To create a page post ad from an existing Facebook or Instagram post in Smartly.io:
- Select Asset Customization as the ad type
- Select Post as the ad format
- To select or search from a list of recent posts, click Search from latest posts
- To use a specific post, enter a Facebook post ID or an Instagram post ID and click Load post
ℹ️ Note: In order to use existing Instagram posts, the Instagram account needs to be connected to a Facebook Page. This is a Facebook limitation. See Add Instagram accounts for instructions on how to do that.
A Facebook post ID can be found from the post URL:
ℹ️ Note: If you are using a video post from your Instagram account, the video will be uploaded before using the post to Facebook and will show up in your video library. At this time, we cannot reuse this video, so if you are reusing the same post, we unfortunately need to upload the video again to your Facebook video library. We have notified Facebook about this and hoping it will be resolved, so we can always reference the same video.