In order to allow the EmbedStories platform to collect your Instagram stories, you will need to connect your Instagram profile with a Facebook page. This is an official API requirement of the Facebook/Instagram platform.

To fetch Instagram stories first, you need to provide permissions to your Facebook account. Keep in mind that you must have admin rights over the Facebook page you are trying to connect to the Instagram profile.

Depending on the Interface of your Facebook page, we provide you with 2 options on how to connect your Facebook page to your Instagram account.

Important: Your Facebook account need to have the admin role to manage the Facebook page that you want to connect with an Instagram profile.

Here are the steps on how to connect an Instagram profile with a Facebook page for users who have the new Facebook interface:

Step 1: Open your Facebook page and click 'Page Settings' in the bottom left corner

facebook page settings

Step 2: In the left-hand menu choose Instagram and click 'Connect Account'

connect instagram account to facebook page

Step 3: A popup will appear where you need to login to your Instagram profile and once you log in, follow the steps to convert the Instagram profile to a Business / professional profile.

login to instagram

Once finished you will receive a success message 'You've switched to a business account on Instagram'.

Step 4: Go back to EmbedStories, and in the Accounts page and click 'Refresh' (if you've just created an account in the setup process then you can click 'Refresh Accounts' in the Select Source page, as shown below.)

Once the page refreshes, it will show your Instagram account in the table.

Step 5: To create your Instagram stories widget and start generating the stories just select the profile and click 'Create widget'

That's it.

Now your Instagram account is converted to a business account and connected with the EmbedStories platform that will start generating all your Instagram stories.

If you use an old Facebook Page interface, then the steps are all similar, only the navigation to the settings section defined in Step 1 is on a different position - top-right corner, as shown below:

All other steps are the same as in Option 1.

You can switch your Instagram account to a professional or link it to a Facebook page, by using the Instagram app interface. Here are the official tutorials:

Set Up a Business Account on Instagram

How do I link or unlink my Instagram account to my Facebook profile?

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