Later

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Marketing and scheduling tool for Instagram

About Later

Later is a web-based marketing platform, designed to help businesses plan and schedule posts across social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. The drag and drop calendar tool allows users to plan social posts for the week ahead and monitor engagement in real time. The visual content calendar provides an at-a-glance view of upcoming posts and automatic publishing means that no manual work is required once the schedule is set up.

The visual Instagram planner within Later allows users to visualize their feed aesthetic and see how photos will look once published. The planner utilizes a drag and drop interface so that posts can be moved around until the user is happy with the look of the scheduled posts. Instagram stories can also be scheduled using the Later planner and optimization analytics help businesses to determine the best times for posting stories.

Other features of Later include media import from mobile devices, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more, multi-account management with the easy account switch functionality, user generated content management, performance analytics, and integration with Linkin.bio to monetize posts.


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4.4 /5
(383)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.3/5

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Lawrence
Lawrence
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  • Industry: Furniture
  • Company size: 11–50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Great for social media management

Reviewed on 11/08/2022

I've used Later almost daily to schedule and manage my organization's social media presence. It is...

I've used Later almost daily to schedule and manage my organization's social media presence. It is a very useful tool with many great features that is available for a price I haven't seen offered by any competitors. It is extremely detailed in its support for Instagram and Tik Tok as well (especially when scheduling stories), so if you're primarily using those platforms, you're sure to find Later to be extremely helpful.

Pros

It was extremely easy to schedule posts on several different accounts and manage media assets. Instagram analytics were also helpful in growing the company's following. It offers a lot of useful features for a relatively low price.

Cons

It could certainly use more detailed analytics for platforms other than Instagram and TikTok. I also wish there was a way to duplicate/clone posts. When managing pictures and images, it does not store the original file, and when editing pictures for different platform, there is no way to save custom settings.

Alternatives Considered

Sprout Social, Semrush and Hootsuite

Reasons for Switching to Later

Amazing value for what it offers.
Darien
Darien
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  • Industry: Religious Institutions
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

Well designed Social Media Management platform with a fatal flaw

Reviewed on 21/01/2020

Overall, Later was an incredible platform that offers some incredible features at a price point...

Overall, Later was an incredible platform that offers some incredible features at a price point that cannot be beat - serving as the primary social media management platform for our team for well over a year. However, due to a lack of customer support surrounding a key feature consistently breaking, we were forced to give up on Later and move to competing products.

Pros

Later is an incredibly well-designed platform that offers the best user-interface and planning features I've encountered across social media management platforms. Setting up Later with our Instagram & Facebook accounts was a breeze, as was configuring the platform to fit my specific needs with custom post-schedules, and their visual planner (offering week views, monthly views & even a profile view) - all available at their free tiered platform. Pay a couple bucks a month, and you get access to even more features - such as suggested posting times (truly an incredible feature), video posting, instagram story posting, and team management options (such as Contributors) that are truly unbeatable at the price Later offers them.

Cons

While Later's platform was absolutely stunning & incredibly user-friendly, my issue with Later stemmed from the continued issue of Later failing to post scheduled Instagram posts. I will say, I haven't used Later since late 2018 (so this issue may have been resolved); but I was continually dealing with this issue for over 6 months - with a scheduled post failing to post, the Later platform marking the post as "failed to post", and Later refusing to notify me of the failure - despite their fallback feature of notifying the user via the app when a post fails to get posted.

With this issue I contacted support, but got given the run-around "Instagram's API" was down (seems to have happened a lot while I was with Later and never when I switched to another platform), so I begrudgingly made the decision to switch to a more expensive & less featured platform that would auto-post to instagram.

As I mentioned previously however, this issue may have been resolved in the past 1.5 years since I used the platform.

Alternatives Considered

Buffer

Reasons for Switching to Later

Originally chose Later over Buffer for the features available and the easier user-interface
Meredith
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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Not Bad, But Not Efficient

Reviewed on 06/04/2021

Overall, it was good to start out with (much better than Hootsuite), but the issues we ran into...

Overall, it was good to start out with (much better than Hootsuite), but the issues we ran into created a greater need for a tool that allowed us to be more efficient with our social media scheduling and posting.

Pros

I loved this tool when we first got it because of the interface. The calendar view in which you're able to schedule your social posts by dragging and dropping them on your desired dates was very helpful and allowed me to quickly schedule posts for my clients. It's also pretty user friendly in that it's intuitive and it feels like you know where to click and what to do in order to get from A to B when scheduling your social media posts.

Cons

We ended up moving away from Later for a few reasons. First, we spent so much time resizing and adjusting image sizes to fit the specifications that Later required. It got to the point where we were spending hours doing this and it took away from the time we were able to spend doing impactful work for our clients. Second, some posts had horrible, pixelated image quality that we would have to catch while reviewing already published social posts in order to delete and repost. Lastly, we needed to ability to post to more platforms that Later had integrations with. I'm not sure whether it's been added since we left, but there wasn't a connection with Google My Business at that time.

Thierry
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Quite expensive tool, but works fine

Reviewed on 13/12/2022

I used Later nicely for years, until they decided to change existing plans and raise the price...

I used Later nicely for years, until they decided to change existing plans and raise the price dramatically. Due to that, I started to search for alternatives, and I've found out that these days, you can archive more than 90 percent of the same things directly with Meta (FaceBook and Instagram), but for free !Also, the analytics looks great at first to see what is working or not, but again, the same tools are available in Facebook or Instagram directly now. So I'm not sure that I'll continue to work with Later for long still...

Pros

It was very useful to create and schedule post on FB and Instagram accounts.Analytics use to be good too.

Cons

Being a user for years, they suddenly raised their price drastically, for way less options that I had before.I understand that you can adjust prices according to the market, but changing completely the plans and options of an existing customer is clearly not nice. I have lost confidence with this product since then.

Alternatives Considered

Hootsuite

Reasons for Choosing Later

Buffer was more limited with the post and analytics tools.

Switched From

Buffer
Monique
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  • Industry: Photography
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

The best scheduler for instagram and twitter posts

Reviewed on 05/08/2021

I have to batch create content. I work for a photographer and I do one post a day for him. Later...

I have to batch create content. I work for a photographer and I do one post a day for him. Later has helped grow the following by scheduling posts at good times of day to get a lot of engagement and it offers hashtag suggestions too. the best solution for a social media content creator.

Pros

I love how easy it is on Later either via browser or mobile app to simply upload your media and drag it into a day and write the post. it's easy to add a link in bio. you can also see the best times to post, and put the posts in that slot. it has been helpful to batch create weeks worth of posts at a time.

Cons

sometimes later "loses connection" with the social profiles for no reason and you need to reconnect and every now and then, the reconnect fails.

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Later FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Later.

Later offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$0.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Later offers a free plan, which includes 10 posts per month per profile, 1 social profile per platform, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and TikTok, and 1 User. Starter: $15/month (or $12.50/month when billed annually) for 1 User, 1 Social Set, and 30 posts per month per social platform. Growth: $25/month (or $20.83/month when billed annually) for 3 users, 3 Social Sets, and 150 posts per month per social platform. Advanced: $40/month (or $33.33/month when billed annually) for 6 users, 6 Social Sets, and unlimited posts across all social platforms.

Later has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1,000, 1,001–5,000

Later supports the following languages:

English

Later supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Later integrates with the following applications:

Instagram, Meta for Business, Twitter/X

Later offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Chat

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