To start a post from scratch, tap the "+" button at the bottom of the welcome screen. On the desktop app you'll be taken directly to the "Customize" step. On mobile, this will pull up the "Create A Ripl" step, where you can pick your post size, as well as add photos, video and text to be included in your post. 

Post Size:

You can share a square (1:1), vertical (9:16) or landscape (16:9) post with Ripl. You can select your post size by tapping the 3 dots above your keyboard, then selecting the post size above the keyboard on the right side. We recommend using vertical posts for Instagram and Facebook Stories, landscape posts for Facebook Cover Videos, YouTube and LinkedIn and square for sharing across more than one platform. 

Adding Photos:

You can add photos to your post from your OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Photos app or search Flickr for stock images (iOS only) by tapping "Add photos." 

Adding Text: 

You have the option to add primary or body text. To add body text, tap the three dots above your keyboard, then "add body text." 

Adding A Website: (mobile only) 

If you want to start a post with a website, check out this article about using the "Create Post From A Webpage" field.

Once you've picked your post type, size and added text and/or photos, tap the ">" in the upper right corner to proceed to the "Customize" screen where you can customize your post. 

*The "Create A Ripl" step is only on mobile. For the web app, adding media, text and selecting post size is available on the "Customize" step.