Keeping up with followers is very important aspect of growing an Instagram account. If you manage multiple accounts or simply don’t have enough time to upload images every day, you can solve your problem with Follow Liker. FollowLiker’s Instagram uploader is one of the best currently, because the way FollowLiker works is through an emulator, therefore you get all the benefits, such as getting your picture shown in the hashtag (if you use them). Unfortunately, there are minor bugs in the uploader of FollowLiker, but nothing major. This tutorial will cover everything you need to know about FollowLiker’s uploader.
Step 1: Open up Follow Liker and create a new project
Open your FollowLiker and go to File > New Project.
A new window will open, write the name of the project and save it as *.flk file.
After you click “Save”, FollowLiker will proceed to creating the project. Just wait a couple of seconds until it’s finished.
After the process of creating the project is finished, it will automatically open the same project, therefore your FollowLiker will have a new title, containing the name of the project.
Step 2: Add your accounts on FollowLiker
Right click on the white space of your Follow Liker and select “New…“.
Next up, you will be asked for the details of your account. That includes username and password, which are required for the software to work. Using proxy is optional, but not required. Proxy is recommended to use only if you manage multiple accounts or if you change your location very often.
After you are finished adding your account, FollowLiker should look like this.
Step 3: Setting up FollowLiker
Right click on the account you just added and then choose Custom Settings > Wizard.
A new screen will show up, which is the settings wizard of FollowLiker. This is where you set up how the bot will work. It looks like this.
We want Follow Liker to upload pictures for us, therefore we will be using the ‘Share Photo’ feature. Tick the ‘Share Photo’ checkbox and tick the ‘Show Advanced Options’ checkbox as well. The reason of using advanced options is because it allows us to choose how many photos FollowLiker will share for every task and the time we want FollowLiker to run for.
The next screen is part of the advanced options. On this screen you can view all your followers, followings, scraped users and photos, liked photos, shared photos, blacklisted and whitelisted users. Basically, each of this setting is self-explanatory.
Clicking the ‘Followers’ button will show you a list of people who are following you.
Clicking the ‘Followings’ button will show you a list of people whom YOU are following.
Clicking the ‘Scraped Users’ button will show you a list of users which FollowLiker has scraped (it will use them to follow).
Clicking the ‘Scraped Photos’ button will show you a list of photos which FollowLiker has scraped (it will use them to either like or comment).
Clicking the ‘Blacklist’ button will show you a list of blacklisted users. Those users will be ignored by FollowLiker and skipped if found while doing following, liking or commenting.
Clicking the ‘Whitelist’ will show you a list of whitelisted users. Those users will
be skipped when unfollowing (won’t be unfollowed).
Clicking ‘Liked Photos’ will show you a list of photos FollowLiker has liked on your account (the reason FollowLiker stores them is so it can unlike them, if the user chooses to).
Next up, we have to set up the uploading settings. First of all, we have ‘Photo Share Limit’. This limit means how many photos will be shared per 1 task. There are multiple tasks ran throughout the day, which is determined by the delay we have. In my case, I use 1-1 limit, which means that each task will share 1 photo only.
The reason you should also use 1-1 for this setting is because FollowLiker has a ‘bug’ in the software. Basically, the delay between each task is determined by the ‘Delay Photo Share’ you set below. Which means, if you have this setting more than 1, it will share multiple images very quickly, therefore spam your account and annoy your followers. For example, if we have it set to 2-3 with a delay of 25-30 seconds, it will share 2-3 photos with a delay of 25-30 seconds between each share. By using 1-1 we can prevent this ‘bug’ from happening, by sharing only 1 photo each task.
‘Daily Photo Share Limit’ is the amount of photos that FollowLiker will share throughout the day. On my new accounts, I usually upload 2 pictures per day. Therefore I have this limit set to 2-2.
‘Delay Photo Share’ means the delay between sharing each image in one task. This delay should be kept low (less than 10 seconds). Since I only share one photo per task, I keep my delay at 1-2 seconds, so it will be shared as soon as the task starts running.
Once you are done setting up the main settings, you have to select the folder where your images are located. To do so, click ‘Set Folder’ and choose your folder.
Lastly, you have to add your captions that FollowLiker will use for the images. You need to have at least one caption. You can also use specific caption for specific images if you want to.
To add a new caption, right click on the white space and click “New…”. A new screen will pop-up. Simply, write your caption that FollowLiker will use to upload your images. If you do not choose a specific image, that caption will be used for all the images. If you have multiple captions, FollowLiker will rotate through all of them.
After you’re done will all the settings, the wizard should look something like this.
NOTE: The settings I have used here are personal preference. You can alter them however you like.
On the last screen, you can choose the ‘Automation Time’. That is the time when FollowLiker will be running. I personally run FollowLiker on a dedicated server, which is online 24/7, so I also run FollowLiker 24/7. Therefore, I have my Automation Time set from 12AM to 12AM. You can choose to run FollowLiker whenever you want.
Step 4: Setting the delay between each photo is shared
In the third part, I have mentioned that the ‘Photo Share Limit’ setting has a minor ‘bug’ which uses the ‘Delay Photo Share’ (which can’t be high) that causes it to upload multiple images in a short amount of time. To avoid this and prevent your feed from being spammed, you have to use the ‘Automation Interval’ which determines the actual delay between each photo is shared.
To do so, go to File > General > Settings. A new screen will pop-up. In the ‘Automation Interval’ choose the delay you want to use between each photo is shared. You can make it either in minutes or seconds. Since I like to upload 2 images per day and I run FollowLiker 24/7, I have it set to 600-700 minutes. That means, a photo will be shared each 10-12 hours.
Even though FollowLiker has some minor ‘bugs’, it is still one of the best Instagram uploaders on the market. The ‘bug’ that I have described above with sharing multiple photos in a short amount time can be fixed, which I have explained in this tutorial. However, there are other bugs that might happen using the FollowLiker’s uploader. I had problems with captions before, it was not being uploaded at all, the image had no caption. Also, sometimes FollowLiker might not upload any image at all, or multiple at once. Those bugs are RARE, but don’t be surprised if they happen.
Overall, I’m satisfied with FollowLiker’s uploader and I recommend you to use it as well. Keep your accounts active, upload pictures every day and engage with your fans to grow your accounts even faster!