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Since we all know that it's very import to add hashtags it come sometimes look pretty ugly when everything is crammed into the description of the photo.

Would be awesome to have the ability to add a first comment that can be left for your comments.

NOTE FROM LATER: Instagram's API only allows 4 hashtags to be added to a comment.  Because we've heard from you that only allowing 4 hashtags would make this feature not useful, we are not planning on implementing this.

Instagram's API details: https://www.instagram.com/developer/endpoints/comments/#post_media_comments

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    Admin response

    Instagram has allowed this in their API now, but only for Business Accounts.  So it is now on our planned roadmap for Business Accounts.

    Note: for users who are not IG business accounts, there is a work-around with our Manual Posting that a lot of our Users use:  Since Later's mobile app copies the Posts's caption to your phone's clip-board, you can paste this into your first comment on your post manually.

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  • Sarah Dougherty commented
    5 Oct 04:10am

    Hi, we can now add up to 30 hashtags in the first comments but mine are posting some time after my post goes. Is this a problem with the settings, I can't find any way to update this.

  • Rebecca Papp commented
    21 Feb 01:38pm

    But there are other programs that let you post 30 hashtags in the first
    comment.. just an fyi

    On Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 12:15 PM Later (Roger Patterson) <
    bc2a793ca43a28d5da42455b-latermedia@iad-prod1.mailer.aha.io> wrote:


  • Mary Hanover commented
    16 Feb 10:52pm

    Can we do automated instagram hashtags in first comment yet?

  • Sarah Gracey commented
    13 Feb 05:15pm

    Is this still looking to be added to Later? Looks like last comments were a year ago?

  • Miles Mitchell commented
    12 Feb 11:15pm

    I'm confused on the progress of this. I received an email saying it was going into Beta testing, but the note says it will not be implemented (maybe that note is old and should be removed?)

    My guess is that it is indeed dated because there are other services I'm exploring like Sendible that allows the maximum amount of hashtags (30) to be entered as the first comment. Eager to see how quickly this is done because really leaning towards Sendible as they have much better social monitoring/discovery features. 

  • Marci Perry commented
    7 Feb 08:18pm

    Just signed up for your paid service, and starting to regret that we are unable to add first comment hashtags using Later. Please say that this is a feature that will soon be added. 

  • Kassie L commented
    6 Feb 11:21pm

    Waiting for this (im)patiently...!

  • Tim Cooks commented
    6 Feb 04:03am

    This is the only thing preventing me from actually switching to paid plan. I am trying out your competition and potentially sticking with them just because I can't do this on later.com

  • Suvata Yoga commented
    3 Feb 06:35am

    Any news on this? This is currently the only thing keeping me from switching to Later from Tailwind.

  • Andrea Cordova commented
    1 Feb 03:09pm

    I'd love to hear why Sprout Social has the capability to do it just fine
    with an unlimited number of hashtags, but you guys can't.

    On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 11:05 AM Later (Roger Patterson) <
    11f3512eaab9ff77603e7057-latermedia@iad-prod1.mailer.aha.io> wrote:


  • Jade F commented
    31 Jan 08:09pm

    I have just switched over from using planoly as your analysis and media library is a lot more comprehensive HOWEVER Planoly currently offer a first comment auto post with the ability to add up to 30 hashtags... I would consider going back to them solely for this feature as the hashtags take up way too much character count to include in my posts  - I would really like to see your team further investigating ways to make this work, especially as others are doing it successfully, so it is not imposdible! 

  • Jake Doering commented
    30 Jan 11:13pm

    Alright, so you're finally putting this one the roadmap for business accounts! So... when is it estimated to ship? Or, at which date do you want to win back all the customers here who have had to switch to competitors who built this? 

  • Guest commented
    30 Jan 07:21pm

    I used Planoly for one month (January) just for this feature and I was able to use more than 4 hashtags in the first comment.. the posts looked so much nicer.

  • Julie Roe commented
    30 Jan 07:21pm

    Why is the status testing if you are not planning to implement it, the
    content of this email seems contradictory and doesn���t make sense

    On Thu, Jan 30, 2020 at 1:05 PM Later (Roger Patterson) <
    bac492e068f2fcd94add5cc0-latermedia@iad-prod1.mailer.aha.io> wrote:


  • Matt King commented
    26 Jan 09:22pm

    It would be great to have hashtags possible in first comment.

  • Bec Cee commented
    26 Jan 06:02am

    Yes, this would be fantastic to have. Even if it's only X4. Can you do this? 

  • Jae Bird commented
    23 Jan 09:10pm

    "JUST DO IT" - Shia LeBeouf 

  • Natalie Kyte commented
    20 Jan 01:23am

    Any updates on how far away this is? Would hate to have to move over to Planoly due to Later lacking just this one feature.

  • Mel B commented
    15 Jan 01:17am

    I like Later but switched to Planoly because they offer this feature and Later doesn’t. As soon as Later introduces this feature I’ll switch back. 

  • Joel Rodriguez commented
    10 Jan 07:40pm






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