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Add Instagram "Alternative text" feature

Instagram now allows you to add alternative text to your post, a meta description which allows google to add your post to search results. For now, you can only do it when posting from your phone. It would make my job a lot easier if I didn't have to manually post everything from later and add this due some post are posted at night. 

  • Mi Edenberg
  • Dec 3 2018
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  • Jade Sturrock commented
    22 Jan 03:50pm

    Please implement this as a feature as soon as possible - for those of us working in small organisations looking to be as accessible as possible the current set up is very time consuming!

  • Zo Daniels commented
    14 Jan 01:13pm

    Why is this not a feature yet? We may have to change scheduling tools because of this. The whole point of scheduling is to be more time efficient, however, having to add alt-text manually, takes that benefit away.

  • Heather Drago commented
    12 Jan 06:25pm

    Adding to the chorus here. This should have been available a while ago. And this shouldn't only be available for Instagram. We need this for all platforms.

  • Maya Borgueta commented
    6 Jan 12:34am

    Disappointed to find this isn't already a feature, hope it is on the roadmap asap

  • Kathrin Scholz commented
    5 Jan 04:44pm

    We really need this feature. It is so important to leave no one behind!

  • Danelle Lundstrom commented
    11 Dec, 2020 03:21pm

    Please add this, as it impacts businesses trying to use Later as a scheduler. ALT text is important for SEO and for users. It's a determining factor when choosing a scheduler.

  • Guest commented
    9 Dec, 2020 12:52pm

    This needs to be put in place now. The technology is clearly there. Why does it constantly get pushed down to the bottom of the agenda? Because it's not a money-making feature? Come on...

  • Courtney Coombs commented
    2 Dec, 2020 07:55am


  • Claudio Zimarino commented
    29 Nov, 2020 12:47pm

    please please it is very! important!!! thanks a lot

  • go dady commented
    28 Nov, 2020 09:04am


  • Flavia Gazzano commented
    30 Oct, 2020 10:54am

    Please, please, please add this feature, it would be really helpful!!!

  • shanley maguire commented
    29 Oct, 2020 02:19pm

    Really need this. So much easier to type in on the web app for text based posts than go in an add in the instagram app. It's such a headache. Accessibility is so important!

  • SM Reine commented
    2 Oct, 2020 10:14am

    Please add this feature! It's critical for accessibility!

  • Andy McMillin commented
    25 Sep, 2020 02:09pm

    Yes! Absolutely essential!

  • bud cunningham commented
    14 Sep, 2020 06:31am

    yes ! with out a doubt. adding all the "proper" posting features is the best thing to do. add alt text....

  • Sara C commented
    31 Jul, 2020 04:21pm

    This is really important for my company as well! This honestly might be a dealbreaker in renewing our subscription.

  • Taylor Shoolery commented
    22 Jul, 2020 07:24pm

    Alt text capabilities would make a huge difference and should be an essential feature!

  • philip commented
    17 Jul, 2020 01:45pm

    I am shocked that there is no Alt Text feature for posting. It's ridiculous. This is my first experience with Later and I'm not very pleased. Let's hope they fix it soon because this is damaging.

  • Tanner Dritschler commented
    10 Jul, 2020 07:10pm

    Great for SEO

    Tanner from DM


  • Sarah Sarwar commented
    8 Jul, 2020 06:40pm

    We need this! It needs to be incorporated now. It’s accessibility month so there will be a larger lens on this.

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