Is there a way for me to suggest that my users share the images from my website on Instagram? I've found share buttons for other sites like Facebook and Pinterest.

I ask because a user was uploading screenshots from the website to Instagram and getting a fair amount of interest in it. I would like to make that process easier for users.


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According to: http://instagram.com/developer/endpoints/media/

At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this for the following reasons:

  • Instagram is about your life on the go – we hope to encourage photos from within the app. However, in the future we may give whitelist access to individual apps on a case by case basis.

  • We want to fight spam & low quality photos. Once we allow uploading from other sources, it's harder to control what comes into the Instagram ecosystem. All this being said, we're working on ways to ensure users have a consistent and high-quality experience on our platform.

This means that if you do this you are probably going to be breaking the service agreement and you'll need to scrape and impersonate forms if it's possible at all.


You can embed pictures now. If you click on the ellipses on the websites, you get a choice to embed a picture, and you can copy and send the link. In the app, if you tap on the ellipses, it let's you "share."


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