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How to Use Later - Getting Started Tutorial

Learn how to schedule on Later and start reaching your social media goals even quicker. Getting started with the Later App has never been easier!

Learn How to Schedule on Later

Social media management doesn’t need to be complicated. Whether your goal is to drive traffic (and sales!), grow your following, or increase your engagement, this Later training guide will walk you through what you need to know to master the basics on how to use Later for Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and more. Start reaching your social media goals quicker. Here’s what you’ll learn:

In this guide, you’ll learn about the following:

  • How to create necessary social media accounts to connect to Later
  • How to connect your social media accounts to Later
  • How to Auto Publish on Later (plus How to Enable and Set up auto-publish)
  • How to upload Media (Image, Videos, and GIFs)

Keep reading to learn how to get started by connecting your profile, uploading media, and publishing your first post.

What you need to Auto Publish


Facebook Page >Twitter Profile >Pinterest Profile >Linkedin Personal Page or Company and Organization Page >Instagram Business Account >

Set Up:

Enable Auto Publish


Types of Instagram Accounts >Auto Publishing vs. Notification Publishing >Schedule and Publish FAQ >

Make Connections

Visualization of the connection between social profiles & Later

The first step to scheduling and publishing through Later is connecting your social profiles. You can connect your Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter account to your Later account in a few quick steps!

Connect your social accounts with Later

Upload Media

Ready to upload your media items? Watch the video below to learn what you can do with Later’s Media Library.


If you’re not ready to upload media, make use of the Collect feature to find on-brand User-Generated Content to repost. You would do this using the Search by Hashtag, Profile, or Stock Photos feature.

Learn more about the Collect Feature now

Auto Publish Your First Post

After you upload your media, it’s time to publish a post in a few quick steps!

  1. Select a Media item from the side library and drag it to the Calendar.
  2. Add a Caption and hashtags.
  3. Set a date and time.
  4. Click Schedule.

TIP: Use the Hashtag Suggestions feature to find unique and relevant hashtags for your post. Check out this guide on How to Use Hashtag Suggestions.

If you’ve scheduled your post to publish through push notifications, then you’ll receive a notification on your iOS or Android device when it’s time to publish.

Never miss a notification when it’s time to publish, make sure that you download the Later mobile app to the device you’ll be publishing from.

Want more guidance on setting up, scheduling, and publishing posts? Check out Later Fundamentals Playlist.

Learn Later Fundamentals

Once you’ve published your first post, click ahead to view more resources that are tailored to help you tackle your social media goals.

Next Steps

How to Use Later to Drive Traffic

Get the insights you need to adjust your content strategy, drive traffic, and generate revenue.

Read More >

How to Use Later to Grow Your Social Media Following

Stand out in your industry and adapt your strategies on the fly.

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How to Use Later To Increate Your Engagement

Work with others to save time when you are planning posts, sharing a content calendar, and analyzing analytics.

Read More >