Instagram images and captions. You can also enrich your Instagram content with auto-generated emojis, hashtags, and other extras.

How can you auto-generate and schedule Instagram posts with Circleboom?

You should follow these steps:

Step#1: Log in to Circleboom Publish with your account.

If you don't already have a Circleboom account, you can get one in seconds for free!

Step#2: If this is your first time using Circleboom Publish, you will see several options for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google Business Profile.

Select Instagram and connect your account(s). You can add multiple accounts from each platform.

You can check our "the best tools to manage multiple Instagram accounts at once" guide to find out more details.

Step#3: You should click on the “Create New Post” button to create your social media posts. As you see, there are specific post options for each platform. You can choose “Instagram Specific Post & Reels,” too.

You’ll proceed to account selection.

Step#4: Social media image generator on Circleboom has 4 options: Canva, Unsplash, Giphy, and Google Photos. You can also upload your own files to send them directly.

Canva is where you can curate and design images as you wish. You can apply ready-made templates, filters, effects, and other kinds of elements to edit your image.

Also, you can use Unsplash to find auto-generated, high-quality images to share on your Instagram accounts.

Giphy is where you can generate high-quality GIF images for your auto-generated Instagram posts.

Step#5: Next station is the social media text generator. Thanks to OpenAI integration, you can create auto-generated social media descriptions, captions, texts, and all kinds of texts enriched by AI-generated hashtags, emojis, and other extras like grammar checks or translations.

You can define the style of your words, warmth, etc., on Circleboom Publish.

And, you can enrich your auto-generated Instagram posts with extras.

Step#6: You can add auto-generated Instagram captions with emojis, hashtags, etc. to your Instagram post immediately.

Step#7: You can also use Circleboom Publish’s native Instagram hashtag generator to find, create, and save relevant and popular hashtag groups for your auto-generated Instagram content.

You can grow your reach on Instagram with the Instagram tag finder.

Step#8: Once you generate your Instagram posts, you can share them immediately, Or you can schedule them for the future.

Also, you can set time intervals and automate your Instagram posts.

Bonus #1:

You can create engaging Instagram grid layouts with Circleboom's Instagram Grid Maker!

Bonus #2:

You can post panoramas on Instagram with Circleboom Publish!

Read also this blog page to find out more about designing swipeable panoramic posts on Instagram with Circleboom:

How to Post a Panorama on Instagram!
Do you know how to share panoramic posts on Instagram? If you don’t, let’s find out the best methods to create panoramas for Instagram!

Final Words

In conclusion, the inability to use the scheduled post feature on Instagram for business may be due to several reasons, including;

  • not having a business account,
  • not linking the Instagram account to a Facebook Page,
  • using an outdated version of the app, or not having sufficient permissions.

However, there are potential solutions to these problems, such as converting to a business account, linking the Instagram account to a Facebook Page, using verified Instagram partner tools, and ensuring appropriate permissions are in place.

By addressing these issues, businesses can take advantage of the scheduling feature to effectively plan and manage their Instagram content.

Circleboom Publish is the most comprehensive Instagram scheduling tool that you can create, design, publish, schedule and automate Instagram posts for multiple accounts at once.

You can take advantage of this and more features at affordable prices.

Altug Altug

I focus on developing strategies for digital marketing, content management, and social media. A part-time gamer! Feel free to ask questions via [email protected] or Twitter (@mynameisaltug)

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