Uploading and scheduling pictures on Instagram with FollowLiker

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.

FollowLiker Uploading Tutorial

A new window will open, write the name of the project and save it as *.flk file.

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After you click “Save”, FollowLiker will proceed to creating the project. Just wait a couple of seconds until it’s finished.

FollowLiker Uploading Tutorial

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.

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Step 2: Add your accounts on FollowLiker

Right click on the white space of your Follow Liker and select “New…“.

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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.

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After you are finished adding your account, FollowLiker should look like this.

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Step 3: Setting up FollowLiker

Right click on the account you just added and then choose Custom Settings > Wizard.

FollowLiker Uploading Tutorial

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.

FollowLiker Uploading Tutorial

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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After you’re done will all the settings, the wizard should look something like this.

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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.

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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.

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Conclusion

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!

78 thoughts on “Uploading and scheduling pictures on Instagram with FollowLiker

    1. Hi Japisme,

      Yes, I run two instances of FollowLiker on the same computer. One for botting, one for uploading pictures.

      Best regards,
      Risto

        1. Hi John,

          Because it’s more organized and in the early versions of FollowLiker you couldn’t bot and upload from the same project.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  1. Ow, i see, but how to make two followliker running in the same computer? btw, do you buy two license or just one licensce?

    1. Hi Japisme,

      You don’t have to purchase FollowLiker twice (or more) to run two (or more) instances of it. Just open the software one more time as you do it the very first time and it will work.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi Japisme,

      Yes, FollowLiker can run more than one time. But make sure you create new projects, because if you use the same project at the same time, it might cause conflict between the two instances.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi han,

      Yes, FollowLiker does not allow you to do that. There is one tool that I know of and I’m going to write about on my blog very soon.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi han,

      Great question! Normally it doesn’t make much sense, but if you understand how FollowLiker works, you will see the reason behind this.

      Basically, to run the bot, you have to have your “Automation Time” set lower in most cases less than 10 minutes. Otherwise, it will take too long and most likely FollowLiker won’t be able to finish all the tasks (following, liking, commenting). On the other side, to upload photos on Instagram with FollowLiker, you have to set the “Automation Time” higher, in my case that’s 8-12 hours, because I want to share one photo every 8-12 hours. That won’t work well together, so I create one project for botting purposes only and one for uploading and scheduling uploads.

      I hope you understand what I mean, if not let me know. I’ll try to explain better. I have also explained this in my scheduling and uploading images with FollowLiker tutorial.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. thx, i got it. great answer. also i read somewhere that if using FL for uploading i need to delete the exif metadata in order to not ged banned. u do that too? if so, maybe got a good like how to do it? also are there any other things regarding banning which i have to consider if uploading via FL?

        thx 🙂

        best regards

        han

        1. last one now 🙂 i also read its not possible to add emojis in the caption if i upload via FL. is this still the case with the newest version?

          1. Hi han,

            Where did you read this? I am pretty sure that you can use emojis with FollowLiker, but make sure you copy and paste them as they are.

            Best regards,
            Risto

        2. Hi han,

          I personally don’t think it’s necessary. Most of the times people do that because they upload the same image(s) multiple times on multiple accounts. As long as you are uploading unique content every day, you shouldn’t be worried about that.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  2. Hey do you have any issues uploading photos with custom captions? Every time I try it uploads a different random picture within the directory it’s set to and without any captions. I’ve tried a couple different formats of captions as well and the captions aren’t spammy or anything but no luck.

    I’ve even tried setting generic captions not assigned to any specific picture but it still doesn’t display any comments. Please advise.

    Thank you!

    1. Hi,

      That is really weird. Usually it happens when there’s something spammy in your captions. Does this happen to the same account? If so, that account MIGHT be flagged. Try doing it manually and see if it works, or try a different account. I personally haven’t had this problem so far.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      “RSS Crawl” is basically scraping posts from a RSS feed. To set that function, you need to have a RSS feed set up first. After you have a RSS feed set up, you just need to point FL to it.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  3. Hi,

    My understanding on the RSS feature is: after get an instagram account’s RSS url, the bot will repost every post by target account (pic with it’s caption). Is that correct?

    Thank you!

  4. Good day.
    There is no possibility that if you have two differents projects, one to follow people, for example, and the other to share photos, that in some point one account of both projects match? and, at same time, share a picture and like a photo which could make Instagram detected we are using a bot…

    1. Hi,

      I have had two projects, one for sharing, one for botting for a very long time and haven’t had any issues. But I don’t spam upload a lot of photos. I keep myself to the normal limits of 1-3 photos a day.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  5. Hi,Risto

    Thanks for your awesome tutorial of followliker firstly! It’s very helpful for such a newbie as me.

    I found you said this “FollowLiker is a bot that works through an Android emulator, which means it uploads the same way as through mobile. The web method you have is probably using the reversed API which means your posts won’t appear in the hashtags.” in a forum. I’m just wondering what technique Mass Planner or Igerslike use to post photo on Instagram? emulator or API?

    If posting using reversed API means your posts won’t appear in the hashtags, does this means this kind of posting have no use?

    1. Hi,

      The posting have a use. But if you’re using hashtags and you want to appear on them, it has no “use”. Don’t get me wrong, the photos will appear and they will be shown to your followers, but if you search for them in the hashtag, they won’t appear.

      Igerslike is using reversed API and your posts won’t appear in the hashtags. As for Mass Planner, I think they’re using browsers and if I’m not mistaken, they appear in hashtags, but I can’t tell for sure about them.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  6. Hey mate

    great tutorial. I am a newbie to FL, have been using MP and wanted to test out the FL. Up until now – could not figure it out and it kind of frustrates me. Uploading is way better with MP. But to come to my question:
    FL uploads 2 images at once, instead of one. I have set the limit to 1-1 and it still uploads 2 images in 5 minutes time span. Any tips on what could be wrong?

    1. Hi,

      What is the automation time you have set in global settings? And what is the delay between uploads?

      Best regards,
      Risto

  7. Hello Risto,

    Thanks for the tutorial, it helped a lot, i have one problem though, all the images uploaded through FL turn out very low quality, even though they are HQ, and i don’t know how to fix that. Any suggestion on the matter?

  8. Risto, thanx a lot for your manual, without it i didn`t understand how to make it work correctly with photo sharing. i think developers think more about spammers who post lots of pix and if you want to post 2-3 pix per day, you will have to solve this problem not quick. with your tips i now understand how to work.

    and one question, don`t you get error 400? fl can not upload photo and gives error 400 (update your ig app), but i can not find correlation when it appears. in fl faq there is information about it:

    •I saw “Last response code: 400 -> Your version of Instagram is out of date…” in the activity log, what does it mean?:
    It means that the IP/proxy that you are using have been blacklisted or that Instagram doesn’t like the captions/comments that you are posting.

    but it uploads next photo ok… i don`t know what to do with this

    1. Hi Alex,

      I haven’t gotten that error myself while uploading photos with FL. Which version of FL are you using? Make sure you update to the latest version.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. i use the latest (9.0.5 current), may be the problem is only with mac os… dont have other ideas

        sometimes photos are being uploaded from 2nd-4rd time, nevermind what size

        1. Hi Alex,

          Is the problem that FollowLiker doesn’t upload captions? If so, try different captions. The ones you are trying to post might be flagged by Instagram.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  9. Hi Risto

    As the comments above have stated, your tutorials are very much appreciated.

    I am having the same problem as “ALEX” when uploading pictures, only difference is that I can´t post any pictures what so ever.

    I am receiving the following errors:

    “Unable to retrieve upload id for shared photo: b8b45bc9a01b3c592be61c30544aecc0.jpg [my_account]”

    “Last response code: 400 -> Please update your Instagram app to continue posting photos was received from instagram [my_account”

    I am running multiple FL instances, one dedicated to uploading and one for bot.

    Worth mentioning, I scrape most of the picuters I use for uploading from Pinterest and have not resized the images. Could it be that because I have not matched the Instagram size it wont upload?

    I am using mac os and have the latest FL version (9.5).

    Best Regards,
    Robin

    1. Hi,

      It’s hard to tell what the problem is without having access to certain things, which the developers of FollowLiker do.

      Try using different set of images, different sizes. Try uploading with different or without captions. Try posting manually or without proxy.

      If none of these work, try to get in touch with the FollowLiker support.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. I have this problem too and contacted the FL support. They looked at my system for a few hours and don´t know a solution for this very specific problem themselves. Who else is still getting the picture upload error?

        1. Hi,

          There is another person who has posted on my blog that is getting this error. I’m not sure what is causing it honestly. I’ve never had this error happen to me. And I can’t help you anyhow because only the FL team has access to the code and can fix it or see what’s wrong.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  10. Is there any chance to upload bunch of pictures without writting any caption at all?
    I have folder with 850 pictures, and I need to upload 3-4 pix a day, so this can be matherials for next 8 months.
    Can you give me some idea?

      1. It’s not possible. When I press SPACE on my keyboard, and try to click OK to confirm it, the program doesn’t let me to do that!

  11. Hi Risto.. This is awesome guide! Thanks a lot. its really help me.
    i got some question.
    Is it possible to do a bulk post with FollowLiker? Like posting 24photos/day with different caption for a week, then repeat it for a month? if its not possible, do you know anything that can do this task?

  12. Hello,

    I have a folder which contains about 200 pictures, ready to be uploaded on Instagram. I just want to share one picture per account per day. I don’t have a VPS. Every morning I start my PC and start FL. So I just set the Daily Share Limit to 1, right?

    Now the difficult and more important question. Is there a possibility that FL picks a random picture of this folder? And after FL posted the picture, will this picture be blacklisted? So it won’t get posted again?

    Thanks for your guides – you are a real hero!

    Best Regards

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you set the daily share limit to 1. I’m not too sure about selecting random image, but I think FollowLiker did implement a feature like this not long time ago. After posting the photo, it will not be posted again. The blacklisting of posted images is based on the name and path of the images.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  13. Hey Risto! First of all: thanks for another great article! 🙂

    I have one question: if I decide to upload pictures via followliker the way you show here, will they be uploaded in a consecutive order? So if I put 3 pictures into followliker will the picture that is listed first in the table also be posted first? I hope you understand what I mean.

    Thanks,
    Helmi

  14. Hello Risto,

    can you please tell me how do I make my settings to post only 1 picture every 24 hours ?
    Let’s say I want to post a picture at 15:00pm today and another picture again at 15:00pm tomorrow ?

    My share limit is 1:1
    Daily share limit: 1:1
    Delay Share: 1-2 sec. but I’m not sure what my Automation interval should be and should I change the Automation Time from 12:00 to 11:59 or leave as it is 12:00-12:00 ?
    Thanks in advance !!!

    1. Hi,

      First of all, you have to start the software at 15:00pm and let it upload a picture. Then make sure the delay is set 24 hours for each photo upload and it will upload the next picture the same time next day.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  15. Can this software to monitor other profiles and scrap their images for reposting?

    I also want monitoring to be the first one to like or comment on other profiles.

    Can I select which profile to do the certain task when creating a project?

    Regards,
    Vahid.

    1. Hi,

      Yes, it has an option to download photos, but I never used it myself.

      You can have different tasks for different users by using the custom wizard of the software.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  16. Hey RISTO

    Great guide, i really appreciate it. I have seen a lot of guys importing CVS.files and i have noticed that when your uploading pictures you can click on a button “import”. Can you explain the benefits and how to use it.

    1. Hi,

      Import is to import pictures and captions. Those people probably use external software to download photos for them automatically along with captions and then they just upload the file and let FL do its job.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  17. Hey Risto,

    right now I am having a huge problem with uploading via followliker since it always says “error during conversion of photo: photoname.jpg”. Am I doing something wrong? It worked before, I didn’t change anything and now there is always this error coming up.

    1. Hi Sarah,

      First thing that comes to mind is the file extension. Maybe FL/Instagram is not accepting .jpg files, try .jpeg or .png maybe. See if that helps.

      Also, try updating FL to the latest version, to make sure it’s not a fixed bug. Lastly, if nothing works, contact their support. They are the ones who have access to their code and can look up what’s the issue easily.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Thanks a lot. I’ll definitely try that. The thing is: it worked before with the same file format. Only since the new “Share Time” feature was released and I wanted to use it, it didn’t work.

        1. Hi,

          In that case, that might indeed be a bug. Maybe the developers changed something while doing the “Share Time” feature and forgot to fix it later on. Try to get support on their official website.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  18. I also have the same problems with “error during the conversion of the photo.” I hope the support will be able to fix this. It´s really causing me trouble. I just bought the software a few days ago 🙁

    1. Hi,

      You should contact them. Provide them as much information as possible and they’ll most likely fixed it. Because this seems like a critical bug to me.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  19. -I’ve purchased the “5 accounts instagram edition” for followliker
    -I’ve got 4 accounts running on my 1st project.
    -I create a new project to upload my pictures on these 4 accounts so my 3 pictures a day are not uploaded in a 5 min window.
    -After 1 account is added when I try to add a new one i get : You have already added 5 insta account, which is the maximum blablabla

    Do I really need to upgrade to unlimited version of followliker so I can upload my pictures without having any issues ?

    Thank you

    1. Hi Charles,

      With the 5 accounts Instagram version, you can only run 5 accounts in total, no matter how many instances you have. You can’t have more than 5.

      To fix this, you could have the upload in your normal project, FL has fixed the issue with their bot uploading too fast. You should test it and give it a try.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  20. Hi Risto

    Really appreciate your guides on FollowLiker!

    Been setting up my botting and scheduling projects and having some trouble regarding the sharing photos aspect of it.

    I read in the comments section that you set up separate projects for botting and scheduling. But for each scheduling project, your share limit settings are 1-1 and automation time is every 10-12 hours. That worked fine for me but my question is do you need to run say 4 different projects for photo sharing along with your botting project if you plan on posting 4 photos on a daily basis?

    And if so, will these all be running on the same proxy?

    Thanks buddy

    1. Hi Adam,

      Back then when I wrote my post, FollowLiker had a bug that wouldn’t let you share photos in the same project. So I was basically forced to make another one. They’ve fixed the issue and you can now upload photos directly from your first project. You can set the delay directly in the upload task.

      The share limit is basically the limit for the task, not the daily limit. Let’s say you set the share limit to 1-1 and the delay between uploads to 3 hours and daily limit of 4 photos. In this case, when the software reaches the upload task, it will share 1-1 (basically 1) photo and then wait for 3 hours until it goes back to this task. Then it will do the same, until the daily limit is reached.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Hi Risto,

        Thank you for your reply. I’ve just been testing out FL but it seems like the auto post still isn’t working properly. I tried to run the following settings: Share limit: 1-1, Daily share limit: 4-4, Delay share: 18000-21600 seconds. My general settings include Automation interval of 2-4 Minutes.

        After testing these settings, I found the FL only posted one post yesterday instead of one post every 5-6 hours that I was expecting.

        Any advice regarding this? What settings would you suggest?

        Any help would be much appreciated and as always, thank you!

        Adam

        1. Hi,

          Make sure that you run FL all the time, if the software is closed it won’t post. And also, it depends at which time of the day you started the software and your delay between posts.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  21. so do you go in every day and change the photos and captions? is there a way to say put in 14 images once a week- tell it to post every 12 hours so each account is posting 2 photos a day about 12 hours apart?

    and have for each photo a different description? dont want random rotating descriptions- want specific descriptions for each photo – is that possible?

    1. Hi,

      You can load as many photos as you want. FL will automatically pick them from the folder. You can have it two ways, either let it run alphabetically or pick a random photo every time.

      You can also have different descriptions on each photo, but that takes a little bit more effort and time to set up, because you have to do it one by one.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  22. Hi Risto,

    I asked you a question through a post on BHW, but I think the best place to post my question is here since it’s related to this acticle.

    So I have worked on a CSV file for almost 10 hours to create around 300 pieces of content to repost with followliker,

    I scheduled the first content of the sharing task, directly into followliker. Then I exported the CSV file and added the rest of the content with the same format as followliker exported them at first.

    The problem is: When I import CSV file back into the sharing task, including the 300 pictures, each with their own caption, folder location & sharing time, the only setting I get is the caption! So I am not able to import the folder location and the sharing time properly.

    I think it is the way it saves the CSV file. I did some tests and the best result I got was: a random sharing of the pictures, with ramdom captions at random sharing time.
    If you have any idea to fix it, or know someone you can help me with this bulking repost work, please let me know.

    Thank You!!

    1. Hi Kevin,

      Post an example of how the FollowLiker export file looks like and your CSV file so I can see where is your mistake and help you out.

      Best regards,
      Risto

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