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How to Schedule a First Comment on Instagram

Not sure how to schedule a first comment on your Instagram? We’ve got you. Here’s exactly how to schedule a first comment for your next post!

Posted 1 month ago
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Mackenzie Taylor
Posted 1 month ago
Your caption looks beautiful. Perfect. The only thing though … you want to add your hashtags but don’t want your caption to look overcrowded and ugly. Well, lucky for you, you can automatically schedule the first comment to post live at the exact same time as your Instagram post with Flick! So if you’re looking to post your CTA within your first comment or you’re wanting to store your hashtags in a new location, Flick’s First Comment has got you covered.

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  1. Why should you schedule a first comment on Instagram?
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Why should you schedule a first comment on Instagram?

There are a number of reasons why you should schedule the first comment on Instagram. One of the best ways is that it can help increase your reach and boost your engagement on Instagram.
How can it do that? Well, hashtags are one of the best ways to increase your reach on Instagram (like, duh, Mackenzie! We know this). But adding hashtags to your first comment can help your Instagram caption look less crowded and get people to actually read your post without feeling overwhelmed.
Plus, you’ll still get all of the views you want from your hashtags.
Drive more reach and engagement on your Instagram posts by scheduling a comment to go live at the same time as your post.
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Do hashtags work as a first comment?

They do! Even Instagram has said hashtags work and are discoverable when used in the first comment. The trend started when people wanted to make their Instagram captions look clean, and then soon spiraled as a way for people to swap out and edit their old hashtags to have their content be seen on more terms.
While the @creators page has said to use your hashtags in the captions to be more discoverable, from our own experience and seeing the data from other content creators, hashtags as a first comment are still getting incredibly high reach. Based on this data, your hashtags are still discoverable by Instagram’s AI when you add them as a first comment.
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How to schedule a first comment on Flick

Ready to get started with scheduling a first comment on Flick? Let’s get started:
  1. Login and click “scheduling” on your Flick account.
  2. When you click “create post,” you’ll start putting together your content and you will see a space called “First Comment.”
  3. From here, you can either copy over your hashtags or whatever kind of CTA you’d like to put in the first comment.
  4. Schedule your post as usual and the first comment will get scheduled along with it.
  5. Ta-da! You’re done. It’s that easy. Seriously.
Now all you have to do is watch all the likes, comments, saves, and everything in between roll in on your post.
Flick Tip: The first comment is only available when you auto-publish your Instagram posts and you can only use up to 30 hashtags on a post.

What hashtags should you put in your first comment?

Oh boy, so now that you know how to schedule your first comment, which hashtags should you add to your first comment?
Well, one of the best ways is by getting a trial with Flick and using our hashtag search where you’ll find all the best hashtags for your content.
All you have to do is search for a specific hashtag and from there, you’ll get a list of hashtags that are similar that are perfect for your post. You’ll even discover if the hashtags will help you rank through the various metrics and analytics we have for each hashtag.
Remember you can only add 30 hashtags to your post.
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Why should you schedule a first comment on Instagram?

Do hashtags work as a first comment?

How to schedule a first comment on Flick

What hashtags should you put in your first comment?


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