Place Your Instagram Hashtags in Comments Automatically With ‘First Comment’

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A popular request that we’ve had has been to allow our users to place Instagram hashtags in comments automatically. We call it our ‘First Comment’ feature!

It’s quite common for brands to write a caption, and then put the relevant Instagram hashtags in comments– this lets maintain the clean look of your photo’s main caption while still reaping the benefits of visibility and reach by using all the hashtags you want.

We now have this enabled in Sked Social (formerly Schedugram)! What happens is that we post the caption as per normal, then add the comment, again similarly to how you would when you’re posting on your own devices.

All you need to do is add something to the “First comment” box:

Instagram Hashtags in Comments - Sked Social

Keep in mind that there are some additional requirements for Instagram hashtags in comments that we’re currently not filtering out (or we might not be 100%!):

  • Only letters, numbers and # allowed. No special characters like % or $. As many will know, the standard other languages support (Arabic/accented characters etc) should still be fine.
  • Hashtag limits still remain: and the limit is 30 per post not per comment or caption. So having a first comment and also a caption with hashtags doesn’t give you a total of 60!

Let us know how you go with it. Keep in mind it’s a beta feature, so no 100% promises. It won’t affect your normal posts though – the comment posting part operates after the image is uploaded.

To start placing Instagram hashtags in comments automatically and carve out hours in your social media workflow, sign up for Sked’s 7-day free trial. As an all-in-one social media platform that allows its users to post directly to Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and more, Sked is the first step in engaging authentically with your followers.

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Hugh Stephens

Hugh runs Sked Social, and has strong opinions about the future of the social media space.

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