If you love social media, you will already be aware of how influential Instagram is. As the third largest social media platform in the world, it’s the place to be for small businesses, content creators, and influencers.
The ability to create and post joint or collaborative posts on Instagram is relatively new. First launched in October 2021, this feature has been particularly popular with influencers and businesses. This is no surprise – after all, 80% of marketers now use social media platforms like Instagram in their work.
Of course, this feature isn’t just for business purposes. Collaborative posting can be a great way to share special moments with your friends and generally connect with your followers.
How to Do a Joint Post on Instagram
The joint post feature is easy to use on Instagram. In fact, once you make your first collaborative post, repeating the process will only add two extra clicks to your normal posting routine.
To make a joint post, follow these steps:
- Open the Instagram app
- Start by creating a post as normal
- When you get to the final page, where you can add a description and hashtags, find the option that reads Add Tag
- Tap on this and search for the account you wish to collaborate with
- Press Done and upload your post
You can invite up to 20 people to collaborate on a post with you. When you add them, each one will have to accept your invitation in order to be added to the post.
How to Co Post on Instagram as a Guest
When joining a collaborative post as a guest, the process is a little different, but much simpler.
As the guest on a joint post, the responsibility of creating and uploading the post belongs to the host. They will follow the steps listed above and you will be sent an invitation.
This invitation will appear in your notifications. If you want to join the post, accept it. If you do not want to join, decline the invitation. After this point, there is nothing you need to do.
Why can’t I do a joint post on Instagram?
While the collaborative feature is relatively new, it has now been rolled out in most areas. If you cannot see the option to invite a collaborator to a post, it may be that you need to update the Instagram app.
If there are no updates, try uninstalling and reinstalling the app. If the feature is still not available, reach out to Instagram customer support.
Can I leave a joint post on Instagram?
You can remove yourself from a collaborative post if you:
- Enter the post
- Press the three-dots icon in the top-right corner
- Tap Stop Sharing
The collaborative post will be removed from your feed.
Can I remove someone from a joint post on Instagram?
To remove a guest from your collaborative post, find the post on your feed and edit it. To do this, press the three-dots icon and choose Edit, then tap on the person you want to remove. Once they are no longer listed, save the post. They will be removed from the collaboration and the post will no longer be on their profile.