Connecting Instagram through Facebook or the direct method
SocialBu is an official Instagram partner which means that you can link your Instagram account to SocialBu through the official Instagram API.
The new API integration is only possible for business pages and the direct method to connect is also available.
Comparison between the 2 methods
|Connecting through Official API||Direct Integration|
|Story scheduling is not available||Story scheduling is available|
|You can manage comments and mentions||You can manage messages, comments, and mentions|
|Can publish one image or video in a post||Can publish image, carousel, or video post|
|Only for Instagram Business accounts||Can work with all accounts|
We will be explaining both ways to connect briefly:
Connecting through Facebook
- Go to your accounts setting in SocialBu
Go to the settings and then click on the drop-down button in the top right corner, then select accounts.
- Click on the add account button
This page is showing all your linked accounts. Go to the top right corner, and click the “add account” button.
- Choose Instagram
Now you will be asked which platform your intended new account belongs to? Select Instagram.
- Choose how you want to connect your account
At this point, you will be given two options. Choose to connect your account through Facebook.
- Choose to connect through Facebook
The prerequisite for this is that you will have to connect your Instagram account through your Facebook account. So your Instagram account has to be linked to your Facebook account.
Please note that you will not be able to schedule stories and monitor feeds through this method.
- Confirm your account
Complete connecting your account.
Now select the Facebook account which is attached to your desired Instagram account.
Connecting directly by adding credentials
You can also add the account by providing your credentials. More about that here.
Note: This is an equally secure way for you to connect your account. There is no data security issue with this process. All the information is encrypted before being used.
The recommended way to use these Integrations
In order to use all the features successfully, we recommend you to use both methods simultaneously. You will have to connect your Instagram account by both methods. You will be shown 2 account icons. You can do posting with the officially integrated account while can schedule the story through the direct account.