Social media managers rejoice! You can upload and post multiple images at once to certain social networks using Social Report. Check out our complete rundown this feature below.
Uploading Multiple Images
Social Report users can now upload multiple images in one of two ways:
- Directly from Computer (through upload button or drag and drop)
- By Connecting an External Drive (OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive)
To begin uploading multiple images, go to Publishing and click on Media Gallery. Once in the Media Gallery, you'll be able to choose how you'd like to upload multiple images in the top right area of the window.
Uploading Directly from Computer
To upload multiple images directly from your computer, click the Upload button and then choose "Image (No Editor)". This will then prompt your Finder Window to open up and you'll be able to move through folders and files, selecting multiple images as you please. Once you've selected your images, simple press open and they will be added to your media gallery.
Alternatively, Social Report users can simply select multiple images from their computer or desktop and simply drag and drop into the media library.
Connecting an External Drive
To upload multiple images from an external drive, simple choose one of the three options within the media library (OneDrive, Dropbox or Google Drive) and follow the prompts to connect your drives. Once your drive is connected, you'll be able to select multiple images and use them when in the post composer.
Posting Multiple Images
The social networks that currently allow multiple image posting are:
- Facebook (up to 5 images)
- Twitter (up to 4 images)
- Instagram (up to 5 images)
To begin, go to Publishing and then either click View Calendar and click on any given day to schedule a post, click Schedule a Post to open the post scheduler, or simply click Compose at the top of your Dashboard. Select your content group, or choose to post without a content group, and you'll get to this screen:
Click Attach Media to open the Media Library and start selecting the images you want to post to your social profile (maximum of 5):
With Facebook you can post two ways:
- Post as multiple images
- Post as carousel
To select the which mode you'd like to post, after confirming the caption per image, go to the Advanced Options and select from the dropdown under Facebook Multiple Images:
Example of a Multi-image Post:
You may only add up to a maximum of 4 images with Twitter.
You can post multiple images to Instagram using Email and SMS. For Email, the images are attached in the email for you to download whereas in SMS you will receive a unique link which when clicked will direct you to a page similar below where all the images can be downloaded and posted on Instagram.
Note: Keep in mind that while you can add multiple images to a post, you cannot add more than a single GIF image to each post.