- Before you connect Instagram!
- Connect using Facebook authentication (recommended)
- Connect using Instagram authentication
1. Before you connect Instagram!
Facebook owns Instagram and has set strict limitations on how you can publish posts to Instagram.
For business purposes, you should use an Instagram business account. The business account is simple to create and free. How to check your Instagram account type and switch it to business?
Additionally, Facebook requires Instagram business accounts to be connected to a Facebook Page so that you could post Instagram automatically (direct posting).
We recommend connecting your business Instagram to Hookle using Facebook authentication. If you authenticate with Instagram, you are still able to enable direct posting later in your Hookle app.
The browser might remember the credentials of your previously logged Facebook accounts. Thus, make sure you authenticate and reconnect Instagram with the right credentials if you are using multiple different Facebook accounts. See the instructions on how to check and change the used Facebook account.
In case the direct posting is not available, the Instagram app is needed on your phone to be able to publish posts to Instagram with Hookle. Please install/update the Instagram app on Google Play or Apple Store!
2. Connect using Facebook authentication
Go to Settings -> Social accounts -> Add account -> Instagram -> Continue.
First, make sure your Instagram is a business account and your Facebook Page has been connected to your Instagram.
Then click Continue to authenticate with Facebook. Follow the instructions and accept all desired permissions (Facebook will ask for certain permissions for you to let Hookle publish on your behalf) and you are done!
3. Connect using Instagram authentication
Go to Profile -> Social accounts -> Add account -> Instagram.
If you do not have Facebook or you have an Instagram personal or creator account click I don't have Facebook and you will be able to connect using Instagram authentication.
Then follow the instructions and accept all desired permissions (Instagram will ask for certain permissions for you to let Hookle publish on your behalf).
Next, swipe through the short tutorial below.
You will be asked to enable direct posting if it's not enabled. You can skip this and do it later.
Switch your account type to a business if you haven't done it yet. You can skip this and do it later.
Add a Facebook page to your Instagram account if you haven't done it yet. You can skip this and do it later.
After you have added a Facebook page to your Instagram account you still need to authenticate the connection with Facebook. Make sure you authenticate with the same Facebook you added the Facebook page to your Instagram. You can skip this and do it later.
Direct posting does not support publishing to Instagram personal/creator accounts. Thus, you need to set up reminders to receive notifications to be able to publish to Instagram.
With reminders, you need to open notifications and complete posting with Instagram app.
Awesome, your Instagram account is now connected!