This article will guide you through connecting your Instagram account to your ScreenScape digital signage service.  Once complete your Instagram posts will automatically appear in your ScreenScape display.

Instagram and Digital Signage

Update: Instagram API changes and what it means for you 

Expect the setup process to take approximately 15 minutes for a user with intermediate computer skills.

Step 1: Make a Zap

  • Create free accounts on Zapier and Instagram.
  • Go to https://zapier.com and click on the “MAKE A ZAP!” hyperlink.
  • Choose “Instagram” as the Trigger App and “RSS by Zapier” as the Action app.

ScreenScape Digital Signage integrates Instagram to RSS by Zapier

  • Connect your Instagram account.
  • Complete the set up RSS by Zapier section.
  • Enter any value in the “URL” section
  • n (e.g. “Instagram”).  Once entered, be sure to click the “Copy to clipboard” button, this is the URL you’ll use when creating your ScreenScape content:

ScreenScape Digital Signage integrates Instagram to RSS by Zapier - Enter URL Screen

    • Enter any value in the “Title” section (e.g. “Instagram RSS”):

ScreenScape Digital Signage integrates Instagram to RSS by Zapier - Enter Title screen

  • Enter any value in the “Source URL” section (e.g. “https://zapier.com”):

ScreenScape Digital Signage integrates Instagram to RSS by Zapier - Enter Source URL screen

  • Add the following fields in “Content” section in this EXACT ORDER and ADD A SEMICOLON after each field:
    • User Profile Picture
    • User Username
    • Images Standard Resolution URL
    • Caption Text

ScreenScape Digital Signage integrates Instagram to RSS by Zapier - Enter Content screen

  • Add the “Created Time” field in the “Pubdate” section:

ScreenScape Digital Signage integrates Instagram to RSS by Zapier - Publish Date screen

Step 2: Publish ScreenScape Content

  • Once the set up RSS by Zapier section is complete, create new content in ScreenScape using the “Instagram” template.
  • Paste the URL copied to your clipboard in the earlier step to your ScreenScape content:

ScreenScape Digital Signage integrates Instagram to RSS by Zapier - ScreenScape CMS screen

  • Publish this new content to your display.

That’s it, you’re done! New Instagram posts after this setup is complete will now automatically appear in your ScreenScape display.

Here’s a sample:

ScreenScape Digital Signage integrates Instagram to RSS by Zapier - Example

 

Update July 2016

Read about important changes to the Instagram API: Instagram API changes and what it means for you