How Influencers Can Sync Their Instagram on a v2 Live Site

This guide will walk you through how to sync your Instagram to GRIN, specifically via the OAuth verification which is a required Facebook authentication.  To connect via OAuth, you will need an Instagram business or creator account that is linked to a Facebook business page. The OAuth verification is a requirement by Facebook that allows the Brand you are working with to pull in your content and metrics. 

While going through the process of connecting your Instagram account you may have some questions on why you need to log into Facebook to connect Instagram and the permissions required when syncing for the first time. If so, please refer to the article Connecting Social Networks Common Questions.

 

How to Connect My Instagram Account 

Depending on if you already have an Instagram business/creator account or a Facebook busness page the process of syncing on the Live URL may look a bit different. We've detailed each scenario below along with the instructions to connect based on the stage you are in:

Option 1: I do not have an IG business/creator account nor a FB business page. 

Option 2: I have an IG business/creator account but not a FB business page. 

Option 3: I do not have an IG business/creator account but I have a FB business page.

Option 4: I have both an IG business/creator account and a FB business page. 

  

I do not have an IG business/creator account nor a FB business page

If you do not have either an IG business or creator account nor a FB business page then before you attempt to connect your Instagram on the Live URL you will first need to convert your Instagram from a personal/private account to a business/creator account and create a FB business page. 

Step 1 First, go to your Instagram account on a mobile phone. 

Step 2 Go to your profile and click on Edit Profile under your profile picture. 

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Step 3 Click Switch to Professional Account.

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Step 4 Click Continue and Choose a category that best describes what you do and click Done.

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Step 5 Choose Creator or Business based on what describes you best. Both options will be accepted when syncing your accounts on the Live URL platform.

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Step 6 Congrats! You've converted your IG account to a business or creator account. The next steps are listed below to complete setting up your profile or exit out of the page to finish at a later date. 

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Step 7 Go to your IG profile and click on Edit Profile under your profile picture. 

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Step 8 Under Profile Information select Page in order to create and connect a Facebook page.

Note

Please note that once a page is connected and if you are set up to automatically post to Facebook from Instagram then all posts will now post to your connected Facebook page.

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Step 9 Click Create Facebook Page on the popup. 

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Step 10 Click Continue and select Open on the popups. 

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Step 11 Log into your Facebook account and click Continue as... to allow Instagram access to your Facebook account. 

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Step 12 Type in a Page Name, choose a Page Category, and click Create

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Step 13 Congrats! You have now created a Facebook page that is connected to your Instagram account. Lastly, click Done

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Step 14 Open a new tab and navigate to your Live URL.

Step 15 Once you have reached Step 4. Social Networks click on Connect next to the task.

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Step 16 You will be redirected to a new page, click Okay, let's do it.

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Step 17 Follow the Before you begin steps and click Continue.

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Step 18 If you are not already logged, log in to your Facebook account.

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Step 19 Or if you are already logged into Facebook, click Continue as... or click Log into another account to go to the correct Facebook account.

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Step 20 Once logged in, Grin will ask permission to receive your name and profile picture. This doesn't let Grin post to Facebook without your permission. Click Continue as...

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Step 21 Select your Instagram Business/ Creator Account and click Next.

Step 22 Select your Facebook Business Page and click Next.  

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Step 23 The next page "What is Grin allowed to do?" lists the necessary permissions required in order for your accounts to be synced properly. Each permission will need to be selected in order to move forward without error. If you have any questions on the reasons behind the permissions please refer to Connecting Social Networks Common Questions. Select all permissions and click Done

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Step 24 Congrats! You've now linked Grin to Instagram. Click Ok and you will be directed back to the Live URL and your confirmed Connected Status. 

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I have an IG business/creator account but not a FB business page

If you do not have a FB business page then before you attempt to connect your Instagram on the Live URL you will first need to create a FB business page and connect your FB to your IG business/creator account. 

Step 1 First, go to your Instagram account on a mobile phone. 

Step 2 Go to your profile and click on Edit Profile under your profile picture. 

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Step 3 Under Profile Information select Connect or Create next to Page in order to create and connect a Facebook page. 

Note

Please note that once a page is connected and if you are set up to automatically post to Facebook from Instagram then all posts will now post to your connected Facebook page.

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Step 4 Click Create Facebook Page on the popup. 

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Step 5 Click Continue and select Open on the popups. 

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Step 6 Log into your Facebook account and click Continue as... to allow Instagram access to your Facebook account. 

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Step 7 Type in a Page Name, choose a Page Category, and click Create

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Step 8 Congrats! You have now created a Facebook page that is connected to your Instagram account. Lastly, click Done

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Step 9 Open a new tab and navigate to your Live URL.

Step 10 Once you have reached Step 4. Social Networks click on Connect next to the task.

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Step 11 You will be redirected to a new page, click Okay, let's do it.

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Step 12 Follow the Before you begin steps and click Continue.

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Step 13 If you are not already logged, log in to your Facebook account.

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Step 14 Or if you are already logged into Facebook, click Continue as... or click Log into another account to go to the correct Facebook account.

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Step 15 Once logged in, Grin will ask permission to receive your name and profile picture. This doesn't let Grin post to Facebook without your permission. Click Continue as...

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Step 16 Select your Instagram Business/ Creator Account and click Next.

Step 17 Select your Facebook Business Page and click Next.  

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Step 18 The next page "What is Grin allowed to do?" lists the necessary permissions required in order for your accounts to be synced properly. Each permission will need to be selected in order to move forward without error. If you have any questions on the reasons behind the permissions please refer to Connecting Social Networks Common Questions. Select all permissions and click Done

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Step 19 Congrats! You've now linked Grin to Instagram. Click Ok and you will be directed back to the Live URL and your confirmed Connected Status. 

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I do not have an IG business/creator account but I have a FB business page

If you do not have an IG business/creator account then before you attempt to connect your Instagram on the Live URL you will first need to convert your Instagram from a personal/private account to a business/creator account and connect it to your FB business page. 

Step 1 First, go to your Instagram account on your mobile phone. 

Step 2 Go to your profile and click on Edit Profile under your profile picture. 

IGFB1.gif

Step 3 Click Switch to Professional Account.

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Step 4 Click Continue, choose a category that best describes what you do, and click Done.

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Step 5 Choose Creator or Business based on what describes you best. Both options will be accepted when syncing your accounts on the Live URL platform.

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Step 6 Congrats! You've converted your IG account to a business or creator account. The next steps are listed below to complete setting up your profile or exit out of the page to finish at a later date. 

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Step 7 Go to your IG profile and click on Edit Profile under your profile picture. 

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Step 8 Under Profile Information click Connect or Create next to Page in order to connect your Facebook business page. 

Note

Please note that once a page is connected and if you are set up to automatically post to Facebook from Instagram then all posts will now post to your connected Facebook page.

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Step 9 Click Connect Existing Page on the popup. 

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Step 10 Click Continue and select Open on the popups. 

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Step 11 Log into your Facebook account and click Continue as... to allow Instagram access to your Facebook account. 

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Step 12 Select the Facebook page you would like to connect and click Done

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Step 13 Open a new tab and navigate to your Live URL.

Step 14 Once you have reached Step 4. Social Networks click on Connect next to the task.

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Step 15 You will be redirected to a new page, click Okay, let's do it.

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Step 16 Follow the Before you begin steps and click Continue.

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Step 17 If you are not already logged, log in to your Facebook account.

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Step 18 Or if you are already logged into Facebook, click Continue as... or click Log into another account to go to the correct Facebook account.

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Step 19 Once logged in, Grin will ask permission to receive your name and profile picture. This doesn't let Grin post to Facebook without your permission. Click Continue as...

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Step 20 Select your Instagram Business/ Creator Account and click Next.

Step 21 Select your Facebook Business Page and click Next.  

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Step 22 The next page "What is Grin allowed to do?" lists the necessary permissions required in order for your accounts to be synced properly. Each permission will need to be selected in order to move forward without error. If you have any questions on the reasons behind the permissions please refer to Connecting Social Networks Common Questions. Select all permissions and click Done

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Step 23 Congrats! You've now linked Grin to Instagram. Click Ok and you will be directed back to the Live URL and your confirmed Connected Status. 

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I have both an IG business/creator account and a FB business page 

If you have both an IG business/creator account and a FB business page then the first step before syncing on the Live URL is to confirm these accounts are connected together. 

Step 1 First, go to your Instagram account on a mobile phone. 

Step 2 Go to your profile and click on Edit Profile under your profile picture. 

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Step 3 Under Profile Information look at Page and confirm if your Facebook page is labeled on the right-hand side. If not, click Page and follow the instructions below to connect your existing Facebook page or skip to Step 6. 

Note

Please note that once a page is connected and if you are set up to automatically post to Facebook from Instagram then all posts will now post to your connected Facebook page.

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Step 4 Click Connect Existing Page on the popup. 

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Step 5 If prompted log into Facebook, otherwise select the Facebook page you would like to connect and click Done

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Step 6 Open a new tab and navigate to your Live URL.

Step 7 Once you have reached Step 4. Social Networks click on Connect next to the task.

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Step 8 You will be redirected to a new page, click Okay, let's do it.

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Step 9 Follow the Before you begin steps and click Continue.

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Step 10 If you are not already logged, log in to your Facebook account.

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Step 11 Or if you are already logged into Facebook, click Continue as... or click Log into another account to go to the correct Facebook account.

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Step 12 Once logged in, Grin will ask permission to receive your name and profile picture. This doesn't let Grin post to Facebook without your permission. Click Continue as...

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Step 13 Select your Instagram Business/ Creator Account and click Next.

Step 14 Select your Facebook Business Page and click Next.  

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Step 15 The next page "What is Grin allowed to do?" lists the necessary permissions required in order for your accounts to be synced properly. Each permission will need to be selected in order to move forward without error. If you have any questions on the reasons behind the permissions please refer to Connecting Social Networks Common Questions. Select all permissions and click Done

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Step 16 Congrats! You've now linked Grin to Instagram. Click Ok and you will be directed back to the Live URL and your confirmed Connected Status. 

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