Feature introduction

With this feature it is possible to schedule Stories in Swat.io. Simply select the "Story" post category when creating a new Instagram post.

ATTENTION: Instagram Stories cannot be published automatically - the Instagram API currently does not offer this option!

How to publish story posts correctly

Before publication

Ten minutes before the scheduled publication of the Instagram story, you will receive an email containing all photos, videos and notes. Photos or videos can be downloaded directly from the email to use in the Facebook story.

After publication

As soon as the post has been published, you can mark it as "Published" in the calendar. All you have to do is click on the "Published" button (until it is highlighted in blue) and then click on "Save Post".

Good to know

Story posts published directly through Facebook are not automatically imported into the calendar.


Statistics are imported for all published Instagram Story posts (after 24h). It is not relevant whether the Story was pre-scheduled in the Swat.io calendar or not.

Statistics are not deleted after 14 days, unlike Instagram itself.

For a detailed breakdown of the individual values, please click here.



  • Instagram allows a maximum of 100 story items to be published within 24 hours.

  • The maximum display time for photos is 5 seconds.


  • Aspect ratio: 9:16 or between 4:5 and 1.91:1

  • File size: max. 30 MB

  • Supported formats: jpg, png


  • Aspect ratio: 9:16 or between 4:5 and 1.91:1

  • Width: min. 500px

  • File size: max. 4 GB

  • Unterstützte Formate: mp4, mov

  • Supported formats: mp4, mov

  • Video codec: H.264 compression, square pixels, fixed frame rate, progressive frame display

  • Sound: optional

  • Audio codec: AAC stereo audio data compression at 128+ kbit/s

  • Subtitles: subtitles must be integrated into the video file

What permissions do I need on Swat.io to create story posts?

This feature is only available for Swat.io Pro and Enterprise plans, you can find detailed information about the pricing HERE

Following permissions are required:

  • Full

  • Assigned full

If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to contact our support team either via chat or via support@swat.io!

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