It's not a secret that the majority of content that we like to share in social media is images. Some of us lazy users, don't even add a caption!

Originally, Instagram and Pinterest were designed as social platforms with a continuous feed of solely images. Texts were optional. 

Thus, when creating an Instagram or a Pinterest post in PromoRepublic, adding a picture is mandatory. Otherwise, you won't be able to either schedule or publish it. Instead you will be prompted with a red camera icon to the right (pictured below).

If you want to share a link, feel free to insert it into the text field. Automatically a URL preview will be uploaded, containing a thumbnail picture and some short text. Depending on the website settings, you can see text only auto-populated. 

But note that the preview image shown is not considered as the post picture. Still, the red camera icon will jump on the right.

A side note: When posting a URL to Pinterest, it must be included in the lower box.

More information about adding links to your Pinterest posts can be found here.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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