Schedule and Auto-Publish Stories on Instagram

16 May 2023

Auto-publishing stories is now a reality! Let’s go!

One of the options to optimize your work and get the most out of your day is to schedule Instagram stories. 

Stories are undoubtedly content that usually takes time to develop: for example, thinking about what you will talk about or when it is better to share them, especially if it is an important day. That is, you must pay attention to any details.

Scheduling stories on Instagram is a simple solution that will allow you to manage your time more efficiently and improve your performance.

How can you do it? With Metricool, it’s a piece of cake.

How to schedule stories on Instagram

The process of planning your content ahead of time with Metricool is straightforward. You can do it with both free and paid accounts and after connecting your professional Instagram profile to Metricool. 

If you already use Metricool, skip this step and go to Planning, Ready? Let’s get started!

Create a new post

Click on ‘New post’ and select Instagram. You can also click on the calendar directly and choose the hours when your audience is more active on Instagram (a darker hue indicates the best time to post).

Check the Story box in the Instagram section that appears with the Auto message. 

schedule Instagram stories with metricool

Upload your images for your Instagram Stories

Add the files you want to upload to your post, and remember that the Instagram stories format must always be vertical. For both video and photo, the size is 750 x 1334 pixels, and the maximum length of a story is 15 seconds.

Use Metricool’s templates

Within the Planner you have extra help with Metricool’s templates.

Create your story from the template design, provided from Metricool. To choose one, just click on the gallery icon button (located at the bottom left) and select the template option.

From Metricool’s options, choose the one that best fits what content you want to post, edit it to your liking and that’s all!

Schedule and auto-publish your stories

Choose the time and date you want to publish the content. 

When you have selected the publication time, click on ‘Save’ so that the Story is saved in the ‘Planner’ and Metricool will publish the content automatically. 


With Canva, you can integrate your designs and schedule the content directly to Metricool. This option can help you be more efficient in managing your social media content, because you can design the content in Canva and schedule it to Metricool, without leaving the page. 

Click on the share button in Canva and finish scheduling the content in the Metricool Planner. 

Now you have everything ready to program stories on Instagram with Metricool. Plan and organize your editorial calendar and manage your time in a more efficient way.

Do you have any questions? We will read your comments. 👇🏻

Isabel Romero Isabel Romero , 16 May 2023
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