Why Tailwind's Instagram Scheduler Is The Best Out There

There are many Instagram schedulers out there for bloggers and influencers to use. Some of them are not so good, and some of them are pretty good, but I’ve found one that is really awesome! And that is the Tailwind Instagram Scheduler.

It’s not a secret that I’ve used Tailwind for several years to schedule my Pinterest pins and love it. So when Tailwind first launched its Instagram scheduler I knew it was going to be good. And it didn’t disappoint.

When the Tailwind for Instagram scheduler first came out it had great features that just made the whole process of creating and scheduling an Instagram post easier.
  • A hashtag finder that is color-coded to show which hashtags were most popular.
  • A schedule generator so you didn’t have to guess the best time to post
  • After that Smart.bio was launched which is an advanced and customizable link in bio tool for Instagram (and is free by the way)
Why Tailwinds Instagram Scheduler Is The Best Out There | A Relaxed Gal
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Now with the latest feature additions that Tailwind has added, I am blown away! With all of these features, they’ve made posting content to Instagram even easier.

Want to know what the new Tailwind for Instagram features are? Keep reading.

Content Plans

This is kinda ingenious. The biggest problem with posting to Instagram (at least for me) is what to post and being strategic about it. With this content plan feature that becomes a lot easier.

Based on the type of business you are, the content plans feature provides post ideas that are customized for your business type. Tailwind said to “think of them like marketing MabLibs for your Instagram caption!”

When I tried this feature I selected “I publish content online” for my business category. As you can see from the picture below there are a total of four to choose from.

Tailwind for Instagram content plan feature | A Relaxed Gal

I then got a recommendation to post a mix of educational, inspirational, and promotional content. The recommendation included a rationale for each and when to schedule each type of post. I can’t wait to implement this and see what impact it has on my feed!

Drag-and-drop scheduling

Most other Instagram schedulers have this so it makes sense that Tailwind would add a 9-grid preview with drag-and-drop scheduling. With this feature, you can easily move your posts around if you decide that you want to change when you post specific content.

Hidden hashtags

So Tailwind already has a great Hashtag finder but they’ve made it even better by allowing you to publish those hashtags as the first comment. This is great if you utilize most or all 30 of the hashtags Instagram allows but don’t want to clutter up your caption with them.

Unsplash integration

If you use stock photos for some of your posts, you don’t have to leave the platform. With this integration with Unsplash you can search the free stock image library to find images to use in your posts.

Social media design

When you sign up for a Tailwind plan you get access to Tailwind Create which is a design tool that allows you to easily create multiple social media posts for multiple platforms in a matter of minutes. Additionally, Tailwind Create has branding tools so you can brand the social posts you design with your brand colors, fonts, and logo!

Additional posting features

Font formatting, user tagging, location tagging, post prompts, and Mad-lib style caption templates.

How to get started

If you’re a heavy Instagram user or poster this could be the tool for you. If you think so, here’s what you need to do to get started.
  • Get an Instagram Business Account if you don’t have one already. As with most Instagram scheduling tools, Tailwind For Instagram works best with an Instagram Business Account
  • Sign up for the free plan. If you haven’t tried Tailwind for Instagram before, you can sign up for the free plan. It includes
    • Integration of one Pinterest Profile, one Instagram Profile, and one Facebook Page
    • 20 scheduled posts a month that can be used for Instagram, Facebook, or Pinterest or across all three platforms
    • 20 Post Designs/mo
    • 10 Ghostwriter Credits/mo
    • 5 Tailwind Communities
    • Smart.bio Custom Link
    • Basic Analytics
    • Access for one user 
  • If you need more than 20 posts a month you can upgrade to one of their paid plans (prices and features listed below are subject to change)
    • Pro Plan – 100 Posts/mo across Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook for $9.99 /mo
    • Advanced Plan – 1,000 Posts/mo across Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook for $19.99/month 
    • Max Plan – Unlimited Posts/mo across Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook for $39.99/month
  • Once you've signed up start playing around with all of the great features and schedule your first post!

Have fun!