Having been announced last week, this is almost ‘old news’ in social media world, but I’m excited nonetheless. Instagram announced that we can now embed our Instagram photos or videos easily into our blog posts, websites, etc. without having to muck about with HTML.
The only drawback is that you can’t use it with wordpress.com blogs (which I have; I should have a self-hosted blog and intend on changing in the future, but for now, this serves me just fine… except for this Instagram issue. Maybe this will push me over the line). Bummer.
If I did have a self-hosted blog/website, I know embedding Instagram photos would save me a ton of time, as most of my photos are captured on the go, with my iPhone, put through Instagram in lieu of proper editing (I really do love the filters) and posted just like that. It is always a pain to save them to my dropbox or email them to myself in order to get them on my laptop, edit with photoshop and then upload into my post.
Hubspot has posted a fantastic tutorial on how to do embed your photos into a blog post and it really couldn’t be easier! You just basically go to your Instagram page in your desktop browser, choose your pic and copy some code that you then paste it into your post. Take a look and test it out. How will you use this feature?
For those of us using wordpress.com (still), we can copy and paste the URL of the photo we want and it’ll come through, but just with the Instagram header and footer.