Use this guide to learn how to connect your Instagram and Facebook in order to sync your Instagram to GRIN, specifically via the OAuth verification which is a required Facebook authentication. To connect via the OAuth connection, 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 Grin to pull in Instagram content, stories, and their metrics. This does not give us access to your login or private information.
When connecting your Instagram business account make sure to be logged out of your Facebook page on your device or logged into the correct Facebook account. Once prompted to log in via Facebook, make sure you log in to the Facebook page connected to the Instagram account you will be delivering your content to.
Use the following steps in order to learn how to:
Create an Instagram Business or Creator Account
The first step is to create an Instagram Business or Creator Account. Not only will this be used for the OAuth Connection but also, according to Instagram, a great way to get insights about your stories, posts, and followers.
Step 1 Log in to your Instagram account on a mobile device.
Creating an Instagram Business or Creator Account cannot be completed on a desktop computer and only a mobile device.
Step 2 Go to your profile and click on Edit Profile under your profile picture.
Step 3 Click Switch to Professional Account.
Step 4 Click Continue and Choose a category that best describes what you do and click Done.
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.
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.
Once you have converted your Instagram account into a business or Creator account, you will need to sync it with a Facebook business page in order to sync your accounts via OAuth.
How to Create and Connect a Facebook Business Page
A Facebook profile is a personal account that can be used to connect with friends, etc. However, creating a Facebook page allows you to have access to more tools and the ability to reach a wider audience.
Facebook business pages can only be created from an existing Facebook account.
Step 7 Go to your IG profile and click on Edit Profile under your profile picture.
Step 8 Under Profile Information, select Connect or Create in order to create and connect a Facebook page.
Step 9 Click Create Facebook Page on the popup.
Step 10 Click Continue and select Open on the popups.
Step 11 Log into your Facebook account and click Continue as... to allow Instagram access to your Facebook account.
Step 12 Congrats! You have now created a Facebook page that is connected to your Instagram account. The Facebook page will be named after your Instagram account. Lastly, click Done.