How to Add Instagram Business Account Feeds

What’s happening?

After Dec 11, 2018,

  • You won’t be able to add a new hashtag and aggregate new content with your existing hashtag feeds. You need an Instagram business account for this. (Although your users need not to switch to a business profile for you to collect their content through hashtag.)
  • You won’t be able to collect users information (profile image, username and time stamp) with hashtag posts.
  • Handles are still available, you can fetch your brand content via handles with your standard Instagram account. It will not get affected by Instagram API changes.

What’s Next?

  1. Convert your Instagram account to a business account.
  2. Link your Instagram business account from your Facebook business page.
  3. Add Instagram business feed as a source in Taggbox.

Step by step guide

Step 1

Convert your Instagram account to a business account. Learn more

1. Open your Instagram mobile app and go to your profile

2. Tap menu icon (menu) in the top right

3. Click Settings (setting)

4. Scroll down and Tab Switch to Business Profile

5. Connect your Instagram account with your Facebook page

6. Select your business category and fill profile information

Step 2

Link your Instagram business account from your Facebook business page. Learn more

1. Open your Instagram mobile app and go to your profile

2. Tap menu icon (menu) in the top right

3. Click Settings (setting)

4. Scroll down and Tab Linked Accounts, select Facebook

5. If you haven’t already, enter your Facebook login information

6. By default, your Instagram account will link to your personal Facebook Timeline. To link to a Page instead, tap Facebook again and choose a Page that you manage.

Step 3

Add Instagram Business Profile

1. Click Feeds (You will find it on the left-hand side of the page)Wall Editor Feeds2. Click Add Feed, to create a new feedFeeds Option3. Select Instagram Business Profile icon

In the popup that appears, select the Instagram Business connection type from the top tabSelect Instagram Business

4. Choose one of the following to create Instagram business feed:

  • Hashtag (#) – Enter your brand or business hashtag to fetch content. From here you can collect any public content through Hashtag

Instagram Hashtag content

Note: Due to Instagram API changes and restrictions, you can’t get the post author details such as username, avatar, and timestamp (post published time).

  • Handle (@) – Pull own Instagram stories and posts from your profile via account handle

Instagram Handle posts

  • Mentions (@mention) – Pull any public Instagram post that contains your account handle (@handle) as @mention in the caption

Instagram mention posts

*You can get only new content through mentions after adding the connection, cannot fetch historical mentioned posts.

  • Tagged – Pull Instagram posts where your account @handle is Tagged

Instagram tagged posts

5. Now click “Create Feed” button to complete adding

Note: To enable Moderation on the connection mark check “Manually approve posts before making them public?”.

6. Connect your Instagram Business account, so we can retrieve content via your Instagram Business account. Authorize and log in your Instagram Business account through your Facebook login

Authorized

If you don’t have an Instagram Business Account then turn your Instagram account to a business account. Learn more

7. Authorized your feed through connected facebook business page. Select your business page and click on Add button

Authorized fb page

If you haven’t linked your Instagram business account to your Facebook business page yet. Then link it now. Learn more

The connection has been created and within a few moments posts will appear in the wall editor.

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