This post is a review of Later.com – one of the best social media scheduling tools for social media managers.

If you’re a social media manager, I’m sure you’ve probably heard about Later one way or another.

It’s not surprise!

I’ve seen a lot of social media gurus recommending it and I receive a lot of questions about their analytics.

Hey, influencer marketing done right!

But does the Later app measure up to the market expectation?

After trying multiple social media scheduling tools, would I recommend it?

Let’s dive into the review.

LATER REVIEW

  • how much it costs
  • the main features
  • who is it for
  • who is it NOT for
  • do I recommend it
  • my rating

Best social media scheduling tool for marketers?

Later.com (14-day free trial)

Price: $25/month

Included: 1 set of socials, 3 users

Additional account: $20+

Later Features:

  • Scheduling on IG, TikTok, FB, Twitter, Li
  • Calendar & Preview
  • Media library
  • Conversations 
  • Collect Media (hashtags, mentions, images)
  • Analytics 
  • Link in Bio tool

Pros:

  • Supports cross posting on different social media channels
  • Comes with a feed preview feature for Instagram
  • Schedule FREE up to 30 posts each months
  • Schedule videos & crop them into different sizes 
  • Choose a cover photo for your Instagram videos so your feed looks neat 

Cons:

  • Scheduling Instagram Stories, & TikTok videos comes with mobile reminders, the app doesn’t auto post for you
  • Very limited analytics: on the free plan you can only see analytics of the last 30 posts scheduled in the past 3 months using Later
  • Advanced analytics available but on paid plans

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My thoughts on Later for social media management:

I am underwhelmed by this tool, especially since so many new marketers come asking whether I recommend it.

I get it, it’s popular because it’s a complete tool that integrates scheduling, analytics and a link in bio tool.

However, I feel that at $25 per single Instagram profile it’s quite overpriced against their competitors. 

Especially since there’s nothing unique of super amazing about their features.

I mean it’s a good planning and scheduling tool. 

But it’s not the best nor the cheapest in the market.

I think they have a higher than average fees because they end up paying influencers a commission for recommending the app.

That being said, my overall rating for Later is 3/5. 

A good tool, that does the job but others do it cheaper. 

WATCH THE FULL LATER REVIEW ON YOUTUBE

Who is Later – social media tool for?

  • New business owners who want a tool that schedules content across multiple channels and they are not really particular about tracking analytics
  • Photographers who want to categorize their images with tags before posting
  • Bloggers who run their own social media channel

Who is Later – social media tool not for?

  • Social media agencies and freelancers who manage > 3 accounts.
  • I feel there are other apps that give a better price for managing more accounts.

So now that you’ve read my review, I want to know:

Have you tried Later?

Which social media scheduling tools do you use?