Multiple Pics in Social Posts

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I third the responses from both @AllisonWolcott and @jago! This has been my point the whole time. The technology is clearly out there. We are paying a LOT of $$ for HubSpot services. And, to be frank, this is getting to the point of being a deal breaker for me, personally. I am a marketing department of one. Everytime I want to do a multi-image post, in order to stay on par with our competition, it's like pulling teeth! I post what I can via HubSpot then I have to email myself all the individual pieces of content in order to post on IG. It's tedious and annoying!! And it's frustrating that HibSpot doesn't seem to be advocating for it's users on this. 

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@camdahl that sounds like a pain. Smiley Sad

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@AllisonWolcott it really is! And it's precious time spent doing something that should be entirely automated when I could be focusing my efforts elsewhere. And, to your point, the really frustratng part about all of this is that it doesn't seem to be getting ANY attention. Each time I post in here I just get responses about how IG and LinkedIn don't allow this and here are some other options and blah, Blah, BLAH! Really wish HubSpot would take some notice and proactively work on this. Or , if they are, keep us in the loop.

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Agreed! I really love HubSpot, and everything else about this tool is great, but when budget decisions come around next, I just don't know this will be an easy sell anymore given the price and lack of speed to catch up to the competition...

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Not only do we have to duplicate work, but we also lose valuable statistics by not posting via Hubspot. It's not right that we, as the users, have to choose - use the expensive tool with limitations or not use the tool and lose data. When my boss is asking why we aren't posting multiple images, it's a tough sell on why this expensive service I'm paying for doesn't allow me to do it. While it's not a deal-breaker for me, yet, it could be for my company. 

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Couldn't agree more!!

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100% Agree. 

 

You can post on Linked In with multiple photos, so why wouldnt you be able to via Hubspot? It really defeats the purpose if you cannot mimic the same features of the platform your trying to schedule for!

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What is there to add... this should really become a priority for social medias. I hope it comes soon!

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This should hardly be marked 'solved'.   Using a third party app or a different social media marketing tool entirely isn't exactly efficient or useful, especially when this is a paid product.   

As companies shift more and more of their marketing focus to social media, these quality of life fixes need to be addressed on a shorter curve than the 2+ years this simple request has been going on for.   

 

It's 2020 - and we still can't create a multi-image post on Instagram or LinkedIn?   

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Agreed! This is far from solved. Instagram is still not allowing multiple images. Until this is updated (and yes, Instagram allows multiple images from 3rd party software, and has for a while now), this thread should NOT be marked as solved. 

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To clarify, the Instagram function in Hubspot is still not allowing multiple images, even though Instagram's API allows for this. In fact, many other third party posting services have allowed us to do this for a long time now. Especially now, as many businesses are in the process of cutting costs in order to avoid/reduce layoffs because of the current world circumstances, I'd think Hubspot would tackle this seemingly low-hanging fruit to appease its customers as they are deciding what to do moving forward. 

 

By the way, MeetEdgar allows posting multiple images on Instagram from its services, and you can easily schedule on multiple platforms, for anyone looking for an alternative. 

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As I sit here right now - I have an important post to update our company Instagram with.  As it involves the rollout of a new company product, I NEED to see the metrics on how well it does.   BUT - I need it to show TWO pictures.   What would you suggest I do, HubSpot,  @hubSpotDev?  @John_Gennell?    Are you suggesting that other lesser companies have been given access to Instagram's API that enables these features, but not HubSpot?   What are you folks doing to fast-track this clearly MUCH-needed feature?

 

Use another service?

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You can combine 2 photos in photoshop, or use an app like Layout to combine 2 pictures in 1, then upload it into hubspot from there. hope this helps.

 

Its rediculous we have to go to these lengths in the first place, but thats all we can do right now, and its what i do for Linked in posts when i need more than 1 photo.

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I appreciate your help... but combining photos isn't a solution, it's a bandaid.   And it doesn't always work.   Instagram photos are notoriously small to begin with, forcing a 1:1 ratio in order for it to look halfway decent.   If the viewing party would be forced to click on the photo in order to see all the detail present in the picture, it's already a failed effort.   IG posts need to get across the idea at a glance, and the less space you're working with to do that, the better chance you have of not reaching the customer at all.

 

But thank you for being helpful.  

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I totally agree, we shouldnt have to go to these lengths and go out of our way for something that is so basic and easy to implement.