Social Monitoring Add Multi-Image Posts and Videos for Instagram

When creating posts for Instagram I do not see the option to post videos, use multiple photos or the option to post to my story. Is this something that will be added (soon). I really like this feature and want to continue to use it. Also, will Linkedin be added? Would love to be able to post to all my social pages from one place.

Top Answer
Kyle_R
Administrator

There are multiple requests for this thread:

 

1) The ability to post multiple images on Instagram via the Social Posts feature - This is Implemented. When the feature was initially developed, the Instagram API allowed for only 1 image to be included in posts. That limitation was lifted, and we were now able to expand the tool to post up to 10 images for Instagram posts which will show in a carousel. 

 

2) The ability to post videos on Instagram via the Social Posts feature - This is Under Consideration as we are seeing what would need to be done to support videos.

 

In the interest of simplicity going forward, since the multi-image support is now in product, we will now use this thread for requests and updates on video posting functionality.

 

As an aside, I believe Instagram still doesn't allow for Stories to be posted via the API so that is something we won't be able to implement at this time. Reels, however, do seem to be supported.


33 Comments
Caitlin_M
Administrator
Status changed to: Voting Open

Hello @Trish3. These are great ideas. I can definitely see the addition of videos and multiple photos being useful as Instagram is very focused on these types of files. I'll forward this feedback over to our Product team and open it up for voting.

mkein
Occasional Participant

I also think Trish's points would be a great feature to the Social Sharing option on Constant Contact. 

JasonL536
Occasional Participant
It would be very helpful if the ability to post more than one photo to instagram was implemented. A lot of my posts require more than one photo
ClaremontHeritage
Participant

I would definitely like to see the ability to post multiple photos to Instagram, when can we expect that update?

JacquelynM693
Participant

Is this something that is available now?

Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi @JacquelynM693 This feature is not currently available. There are many factors that are used to decide what is added to or updated in our product which can cause us to sometimes not have a timeline for when a feature will be available. We are however still collecting requests and monitoring this thread. The more requests we receive on this feature the higher a priority it can be given.

IreneS196
Participant

Just for clarification purposes, at this time, we are unable to post to our instagram story through Constant Contact? Nor are we able to post videos to our timeline through Constant Contact?

 

Thank you

Frankie_P
Moderator

Hi @IreneS196 that is correct. Our social tool will share posts on your Instagram page, not your Instagram story. This tool also does not share videos regardless of the social platform. We have however tracked these feature requests in your account in the meantime.

johnl1258
Occasional Participant
Could you please allow native videos to be posted/scheduled for social media? The platforms penalize links that take visitors away from the site therefore when Constant Contact only allows us to post links for video posts, it means we are going to be penalized. We want to use CC for all our marketing but this means we have to use Hootsuite (which we don't really like and would prefer your platform.) Thank you!
Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @johnl1258 how are you looking to share these videos on your social media accounts? Through our social share feature?

johnl1258
Occasional Participant

Yes we are attempting to use the social feature on Constant Contact. 

Caitlin_M
Administrator

Thanks @johnl1258! We have merged your idea into a larger thread related to adding videos into social posts. 

MarkH832
Participant

I would love to see:

  • Story Posting to Instagram and Facebook
  • Multiple Image Posting on Instagram
  • Video Posting for Instagram and Facebook
  • Ability to post in Facebook Groups
HeatherE163
Member

100% Agree, not being able to post multiple photos on Instagram in a carousel post is the one thing holding us back from using CC frequently. There are times where two images are needed for a post, so we sign in to Instagram ourselves and copy the other posts. Posting to the story and video posts are slightly less of a priority to me, but would also be helpful.

GunjanD9
Participant
Would be great if we can add Reels and stories or videos to the social posts.
CrystalA000
Participant
Would love a feature to directly post videos on Instagram!
HeatherE163
Member
Since you're allowed to post up to 10 photos on Instagram can you please implement that feature for social campaigns?
Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @HeatherE163 what are some cases where you would want up to 10 photos on a social post?

HeatherE163
Member

Facebook and Twitter have the options to post multiple photos, so if I wanted to create a social post that would be on all three forms of media then there would be less discrepancies between posts. Also follow up, why would there not be an occasion to post multiple photos on an Instagram social post? Since Instagram is a photo sharing app, it is much easier to display our products with features that would allow multiple posts. Having multiple photos on one social post allows for better organization and it is fitting with the current state of Instagram. Posting multiple pictures of one product on different posts is clunky and why not utilize the full features that Instagram has provided for it's users?

LaurieH9323
Participant

It would be great to be able to add video to social media posts, instead of just text and/or images.

Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Open Questions

Hi @LaurieH9323  what are some cases where you would want to include a video in your social share? Where would you expect for these videos to be stored?

LaurieH9323
Participant

@Frankie_P there are several instances where it would be preferable to share video rather than image. I don't know how the videos are stored...currently, sites like SkedSocial allow you to schedule social media posts and that includes video. For anyone to consider fully switching over to CC for social media scheduling, I would think the ability to share video content would be important.

SethA526
Occasional Participant
Wondering if constant contact will ever allow us to post carousel images to instagram / Facebook, or if we can ever expect to be able to post video content to those platforms through constant contact? I like the data insights I get when I post through constant contact, but the fact I can't post multiple images, or post videos to my platforms through constant contact is the reason I usually don't post using the platform.
JenniferD221
Participant

Why is this still a problem in 2021? Including video files in scheduled social posts is table stakes at this point. Right now I have to post individually to each platform, which completely undermines CC's usefulness. I love CC, but I'm doing more and more video and I may have to find a different solution if this doesn't get resolved soon.

I am also wondering if and when we can post reels/videos/carousel photos to our profile. Thanks!

AdamF92
Participant
Why are social media post now limited to only one image. Why am I expected to pay more for my service next month when you continually limit functionality like this???????
zacheryu
Participant

Do you mean the ability to publish 10 photos at once in one post?

Frankie_P
Moderator
Status changed to: Gathering Information
 
SamanthaC368
Participant

This is very bad that instagram only lets you post 1 picture at a time through the social posting!!!!!

Kyle_R
Administrator
Status changed to: Under Consideration

There are multiple requests for this thread:

 

1) The ability to post multiple images on Instagram via the Social Posts feature - This is Implemented. When the feature was initially developed, the Instagram API allowed for only 1 image to be included in posts. That limitation was lifted, and we were now able to expand the tool to post up to 10 images for Instagram posts which will show in a carousel. 

 

2) The ability to post videos on Instagram via the Social Posts feature - This is Under Consideration as we are seeing what would need to be done to support videos.

 

In the interest of simplicity going forward, since the multi-image support is now in product, we will now use this thread for requests and updates on video posting functionality.

 

As an aside, I believe Instagram still doesn't allow for Stories to be posted via the API so that is something we won't be able to implement at this time. Reels, however, do seem to be supported.

terps23
Member
Is it possible to post multiple graphics on a post. Also to be able to post to your facebook profile page.
AliciaS659
Participant

I would definitely like to be able to post videos to social pages instead of just photos. I also whish we were able to post to business pages on linked in, you can only post to personal linked in pages currently, from what I've seen. 

VivoG
Participant
the loading times need to greatly increase. i have to constantly refresh the screen because it takes so long. also when adding a social media post you can only add one photo at a time and again the loading time is like 5 seconds.
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