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Instagram Publishing with Falcon.io

Upload, edit & schedule your Instagram posts from the web. 🎉

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Baard O. Hansen@ibaard · Business Manager Digital Communications
Finally started using Falcon.io today. Awesome platform with endless possibilities
Jeffrey Gomez
Hunter
@jeffco3 · Digital Marketing at Falcon.io
Hey all, we wanted to update you on our Instagram capabilities: Instagram just announced their latest update to their Platform API which includes access to insights and metrics for the first time. We're happy to announce that we're one of the few Instagram/Facebook partners that has these insights built in to our tool! You can learn more about it here: https://www.falcon.io/request-de... Thanks to everyone for upvoting and feel free to ask any additional questions. @ibaard @ariaitch @nhallam @arthur_guiot @faisal_hassanx @flowsion @thibaultmilan @tyjayo @tomjohndesign
Ulrik Bo Larsen
Maker
@silentcrooner · CEO at Falcon.io
Hey Product Hunters, we’re excited to officially launch our Instagram Publishing feature! Now you can plan, create, and manage Instagram content right from Falcon – including Instagram Stories. Features: Campaign Planning: Plan, create, and collaborate on your Instagram strategy, including Stories, videos and images. Content Calendar: Schedule your Instagram posts in our content calendar along with other social channels. Brand Consistency: Stay on-brand by having an approval flow. Notification: Receive a notification on the Falcon mobile app when your Instagram post is ready to go live. Easy Engagement: Manage all comments and replies from one platform. Better Advertising: Easily promote Instagram ads and target high-value segments. We’re super excited about this release and can’t wait to see how our users start to integrate their social strategies around their other social channels. We’re the first full fledged SMM platform to fully cater to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Messenger, Google+, Tumblr and now Instagram, including Stories. Our team is happy to answer any questions that anyone has about Falcon and Instagram Publishing. /Ulrik @ Falcon.io
Ari@ariaitch · Director of Marketing & eCommerce
@silentcrooner im guessing you're not an Instagram partner, correct?
Jeffrey Gomez
Hunter
@jeffco3 · Digital Marketing at Falcon.io
@ariaitch Hi Ari, we're official IG partners and they loved these features when we showed them. You can learn more about our partnership here (announced early last year): http://fal.cn/IGPartnership
Ari@ariaitch · Director of Marketing & eCommerce
@jeffco3 even with the desktop publishing?
Mikael Lemberg
Maker
@lemberg
@ariaitch Yeah, they've seen everything we've built, including our publishing flow for Instagram posts & Stories. @jeffco3
Ari@ariaitch · Director of Marketing & eCommerce
@lemberg ahh I see. I thought you were enabling to publish via desktop with no need of the mobile app.
Mikael Lemberg
Maker
@lemberg
@ariaitch Got it. No, you're absolutely right that given there is no publish API from Instagram, any company reverse engineering themselves to such a solution would be in breach of Instagram's policies. Our approach is pretty much the best thing you can get without violating Instagram's policies. 😁
Nick Hallam@nhallam · Product strategy and design
@ariaitch @lemberg Instagram launched that on mobile this week right?
Arthur Guiot@arthur_guiot · Developper
@silentcrooner Just to be sure, aren’t you copying Buffer?
Mikael Lemberg
Maker
@lemberg
@nhallam @ariaitch Launched what? Scheduling capabilities for Posts and Stories? No, they didn't.
Mikael Lemberg
Maker
@lemberg
@arthur_guiot @silentcrooner Falcon's solution is the only one on the market that caters for both posts, carousels and Stories. Other vendors offer less advanced feature sets.
Nick Hallam@nhallam · Product strategy and design
@lemberg posting photos from web :)
Nick Hallam@nhallam · Product strategy and design
@lemberg yeah just checked. You can post photos from web. But not scheduling.
Mikael Lemberg
Maker
@lemberg
@nhallam exactly. 😁
Faisal Hassan@faisal_hassanx
Why do I have to provide a phone number, company name and company email just to check out the demo? I don't want anyone to contact me to discuss "tailored solutions" before I even checked out the product. Is there a way to check this out without providing all that? No offense, but I've done this in the past where I have out my info for the demo and I still get calls from marketers who want to "touch base" and check if I changed my mind.
Flowsion@flowsion
@faisal_hassanx Hate this kind of bait to collect information. Literally get an automated 'Hey, just checking in' every week from websites I submitted my info to years ago.
Faisal Hassan@faisal_hassanx
@flowsion I blocked them everywhere. Now they message me on WhatsApp.
Jeffrey Gomez
Hunter
@jeffco3 · Digital Marketing at Falcon.io
Hey @faisal_hassanx @flowsion, there's no baiting. The Falcon platform caters to medium to enterprise-sized organizations where the team, market and rollout scale can greatly vary. That’s why we tailor our solutions and services packages to each case. Faisal, we don't use WhatsApp in any capacity. If you'd like, can you please provide some more information so that we can look into it?
Faisal Hassan@faisal_hassanx
@jeffco3 So individuals who are not organizations but have got around 500k followers on Instagram aren't your target customer? I understand that you tailor and customize your services. But why are you asking for all that info just to show the demo? And the WhatsApp thing wasn't about you. I gave out my information to another company to check their demo and I still get messages from them. Hence the skepticism.
Thibault Milan@thibaultmilan · Product Designer & UX crafter @ KPMG Lu
Did you manage to get an API access from Instagram or are you going "rogue" ? In that case, how will you prevent Instagram access disruption for your clients ?
Jeffrey Gomez
Hunter
@jeffco3 · Digital Marketing at Falcon.io
@thibaultmilan Hey Thibault, our workflow is intended for brands to receive a notification with their media and post using the official Instagram app. There is no reverse-engineering of the API, device emulation, or having an employee of the service publish it for you.
_J_C_@jamescampbell · CTO, DGI
@jeffco3 so this isnt instagram publishing with falcon.io as stated. This is scheduling only.