Instagram questions*

Instagram* finally announced the Graph API in 2021. You can now use it for scheduling posts via Amplifr :)

You'll learn from this article: 

  • What's needed to connect your Instagram* account
  • How to convert your account to Instagram* for business
  • How to connect a Facebook* page to your Instagram* business account
  • How to connect your Instagram* account
  • Limitations 

What's needed to connect your Instagram* account? 

Graph API has 2 requirements for accounts to use it — your Instagram* should be switched to a Business account and connected to a Facebook* public page.

How to convert your account to Instagram* for Business?

If you already have a personal account on Instagram*, you can easily convert it to a business account. 

Go to settings → find Account → tap on Switch to Professional account

Note: Instagram* will ask you to choose your business category at the next step: business or creator. Please, choose Business as the social network does not allow publishing content to creator profiles yet.

How to connect a Facebook* page to your Instagram* business account?

Choose a page from your Pages that you'd like to connect to or create a new public Facebook* Page.

 

Go to the Page settings  — you can find it at the bottom of the Manage Page:

Then, find the Instagram* section — you can connect your account right here:

Facebook* will ask you to enter your Instagram* account's username and password. After that, the pages will be linked and you will be able to connect your Instagram* account to Amplifr.

How to connect your Instagram* account?

You can connect your account in Settings → Accounts and Channels → Instagram*.

The authorization will go through Facebook*.

Amplifr will ask you to grant access necessary to connect your account.

Important: Please, allow full rights that Amplifr asks for to successfully connect your account. 


Once access is granted, you'll see the list of available Instagram* accounts to connect to. Choose pages and click "Connect".


You're all set! Instagram* is connected to Amplifr and you can start scheduling posts ✨


Limitations

Graph API allows publishing only one image or video at a time.  

JPEG is the only image format supported. The size should be less than 8 MB, an aspect ratio from 4:5 to 1,91:1.

Supported video formats – MOV and MP4, size is less than 100 MB, duration from 3 to 60 seconds. Min aspect ratio is 4:5, max is 16:9. 

Accounts are limited to 25 API-published posts within a 24-hour period. 

Instagram* Graph API does not support the following features yet:

  • Stories and IGTV; 

  • Shopping tags;

  • Filters;

  • Branded content tags.

*Meta Platforms Inc. has been recognized as an extremist organization and banned on the territory of the Russian Federation.


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