July 30, 2013

How to Embed Instagram Photos or Videos on Your Website

Have you been capturing beautiful moments in your photographs or videos? Now you don't need to worry about purchasing a digital camera or video camera, as smart devices such as smartphones or tablet computers are capable of capturing and processing of still photographs and moving visual images. Hmm... Smartphones and photography. I wouldn't be surprised if you are murmuring "Instagram" right now. Aren't you?

Showcase Instagram Content

If you are on Instagram, you know how it works already. You need to have the Instagram application installed in your mobile device, and the moments you capture through it can be transformed into something wonderful and store in your account to share with your Instagram friends. But, what about showcasing your Instagram photos or videos to everyone, including non-Instagram users?

Simply, you can share corresponding links to your Instagram images or videos with everyone. HA... Instead, you wanna embed them on your blog or website?

Embed Photos / Videos

You almost know about embedding Instagram photos, as we already discussed about a third-party widget, capable of displaying your photos - SnapWidget. It allows you to display Instagram photos on your site, with different types of customization options. It was cool!

If you don't need different custom options and just looking for embedding your Instagram content, now you don't need any third party widgets at all. It's official! Now Instagram let you embed its content easily on your blog or website.

Let's start with a demonstration. Below you can find an embedded Instagram photo from a friend of mine. Don't you love how it renders?

Along with the image, it shows off my friend's Instagram profile and links back to it. So you don't need to worry about mentioning where it comes from. Further, visitors can hover over Instagram logo if they wish to view it on Instagram. At the bottom of embedded photo, you can find corresponding like and comment count too.

If you are curious about the safety of embedded Instagram images, the good news is, no one can download your embedded images. Yet, taking an screenshot of embedded image is possible though. I believe you are careful enough about what images you store in your Instagram account. Else you might be committing a mistake.

Are you excited to embed some wonderful Instagram photos or videos on your blog or website? ;) Let's proceed with steps below.


1. Navigate to Instagram website.

2. Locate the image you wanna embed and click on it to view specific photo / video page.

Note: If you wanna embed a photo / video you come across on your stream, click on the button labeled with ... and click on View Photo Page or View Video Page option.

3. Once you directed to the photo / video page, click on the ... button and select the Embed option.

4. Now you will get the specific embed code for the selected image or video. Click on Copy Embed Code button to grab it.

5. It's almost ready. Now you just need to paste the copied embed code anywhere on your blog or website.

Note: If you are a Blogger user and wanna render it in a Blogger post or page, read How to Embed External Content on Your Blogger Posts or Pages.

Enjoy :-)

Awesome! Thanks for coming by and taking your time to read this post :) I hope you have learnt something today. Now you can share it with your friends and I'd love to hear from you too.

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Harleena Singh said...

Hi Mayura,

Another wonderfully explained tutorial :)

Sadly though I've not yet started with Instagram because I've just not had the time to get into it as of now, but it's on my to-do list as my kids love taking pictures through their phones and they keep teasing me when they use theirs with their friends, but that is only lightly I would say.

I know almost everyone is on Instagram nowadays, especially those who love images and pictures and I know if I get onto it once, I will never be able to get off it ;) Because like Pinterest, it is addictive!! But I am bookmarking your page so that when I do start off with it, I'd know exactly where to come.

Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead :)

Barry Wells said...

Hi Mayura,

I'm like Harleena as in I haven't started using Instagram as yet.

I have viewed some great ones recently due to Adrienne using a couple on her blog. I found them really good and thought they explained the subject perfectly.

It's not something I've been considering using myself as I'm not very good with images due to colour recognition, I really have trouble matching colours and could end up with a miss mash.

That's not to say never though Mayura, so like Harleena I'll bookmark the post for future reference.

You do give some great tutorials to help people mate, fair play to you. I like that you include extra instructions for different blogging platforms, that's first class mate.

Catch up soon Mayura, have a great week :)


Lisa Buben said...

I love this Mayura and could have used it last week - awesome to know about it now. I ended up using a screen shot of some of mine vs the embed. I'm sure I will think of ways to use it again in the future - maybe on my nature blog site :) You got me thinking Mayura as usual. Thank you!

Sylviane Nuccio said...

Hi Mayura,

It's incredible what you can do these days. I do not have a smart phone, even though I am able to take pictures with my phone.

I know I've heard of Instagram before, but don't remember where. Nice to know about how it all works.

Amy Hagerup said...

You always make things super clear, Mayura. Your lessons are invaluable.

Sue Neal said...

Hi Mayura - I haven't got around to using Instagram yet, so I'll be saving this one for future reference - another very clear tutorial - thank you :)

Corina Ramos said...

It never occurred to me to embed my Instagram photos to my website but now I'll know how to do it when the time comes thanks to you!

I'd love to use my own images instead of having to buy them from stock photo sites...gives me something to think about!

Thanks for taking us step by step with the set up. We can't go wrong if we follow you step by step.

Hope you're having a great week!

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Harleena,

Ha ha... If you ask me, I'm not using Instagram too dear ;) Well, not yet. I think I would if I go out more to find interesting moments to be captured. I hope you will do in future as and when you capable of ;)

Absolutely! We can find many professional photographers using Instagram too. If you just pay a visit online, you can discover wonderful sceneries you never wanna take your eyes out of Harleena :) Yeah, just like Pinterest. It's addictive.

The best thing is, even you are not on Instagram, now you can embed Instagram photos and videos in your posts very easily :) This will come in handy when you find interesting stuff at Instagram. Now you know you can embed Instagram content too :)

Thanks for coming by, and adding your thoughts on Instagram and embedding content Harleena :)

You have a wonderful week too dear! :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Barry,

No problemo mate ;) Still you can embed Instagram photos and videos you come across. Yet I'm not active on Instagram either ;)

Aha... So you have already come across some great ones. You never know when you will find interesting Instagram content again, but you know that you can embed them on your blog too. You are one step ahead already Barry :)

Ah... It's an universal code snippet which works for any blogging platform mate. So, you don't wanna worry about finding alternatives at all.

I hope you can make use of this when you wanna have some embedded mate :)

Thanks for coming by and contributing your thoughts on Instagram and images Barry :)

You have a wonderful week too mate!


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Lisa,

I thought you would love to know about it as you already fell in love with Instagram :) Now it's official and it's nice like embedding tweets. Isn't it?

Oops... Last week? At Nature blog I guess :) Anyway, now you know how to and looking forward to embedded images on your blog Lisa.

Now Facebook follows the same and allows embedding Facebook posts too ;) Interesting!

Thanks for coming over and sharing your thoughts on this feature Lisa :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Sylviane,

Indeed dear! :) Things getting much more easier and creativity is not limited anymore. So you had the images at France via your mobile phone? :)

Anyway, you need a smart device to use Instagram though Sylviane :) Probably in near future, eh? However, if you come across any Instagram image or video you wanna embed, now you know it's possible :)

Thanks for coming by and adding your thoughts on this post Sylviane :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Amy,

I'm glad to hear you have enjoyed the post and clarity of it dear :) I really appreciate your compliments.

Thanks for coming by and sharing your thoughts Amy :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Sue,

Ha ha... Me neither dear :) But as it allows us to embed images and videos up there, eventhough we don't use Instagram at all.

Well, now you know it's possible and it's quite easy to do too ;)

Thanks for dropping by and adding your comment to the discussion Sue :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Corina,

Now this is something new for Instagram users dear :) You love it! Don't you? Same gonna roll out for Facebook posts too.

Ah... That's a fantastic idea :) Using your own images can keep you out of troubles. Well, give it a thought again and hopefully I'll see your own images at your place then.

Thanks for coming over and adding your thoughts into the discussion Corina :)

You have a wonderful week too dear!


Donna Merrill said...

Hi Mayura!

I'm not using Instagram YET...but plan to do so. My step son shares all the lovely moments of his kids with me via Instagram and has been pushing me to use it he he. It is on my list.

I would like to put an Instagram into my blog post because of all the craziness going on with using pictures. For the last year, I have been using my own pics on my blog. Even the expensive pictures I have purchased keep changing their "legal notices of how to give credit to them" I just don't have the time to play that game.

With Instagram, I can capture pictures that are more congruent to my blog post. So this is book marked! Hey I just purchased an IPhone a few months ago and I'm still trying to learn how to text. How's that for a good laugh my friend?


Arleen Harry said...

Great information. My only question is that when you take a snipping tool and crop the instagram and it is not linking back to the person who did the creation, could be construed as stealing. Everything that you see on the internet belongs to the person who site it came from originally. I think the concept of the instagram is wonderful.

drericagoodstone said...

Hi Mayura,

Thanks for sharing the process for embedding a photo with instagram. I will check it out. I love hearing about new ways to improve my blog and online messages.


Dr. Erica

Karmakar said...

hi Mayura,

Thanks a lot for the details.. :)

I am using Instagram but never ever thought about embed it with my site... New and interesting thoughts... :)

Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Karmakar,

You're welcome mate :) Well, this is a pretty new feature and Instagrammers are excited to embed their fascinating photos. I hope you too :)

Thanks for coming over and adding your thoughts to the conversation Karmakar :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Donna,

Cool! You got an iPhone already and it's time to play with all the apps out there ;)

Gosh... No! Nothing to laugh Donna. Texting will be easier with practice. Instagram is way more easier :D lol... As you stepping into the smartphone World, you will find the craziness yourself :)

You got a point there. It's a pain to deal with all those changes, as we need to follow their guidelines always. You have been doing really great with your own kind of images and hope Instagram will make it more easier. Well, give it a try soon and play with embedding too ;)

Thanks for coming by and contributing your thoughts on Instagram and using images online Donna :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Arleen,

Indeed! Eventhough it's stated or not, the owner can claim for copyright violations. But the truth is, it's happening everywhere and we can't take all of 'em down though. Gotta be responsible for our own content, even after publishing online ;)

That's something I love too :) It links back to the original source and gives credit to the owner. Don't even need to bother about mentioning. Plus, No one can download the image either. Isn't it cool? :)

Thanks for coming and sharing your thoughts on embedding Instagram content Arleen :)


Mayura De Silva said...

Hi Erica,

Most welcome dear :)

I hope you have been using Instagram. Well, even if you are not, you can embed other Instagrammer's content too :) Play with it and see how it goes for you.

Thanks for coming over and adding your thoughts to the conversation Erica :)