Instagram Integration

Posting Images to Instagram via the Ayrshare API.

This guide explains how to connect Ayrshare to your Instagram for Business account through Zapier.

Prior to starting this integration, please ensure that your Instagram account is set up as a Business Profile and is connected to your Facebook account. This is required by Instagram for posting images.

Instructions to set your account as a business account:

Instructions how to add your Instagram account to your Facebook page:

Instagram accepted image formats: jpg, gif, png, ico, bmp

1. Activate Instagram in Social Accounts

Start by clicking the Instagram icon in the Social Accounts section of your Ayrshare dashboard.

You will see a pop-up that explains the steps that we will take. It will also show you your API Key which you will need in a later step. Copy the API Key by clicking the copy icon.

2. Setup Zapier Connectivity

Log in to Zapier. If you do not have an account, you can create a free account with Zapier to get started.

If you don't already have a Zapier account, you can sign up for a free account with 100 posts a month. If more posts are needs, Zapier has additional plans.

After logging into Zapier, click the blue link in the Ayrshare pop-up or click this link:

Enable the Ayrshare -> Instagram Zap

Click the button to Try it.

3. Make the Ayrshare -> Instagram Zap

You will need to connect your Ayrshare account and your Instagram for Business account. Then you will select which Instagram account you want your content to post to.

Click the Connect a new account in the Ayrshare account section. Here you can paste in your Ayrshare API Key.

Then click Connect a new Account in the Instagram for Business Section. You will be prompted to authenticate to your Instagram account.

Finally select the Instagram account that you want to use.

Turn on your Zap and you should be all set!

Don't forget to Turn On your zap to activate the integration.

4. All Done

Your Instagram integration is complete and you can begin posting via the desktop GUI or API to Instagram.

Instagram has very strict requirements on image sizes. Images must have a width of at least 1080 pixels with an aspect ratio between 1.91:1 and 4:5.

Ayrshare will detect if your image size is not correct and respond with an error.

For more information on recommended image sized, please see: