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Instagram: Share photo from webpage

By on 05 May 2014

Instagram: Share photo from webpage

In my shopping site I had implemented the functionality for ‘Login via Instagram’ and found it is working well. Now is it possible to share a product image and its description to the user Instagram account or whether Instagram provides any javascript methods just like facebook, twitter, google+ etc.

The short answer is: No. The only way to post images is through the mobile app.

From the Instagram API documentation: 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.

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