Instagram Stories
See how to plan, schedule and publish Instagram Stories using Hopper HQ
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Written by Isabel
Updated over a week ago

Hopper HQ - the social media scheduling tool - supports Instagram Stories on Hopper HQ 🔥

The most popular way to create, plan and publish Instagram stories is using a social media scheduling tool like Hopper HQ.

Hopper HQ allows you to create and plan your Instagram story and reel posts in advance, as well as automatically publishing grid posts to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn ✨

GIF of Nick Miller in New Girl talking calmly saying "Because it's a great story and I'm a teller of stories"

It's slightly different to normal posting on Hopper HQ, so let's set you up for success!

Download our brand new app! Hopper HQ Mobile Companion:

Google Play Store ⬇️

Apple App Store ⬇️

Instagram Stories will be published using push notifications from this app.

This means when your scheduled publishing time arrives, you'll receive a notification from the app, click click click, and viola! Story published! 🎉

Set up Push Notifications

1. Allow push notifications on your Hopper HQ Companion mobile app

2. Head to Hopper HQ > Account Settings and under Push Notifications click 'Add New Device'

Don't forget to ask all your team members to set up push notifications!

4. Click, click, click. Violà!

Any difficulty, please reach out via our support channel, we're happy to help! 😃

Plan and schedule your Instagram Stories

  1. Click 'Create'

  2. Click 'Story'

  3. Create the Story

    1. Add Images or Videos

    2. Set publishing time

    3. Add posting notes - these are the place to note if you'll be adding any Instagram elements to the story when posting, i.e. filters, stickers, text...

    4. Select which Instagram account(s) the Story will be published to

  4. Click Save!

The post will be Saved in the brand new Stories tab ✨ Where, like normal, you'll be able to view your scheduled, draft and historic Stories.

The view is similar in the mobile app 😉

Publish using the app

When it's the scheduled publishing time, you'll receive a push notification through the app guiding you to publish your Instagram Story.

⚠️ Instagram Stories will not autopost! ⚠️

  1. Click into the Story icon in the app

  2. Click 'Manually Post', this will open Instagram

  3. Create a story like usual in Instagram and see your Story media top of your gallery. Add any stickers, links, text, drawings here.

  4. Head back to the app and press 'Mark as published'.

Can I autopost Instagram Stories?


At the moment, the only official method (to prevent the risk of account safety) is to post using reminders.

Once this is available through official Instagram methods, we will be quick to develop this.

In order to schedule Instagram Stories using Hopper HQ, please download our brand new mobile app. When your scheduled time arrives, we'll send you a reminder so you can upload your story to Instagram and make sure it's perfect.

Did you know Hopper HQ has a 14 day free trial for new users?

What's Next?

  • Plan, Schedule and Publish Instagram Reels using Hopper HQ

  • Want to add a feature to Hopper HQ? Let us know!

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