Connect Instagram

Introduction

Once you connect your Instagram, Socialphotos will fetch your tagged photos, your posts, and any hashtag photos you track. You can then add these photos into galleries for display. We notify you when there are new photos to help you curate them. Note that we never post on your behalf.

Requirements

For Socialphotos to integrate with Instagram, Instagram requires that your account is:

  1. Be a Business Account
  2. Connected to a Facebook Page

You can follow these links to set that up: Set Up a Business Account on Instagram, and Add a Facebook Page to your Instagram Business Account

Required Permissions

Socialphotos takes your privacy and security seriously. We asks for the minimum required permissions. Specifically, these are the permissions we require:

  • pages_show_list
  • instagram_basic
  • instagram_manage_comments
  • pages_read_engagement
  • public_profile

These are the minimum permissions required to get tagged photos from Instagram. You can read about it from Instagram's reference API.

We do not post anything on your behalf.

Permissions & Functionalities

These are permissions and what it is used for.

Name Required For
pages_show_list Tagged Photos, Hashtags Search, Posts
instagram_basic Tagged Photos, Hashtags Search, Posts
instagram_manage_comments Tagged Photos
pages_read_engagement Tagged Photos
public_profile Posts

Preview: Tagged Photos

Issues

Sometimes your Instagram account can be disconnected. Here are some of the reasons as to why this can happen:

  • You change your password
  • Instagram detect suspicious activity on your account
  • You have not used the site for a while and Instagram logs you out
  • You change your Facebook page or other information
  • ...and many more

The simplest solution is to reconnect via the Instagram Settings under Account → Settings.

Although this can be a nuisance, Instagram does this to protect you. If your Instagram gets disconnected from Socialphotos, we will notify you to reconnect.