Wat is Later?
Cloudgebaseerd platform dat je helpt bij het plannen, beheren en plannen van je visuele berichten op sociale media en marketingcampagnes op Instagram.
Wie gebruikt Later?
Dit cloudgebaseerde marketingplatform is ontworpen voor bedrijven van elke omvang en helpt gebruikers bij het inplannen, zoeken en opnieuw plaatsen van verhalen en campagnes op Instagram.
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Reviews over Later
Very helpful for my coaching business
I enjoy using Later, it's a great social poster with limits
Opmerkingen: Overall I enjoy using it better than most social media schedulers. It's reliable, it autoposts to IG as long as you have an IG business account. It's super easy to use and sort of has a built in content calendar.
I like that you can house your unused photos and that it lets you know how many posts you've used a certain photo in. So if I post it to say Pinterest, FB, and Twitter it will say it's been used 3 times. This helps me manage a huge bucket of content. I really enjoy being able to see the whole upcoming week's posts at a glance and move them around easily if needed.
Sometimes uploading photos glitch out. You are limited by file size so often times I have to go to the internet to edit them using Pixlr etc. Also you can't see further back than a few weeks on the calendar on the free plan. That is tough.
With a Few More Features, It Would Be a Solid Piece of Software for Publishing
Opmerkingen: We all love later. Unfortunately due to the lack of ability to schedule more advanced post types like reels and the inability to post to google business, we've had to start using a different service (which is not as foundationally good) but does offer those features. All in all however, if you're looking for a solid, reliable, industry standard for social media publishing, this is your software.
Auto hashtags, basic image editing, the ability to select different times for different channels in one post, the post feed preview feature; and a solid, reliable performance 90% of the time. They also have a decent free plan with basic features and 10 free posts per month.
The post types you can schedule are ULTRA limited (no reels), the media center is a mess to find your content in, the analytics are limited (but that doesn't really matter) and more often than they should, the connections to social platforms need refreshing (which also doesn't really matter). Also, you can't schedule to all the platforms, google business being left out is especially unfortunate.
Useful, but not very practical
Opmerkingen: The software could definitely be useful for smaller organizations or individuals who are publishing plenty of content, but the UX was rather complicated and ended up taking me more time to plan and schedule content for automatic publishing than it would have taken me to actually publish the content manually.
For me, the low price was the most appealing part of Later. It has many of the same functions as more expensive content publishing and scheduling apps but is very reasonable, especially for small businesses that need to schedule content far in advance.
I ran into many hurdles when trying to automate/schedule Instagram stories and tag people on LinkedIn, which is ultimately what made me decide to leave. With that being said, it appears that this is a problem with the API limitations of the social media platforms rather than Later itself, but it was still a dealbreaker.
More a scheduling app that anything else
I think it's a good tool to schedule posts os stories that you have previously designed and edited. It'd not very helpful when it comes to tag or mention a large number of people which is quite important if you collaborate with lots of different teams and accounts in your business.
Overall, it'd be more helpful if the usability was a bit more similar to what you find on Instagram, however I guess it's just a question of getting used to it (although the predictive keyboard would be a great help).
Later is quite useful to have an idea of what your progression is in terms on followers and reactions. What I like the most about it is the preview option that lets you have a better idea of how your posts would look like . There aren't many other apps that offer you such a useful view. Obviously we also like the fact that lets you schedule all your posts and in general is very intuitive and easy to use. I like how it relays on visual structures to plan your feed. It doesn't overcomplicate things which is very handy. Customer service is also really good.
All the analytics part of it is really helpful. However, I think it would improve if it could give more details about the overall engagement of our profile. This means it would be great if we could have graphics that sum up all the reactions ( reactions for our stories, posts and clicks on our link all together). One thing I would also improve is to allow the option of uploading more than one still per post. At the moment every time we want to post a few pictures together we need to do it through out phone. I'd also add predictive text when it comes to tag or mention any of our contacts (at the moment you have to enter the full name of everyone, an it takes way longer than doing it though Instagram, specially when you need to tag a lot of people). I'd also like to have the option for adding text to our stories. At the moment Lates lets you crop or apply filters to your stories but it doesn't let you add text or gifs as you would do directly on Instagram.
Quite expensive tool, but works fine
Opmerkingen: 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...
It was very useful to create and schedule post on FB and Instagram accounts.Analytics use to be good too.
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.