Schedulista offers integration with social media to make it easier for your clients to find and book with you online. The Instagram mobile app offers "action buttons" you can add to an Instagram business profile to allow your clients to take actions right from your profile page.
Adding a Book Now action button allows clients to schedule appointments from your Instagram business profile using the Instagram app on their mobile phones.
Is a Book Now button the right option for me?
The Book Now button is only available for use within the Instagram mobile app. The button will not appear on your business profile on the web (e.g. if a client is using a computer, tablet, or web browser to view your Instagram profile).
For this reason, you might want to include a booking link in your profile in addition to the Book Now button (or maybe instead of the Book Now button).
Add a Book Now button
(1) Start the Instagram app on your phone
(2) Make sure you are on your Instagram business profile
If you need to switch profiles, tap on the profile icon in the lower right. On the profile page, tap on your username to switch accounts.
If you need to convert your profile to a business profile, you can read more here.
(3) Tap on your profile icon on the lower right
(4) On the profile page, tap the Edit Profile button
(5) On the Edit Profile page, scroll down to the Public Business Information section and tap Action Buttons
(6) On the Action Buttons page, tap Book Now
(7) Select Schedulista from the list of partners
(8) Sign into your Schedulista account
(9) On the Connect to Instagram page, tap the blue Continue as... button
(10) Confirm your Facebook business settings that will integrate with your connected Instagram account. You can tap on a setting (Ad Account, Facebook Page, Facebook Pixel) to change it, if you need. When done, click the blue Continue button.
You Schedulista account should now connect to Instagram and take you back to the Action Buttons page with a pop message about the button being added to your profile.
The page will now show an Active on Profile setting with the Book Now button selected. Below the Book Now setting, you should see Schedulista listed.
What clients see
Clients will now be able to tap the Book Now button on your profile to access your scheduler to book their appointments.
- Category: Social Media Integration
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