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Currently reels published in Instagram are not displaying in preview, making the preview function not useful at all anymore if you're publishing reels.
Came here to post this. Can't believe it doesn't exist! At the very least, Later should have a placeholder image where the reel was published so I can envision how the rest of the grid will look when planning posts.
Press “Find Hashtags” to find top Instagram hashtags. Press “Edit” to change the thumbnail / cover image. Turn on “Show in Feed” to add the Reels to your main profile grid. Optional: Turn on “Schedule Post” to schedule when you want to post your Reels.
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Have been using Later for YEARS but not being able to see Reels in the feed makes the planner useless. I'm switching to Planoly (sorry!) Will come back if/when this changes.
Yes! Just found out that I cant use preview anymore, because it wont work since I published reels!
This is a HUGE isse. Can't believe this has been suggested for almost a year and isn't possible. Planoly allows you to import them. It makes the PREVIEW feature virtually worthless.
This is absolutely needed. IG is pushing Reels and the fact that Reels can't be planned in Later is baffling.
Agreed. Planoly allows you to manually add reels and IGTV videos using the url from your Instagram profile; at least let us do that until we can post reels to IG directly from Later!
Definitely considering moving to Planoly as this feature is so crucial. Reels is the KEY to my Instagram strategy at the moment.
WE NEED REELS, its so hard to plan without having the actual content that is in your feed
I am honestly so surprised and confused Later hasn't integrated reels cover images into the feed preview. We literally use this service to plan out our feeds, and your service isn't going to display the newest, most used feature Instagram is currently pushing the most? Isn't Later an Instagram partner? Why hasn't Later figured this out???
I agree 100%, visual planning is one of the main reasons we are using Later, please fix this ASAP! It's a bummer to read all the good marketing tactics about IGTV and Reels on your blog, and not be able to use the visual planner for it...
Yes you need to fix this ASAP or I will be cancelling my subscription. As the purpose of being about to see your preview is rendered useless as the reels dont show up. Even if it cant connect to reels - please allow some 'blank post' or something simiar as a holding place card in the preview so it works better.
Planoly just launched this feature and it is really nice to have so you can see the actual flow of your feed with the reels in it.
I agree 100% !!
This feature is crucial, otherwise preview is not accurate and it makes it difficult to plan, Thanks
I agree with the above comment! It makes it completely useless (it was the main feature I was using!)
Not only are you limited - but if you are trying to port over an established grid layout that is connected and flows, a reel in your feed will stop you from capturing the look of your layout prior to posting = rendering the preview option as useless as well. You would have to work backwards, honestly I was drawn to this feature and now disappointed to find this out. Im looking into other options and possibly going to cancel my subscription because this is very limiting!! LATER - you need to fix this asap, this shouldn't be something we need to vote on. Just do it.
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