The Ultimate Mass Planner Instagram Tutorial

Not long time ago, I wrote a tutorial about FollowLiker Instagram. Since then Instagram has grown a lot more and now has over 400M active users monthly, which makes it one of the best social networks currently, if not the best. In this post, I’ll talk about Mass Planner another powerful software which helps you automate your Instagram account(s).

Mass Planner is a all-in-one software for multiple social networks. It currently supports Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Google+. In this post, I’ll try my best to explain you guys how Mass Planner works and its features.

Before I start the tutorial, I’d like to mention that Mass Planner is NOT a free software. It is a monthly subscription based payment and pretty cheap. It’s worth mentioning that you get access to use their software for all the social networks it supports with only one subscription.

Get 5 day trial of Mass Planner

After you get Mass Planner, you will receive an e-mail with your login details and the download link of Mass Planner, along with other information about Mass Planner.

Mass Planner Email

Downloading Mass Planner

To download Mass Planner, go to the following URL:
http://www.massplanner.com/knowledge-base/downloading-installing-mass-planner/

There are two types of downloads:

  1. Installer (you will have to install the software manually)
  2. Files (pre-installed, you just have to extract the archive and run Mass Planner)

Installing Mass Planner

If you have downloaded the installer, that means you have to manually install the software. Otherwise, if you have downloaded the files, you have to only extract them and run Mass Planner.

Using the Installer

After downloading the installer, you should have this file on your computer:

Mass Planner Installer

Open the file and wait until the installer loads. After that, you will be prompted the following screen:

Mass Planner Setup 1

Press “Next” to continue the installation.

Mass Planner Setup 2

Make sure you tick “I accept the terms of this agreement.” box and press “Next” to continue the installation.

Mass Planner Setup 3

Choose the location where you want to install Mass Planner by clicking “Browse“. After you choose the location Press “Next“.

Mass Planner Setup 4

Lastly, press “Install” to start the installation.

Mass Planner Setup 5

Wait until the installation is finished.

Mass Planner Setup 6

After the installation is finished, you can choose to either run Mass Planner or close the installation wizard.

Using The Pre-Installed Files

If you decided to download the files instead of the installer, you should have this file (a zipped archive) on your computer:

Mass Planner Files Archive

Extract the archive using WinRAR or any other file archive. If you’re using WinRAR, right click on the archive and press “Extract to MassPlanner2\” and it will create a folder called “MassPlanner2” (the same name as the archive) and extract all the files there.

Mass Planner Files

After you extract the files, that is basically it. You can run Mass Planner directly from that folder by opening the “MassPlannerNew” file.

Mass Planner Files 2

If you would like to make an icon on your Desktop, right click on “MassPlannerNew” > Send To > Desktop (create shortcut).

Mass Planner Make Icon

The final icon after installation, regardless whether you used the installer or the files, should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Desktop Icon

Updating Mass Planner

Every time you run Mass Planner, it will automatically check for new updates and if there are any, it will automatically start the updater. The updater is fairly simple and you don’t have to do anything except wait for it to finish. It’s a console window and looks like this:

MassPlanner Update

Mass Planner Welcome Screen

After you have installed Mass Planner, it’s time to run it! The very first time you run the program, you will receive a “welcome” screen.

Mass Planner Welcome Screen

If you don’t want to receive the same message every time you run the software, check the “Got it! I don’t want to see this anymore.” box and press “X” to close the window.

Logging In To Your Mass Planner Account

Before you use the software, you have to log into your account that was generated before in your e-mail.

Mass Planner Login

After that press “Login“, or enable “Autologin” and it will automatically attempt to log in every minute with the information (e-mail + password) you provide.

Mass Planner Graphical Interface

After logging in into Mass Planner, you will see the main dashboard of Mass Planner, which looks like this:

Mass Planner Main Screen

It’s fairly simple dashboard and easy to understand. I’ll start off by explaining the header.

Mass Planner Header

The header itself is fairly simple. The usual minimize, maximize and exit application (It minimizes the application in task bar, instead of completely exiting it. To completely exit the application, follow the steps below.) on the top right corner. Below them, there are two buttons. One is “TUTORIAL!” which opens the help page of Mass Planner.

Mass Planner Account

The other button contains the e-mail address of the account you are logged in with. By clicking it, it gives you three options:

  1. Exit the program (will completely exit the application, won’t minimize to taskbar)
  2. Restart the application (will restart the application)
  3. Logout (will log the current user off and return to the login screen)

On the left side, we can see  the name “Mass Planner 2” and an icon next to it. That icon will ‘resize’ the left menu, making it smaller by only displaying the icons and hiding the text from the items in it.

This is how the left side menu looks normally:

Mass Planner Left Menu

This is how the menu looks like after you click the icon:

Mass Planner Left Menu Resized

The header contains small information of how many accounts you have added and whether it’s active or not. This text is going to change as you use Mass Planner. For example, when you add a new account, it gives you information whether it was successfully added or not. It also changes as Mass Planner does its operations, such as following users.

Mass Planner Header Text

Moving on to the left side menu, we have different options there. Each of those options have different settings inside it.

Mass Planner Dashboard Menu

The first in the menu is the “Dashboard“. The dashboard gives us various information about Mass Planner. The menu contains 5 tabs:

  1. Summary
  2. Statistics
  3. What’s new
  4. Contact Support
  5. Notifications

Mass Planner Summary Tab

The Summary Menu of Mass Planner gives you various information about the accounts you are running in Mass Planner. Every time you start Mass Planner, it will automatically add a new log of the time you started the software and how many accounts you have added in the software.

Beside that, the Summary tab contains information about the actions performed on each account you have in Mass Planner. For example, when you post a picture, it will log that action in the Summary log.

Mass Planner Summary

There are 4 different tabs in the Summary tab.

  1. Date
  2. Status
  3. Account
  4. Error

The “Date” tab shows the exact time the action was executed.

The “Status” tab shows the actual operation that was performed. For example, logging in, posting and so on.

The “Account” tab shows the name of the account that has performed the operation in the same line.

The “Error” tab shows if there were any errors performing the operation. That way you can easily spot errors, if there are any.

Lastly, at the very bottom there are two options:

  1. Copy errors to clipboard (It will copy all the errors on your clipboard.)
  2. Show only errors (It will show only errors, if there are any. Other logs will be skipped.)

Mass Planner Statistics Tab

The “Statistics” tab of Mass Planner shows a graph of the statistics. It can be global or specific account statistics.

Mass Planner Statistics

The “Statistics” tab contains two tabs.

  1. Posting
  2. Tools

The first one shows a graph of the posts. By default, it shows the global graph for all accounts you have on Mass Planner. You can also click “Show Graph” on a specific account to see the graph for that account.

If you check “Toggle between Social Profiles and Platform View“, it will show you the statistics based on platforms, rather than accounts.

The second tab “Tools” contains various information about each of your account(s) in Mass Planner.

Mass Planner Statistics Tools

You can also use the function “Toggle between Social Profiles and Platforms View” to switch from accounts to platform (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook etc) statistics.

Mass Planners What’s New Tab

The name explains the whole tab itself. You can read the changelogs of the software in this tab.

Mass Planner What's New

Mass Planner Contact Support Tab

Contact Support” is a built-in support form if you have any questions related to Mass Planner.

Mass Planner Contact Support

Simply, type your e-mail, choose the category of your problem and write a description.

You can also tick “Send product logs to investigate your issue” which will automatically send your logs file to the support of Mass Planner to help them investigate the issue(s) you’re having.

Mass Planner Notifications Tab

The “Notifications” tab of Mass Planner gives you information related to your account(s) in Mass Planner.

Mass Planner Notifications

Currently there are no notifications for my account(s), but if there are any they will be shown in this tab. Example of notifications are: some of your campaign(s) running out of pictures to post, some of your account(s) being blocked and so on.

There are two options to do with the notifications:

  1. Mark all as read (It will automatically mark every notification as read)
  2. Delete all (It will delete all the notifications from the list)

Mass Planner Social Profiles Menu

The “Social Profiles” menu is the place where you will be adding your account(s). Mass Planner supports multiple platforms (Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and much more), but in this tutorial we’ll be talking specifically about Instagram, although there isn’t much of a difference with other platforms as well.

Mass Planner Social Profiles Menu

I currently have one account added, but normally the table looks empty. To add a new account, press on the “ADD PROFILE” button.

Mass Planner Add New Account

There are two ways to add accounts in Mass Planner:

  1. Adding them one by one
  2. By importing them

If you have small amount of accounts you could do it one by one easily. If you have quite a lot of accounts, you can do it by importing them. You can see an example import file by clicking “SHOW DEMO IMPORT FILE“.

We’re going to use the manual method to add one account in this tutorial. Click on “ADD PROFILE” below the Instagram picture.

Mass Planner Add New Instagram Account

The textbox “Account Name” is the title of the account, not the actual username of the account. For example, if you have multiple Fashion accounts, you could title them each by their category, such as Makeups, Nails and so on.

The textbox “Account description” is the description of the account. (Example: Women makeups)

The “Tags” box is used to add tags for each account so you can filter/search for them later. The tags are very useful if you’re working with multiple social networks, you can easily sort the accounts later on by tags and do your job faster and easier.

If you want to use proxies for your account, check the “Show Proxy Settings” checkbox.

Mass Planner New Account Proxy Settings

The first textbox should be the IP address and port of the proxy in format “ip:port“.

The second and third are the username and password of the proxy, if there are any. If there aren’t any, leave them blank.

Lastly, you have to enter the username and password of your account.

After you’re done entering the details of your account, press “VERIFY ACCOUNT” to verify the account details. If the account is good, Mass Planner will change the status to “VALID“.

You can also the “BROWSE” button to open a web browser (with proxy if used) and log into your account. From there you can update the bio, website and other details of your account if you wish to.

On the bottom of the settings, there is an option “Show Advanced Profile Settings“.

Mass Planner Advanced Profile Settings

There are two settings:

  1. Enable Nightmode
  2. Send a maximum of ‘x’ posts per day

Mass Planner Advanced Profile Settings 2

Nightmode” is a period of time in which Mass Planner won’t do any actions at all. Basically, if you run the bot 24/7 and want to act like a normal human being, you could use “Nightmode” from 11PM to 7AM while you’re sleeping so it won’t do any actions in that period of time.

Send a maximum of ‘x’ posts per day” is used to set a limit of maximum uploads per day. If you don’t want Mass Planner to share more than 5 images per day, you could set the limit here to 5.

After you are done with the settings, go back to the “Social Profiles” menu. It should look like this:

Mass Planner Social Profiles Menu

There are several other options in the “Social Profiles” menu.

Starting off with “Filter“, it’s basically a search in real-time. As soon as you type anything, it will automatically apply the search and hide (filter) the accounts from the table which do not contain the string you’re typing. The filter text applies to the name of the account (title) and the tags.

Group by Tag” will automatically group the accounts by tags, depending how many you have. In my case, there is only one tag I’ve used for the account and that’s “Instagram“, hence there will be only one group. This could be very useful if you’re managing a large amount of accounts.

Mass Planner Group By Tag

Filter by Tag” will filter (hide the accounts from the table) the accounts based on tags (by platform). Since Mass Planner supports multiple platforms, you could use this option to sort your accounts by platform if you need to.

Moving on to the table of accounts, there are several columns.

Mass Planner Social Profiles Table

  1. Status
  2. Name
  3. Pages
  4. Groups
  5. Followers
  6. Actions
  7. Tag

Status” table indicates the status of the account. In my case, the account is valid. However, it could be pending, invalid and so on. Mass Planner will do actions only on accounts which are valid.

Name” is the name (title) of the account that you have given when you added it.

Pages” is the amount of pages the account has. This is related to other social media platforms, not Instagram.

Groups” is the amount of groups the accounts is part of. This is also related to other social media platforms, not Instagram.

Followers” is the amount of followers the account has.

Actions” column contains several different options:

  1. Verify
  2. Details
  3. Delete
  4. Browse
  5. Sync

Verify” only appears if your account is “pending” status. After it’s verified, it will no longer be shown.

Details” will open a new window where you can edit the account’s details.

Delete” will delete the account from the social profiles.

Browse” will open a new browser which you can use to edit your profile if necessary.

Sync” will synchronize the account statistics. Mass Planner does that automatically from time to time, but if you need it done at a specific time, you could use this function.

Lastly, the “Tag” column shows the tag you have selected in your account settings.

At the very end of the table, there are two more buttons.

Mass Planner Social Profiles Footer

DELETE SELECTED PROFILES” will remove the selected accounts from the “Social Profiles” permanently. You will have to re-add them later if you want to use them again.

EXPORT PROFILES” will export all the accounts in “Social Profiles” in a new .txt file. You can use this to back up your accounts in case something happens, so you don’t have to re-add them one by one later on.

Editing Profile Data

If for some reason you want to edit the profile data on some of your accounts, you can do that with the latest Mass Planner feature. First of all, you need to have the account added in Mass Planner.

Mass Planner Social Profiles

After you have added your account(s), click on “Details” in the “ACTIONS” column. That will open the account’s setting.

Mass Planner Account Settings

Now open the “Edit Profile” tab and wait a few seconds while Mass Planner retrieves the current information of your account.

Mass Planner Edit Profile

Now you can edit the profile data of your account. After you’re done, make sure to click “Update Profile Data” to finish the process or “Change profile picture” if you’re changing the profile picture.

Mass Planner Tools Menu

The Mass Planner Tools menu contains the tools that you’ll be using for your accounts, such as following, liking, commenting and so on.

Mass Planner Tools Menu

To view all the tools, click on the “MORE TOOLS” button. This is also the configuration wizard, where you set up the settings for each tool.

Mass Planner All Tools

Currently Mass Planner offers the following Instagram tools:

  1. Follow
  2. Follow back
  3. Unfollow
  4. Like
  5. Comment
  6. Contact (Direct Message)
  7. Create Accounts
  8. Delete Posts
  9. Repost pictures
  10. Upload pictures

Using Mass Planner To Follow

To follow people in Mass Planner, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Follow” tab.

Mass Planner Follow

There are three sub-tabs in the “Follow” tab.

  1. Settings
  2. Follow Sources
  3. Results

Settings” tab is where you set up the follow settings.

Follow Sources” tab is where you choose the sources from where to scrape users for following.

Results” tab is where the logs of the follow tool are stored.

Follow Settings

The following settings are self-explanatory, but I am going to explain each setting as well as include my own settings.

Wait between ‘x’ and ‘y’ minutes before each new operation” is the amount of minutes to wait between each operation. I recommend 4 to 6 minutes between each operation.

Follow between ‘x’ and ‘y’ people per operation” is the amount of users Mass Planner will follow for each operation. I recommend a limit of 5 to 10.

Follow a maximum of ‘x’ people per day. (0 = no limit)” is the amount of users Mass Planner will follow per day. I wouldn’t recommend ever using 0 as limit (no limit). I recommend following a maximum of 500 to 600 people per day.

Stop the tool for ‘x’ minutes after ‘x’ followers” will stop following for ‘x’ minutes after it has followed ‘x followers. I personally am not using this, but if you feel a need to, you can use it.

Follow between ‘x’ and ‘y’ time” is the time frame in which Mass Planner will be following. I have the time limit set from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, which means it will run the whole day.

User has profile image” will ensure that only users with profile image are followed. I use this option to avoid users without profile image, because they are usually not very active users, nor very much into Instagram.

User has a minimum number of posts” will ensure that only users with certain minimum amount of posts are followed. I personally do not use this option.

User bio has a minimum number of characters” will ensure that only users with certain minimum amount of characters in bio are followed. I personally do not use/recommend this option.

User bio/username/name must not contain any invalid words (separate words by a comma)” will ensure that only users that do not contain (a) specific word(s) in bio/username/name are followed. If the word is found either in bio/username/name of the user, they will be skipped. I personally am not using this setting, but if you want to avoid specific users, you could use it.

User has a follow ratio (followers/following) greater than” will ensure that only users with follow ratio greater than a specific amount are followed. I wouldn’t recommend this option personally.

Do not follow private users” will ensure that private users are not followed. I am not using this setting personally, but I know people who use it. The choice is yours. 🙂

Like latest posts of user after follow” will like the latest posts of the user after following him. I personally like this option very much, because liking after following someone is like icing on the cake. I would recommend you to use this option, as it improves the followback and engagement by large margins. I like the latest 1 to 3 posts of the user after following.

Days of the week when to operate” will ensure that Mass Planner will follow only in specific days of the week. I have all days turned on, but if you would like to stop following in (a) specific day(s) of the week, press on the day and it will disable following in that specific day.

After you have finished setting up the settings, it should be looking something like this:

Mass Planner Follow Settings

Next, you have to set up the “Follow Sources“. Open the tab and it should look like this:

Mass Planner Follow Sources

There are 4 ways to scrape users for following in Mass Planner.

  1. By keyword/hashtag
  2. Specific user’s followers/followings
  3. Followers of a random user you have followed
  4. Specific list of users imported by you

To follow users by a keyword/hashtag, check the “Follow people by keyword search” box and type the keyword/hashtag. Mass Planner will search for new posts in that keyword/hashtag and scrape all the users and follow them.

Mass Planner Follow People By Keyword

To follow specific user’s followers/followings, check the “Follow friends of target accounts” box. To scrape a specific user’s followers, type “followers/username“. To scrape a specific user’s followings, type “followings/username“.

Mass Planner Follow Specific User Followers

After you are finished, press the “Add Account URLs” button to add them to the table.

Mass Planner Scrape Users

To follow the followers of one of your following’s list, check the “Follow friends of existing friends“. Mass Planner will select a random users from the “Results” and follow his followers.

To follow specific users, check the “Follow Specific Users” box and type the usernames in the text box.

Mass Planner Follow Specific Users

After you have finished adding your list, press the “ADD USERNAMES” button to add them to the table of users to follow. It might take a while, because Mass Planner is going to verify each one of them, as well as scrape the data (followers, followings, private status, amount of post). After it’s finished, you will get a notification, looking like this:

Mass Planner Usernames Successfully Added

Finally, the usernames should be added in the table of users to follow, looking like this:

Mass Planner Specific Users Table

I personally recommend the second option, which is scraping followers/followings of a specific users. Followings are usually not very good, but scraping a specific user’s followers is very efficient way to get followers on your page. The followers page is sorted from newest to oldest, which means when a user follows an account, he will show on top of the list. So, you could find a popular account in your niche, that gains new followers every day and follow his followers, resulting in following active users and greater followback and engagement.

Lastly, to start the following task, go back to the “Settings” tab and press the “START AUTO FOLLOW” button.

Mass Planner Start Auto Follow

You can see the results/logs of the following tool by going to the “Results” tab.

Mass Planner Follow Results

You can also delete all the logs, export them or import.

Follow Back Settings

The follow back tool will follow users who have followed you. To open the follow back tool, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Follow Back” tab.

Mass Planner Follow Back Tool

I personally have not used this tool, because my goal is to follow as many unique people as possible and get more followers, so I avoid following people who are already following me. But if you would like to use it, I would recommend similar settings to the follow settings, which is between 4 to 6 minutes before each new operation and following 5 to 10 people per operation.

Unfollow Settings

To unfollow people in Mass Planner, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Unfollow” tab.

Mass Planner Unfollow Tool

Unfollow items after a minimum of ‘x’ days after the application followed them” will ensure that Mass Planner will unfollow users after certain amount of days after following them. For example, if you followed some users today and you set the limit to 5 days, it will wait at least 5 days before unfollowing the users you had followed today. I personally have this option set to 1 day, but you could set it to 3 days as well. I think 5 days is a little too high.

Wait between ‘x’ and ‘y’ minutes before each new operation” is the amount of minutes Mass Planner will be paused for before going to the next operation. I recommend setting this limit to 4 to 6 minutes, which is what I use as well.

Unfollow between ‘x’ and ‘y’ items per operation” is the amount of uses Mass Planner will unfollow per operation. I recommend a limit of 2 to 5 for this setting.

Unfollow a maximum of ‘x’ users per day. (0 – no limit)” is the maximum amount of users Mass Planner will unfollow per day. I recommend unfollowing maximum of 500 users per day to be safe.

Unfollow between ‘x’ and ‘y’ time” is the time period which the unfollow tool will be active. I have mine set from 00:00 to 23:59, basically the whole day.

Target all followers from AutoFollow” will ensure that users who have followed you back will not be unfollowed. Since I want to grow my page as much as I possibly can, I have this option checked and I do unfollow everyone, no matter if they follow me back or not. If, however, you want to remain following the users who followed you back, you can leave this option unchecked.

Also target followers from outside Massplanner” will unfollow users which you have followed before using Mass Planner, which I highly recommend using. After using Mass Planner for some time, you probably won’t have to use this setting.

Days of the week when to operate” will ensure that Mass Planner will follow only in specific days of the week. I have all days turned on, but if you would like to stop following in (a) specific day(s) of the week, press on the day and it will disable following in that specific day.

Use whitelist” will ensure that specific users will be skipped and not unfollowed.

To enable the white list, make sure to check the “Use whitelist” box. After that, type the users you want to add in your white list in the text box.

Mass Planner Unfollow Whitelist

After you have finished adding your list, press the “ADD USERNAMES” button to add them to the table of whitelisted users. It might take a while, because Mass Planner is going to verify each one of them, as well as scrape the data (followers, followings, private status, amount of post). After it’s finished, you will get a notification, looking like this:

Mass Planner Usernames Successfully Added

The white list table should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Whitelist Users Table

Finally, after setting up all the settings, it should be similar to this:

Mass Planner Unfollow Settings

Lastly, make sure to click “START UNFOLLOW” to start the unfollowing task.

Mass Planner Unfollow Start

Like Settings

To like photos in Mass Planner, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Like” tab.

Mass Planner Like Tool

There are three sub-tabs in the “Like” tab.

  1. Settings
  2. Sources
  3. Results

Settings” is where you set up the settings which Mass Planner will use for liking.

Sources” is where you set up the settings which Mass Planner will use to scrape photos.

Results” is where you can see the logs of the like tool (such as which pictures it has liked).

Starting off with the settings, I’ll explain each of them and include settings which I am using/recommend.

Wait between ‘x’ and ‘y’ minutes before each new operation” is the amount of time in minutes between each operation. I personally use 5 to 6 minutes as a delay between operations.

Like between ‘x’ and ‘y’ posts per operation” is the amount of photos Mass Planner will like per operation. I personally like 5 to 10 photos per operation.

Like a maximum of ‘x’ posts per day” is the maximum amount of photos Mass Planner will like per day. I would recommend setting this limit to LESS than 1000 photos. I personally use 800, but you could start off with less, like 500 or 600.

Like between ‘x’ and ‘y’ time“ is the time frame in which Mass Planner will be liking. I have mine set from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, which means it runs the whole day.

Days of the week when to operate” will ensure that Mass Planner will like only in specific days of the week. I have all days turned on, but if you would like to stop liking in (a) specific day(s) of the week, press on the day and it will disable liking in that specific day.

The final settings should be looking similar to this:

Mass Planner Like Settings

Next, go to the “Sources” tab to set up the scraping settings.

Mass Planner Like Sources

There are three possible ways to scrape photos for liking in Mass Planner:

  1. By hashtags/keywords
  2. From a specific user
  3. From your followers

To like photos by a hashtag/keyword, check the “Like Posts by Keywords” box and type your hashtag/keyword in the box.

Mass Planner Like Sources Hashtag

To like posts of (a) specific user(s), check the “Like Posts of Specific Users” box and write the users in the text box.

Mass Planner Like Sources Specific Users

After you have finished adding your list, press the “ADD USERNAMES” button to add them to the table. It might take a while, because Mass Planner is going to verify each one of them, as well as scrape the data (followers, followings, private status, amount of post). After it’s finished, you will get a notification, looking like this:

Mass Planner Usernames Successfully Added

The table should be looking like this after adding the users:

Mass Planner Like Sources Specific Users Table

To like the photos of your followers, check the “Like Posts of Followers” and Mass Planner will automatically like the photos of your followers, which might result in higher engagement on your photos over time.

Lastly, if you would like to see the logs of the like tool, you can go to the “Results” tab and see all the information about it.

Mass Planner Like Results

You can also delete all the logs, as well as copy/browse the pictures which have been liked by Mass Planner on your account.

Comment Settings

To comment on photos in Mass Planner, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Comment” tab.

Mass Planner Comment Settings

There are three sub-tabs in the “Comment” tab.

  1. Settings
  2. Sources
  3. Results

Settings” is where you set up the settings which Mass Planner will use for commenting.

Sources” is where you set up the settings which Mass Planner will use to scrape photos.

Results” is where you can see the logs of the like tool (such as which pictures it has commented).

Starting off with the settings, I’ll explain each of them and include settings which I am using/recommend.

Wait between ‘x’ and ‘y’ minutes before each new operation” is the amount of minutes to wait between each operation. I recommend 5 to 10 minutes between each operation.

Comment between ‘x’ and ‘y’” is the amount of comment Mass Planner will post for each operation. I recommend a limit of 1 to 2.

Comment between ‘x’ and ‘y’ time“ is the time frame in which Mass Planner will be commenting. I have the time limit set from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, which means it will run the whole day.

Days of the week when to operate” will ensure that Mass Planner will comment only in specific days of the week. I have all days turned on, but if you would like to stop commenting in (a) specific day(s) of the week, press on the day and it will disable commenting in that specific day.

Use posts with many comments” will ensure that Mass Planner comment on pictures with many comments.

Use posts with few/no comments” will ensure that Mass Planner comment on pictures with few/no comments. I recommend posting comments on pictures with few/no comments, because that way you will be more visible and you can reach to more people.

The final settings should be looking similar to this:

Mass Planner Comment Settings Finished

Next up, you have to configure the “Sources” which Mass Planner will use to scrape for photos.

Mass Planner Comment Sources

There are five type of sources you can choose from:

  1. Comment on photos by a keyword/hashtag
  2. Comment on specific user’s posts
  3. Comment on photos of a specific user’s followers/followings
  4. Comment on your own followers’ photos
  5. Comment on the photos in your feed (photos of your followings)

To comment on photos by a keyword/hashtag, check the “Comment on Posts by Keywords” box.

Mass Planner Comment On Posts By Keyword

Type the keyword and your comment, then press “ADD INPUT” to save it in the table.

Mass Planner Comments Table

To comment on a specific user’s photos, check the “Comment on Specific User Posts” box.

Mass Planner Comment on Specific Users Posts

After you finished writing the comment and adding the usernames, press “ADD USERNAMES“ to add them to the table. It might take a while, because Mass Planner is going to verify each one of them, as well as scrape the data (followers, followings, private status, amount of post). After it’s finished, you will get a notification, looking like this:

Mass Planner Usernames Successfully Added

The table should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Comment Username Table

To comment on photos of people who follow a specific user, or on photos of specific user’s followings, check the “Comment on Followers/Followings of other accounts” box.

Mass Planner Comment on Followers or Followings of other accounts

After you finished writing the comment and adding the usernames, press “ADD ACCOUNT URLS” to add them to the table.

Mass Planner Comennt Users table

To comment on your followers’ posts, check the “Comment on your Followers Posts” box and write your comment.

Mass Planner Comment Follower Posts

To comment on posts of your feed (your following’s posts), check the “Comment on Latest Feed Posts” and write your comment in the text box.

Mass Planner Comment Latest Feed Posts

That is basically it for comments, I personally don’t do any comments right now, but if you are doing comments, Mass Planner has some useful features, which other tools don’t have. It also supports spintax in comments, which I highly recommend for anyone doing comments. It’s very important to have unique comments because Instagram will mark them as duplicate and potentially temporary block you from commenting.

Lastly, if you want to see the logs of the comment tool, you can go to the “Results” tab.

Mass Planner Comment Results

Contact Settings

The contact settings are otherwise called “Direct Messages” in Instagram. This tool allows you to send direct messages to other users in Instagram.

To send direct messages to other people, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Contact” tab.

Mass Planner Contact Extract Followers

There are three sub-tabs:

  1. Extract Followers
  2. Use Followers
  3. Send Messages

Extract Followers” will extract the people who follow your account and add them in the table so you can send them a direct message.

Use Followers” is where you set up the message and manage which users you will be sending it to.

Send Messages” is where you manage the settings of this tool and see the logs of it as well.

The first step is to extract your followers, so go to the “Extract Followers” tab and press on the “EXTRACT FOLLOWERS” button.

The logs table will show the status as “pending” while it’s working, when it’s done you will see it marked as “done“. In my case, I have managed to extract 5 of my followers (which is the total amount of followers I have on this account).

Go to the “Use Followers” tab and you will see the list of your followers in the table.

Mass Planner Contact Use Followers

You can remove any user you don’t want to send message to, you can export them or import your own list from here. Before moving to the next step, make sure you check the box near the users you want to send message to.

Next step is to set up the message which you will be sending to them.

Mass Planner Contact Message

First you have to write the actual message. I highly recommend you to write a spinned version, so it will be unique to each user and it won’t be duplicate which might trigger the Instagram algorithms. You could also use [FULLNAME], [FIRSTNAME] or [LASTNAME] and Mass Planner will automatically replace it with their full name, first name or last name respectively.

To add a photo to your post, click on “PHOTOS“.

Mass Planner Add Photos To Post

You can choose to either upload a photo from your computer or add one from a direct image link. After you have selected your image, press on “ADD PHOTOS“.

Remove selected followers from the list after clicking SEND” will automatically remove the users from the table after clicking “SEND”.

Ignore followers who already received a message” will ensure that only one message will be sent per user.

After setting up the message, press “SEND” to send the settings to the “Send Messages” tab.

Mass Planner Send Message Followers

Finally, the “Send Messages” tab is where you finalize the settings and start the tool.

Mass Planner Contact Send Messages

Wait between ‘x’ and ‘y’ minutes before each new operation” is the amount of minutes to wait between each operation. I would recommend using higher delays for sending direct messages, such as 10 to 30 minutes or 20 to 40 minutes maybe.

Process a maximum of ‘x’ members per day” is the maximum amount of direct messages that will be sent per task. I would recommend using a smaller amount of direct messages per day, less than 100 to be more exact.

After setting up the settings, start the tool by clicking “START SENDING MESSAGES“.

Mass Planner Start Sending Messages

You can check the results of the contact tool at the bottom table of “Send Messages” tab.

Mass Planner Contact Results

Creating Accounts

To create accounts with Mass Planner, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Create Accounts” tab.

Mass Planner Create Accounts Tool

The account creator in Mass Planner works by importing a file with the information of (the) account(s) you want to create. There is an example import file, which you can get by click “SHOW DEMO IMPORT FILE“.

The pattern of the import file goes like this:

email,account-username,account-password,proxy-ip:port,proxy-username,proxy-password,full_name,website_url,biography,gender,isprivate,profilePicture

Here is an example provided by Mass Planner that includes everything:

[email protected],massplanner,mass,192.168.8.2:8080,proxyusr,proxypass,John Doe,http://www.massplanner.com/,Focused on social marketing(do not use comma in here use # where you would need to put a comma),M,Yes,c:\Users\Phillips\Desktop\cat.jpg

Here is another example with less information about the account:

[email protected],(automaticallygeneratedifempty),(automaticallygeneratedifempty),http://proxy.com:51234,,,,,Into sports# music# singing,F,No,

To create an account on Instagram, you could do it only by providing username, password, e-mail address and proxy. The other information is optional and not required to create an account. It’s used only if you want to profile your account while creating it.

After you have created your import file, click on “IMPORT ACCOUNTS” and import the file in Mass Planner.

Mass Planner Create Accounts Import

After importing the accounts, make sure everything is correct and press “START CREATING ACCOUNTS” when you’re ready to begin. You can also check the profiling settings by clicking “MORE DETAILS” to make sure everything is alright.

Mass Planner Create Accounts Start

After Mass Planner has finished creating the account, go to the “Results” tab to see the logs.

Mass Planner Create Account Results

In my case, the account was successfully created, but required e-mail confirmation. Open the e-mail address that you have used to create the account and there will be an e-mail from Instagram containing the confirmation link.

Mass Planner Create Account Actions

On the last column of Mass Planner, called “ACTIONS“, click “CONFIRM ACCOUNT” and paste the link you got from the Instagram e-mail.

Mass Planner Create Account Confirm Email

After confirming the e-mail address of the account, you can click “ADD ACCOUNT IN MP” and starting using it! 🙂

Delete Posts Settings

To delete the posts on your account, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Delete Posts” tab.

Mass Planner Delete Posts Tool

Wait between ‘x’ and ‘y’ minutes before each new operation“ is the amount of minutes to wait between each operation. I recommend 5 to 15 minutes between each operation.

Delete between ‘x’ and ‘y’ posts per operation” is the amount of users Mass Planner will follow for each operation. I recommend a limit of 3 to 10.

Delete a maximum of ‘x’ posts per day” is the maximum amount of photos Mass Planner will remove per day. If you want to remove unlimited amount, set it to 0. Otherwise, choose a specific number. I personally haven’t done this but I wouldn’t recommend removing more than 100 posts per day.

After you set up the settings, press “START DELETING POSTS” to start the task.

Mass Planner Delete Posts Start

Repost Settings

To repost other people’s photos on your account, click on “MORE TOOLS” to open the Mass Planner tools. After that, open the “Repost” tab.

Mass Planner Repost Tool

Wait between ‘x’ and ‘y’ minutes before each new operation“ is the amount of minutes to wait between each operation. I recommend 450 to 700 minutes between each operation, which is ~8 to ~12 hours.

Repost between ‘x’ and ‘y’ posts per operation” is the amount of post Mass Planner will repost for each operation. I recommend a limit of 1 to 2.

Repost a maximum of ‘x’ posts per day” is the maximum amount of reposts Mass Planner will make per day. I recommend a limit of 3 to 4 per day.

Repost between ‘x’ and ‘y’ time“ is the time frame in which Mass Planner will be reposting. I have mine set from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM, which means it runs the whole day.

Days of the week when to operate“ will ensure that Mass Planner will repost only in specific days of the week. I have all days turned on, but if you would like to stop reposting in (a) specific day(s) of the week, press on the day and it will disable reposting in that specific day.

Caption text of the reposted post” is the caption that will be posted with the photo. You can credit the original author of the photo by using one of the tokens [USERNAME], [POSTURL] or [ORIGINALPOSTCAPTION]. You can also use spintax format in here if you want to make unique captions for the photos.

Repost posts with a number of comments greater than ‘x’” will ensure that only photos with comments greater than a specific number will be reposted.

Repost posts with a number of likes greater than ‘x’” will ensure that only photos with likes greater than a specific number will be reposted.

After setting up the settings, you have to set up the sources which Mass Planner will use to look for photos. Go to the “Sources” tab.

Mass Planner Repost Sources

There are four type of sources you can use:

  1. By hashtag/keyword
  2. Posts by (a) specific user(s)
  3. Posts by followers/followings of (a) specific account(s)
  4. Popular posts

If you want to repost photos from a keyword/hashtag, check the “Repost Posts by Keywords” box and type your hashtag/keyword in the box.

Mass Planner Repost Posts Keywords

If you want to repost photos by (a) specific user(s), check the “Repost Posts of Specific Users” box. Type the usernames of people whose photos you want to repost in the box.

Mass Planner Repost Specific Users

After you have finished adding your list, press the “ADD USERNAMES” button to add them to the table of users to repost from. It might take a while, because Mass Planner is going to verify each one of them, as well as scrape the data (followers, followings, private status, amount of post). After it’s finished, you will get a notification, looking like this:

 

Mass Planner Usernames Successfully Added

The table after adding the users should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Repost Specific Users Table

If you want to repost photos of followers/followings of (a) specific user(s), check the “Repost on Posts of Friends of Target Accounts” box and type the users in the table.

Mass Planner Repost Posts Of Followers

After you have finished adding the users, press “ADD ACCOUNT URLS” to add them to the table. It should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Repost Posts Of Followers Table

Lastly, if you want to repost popular photos on Instagram, check the “Repost popular posts” box.

After setting up the sources, you can start the tool by going back to the “Settings” tab and pressing the “START REPOST” button.

Mass Planner Repost Start

You can see the results of the repost tool by going to the “Results” tab.

Mass Planner Repost Results

Mass Planner Settings Menu

The Settings menu is for general settings which apply to Mass Planner globally.

Mass Planner Settings Menu

The first tab “Software Settings” contains settings about the software generally.

Software Settings

Run Mass Planner at system startup” will add Mass Planner in auto run and will automatically start every time you start your computer.

Show tooltip when minimizing to system tray” will display a text when you minimize the program (if enabled).

Mass Planner System Tray

Recreate desktop shortcuts at startup” will re-create the Desktop shortcut (if removed) of Mass Planner every time you start the software.

Maximum number of simultaneous connections ‘x’” is the limit of how many connections the software will open simultaneously. For example, if you’re running 50 accounts and have the limit of connections set to 10, it will not be able to work on all accounts at once.

Wait a maximum of ‘x’ seconds before issuing a 505 error” is the amount of seconds the software will wait before issuing a 505 error. You could leave this to default 140 because it’s not an Instagram related setting.

Enable Global Nightmode” will enable Nightmode for all accounts globally. Nightmode means that the software will not execute any tasks during a specific time frame.

Mass Planner Global Nightmode

Use Tab instead of a comma (“,”) for csv exports” means that the delimiter for exports will be changed to Tab instead of comma (“,“). The reason you might wanna do this is because sometimes there is a comma (“,“) in the text and it might break the columns after exporting.

Skip double RePin check (if checked the same pin can be repinned multiple times on the same Board)” is a Pinterest related setting. If you check this, the same pin can be repinned multiple times on the same board.

Show Mass Planner 1 import options” will show the old import options. Probably not necessary, unless you’re an old user.

Force Embedded Browser load (to minimize error 505 – experimental)“ will force the embedded browser to load, even if an error occurs. It’s an experimental settings, so I wouldn’t recommend using it.

Force Kill embedded browsers (EXPERIMENTAL – use when embedded browser processes are not correctly killed)” is another experimental setting. It will basically force the software to kill all the browsers Mass Planner created. I wouldn’t recommend using it, unless you’re having problems with Mass Planner not closing the browsers.

Allow the embedded browser to download files” will allow the browser(s) to download files. You won’t need to download any files whatsoever to use Instagram, so you don’t need to enable this setting.

Wait a minimum of ‘x’ hours before executing a new synchronization on an account. (the actual value is randomized)” is the minimum amount of hours Mass Planner will wait before it re-synchronize your account(s). By synchronizing, it means getting the new stats for your account(s), up to date. The actual value is randomized and it’s not exact. You could also synchronize your account(s) at anytime you want, as I have explained previously in the tutorial.

EXPORT GROUP TAGS” will export the group tags to a new .txt file.

IMPORT GROUP TAGS” will open a new window to import a new .txt or .csv file with group tags.

“Language” will change the language of the software. Currently there are 5 languages supported.

  1. English (United States)
  2. Romanian
  3. Turkish
  4. Brazilian
  5. Spanish

Connectivity

Mass Planner Connectivity Settings

Flickr API Key” field is for your Flickr API key. This is not required for Instagram, it’s useful if you’re using the Pinterest/Facebook platforms to post high quality and unique pictures.

Bit.ly username” is your bit.ly username.

Bit.ly API key” is your API key for bit.ly. This is useful if you’re using the Facebook platform to shortner your links and make them unique as well track the visitors.

Global Clickable Image Post servers” is a Facebook/Google+ option and not required for Instagram.

Enable Captcha solver for Facebook accounts” will enable automatic captcha solving for Facebook using DeathByCaptcha.

The above settings are optional and not required. You won’t need to use any of them for Instagram related activities.

Error/backup

OPEN LOGS FOLDER” will open the folder where logs of Mass Planner are saved.

OPEN ERROR IMAGES FOLDER” will open the folder where images of errors are saved.

Report dashboard errors automatically” will send a report to Mass Planner team automatically for any dashboard error.

Restore Application Store” will restore the default settings of Mass Planner.

Mass Planner My Account Menu

The My Account menu has information about your account and the software generally.

Mass Planner My Account Menu

Account Information Tab

The Account Information tab contains basic information of the software and your account, which includes:

  1. Mass Planner version
  2. License details
  3. Active Extra Modules count
  4. Inactive Extra Modules count
  5. Mass Planner usage

It also has 3 buttons, which are:

  1. Open website account (will open your account in the web version)
  2. Logout (will log you out)
  3. Reset password (will open the reset password website)

Active Extra Modules

Mass Planner Active Extra Modules

The “Active Extra Modules” tab shows a list of extra modules which you have activated on your account. Extra modules are paid modules which grant you access to specific operation/feature.

My Subscriptions tab

Mass Planner My Subscription

My Subscrptions” tab shows you details of your subscription as well as payment details. You can have a subscription, which will be paid automatically, or make a direct payment only once. Normally, you can use Mass Planner on one computer only, but you can also purchase additional slots if you want to use the software on multiple computers.

Mass Planner Extra Modules Menu

Mass Planner Extra Modules Menu

The “Extra Modules” menu is where you can buy extra modules for Mass Planner. Extra modules are one-time payment modules which grant you access to additional feature(s) of the software. You can use them as long as you have an active Mass Planner subscription.

Currently Mass Planner has the following extra modules:

  1. Instagram Poster and Reposter
  2. Instagram Account Creator
  3. Extended Multi Account Module Unlimited
  4. Extended Multi Account Module +15
  5. Extended Multi Account Module +8
  6. Flickr & Pinterest Integration
  7. Post Unique Images
  8. Bump
  9. Account Actions
  10. Contact Members
  11. Friends Backup
  12. Pinterest – Create Boards

Mass Planner Destination Lists Menu

Mass Planner Destinations Menu

Before creating a campaign in Mass Planner, we have to create a destination list first.

Click “ADD DESTINATION LIST” to create a new destination list.

Mass Planner Add Destination List

Type the name of the destination list in the “Name” box.

Choose the tags of the destination list, which can be later used to filter out different destination lists. In my case I have used “Instagram” only.

Lastly, select which accounts the campaigns will be posting to. In my case I have only one account loaded, so I have selected it and make sure you select “WALL/PROFILE“.

After setting up the destination list, it should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Destionations

Mass Planner Campaigns Menu

Mass Planner Campaigns Menu

Click on “ADD CAMPAIGN” to add a new campaign. You will get a screen to choose a type of campaign.

Mass Planner Add New Campaign

There are three type of campaigns you can make:

  1. Standard campaign
  2. Volume campaign
  3. Scheduled campaign

Standard campaign” can post to a limited number of destinations (up to 10 destinations).

Volume campaign” can post to a large number of destinations (hundreds of destinations).

Scheduled campaign” can post at specific date and time in the future.

I personally am using the “Standard campaign” for all my Instagram campaigns right now.

Creating a standard campaign

Click on “ADD STANDARD CAMPAIGN” button to create a new standard campaign. It should be looking like this:

Mass Planner New Standard Campaign

There are 7 tabs in the standard campaign settings:

  1. Overview – overview of the campaign, basic settings
  2. What To Publish – where you choose images/posts
  3. Where To Publish – where you choose which destination lists to posts to
  4. When To Publish – where you choose the time you want to make the posts
  5. Drafts – temporary posts, which you don’t want to post immediately
  6. Posts List – list of posts that you have made and are queue for posting
  7. History – logs of the campaign and posted images

Overview

Mass Planner New Standard Campaign

First off, you have to give your campaign a name. After that, you can add tags (if you want).

Enable Signature to add a custom text at the end of your posts” will add a signature on a specific percentage of your posts. Basically any time you something, there is a chance that the signature you write will be added to the post. I personally wouldn’t recommend using this for Instagram.

Shorten all the URLs from the post (using a random provider from goo.gl, tinyurl.com for each link)” will replace your links with a short URL. This is not recommended for Instagram.

Enable Find & Replace for Post Text” will find a specific text in your caption and replace it with something else. If you’re using the same text in your captions over and over, this could be a handy option for you.

Allow publishing of text posts with links on Pinterest” will basically allow Mass Planner to publish text posts with links on Pinterest. Not related to Instagram in any way.

There is also more options if you click “ADVANCED SETTINGS“. By default, you don’t have to edit any of these settings.

Mass Planner Standard Campaign Advanced Settings

Trigger a notification when there are ‘x’ posts in the Posts List (0 to disable)” will basically show you a notification when there are ‘x‘ posts left in the Posts List. This is very useful if you forget to add new images in your campaign, Mass Planner will notify you and you can take action before it runs out of images to post.

Wait a maximum of ‘x’ minutes for a post to finish on all destinations” is the maximum amount of time (in minutes) Mass Planner will wait for a post to finish on all destinations. If it doesn’t post on all of the destinations within that time, the post will be marked as posted and no longer posted on any destination.

Keep a maximum of ‘x’ posts in the Campaign History” is the maximum amount of posts Mass Planner will keep in history.

Automatically retry posts with errors” will automatically retry to post if an error occurs. I wouldn’t recommend using this setting personally because you don’t know the error is, nor what caused it, hence it could cause you even more problems.

Choose a single random image for posts with multiple images” will ensure that Mass Planner will choose a random image for posts with multiple images.

When publishing send one post for each destination” will ensure that Mass Planner will send one post for each destination when it’s publishing.

Choose a random post from the Post List (instead of the top one)” will ensure that Mass Planner will choose a random post from the list rather than the top one.

Insert posts at random locations in the Post List (instead of at the end)” will ensure that posts will be added at random locations when you’re adding new posts.

Do not publish posts on multiple accounts in parallel (delay every post on every account)” will delay every post on every account. The delay between posts is separate for each account and it’s global and affecting all the accounts. If this setting is unchecked, the campaign will publish independently on different accounts from the chosen destination lists.

Remove the link from the post after Facebook/Google+/Linkedin displays the preview” will remove the link from your post after Facebook/Google+/Linkedin displys the preview of it.

Enable Watermarks on image posts” will add a watermark on the lower side of the image before posting it.

After you’ve set up the overview settings, it should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Standard Campaign Overview

What To Publish

Mass Planner What To Publish

There are multiple ways to add posts in Mass Planner.

  1. Your own posts
  2. From Flickr/Pinterest
  3. From RSS feed
  4. Clickable image posts (for Facebook)
  5. Share posts (for Facebook)

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to add your own posts.

First of all, type the caption of the image you want to publish in the text box.

After that, click on “PHOTOS” to add a new photo that will be published with the caption.

Mass Planner Add Photos To Post

You can add new photos either by uploading from your computer or from direct image links. I personally am adding them from my computer. After adding the photos, click on “ADD PHOTOS“.

Source URL” is the source of the picture which is used only with the Pinterest platform.

Post on Linkedin groups” will ensure that Mass Planner posts on LinkedIn groups.

Use Facebook Sell Post” will publish the post with the new format of “sell post” on Facebook.

Mass Planner Add New Post

After you’ve set up the post, click “ADD TO POST LIST” to add it to the queue for publishing.

Where To Publish

Mass Planner Where To Publish

In the “Where To Publish” tab you have to select the destination lists which will be used by this campaign. In my case, I’ll be using the destination list I’ve created earlier for my account. Make sure you check it before moving to the next tab.

You can also search for specific destination lists using the filter if you have many of them.

When To Publish

Mass Planner When To Publish

This is where you set up the publishing settings.

This campaign will publish ‘x’ posts between ‘x’ and ‘y’” is the total amount of posts this campaign will publish per day within a specific time frame. I personally post 2-3 posts per day on my Instagram accounts. The time of posts depends on the audience of your account, you can test different times and see which ones work the best for you.

Randomize publishing times each day” will randomize the publishing time each day. This is useful if you don’t need posts in specific times and makes it look less robotic.

Randomize number of posts each day” will randomize the amount of posts Mass Planner will publish every day. As I have mentioned before, I post 2 to 3 posts per day on my accounts.

Publish a post on all selected destinations” will ensure that the post is posted on all destination lists you have selected. You can also make it publish the post on specific amount of destination lists. I personally am publishing the posts on all destination lists, as I have a specific destination list for each niche.

Add random sleep time while publishing” will add a delay of specific amount of time after publishing a specific amount of posts.

Wait ‘x’ seconds before publishing the same post on a new destination” will ensure that Mass Planner will wait a specific amount of time before publishing the same post on a new destination.

Days of the week when to publish” will ensure that Mass Planner will publish posts only in specific days of the week. I have all days turned on, but if you would like to NOT publish posts in (a) specific day(s) of the week, press on the day and it will disable publishing in that specific day.

After setting up the settings, it should be looking like this:

Mass Planner When To Publish Settings

Lastly, go back to the “Overview” tab and click “START PUBLISHING” to start the campaign.

Drafts

Mass Planner Drafts

Drafts are temporary post lists, which you don’t want to publish straight away. You can save them as drafts and move them to the post list when you feel like publishing them.

Posts List

Mass Planner Posts List

This is where the queue posts are stored, which Mass Planner will use for publishing later.

SHUFFLE POSTS” will shuffle the posts in random order.

DELETE ALL” will delete all the queued posts.

Re-add published posts to the end of the Post List” will re-add the published posts to the end of the post list so you can use them again if you wish to.

You can also edit/delete any photo you have queued, as well as publish it instantly with one click if you don’t want to wait for the campaign to post it.

History

Mass Planner History

In the “History” tab you can see the published posts and information about them.

Creating a volume campaign

Click on “ADD VOLUME CAMPAIGN” button to create a new volume campaign. It should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Volume Campaign Overview

There are 7 tabs in the standard campaign settings:

  1. Overview – overview of the campaign, basic settings
  2. What To Publish – where you choose images/posts
  3. Where To Publish – where you choose which destination lists to posts to
  4. When To Publish – where you choose the time you want to make the posts
  5. Drafts – temporary posts, which you don’t want to post immediately
  6. Posts List – list of posts that you have made and are queue for posting
  7. History – logs of the campaign and posted images

Overview

Mass Planner Volume Campaign Overview

First off, you have to give your campaign a name. After that, you can add tags (if you want).

Enable Signature to add a custom text at the end of your posts” will add a signature on a specific percentage of your posts. Basically any time you something, there is a chance that the signature you write will be added to the post. I personally wouldn’t recommend using this for Instagram.

Shorten all the URLs from the post (using a random provider from goo.gl, tinyurl.com for each link)” will replace your links with a short URL. This is not recommended for Instagram.

Enable Find & Replace for Post Text” will find a specific text in your caption and replace it with something else. If you’re using the same text in your captions over and over, this could be a handy option for you.

Allow publishing of text posts with links on Pinterest” will basically allow Mass Planner to publish text posts with links on Pinterest. Not related to Instagram in any way.

There is also more options if you click “ADVANCED SETTINGS“. By default, you don’t have to edit any of these settings.

Mass Planner Volume Campaign Advanced settings

“Trigger a notification when there are ‘x’ posts in the Posts List (0 to disable)” will basically show you a notification when there are ‘x‘ posts left in the Posts List. This is very useful if you forget to add new images in your campaign, Mass Planner will notify you and you can take action before it runs out of images to post.

“Wait a maximum of ‘x’ minutes for a post to finish on all destinations” is the maximum amount of time (in minutes) Mass Planner will wait for a post to finish on all destinations. If it doesn’t post on all of the destinations within that time, the post will be marked as posted and no longer posted on any destination.

“Keep a maximum of ‘x’ posts in the Campaign History” is the maximum amount of posts Mass Planner will keep in history.

“Automatically retry posts with errors” will automatically retry to post if an error occurs. I wouldn’t recommend using this setting personally because you don’t know the error is, nor what caused it, hence it could cause you even more problems.

“Choose a single random image for posts with multiple images” will ensure that Mass Planner will choose a random image for posts with multiple images.

Choose only the first image for posts with multiple images” will ensure that Mass Planner will choose the first image for posts with multiple images.

“Choose a random post from the Post List (instead of the top one)” will ensure that Mass Planner will choose a random post from the list rather than the top one.

“Insert posts at random locations in the Post List (instead of at the end)” will ensure that posts will be added at random locations when you’re adding new posts.

Disable minimum 30 minutes delay between posts” is an experimental function and it will disable the 30 minute delay between posts. I wouldn’t recommend disabling the delay, unless you know what you’re doing.

“Remove the link from the post after Facebook/Google+/Linkedin displays the preview” will remove the link from your post after Facebook/Google+/Linkedin displys the preview of it.

“Enable Watermarks on image posts” will add a watermark on the lower side of the image before posting it.

After you’ve set up the overview settings, it should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Volume Campaign Overview

What To Publish

Mass Planner Volume Campaign What To Publish

There are multiple ways to add posts in Mass Planner:

  1. Your own posts
  2. From Flickr/Pinterest
  3. From RSS feed
  4. Clickable image posts (for Facebook)
  5. Share posts (for Facebook)

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to add your own posts.

First of all, type the caption of the image you want to publish in the text box.

After that, click on “PHOTOS” to add a new photo that will be published with the caption.

Mass Planner Add Photos To Post

You can add new photos either by uploading from your computer or from direct image links. I personally am adding them from my computer. After adding the photos, click on “ADD PHOTOS“.

“Source URL” is the source of the picture which is used only with the Pinterest platform.

“Post on Linkedin groups” will ensure that Mass Planner posts on LinkedIn groups.

“Use Facebook Sell Post” will publish the post with the new format of “sell post” on Facebook.

Mass Planner Volume Campaign Add New Post

After you’ve set up the post, click “ADD TO POST LIST” to add it to the queue for publishing.

Where To Publish

Mass Planner Volume Campaign Where To Publish

In the “Where To Publish” tab you have to select the destination lists which will be used by this campaign. In my case, I’ll be using the destination list I’ve created earlier for my account. Make sure you check it before moving to the next tab.

You can also search for specific destination lists using the filter if you have many of them.

When To Publish

Mass Planner Volume Campaign When To Publish

As you can see, the settings of “When To Post” are different in volume campaign compared to the standard campaign. The volume campaigns are meant to be used for large amount of destinations, so you can only schedule the time to wait between each post as well as the total amount of posts per day.

Maximum number of posts per day” is the total amount of posts Mass Planner will publish per day for each destination.

Publish a post on all selected destinations” will ensure that Mass Planner publishes a post on all selected destinations.

Wait around ‘x’ seconds before publishing the same post on a new destination” is the amount of time Mass Planner will wait before publishing the same post on a new destination.

“Days of the week when to publish” will ensure that Mass Planner will publish posts only in specific days of the week. I have all days turned on, but if you would like to NOT publish posts in (a) specific day(s) of the week, press on the day and it will disable publishing in that specific day.

Drafts

Mass Planner Volume Campaign Drafts

Drafts are temporary post lists, which you don’t want to publish straight away. You can save them as drafts and move them to the post list when you feel like publishing them.

Posts List

Mass Planner Volume Campaign Posts List

This is where the queue posts are stored, which Mass Planner will use for publishing later.

“SHUFFLE POSTS” will shuffle the posts in random order.

“DELETE ALL” will delete all the queued posts.

“Re-add published posts to the end of the Post List” will re-add the published posts to the end of the post list so you can use them again if you wish to.

You can also edit/delete any photo you have queued, as well as publish it instantly with one click if you don’t want to wait for the campaign to post it.

History

In the “History” tab you can see the published posts and information about them.

Creating a scheduled campaign

Click on “ADD SCHEDULED CAMPAIGN” button to create a new scheduled campaign. It should be looking like this:

Mass planner Scheduled Campaign

There are 6 tabs in the standard campaign settings:

  1. Overview – overview of the campaign, basic settings
  2. What To Publish – where you choose images/posts
  3. Where To Publish – where you choose which destination lists to posts to
  4. Drafts – temporary posts, which you don’t want to post immediately
  5. Posts List – list of posts that you have made and are queue for posting
  6. History – logs of the campaign and posted images

Overview

Mass planner Scheduled Campaign Overview

First off, you have to give your campaign a name. After that, you can add tags (if you want).

“Enable Signature to add a custom text at the end of your posts” will add a signature on a specific percentage of your posts. Basically any time you something, there is a chance that the signature you write will be added to the post. I personally wouldn’t recommend using this for Instagram.

“Shorten all the URLs from the post (using a random provider from goo.gl, tinyurl.com for each link)” will replace your links with a short URL. This is not recommended for Instagram.

“Enable Find & Replace for Post Text” will find a specific text in your caption and replace it with something else. If you’re using the same text in your captions over and over, this could be a handy option for you.

“Allow publishing of text posts with links on Pinterest” will basically allow Mass Planner to publish text posts with links on Pinterest. Not related to Instagram in any way.

There is also more options if you click “ADVANCED SETTINGS“. By default, you don’t have to edit any of these settings.

Mass Planner Scheduled Campaign Advanced Settings

“Trigger a notification when there are ‘x’ posts in the Posts List (0 to disable)” will basically show you a notification when there are ‘x‘ posts left in the Posts List. This is very useful if you forget to add new images in your campaign, Mass Planner will notify you and you can take action before it runs out of images to post.

“Wait a maximum of ‘x’ minutes for a post to finish on all destinations” is the maximum amount of time (in minutes) Mass Planner will wait for a post to finish on all destinations. If it doesn’t post on all of the destinations within that time, the post will be marked as posted and no longer posted on any destination.

“Keep a maximum of ‘x’ posts in the Campaign History” is the maximum amount of posts Mass Planner will keep in history.

“Automatically retry posts with errors” will automatically retry to post if an error occurs. I wouldn’t recommend using this setting personally because you don’t know the error is, nor what caused it, hence it could cause you even more problems.

“Choose a single random image for posts with multiple images” will ensure that Mass Planner will choose a random image for posts with multiple images.

“Choose only the first image for posts with multiple images” will ensure that Mass Planner will choose the first image for posts with multiple images.

“Remove the link from the post after Facebook/Google+/Linkedin displays the preview” will remove the link from your post after Facebook/Google+/Linkedin displys the preview of it.

“Enable Watermarks on image posts” will add a watermark on the lower side of the image before posting it.

After you’ve set up the overview settings, it should be looking like this:

Mass planner Scheduled Campaign Overview Settings

What To Publish

Mass Planner Scheduled Campaign What To Publish

There are 3 type of posts you can post with scheduled campaign:

  1. Your own posts
  2. Clickable image posts (Facebook)
  3. Share posts (Facebook)

In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to add your own posts.

First of all, type the caption of the image you want to publish in the text box.

After that, click on “PHOTOS” to add a new photo that will be published with the caption.

Mass Planner Add Photos To Post

You can add new photos either by uploading from your computer or from direct image links. I personally am adding them from my computer. After adding the photos, click on “ADD PHOTOS“.

“Source URL” is the source of the picture which is used only with the Pinterest platform.

“Post on Linkedin groups” will ensure that Mass Planner posts on LinkedIn groups.

“Use Facebook Sell Post” will publish the post with the new format of “sell post” on Facebook.

After you have set up the photo and caption, press on “ADD TIMER” to add a new timer, which is the time when the photo will be posted.

Mass Planner Scheduled Campaign Timer

Start date” is the exact date and time that the image will be posted on.

Repeat daily” will repeat the timer daily (upload daily).

Repeat every X days” will repeat the timer every ‘X’ days (upload every X days).

You can have multiple timers set if you want to post the image multiple times in the future.

After you have set up the settings, it should be looking like this:

Mass Planner Scheduled Campaign What To Publish Settings

Lastly, make sure to press “ADD TO POST LIST” to add the post to the queue for publishing.

Where To Publish

Mass Planner Where To Publish

In the “Where To Publish” tab you have to select the destination lists which will be used by this campaign. In my case, I’ll be using the destination list I’ve created earlier for my account. Make sure you check it before moving to the next tab.

You can also search for specific destination lists using the filter if you have many of them.

Drafts

Mass Planner Scheduled Campaign Drafts

Drafts are temporary post lists, which you don’t want to publish straight away. You can save them as drafts and move them to the post list when you feel like publishing them.

Posts List

Mass Planner Scheduled Campaign Posts List

This is where the queue posts are stored, which Mass Planner will use for publishing later. You can also edit/delete any photo you have queued, as well as publish it instantly with one click if you don’t want to wait for the campaign to post it.

History

In the “History” tab you can see the published posts and information about them.

Conclusion

Mass Planner is definitely a bot worth using. In this tutorial, I’ve only covered the Instagram part, but it also supports a lot more platforms that you get access to use as well with purchasing the license.

For people unsure whether it’s worth using or not, you can try it for 5 days with all supported features.

Mass Planner offers a lot of useful features which other bots are missing, such as account creation, reposting pictures, verifying accounts, editing accounts data and a lot more.

Overall, I’ve had great experiences with Mass Planner so far and I hope you find this bot useful as well.

49 thoughts on “The Ultimate Mass Planner Instagram Tutorial

  1. Risto, really you never stop amazing me. After Instagram Manager (which has a Last Active feature now), FollowLiker Ultimate Tutorial, now you surprise me with this tutorial. With your permission let me bookmark this useful tutorial.

    Near,

    1. Hi Near,

      Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, I’m very busy with college and other stuff so I don’t have much free time to write more stuff, but I’ll do my best to post more useful stuff on my blog in the future.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  2. Hey Risto,

    which one do you prefer for instagram? MassPlanner or FollowLiker?
    I guess as more and more competitive softwares are being released – and since you bought them – how about making a comparison between those softwares?

    Like: cheapest alternative, most feature blabla 🙂

    Which one have you been using for Instagram lately? Did you still stick to FollowLiker?

    1. Hi Jessi,

      Both of them have their pros and cons. Mass Planner is a monthly subscription and FL is a one-time payment, which means in the long-term you will end up paying more with Mass Planner. I do use FL for my botting stuff. I’m the kind of person that sticks to what works. As long as FL works and everything is set up correctly, I don’t really see myself changing very much of my strategy.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  3. Another question.. Maybe I somehow misread it but… does MassFollower do all the tasks at once?! or does it loop them? Somehow, I didn’t find anything for that… e.g. FollowLiker loops the tasks if you want to.

    or am I just blind? : D

    and I guess the big contra of MassPlanner is that the 10$ version only applies to 2 acc.

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you have to buy an additional module in Mass Planner to have unlimited accounts. As for tasks, I believe they are executed one by one, the same way as in FL.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  4. Hi, Risto I just want to start by saying thanks for taking time out your life to do what you do. The reason for me reaching out to you is because I’m looking to buy Followliker, but I don’t really know how to use it. Proxies are new to me and I just need a clear understanding on how to use proxies and how to get my instagram off the ground. I understand you wrote everything out in the tutorial but I’m just having a hard time with understsing. If you could I guess help me with knowing proxies a little better that would be great! Thanks

    1. Hi,

      Proxies are nothing special. It’s basically a software that runs on another computer and allows you to use the IP address of that computer. You will be given an IP address and port and you basically just have to enter it in FL. Nothing else you need to do with the proxies.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  5. Hey Risto!
    I love your work! Thanks for the great guides!

    Do you know if I blacklist certain words like in FollowLiker?

    Best regards,
    CrazyPanda

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you can. Make sure you’re using the latest update, they have added a new feature to blacklist specific words.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Hi Risto,

        Massplanner actually has this feature for its early beginnings. After a user is unfollowed with Massplanner, he is added in the Ignore list( which you can find in the Social profile details>Ignore tab). The subsequent follows will ignore the users from the Ignore list.

        All the best,
        Daniel

  6. Hi Risto,

    Isn´t the following settings to high?

    if the maximum following per hour is 60

    so if:

    each task delay: 4-6 min
    following per task: 5-10 followers

    this will bring between 50 to 150 follows per hour? isn´t it too much?

    Let me know.

    Thanks,
    Morg

    1. Hi Morg,

      I haven’t had any issues with these settings. Where did you get the limit of maximum following per hour is 60? If it’s on their public website, it’s different from bots. Bots do not use the public API, they are using the private API. Which is the same as the application use itself.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  7. Hi Risto,

    Your posts really impress me! I’m also preparing to start my own instagram journey. I want to ask you some questions.

    I’m going to use massplanner to create multiple instagram accounts, but I’m not sure how to resolve phone verification problem. How many accounts can I use one phone number to verify? Using physical sim cards to verify accounts seems costs quite a bit. Could you tell me how much every sim card costs you? I know I have another option to obtain instagram accounts: buy PVA accounts online. But what about phone reverification? If I reverify my accounts using different phone numbers, does this cause some issues?

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi,

      Phone verification is indeed an issue with Instagram accounts. Not many people pay attention to it, but if you manage multiple accounts it could be an issue. If I recall correctly, I paid like $5 for each of my SIM cards, when I used to buy. It’s not the cheapest price for someone with low budget definitely. I’ve used some services where they provide you a number and give you the code from Instagram after receiving it, but recently all these services seem to be shutting down. A lot of their current numbers got blacklisted and many people are getting their accounts banned because of that.

      I’m not very experienced with the whole SIM card thing but if you want to be 100% safe and grow genuine accounts, I would strongly recommend you to verify your accounts with a real SIM card which you have access to and know that it’s not been abused. Otherwise, you risk your accounts getting banned at some point.

      I don’t really know how useful it would be to buy Instagram PVA accounts. Instagram is known to ask for re-verification very often when your account is still small. If you decide to go with this strategy, I would recommend have a backup SMS service, as you might get stuck otherwise.

      Best regards,
      Risto

        1. Hi,

          You could use more than one. If you can get a tons of numbers, the best scenario is to use 1 number per account. Otherwise, you could use up to 3-4 accounts per number.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  8. Hey Risto

    Thanks so much for this amazing tutorial. Just a quick question, your recommended follow and like settings, would these be the same settings for a new account that is still only a few days old?

    1. Hi,

      Yes, I would say so. I personally haven’t had issues with that. If you are unsure, just lower them a bit (100-200) and you should be fine.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  9. Thank you so much for the post. I just wonder can I like and comment manually my instagram feed while massplanner is running?

    1. Hi Eva,

      Yes, you can. But in my opinion, you shouldn’t. You could throw a like or two from time to time, but you should be careful.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Is there an automatic option to like the feed pictures as well?
        What about posting pictures? I prefer to do it manually, as I post them on the spot without planning. Would that be ok to do it when massplanner is running?

        1. Hi,

          Yes, I think posting pictures while you’re bot is running should be okay. Just try not to post too many of them in a short period of time.

          As for liking your own feed, I don’t think Mass Planner supports that option, but I might be wrong.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  10. Hi Risto. Good stuff and detail oriented!

    To get followers on my page… I would stalk a popular account in my niche, that gained new followers every day and followed his followers. This resulted in following active users and getting greater followback and engagement.

    With last week’s API change the followers page is no longer sorted in reverse chronological order (newest to oldest). So when a user follows an account, they are not on top of the list.

    Do you have any alternative strategies? Do you think FL or MP2 will adjust so I can scrape the most recent followers?

    1. Hi,

      It’s still in chronological order (newest to oldest). I believe that the reason you can’t see that is because your account might be flagged by Instagram. Have you tried on a fresh new account to confirm that it’s not your account that’s been flagged?

      I own an Instagram scraper and I am aware of this since the beginning and so far based on my experiences, this is an account related issue.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  11. Hi,

    This might be a silly question. Let’s say i have 20 IG accounts each with proxy. How can i upload pictures without MP, FL or other bots, i have a phone, how can i upload for each account under his proxy with my phone? And is it safe to do it this way or i really have to get a bot?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi,

      Well, first of all, you have to understand that all these bots you use actually “emulate” a phone in a way. They have a device ID, user agent, proxy and so on and then they just send requests to the Instagram servers. So yes, it’s definitely possible to do that with your phone. But the amount of work you will have to do just to upload one photo on each account is huge. Which is why I would recommend automating it and getting a bot.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  12. Thanks for such a useful post, being looking at several automation packages this week and have been testing free trials. Currently on the mass planner free trial and it looks so complex which is a good thing to help me schedule my social media more freeing up time elsewhere.

    I particularly liked the part about sending a DM on Instagram in the contact button but noticed you have to pay extra for this.

    Im currently looking for more people to subscribe to our blog so was thinking of purchasing the add on and sending a DM to try and see if they would subscribe to the blog.

    Have you tried anything like this, i.e. sending users to a website to sign up etc. If so how did it go?

    Thanks
    Sally

    1. Hi,

      Mass Planner scheduling looks complex at first until you understand how the whole procedure works. After that you should have no problems.

      Yes, I believe they require an add-on to send direct messages. It’s a one-time payment though.

      I’m not sure what your blog is about, but if it’s a personal blog or something similar in that sense, I wouldn’t be sending DMs to get traffic. It looks kinda spammy and overall won’t bring much traffic. I would say that it’s better to do follow/unfollow and promote your blog through an account rather than DMing people.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  13. hi risto
    do you know another program that only can automatic post images and videos… like “later” the app, but without a reminder in the phone, i just looking for a program where i can autopost content and forget it about to being posting for a time…
    thanks

  14. Hi Risto!

    Great tutorial, very useful! I have a question about “Automatic follow/unfollow” feature! How do i use it? Should i enable this feature both in Follow and Unfollow tabs? Should i start both Follow and Unfollow tools? Will it just follow to about 6000 followers, then unfollow to 1000, then again follow to 6000 and etc automatically without me needing to start and stop the bot?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Nick,

      I don’t think you can make FollowLiker work as you described it in your post. If you do both follow and unfollow at the same time you can’t reach 6,000 first and then unfollow. The unfollow process will start a lot sooner than that.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  15. What a fantastic tutorial! It’s really useful that you advertised your settings as well, which is one of the areas I was really struggling with! One thing I can’t seem to find is – can Massplanner unfollow people who unfollow me? I am just following for the moment, and will cull some followers later once we grow (I don’t want to F/UF if I can help it). I do want to unfollow those who have used the f/uf method on me though as don’t want to waste my following list on those who are not following me!

  16. Hi Risto

    Thanks for the informative post. 2 questions.

    Is there a way to temporarily pause the activity on MP so I can manually like and follow?

    Is there a way to set up a weekly schedule so my activity looks like a real person?

    Thanks!
    Ava

  17. Hi

    Thanks for the informative article. 2 questions.

    Is it possible to manually like & follow people while MP is active?
    Is it possible to set up a random weekly schedule so MP activity resembles a real person?

    Thanks
    Ava

    1. Hi,

      1) Yes, it’s possible. But be careful.
      2) Yes, kinda. You can set different tasks to operate only at specific days.

      Best regards,
      Risto

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