Instagram Linking

Posting Images and Videos to Instagram via the Ayrshare API.

Link Instagram

Only Instagram Business accounts connected to a Facebook Page are supported. Creator Studio accounts and publishing to IGTV is not supported at this time.

See below for details.

Instagram authenticates through Facebook, so when you click the Instagram icon on the Social Accounts page, a Facebook sign-in will pop-up - please be sure you allow pop-ups.

Instagram Login via Facebook

Follow the instructions and select both an Facebook Page and an Instagram account to link.

Previously Linked Facebook/Instagram

If you have already connected Ayrshare with Facebook, see the following instructions.

  • Click Edit Settings.

  • Check all the Instagram Business Accounts. Click Next

  • Check all Facebook Pages. Click Next.

  • Turn all permissions to Yes. Click Done.

You will then be asked to select a specific Instagram account to link with Ayrshare. Once selected your link will be complete and you can start posting to Instgram.

Enabling an Instagram Business Account

Instagram requires that your account be an Instagram Business account be linked to Facebook Page, but don't worry, it is free and easy to setup. Please see below.

If you don't have a Facebook Page, you can set up one.

Your Instagram account is required to be a Business Profile and connected to your a Facebook Page. This is required by Instagram for posting images and videos.

If you already have a Facebook Page, continue on. Otherwise, create a new Facebook Page by logging into Facebook and going to the Facebook Page Creation.

Enabling Instagram Business is easy and free. Simply open up the Instagram mobile app:

  • Go to your profile and tap Menu in the upper right corner.

  • Tap the cog ⚙️ Setting.

  • Tap Account.

  • Tap Switch to Professional Account at the bottom of the screen. If not there, it might be on the previous page.

  • Tap Business (not Creator).

  • Select a Facebook Page to connect.

  • Enter business info or skip and tap Done.

If you already have an Instagram Business account, your can connect your Facebook Page to Instagram by going to the Facebook Page you manage -> Page Settings -> Instagram. If it isn't connected your can click the "Connect" button on that page.

Enable Instagram Walk-Through

  • Step 1: In the Instagram Mobile App, click your image (profile) and tap Menu in the upper right corner. Tap Settings in the pop-up.

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  • Step 2: Tap Account

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  • Step 3: Tap Switch to Professional Account

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  • Step 4: Choose a Category

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  • Step 5: Choose Business

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  • Step 6: Choose a Facebook Page. This will not show if you do not have any Facebook Pages. You can skip and create a Page later on. Please see below

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  • Step 7: Done - You're all setup with an Instagram Business Account. You can head back to Ayrshare and link to Instagram.

Step 7: All Done

Connect a Facebook Page to Instagram

If you already have an Instagram Business Account and want to connect a Facebook Page, see detailed instructions.

Or if you want to create a new Facebook Page.

Additional Information

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: