Instagram Feeds - User Guide
- About Instagram Feeds
- Basic settings
- Advanced settings
- Generating Instagram feeds
About Instagram Feeds
Instagram Feeds is one of the RSS Ground tools that allows you to generate self-updating content feeds with recent posts of any Instagram user who has a public business profile, or self-updating content feeds with search results by #hashtags.
To use the Instagram Feeds generator you need to have:
1. Instagram account.
2. Facebook account.
3. Instagram account connected to one of your Facebook pages.
- How to create an Instagram account. Tutorial
- How to create a Facebook account. Tutorial
- How to create a Facebook page. Tutorial
- How to connect a Facebook page with an Instagram account. Tutorial
Each Instagram feed will contain up to 25 unique Instagram posts. Each post will include media (image and video) and captions. Instagram feeds with your own Instagram posts will also contain comments. If an Instagram post has several images (carousel album) they will be shown one after another.
Example of an Instagram feed: https://www.rssground.com/services/instagram-rss/62a87c09b5727
To use the Instagram Feeds generator you need to sign up for any of the RSS Ground membership plans. Depending on your membership level you will have different access to the tool's options:
- Free Basic users will be able to generate only self-updating feeds of their own Instagram accounts.
- Plus users will be able to generate feeds of their own Instagram accounts, feeds of other Instagram business profiles, and feeds of hashtags search results. But they won't be able to use advanced content filters.
- Premium and Business users will be able to use the Instagram Feeds generator to the fullest with no limits.
Instagram feeds are private content feeds. The number of active private feeds is limited by your RSS Ground membership plan.
If you already have an RSS Ground account, you need to go to FEEDS - Generate private feeds, and click on Facebook Feeds icon:
Learn more about how to get started with content discovery in RSS Ground
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First, you need to authenticate your Facebook account.
Authenticate button. Follow the steps in the pop-up window and make sure you grant our app all the requested permissions.
Then you need to select one of your Instagram accounts connected to your Facebook pages.
My Instagram accounts - if you have several Instagram accounts connected to your Facebook pages, use this drop-down to choose the one you wish to work under.
As soon as you are authenticated, choose the type of Instagram feed you wish to generate.
Get content feed of my Instagram account
This option allows you to generate a self-updating content feed with all your recent Instagram posts. Only public posts will be displayed in the feed.
Note: you will be able to generate a content feed of the Instagram account specified in the
My Instagram accounts drop-down.
Get content feed of a specific Instagram business account
This option allows you to generate a self-updating feed with all recent Instagram posts of a specific Instagram user. Use the original Instagram name in the text field.
Example: natgeo, or @natgeo
You can specify one or several Instagram accounts at a time, up to 10. A separate private content feed will be generated for each specified Instagram user. Only public posts will be displayed in the feeds.
Note: you will be able to generate content feeds only for Instagram
Get content feed of Instagram search results by hashtags
This option allows you to generate a self-updating feed with recent Instagram posts tagged with a specific hashtag. Tagged posts are those which mention a hashtag in their captions. Specify your hashtag in the text field.
Example: yoga, or #yoga
You can specify one or several hashtags at a time, up to 10. A separate private content feed will be generated for each specified hashtag. Only public posts tagged by Instagram business users will be displayed in the feed.
Note: There is a limitation for Instagram search results set by Facebook. You can query a maximum of 30 unique hashtags on behalf of your Instagram profile within a rolling 7-day period. Once you query a hashtag, it will count against this limit for 7 days. Subsequent queries on the same hashtag within this time frame will not count against your limit, and will not reset its initial query 7-day timer.
The limit is valid per single Instagram user. If you have several Instagram users, you can rotate them in the "My Instagram accounts" Basic setting to increase your limit.
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You can use the Preview option to make sure your Instagram feed displays content relevant to your search.
You can use advanced settings to filter content in your Instagram feeds. These options are available only for Premium and Business users.
Filter by positive keywords - only include posts that mention at least one of the specified keywords.
Filter by negative keywords - remove Instagram posts that mention at least one of the specified keywords.
You can specify up to 10 positive and up to 10 negative keywords at a time. If you wish to filter your posts by hashtag, you are recommended to use # with your keywords, like #keyword.
Don't show post caption and comments - use this option to hide captions and comments and leave only media (images or video) in Instagram posts.
Filter by content type - you can set to display Instagram posts only with a specific media type: images or videos. If you choose "All" - all available posts will be displayed.
Filter search by hashtags - this option is available only for feeds with search results by hashtags and will allow displaying only the most recent posts, or only the most popular tagged posts.
You can use the Preview option to make sure your feed displays content relevant to your search. Use different keywords or filters before you get the most quality result.
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Generating Instagram feeds
After you tune all basic and advanced settings, press the GENERATE button. You have several options:
Note: whatever option you choose, your new Instagram feeds will be saved to your Feeds Box anyway.
- Save to Feeds Box - simply save Instagram feeds to the Feeds Box to use them later.
- Add to Feeds Reader - add Instagram feeds to your Feeds Reader to start following the latest updates.
- Add to a Posting Campaign - add Instagram feeds to an existing posting campaign or start a new campaign to start sharing content from Instagram feeds to your blogs and social media.
- Add to a Content Widget - add your feeds to an existing content widget or create a new content widget to add a content block with Instagram feeds to your website or blog.
We will generate a separate Instagram content feed for each specified user account or each hashtag.
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