Simple Instagram scheduler that publishes for you

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#3 Product of the DayJanuary 12, 2018

Postedo is simple Instagram scheduling tool that saves user’s time by posting for them. Unlike similar products, we never store user’s password.


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  • Ross CurrieFounder, CrowdLoot

    Great for lazy people


    Violates Instagram Terms of Use

    Instagram terms of use explicitly prohibit automating posting like this - it's why you can't find apps out there that allow you to schedule posts without providing your password.

    Over the last year Instagram have been taking an agressive stance against all forms of automation on their platform, and it's become clear that their discovery/newsfeed algorithms are now detecting behaviour like this and applying punitive measures (one example being the infamous 'shadowban')

    Ross Currie has never used this product.


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Patrik KruparMaker@pkrupar · Liftground co-founder
Hi Hunters! I and @k_vrbova have made this simple site that lets you easily schedule Instagram posts and publishes them for you. I know there’s already a bunch of sites that do this, but here’s the problem I have with them and the solution: 🤔 Problem: I enjoy taking photos, editing them, but I don’t enjoy publishing them on Instagram from my tiny phone screen, because I’m more a computer guy. I also find whole process of posting a photo as a huge productivity and time killer. I’d rather schedule all my photos (with captions) in a single hour than do it one by one throughout the week. I found a few sites that do exactly what I was looking for, but all have one major problem - they save your Instagram password. 💡 Solution: Create a site that lets you schedule Instagram posts, publishes them for you and does not store in any shape or form your Instagram password. So, during christmas holidays we reserved a week to make this thing happen. 🛠 How it’s made: We’ve made the overall design by ourselves. @k_vrbova created all the illustrations and graphics. She also coded almost entire landing page without any actual coding experience! I coded the rest. I used react for the frontend, backend and posting scripts are written in node.js, database is mongodb (I’d choose differently now). 97% of all work was done in a single week. How can we not store Instagram password? When user adds his Instagram account he is asked to provide a password, but we never actually save it (see it or trace it), we just use the password to fill in Instagram login form and nothing more. After successful login we use the “stay logged in” feature to keep publishing for user without any hassle. Also, our site uses only HTTPS - meaning all communications between user’s browser and our site are encrypted. How does posting work? The actual publishing to Instagram is done by emulating android devices, so in practise we click on the same buttons as user would normally do. We certainly do not use Instagram private API or some other shady business. Give Postedo a try, you can only gain! :) - Register is super simple (only email required) - There’s no credit card requirement, there isn’t actually any pricing - You can publish 2 posts per day Please, leave us any kind of feedback, thank you! ❤️
Ross Currie@rossdcurrie · Founder, CrowdLoot
@k_vrbova @pkrupar The reason you only found websites that require you to enter and save your password, is because the Instagram ToS, and the Instagram API ToS prevent you from posting photos... so there's no way to do this via the API login. It basically comes down to this: You might want to schedule up all your photos for the week, but Instagram wants you to post them from your phone. The best option currently available are tools like Buffer and Hootsuite, which allow you to schedule your photos up, and then remind you at the time you're required to post, pre-populating your clipboard/photo feed with the text/photos that you need to post at that time. Everything else is against the Instagram terms of use, and risks punitive measures - which these days is likely to result in Instagram filtering you out of all their discovery algorithms, which will kill your post engagement, rather than an outright account ban.
Daniel Marcinkowski@dmarcinkowski_ · Junior SM Specialist @ DaftCode
Finally something that works and it's safe! Will it support Stories too?
Patrik KruparMaker@pkrupar · Liftground co-founder
@dmarcinkowski_ Thank you for the question! I'd say definitely yes, but it largely depends if people will actually use Postedo, therefore we'll be motivated to develop such features (not much a stories user myself). Are scheduled stories something you'd be using regularly?
Daniel Marcinkowski@dmarcinkowski_ · Junior SM Specialist @ DaftCode
@pkrupar Not me myself, but it would be very nice feature to have for our Social Media team :)
Patrik KruparMaker@pkrupar · Liftground co-founder
@dmarcinkowski_ got it, thanks for sharing that. :)
Matt AungerPro@matt_aunger · Head of Brand at Popstick
Is your app not breaching term 4 of Instagram's terms of use? "4. You agree that you will not solicit, collect or use the login credentials of other Instagram users" Edit: Also term 5 of Instagram's public API platform policy: "5. Don't store or cache Instagram login credentials."
Patrik KruparMaker@pkrupar · Liftground co-founder
@matt_aunger Thank you for the question. Well, we're actually the only site that doesn't store user's password and that's also the main point why we build this. There're several similar products which don't stress this enough. I think those who want to save their time and use tool like this will always find a way, even though it might be a sketchy one. With that in mind, why not give them a safer option. That's why Postedo exists.
Matt AungerPro@matt_aunger · Head of Brand at Popstick
@pkrupar how do you post to a users profile without storing their login information?!
Matt AungerPro@matt_aunger · Head of Brand at Popstick
@pkrupar Sorry man, not trying to be difficult here, just wanting to understand it before I jump in. Don't want to risk losing any IG accounts 😄
Patrik KruparMaker@pkrupar · Liftground co-founder
@matt_aunger I've already addressed this in my initial comment here above. Please, read the "How can we not store Instagram password?" section. :)
fabriziocalogero@fabriziocaloge · I build stuff
@matt_aunger Also 10. You must not access Instagram's private API by means other than those permitted by Instagram and 34. Don't reverse engineer the Instagram APIs or any of Instagram's apps.
Del Williams@delwilliams · Founder, Private Curator
It’s against the TOS, which is why many of those programs have been shut down.
Rusty@rusty_td · Passionate software engineer 👨‍💻⚡️
Great work! Some time ago I looked into how to automate posts publishing on Instagram for my basic purposes. But found that official API doesn't support this functionality, reverse engineering their client protocols and then pretending to be one of the official clients was not allowed either. I guess, I gave up to soon :) Well done on overcoming these limitations 👍
Patrik KruparMaker@pkrupar · Liftground co-founder
@rusty_td Thank you for the kind words! Well, you can definitely use Postedo for you personal / basic purposes. It will always be free to some extent unlike other similar sites / apps :)