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Instagram Automation – Mass Planner Instagram Settings Tutorial

If you’re wondering what Mass Planner Instagram settings are safe for your account, this tutorial is meant to help you set up your account safely using the same settings that I start with for every account.

I’m assuming you have already downloaded and installed your copy of Mass Planner. In this tutorial we’re going to cover the following 2 instances:

  1. You’re looking to run less than six Instagram accounts and are running Mass Planner on your PC …. or
  2. You’re looking to run unlimited Instagram accounts on Mass Planner installed on your PC or a VPS in which case you’re going to need proxies.

PS: Need help setting up your Instagram account on Mass Planner? I can help you with that. Find me on Skype (@diablo2562) and I’ll take you through it via Teamviewer (Free version). Just make sure to have Mass Planner already installed on your computer to save on time.

The following bonus information is included in this tutorial:

  • Finding target accounts
  • Increasing conversion/follow-back rate/
  • Finding hashtags

So let’s jump right in.

Tutorial 1: Setting up your Instagram accounts (less than 6) on Mass Planner installed on your PC – No need for proxies.

Mass Planner Instagram SettingsStart Mass planner and log in with the login credentials you registered with. Once you’re logged in, it should look all clean like shown below (I’ve backed up and cleared all my accounts from Mass Planner for the purpose of this tutorial). mass planner settings Instagram

Go to SOCIAL PROFILES and the then click on ADD PROFILE. As of writing this tutorial, you’ll notice that Mass Planner can automate on several platforms, namely: Facebook, Google Plus, automate on Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, Instagram, Tumblr and even Email. mass planner settings Instagram add profiles

We’ll limit ourselves to Instagram settings for this tutorial so please proceed by selecting ADD PROFILE under Instagram. mass planner settings instagram account add

Adding your Instagram account on Mass Planner is so simple. All you need to do is type in your Instagram username and password and hit VERIFY ACCOUNT. There’s an option for proxy but we won’t be needing that unless we’re going to be running Mass Planner on a VPS or if we’re planning to run more than 6 accounts. This is because Mass Planner will be running on our own IP address (the one your PC is on).

If you’re planning to run more than one Instagram accounts, it is advisable to put a unique name where it says ‘Instagram Account 1‘ for each account in order to make it easy to identify each account from a list of all the accounts you’re running. mass planner settings instagram add

I have typed in my username and password for this tutorial and I hit VERIFY ACCOUNT as shown above. It should take a few seconds before the STATUS changes to VALID. You will notice that the account description field will automatically fill with details about the account you’ve just added. This information will come in handy especially if you’re running multiple accounts and one gets hit with a verification.mass planner settings instagram valid

We’re done adding our 1st account (without proxy).

Tutorial 2: Setting up your Instagram accounts (unlimited) on Mass Planner installed on your PC or a VPS (Proxies needed!).

This process is almost identical to the first except we’re going to tick Show Proxy Settings.

1st things 1st! We’re going to order for proxies from a reputable proxies supplier. So head over to BuyProxies.org and order Dedicated proxies. I chose to run all my accounts with dedicated proxies because they’re way safer than SemiDedicated proxiesmass planner instagram proxy tutorial

Within 10 minutes of ordering, your proxies should have arrived in your inbox.

Most people would argue 1 proxy can run up to 3 Instagram accounts but I wouldn’t do more than 2 accounts on a single proxy.

Let’s add one proxy and hit VERIFY ACCOUNT.

With that, we’re ready to start warming up our Instagram account.

Mass Planner Instagram Settings

Click on TOOLS in the left bar. Here you have all the tools available on Mass Planner. There’s also a horizontal scrollbar at the very bottom that lets us view more tools.

mass planner instagram settings tutorialThis is going to be our blueprint for the first ~ 2 weeks (Warming up our account(s)): We’re going to start following and liking followers of our target accounts. At the end of this phase, you should expect to have gained between 500 – 700 followers.

Now back to the screenshot above, under FOLLOW click on Details >> mass planner instagram settings follow

Here, we’re only going to be focussing on these 2 tabs: Settings and Follow Sources, but before we do, here’s some bonus information on how we’re going to increase the conversion/follow-back rate.

Edit: I forgot to mention that we’re also going to increase our follow rate by 30 each day. See screenshot below.warming up Instagram account

Bonus: Increasing conversion rate

A lot of people don’t realize that you can easily increase the conversion rate by paying attention to some seemingly minor details. Accounts with huge followings will seldom follow you back. You also want to minimize chances of following bot accounts since they’re completely useless to you and will rarely interact with your content.

So here’s how we’re going to avoid these types of accounts:

  • We’re only going to follow users with a profile picture,
  • Users with a minimum of 3 posts
  • Users with whose bios do not contain the following keywords: buy, follow, click, link, free, hack, followers, contact. Feel free to add any others that you can think of.
  • Users with a maximum of 400 followers and a maximum of 1500 followings
  • Users who have posted in the last 90 days
  • Skip users following our account, and…
  • Like between 1-2 latest posts of users after following.

See screenshot below. best mass planner settings

Now let’s add some target accounts. Click on Follow Sources.

Bonus: Finding/Selecting Target Accounts

Selecting the right target accounts (accounts whose followers you’re interested in) is extremely crucial for our success on Instagram. Here’s what we need to consider:

  • Small to medium accounts tend to have far greater engagement that big accounts. If we target these, it’s very likely that our engagement is going to be great.
  • It’s easier to find target account on mobile than on desktop. Say for instance we’re looking for target accounts in the travel niche. I picked @gypsea_lust from the search. Right next to the Follow button, there’s an arrow pointing down. Press on it to see similar accounts as suggested by Instagram. You should now filter the once you picked to make sure they fit what we’ve talked about above.selecting target accounts Instagram

Once you have selected your target accounts, click on Follow Sources and select ‘Follow friends of target accounts‘ as illustrated below. mass planner instagram settings follow sources

Now type in the usernames of the target accounts and then click on ADD ACCOUNT FOLLOWERS.

You’re all set!

When 2 weeks are over, you can now begin unfollowing based on settings we recommended on our earlier post about the limits on Instagram.

Bonus: Finding Hashtags for Your Content

I must apologize for having not done a tutorial on how to schedule posts on Mass Planner, suffice to say, it’s actually not that necessary for me to do, as the process is quite self-explanatory. If there will be a demand for it I will do a tutorial in future articles.

Now if you’re wondering how to get hashtags for your content, head over to http://iqta.gs/ and type in a keyword in your niche. Something like ‘pets‘. finding hashtags instagram

http://hashtagify(.)me (without the brackets) is another great option for sourcing relevant hashtags.

Collect enough for your content and save them for later use.

Read – This Tool Will Grow Your Instagram Account While You Sleep

Let me know if you have any questions, alternatively, you can reach on Skype under the username @diablo2562.

Until next time!

About The Author
Noah
Noah is a technology enthusiast at heart. He writes about tech, various topics trending on digital media and offers solutions to everyday gadget issues
  • Real Issue

    I’m doing a Social Media ‘Detox’ next week so this is going to be super handy to have everything prepared, thank you 🙂

    • You’re welcome

  • Thomas

    Could you please do a tutorial for Twitter as well? Thanks 🙂

    • Hey Thomas,
      the same setup applies for the other platforms too.

      Let me know if you need help.

  • Rhiannon Howard

    Thanks for sharing

    • Glad to help 🙂

  • Whitney Nicole

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

  • Jasmin N

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial! It was super helpful 🙂 I’m bad at posting anything on instagram mostly because I don’t have anything to post haha

  • Karoliina Kazi

    This was interesting, thanks 🙂

  • Katja Knox

    If I had 6 instagram accounts this is exactly what I’d use.. I can barely handle one though 😃
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

  • Tahna

    This is helpful! Thanks.

  • Irma

    If it were not for these computer and technology enthusiasts like you, I would be illiterate when it comes to computer studies. Whenever I stuck with something like this, I always watch or read a short tutorial. And thank you for explaining us everything! So far now, I have only 2 accounts on Instagram, but I will definitely consider this planner in the future. 🙂

  • Veethee Dixit

    This is the first time I have heard about Instagram Automation. I am definitely gonna try it. Thanks for the useful info!

  • Carola

    It’s very useful to use planner tools for social media. I really like it. Currently I’m using Hootsuite for Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I love your tutorial, it’s very handy. I think Mass planner sounds great for Instagram. there are so many options!

  • lexhan

    good concept for managing that instagram account, will give it a try though cos sometimes i get lost and forget to get so active on my account. good stuff Noah.

  • Jacob Chisholm

    Awesome post Noah… Brother, do you have a fuller, more complex and complete overall guide for Massplanner/Instagram available? A private blog or an e book? Something that dives in depth into the step by step details of what you have found that really works for large engagement / follow numbers?

    • Hey Jacob, I haven’t written any other material outside of what you can find on this blog, but if you need specific answers to certain questions, you can always leave me a comment here and I’ll be happy to assist.

      Thanks

  • Ay’man Mohd

    Hey Noah, thank you so much for the detailed info!
    However, i have a few questions to ask. Maybe i missed it while reading this post or something but here goes:

    1. If you’re just managing 1-2 Instagram accounts do you still need to order proxies? Or can you just sign up and get right into it?

    2. I thought this was a web based tool? Do i HAVE to download the MassPlanner software?

    3. Since i’m short on cash right now, if i’m using the 5 day trial and keep repeating that by opening new Mass Planner accounts after every 5 days that the trial expires, will my IP get detected and i won’t be able to make anymore accounts through this IP? Or can i keep doing that until i have the money to purchase the monthly plan?

    Sorry for so many questions. Any help with this will be much appreciated! Thank you very much in advance! 🙂

  • Ay’man Mohd

    Hey Noah, thank you so much for the detailed info!
    However, i have a few questions to ask. Maybe i missed it while reading this post or something but here goes:

    1. If you’re just managing 1-2 Instagram accounts do you still need to order proxies? Or can you just sign up and get right into it?

    2. I thought this was a web based tool? Do i HAVE to download the MassPlanner software?

    3. Since i’m short on cash right now, if i’m using the 5 day trial and keep repeating that by opening new Mass Planner accounts after every 5 days that the trial expires, will my IP get detected and i won’t be able to make anymore accounts through this IP? Or can i keep doing that until i have the money to purchase the monthly plan?

    Sorry for so many questions. Any help with this will be much appreciated! Thank you very much in advance, Noah! 🙂

    • Hey Mohd,
      1. You won’t need to use proxies if you’re going to be running 1-2 accounts on your pc. You would need them though, if you want to run them on a VPS.

      2. Yes, you’d have to download the software.

      3. Not sure that’s possible but you could try changing IPs and email addresses for each.

      Hope these help

      Cheers!

  • Lior V Soffer

    great tutorial thank you so much!
    what about the setting of homw many people to follow per day?
    and stopping the tool for how many minutes after following?
    and time recommended?

  • Joe

    Hi Noah! I’m a loyal reader of your blog, your posts about Instagram are awesome.

    I never had any luck on Mass Planner selecting a precise range but starting today I wanna test something similar to your “max400 followers maximum 1500 followings” and see how it goes.

    I hope one day you will write a post on how to increase Instagram engagement with mass planner. I’ve tried everything (like followers posts, like #, like feed, etc) but I can’t find a good way.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Joe

    • Hey Joe, I would advice that regardless of how old your account is, always start slow and increase gradually. Instagram has gotten stricter lately.

      I’m testing something in regards to engagement and I won’t hesitate posting about it once I’m through.

      Cheers mate!

  • Aleja Orellana

    I’m a bit new to this and want to make sure that I have everything correct… I have a Mac and need to download a VPS, on which I will download MassPlanner. Then, for every 2 IG accounts I will need a proxy as well. Is that correct?