Bold Bloggers – How To Use Planoly For Instagram

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Today we are chatting about Planoly, my favourite app to help organize my Instagram posts.

How to use Planoly for Instagram to help you create a gorgeous feed

It really is so awesome and I 100% credit my what I think is a nice looking account to using this program. Originally I would just post as I went without much thought to the overall look of my Instagram feed. This is a mistake because your feed won’t look cohesive and well thought out. FYI brands and potential followers are naturally drawn to Instagram accounts that have a beautiful feed. If your goal is to work with brands you love then your feed aesthetic is important.

So let’s chat about Planoly and how it can work for your Instagram feed.

So when you download the app and link your Instagram account it will immediately load your recent photos like this…

Using Planoly to grow your Instagram

The reason I love this app is because it gives you your current grid with your photos on Instagram already and then allows you to add new photos and then place them depending on what looks good together.

Below is an example of my Planoly feed right now. I like to fill my feed with images I know are coming to the blog and will be posted to social media to share the current post, such as this weeks Picnic in St. John’s at Signal Hill. I also put any photos I snap that will fit my feed like the cute pink leggings I’ve got scheduled to post next.

Planoly is the perfect app to help you grow you instagram account

There are 3 different kinds of images in the photo above

  1. Photos that have no letters in the corner are the posts already shared on Instagram.
  2. The ones with a S are ones that are scheduled to post. These will always be moved into order of how they are scheduled.
  3. Photos with a U in the corner are unscheduled photos. These photos you can move around and adjust until you find images that work well together.

Below is two examples of how I like to use my Planoly.
1 shares my feed just put up based on what is on the blog and I have to add. No thought out into a cohesive look. The 2nd one shares the same photos just placed in a way that makes them look good together and nice for the eye to take in. It helps the readers eye to bounce from photo to photo and really enjoy your photos.

Planoly is the perfect app to help you grow you instagram account     Planoly is the perfect app to help you grow you instagram account

So the main use of planoly is to help you get your Instagram feed looking beautiful and scheduled if you choose to use that. You are able to add multiple images, schedule your stories even and also post from planoly to Instagram. When you schedule you will still have to actually post to Instagram but you will get a notification as to when it is ready to post.

Use plainly to schedule your instagram posts!

Planoly also offers analytics on your Instagram account. It shared your Instagram current likes, comments, comments per post and likes per post and can be measured weekly, monthly or yearly for comparison.

It also shows your top 5 most commented and top 5 most liked posts. This is really helpful because it gives you some insight into what your audience likes which helps you create more content you know they will like.

How to use Planoly's stats and comparison for Instagram

I have been using planoly for almost a year and love it. There is a free version all the way up to a paid service.

I started using the free version which allows you to add 30 images/month. I try to post 2 times a day so obviously I upgraded myself to the solo plan which is only $9/month. It’s a small cost that I find completely worth it. I use it daily and since using it I have seen an increase in followers and brands reaching out to me. I have confidence that my Instagram feed reflects my brand, my blog and the feeling I want my audience to have when they visit my page.

how to use planoly for your instagram

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25 Comments on Bold Bloggers – How To Use Planoly For Instagram

  1. Helena Marz
    August 8, 2017 at 4:00 pm (4 months ago)

    Wow this is great information! I always struggle with which photos to post next and wanting to make sure it flows well with my feed. I am definitely going to try this app! Thanks so much for sharing❤️ Xo

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      August 8, 2017 at 7:07 pm (4 months ago)

      It is kind of a struggle and this app makes it easy to drag and drop your images into place. Plus I like writing my text before when I am feeling inspired rather than when I’m super busy and just trying to get a post up.

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      August 8, 2017 at 7:06 pm (4 months ago)

      I used Unum before but liked this one better. I’m sure there are more out there that I haven’t even heard of. I just love the grid to be able to visually see it!

      Reply
  2. Belle
    August 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm (4 months ago)

    That sounds like an awesome app. I need to check that out!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      August 8, 2017 at 7:06 pm (4 months ago)

      Hey Bella! You totally do I love using this app so much for Instagram and info the stats really interesting!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      August 8, 2017 at 7:05 pm (4 months ago)

      Isn’t it a great app! It has totally changed how my Instagram looks which I love! Thanks so much for the comment Jannine!

      Reply
  3. Linda
    August 8, 2017 at 7:06 pm (4 months ago)

    Planoly sounds amazing! I use UNUM to plan out my posts!

    Linda

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  4. Katie
    August 8, 2017 at 7:14 pm (4 months ago)

    This is such a great tool! I use a very similar app and it’s been a complete game changer!

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

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  5. minnelle
    August 8, 2017 at 7:27 pm (4 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing! I need to try this app!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      August 8, 2017 at 9:38 pm (4 months ago)

      It’s really awesome so I hope you do!!

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  6. Crystal // Dreams, etc.
    August 8, 2017 at 8:26 pm (4 months ago)

    I’ve been using UNUM to plan my posts, but I’ve thought about looking into Planoly just try to it out as well. Loved reading your breakdown of how you use it!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      August 8, 2017 at 9:38 pm (4 months ago)

      I had UNUM before but switched to Planoly. I just liked it better. Let me know what you think once you give it a try!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      August 8, 2017 at 10:09 pm (4 months ago)

      Yay! So happy you love it! It totally helps! Thanks for your comment Briana!

      Reply
  7. Emily
    August 9, 2017 at 12:13 am (4 months ago)

    I love Planoly! It’s a match made in heaven for my OCD. LOL

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 2:02 am (3 months ago)

      Haha totally agree!! I don’t know where I would be without it lol.

      Reply
  8. Sam @ The Haunted Housewife
    August 9, 2017 at 1:37 am (4 months ago)

    Omfg… I had never heard of this until now and I NEEDED SOMETHING JUST LIKE THIS. Thank you so much!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 2:01 am (3 months ago)

      Your so welcome Sam!! It has been such a game changer for my instagram account!

      Reply
  9. Whitney
    August 9, 2017 at 2:12 pm (4 months ago)

    Great information… I am totally gonna check out the app!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 2:01 am (3 months ago)

      So glad! I love it and use it every single day!

      Reply
  10. Jamie Madden
    August 11, 2017 at 4:40 pm (4 months ago)

    This is really interesting. That is one thing I struggle with, making it not look like random photos. Checking it out now!!!

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    • inspiration
      inspiration
      September 19, 2017 at 1:53 am (3 months ago)

      Planoly was a great thing for me to start using for my Instagram. It definitely took away the random look and now I can really see plan and see how it will look as a whole. Totally recommend it!

      Reply
  11. Nikki Arnold
    August 12, 2017 at 1:50 pm (4 months ago)

    This is so cool and I really should try it out! I have been trying to plan more with IG instead of just deciding kind of last min which image I’m going to post. I always feel like my IG looks nice and it flows but this would help me feel more organized.

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