The Instagram app from ScreenCloud allows you to create a live scrolling wall of Instagram posts that engage your audience. Choose your account or hashtags to show and create a visual canvas of your best work, insights and updates.
Through the ScreenCloud Instagram app you can create a small or large digital signage screen wall that shares beautiful images from the sources that matter, updating in real time. Whether this is for your office, store or a one-off event.
With the ScreenCloud Instagram app you can:
Please note, as of April 2018 Instagram has updated its API which means that all Instagram apps are only able to access the user's own account, or any posts tagged with a specific hashtag. Our guide below has been updated to reflect these changes.
Here’s how it works:
To get started, choose the Gallery for Instagram feed by following this link and selecting ‘install app’. Next you will see the option to "Add App". Click this button to open the Instagram Gallery app settings.
Next, select ‘login’ and authorize the app through Instagram. This will allow you to pull through a feed of live, scrolling results to your digital signage social media wall.
Once you have logged in you will see the settings panel below.
Here you will need to decide your settings including:
Once you’ve connected your account it’s a great idea to check your results. You can do this by hitting ‘Preview App’. This gives you a pop up where you can view what your Instagram scrolling gallery would look like when live on a screen. This also helps with that all important moderation.
Once you're happy with how your Instagram live feed looks and feels you can add it to a playlist to feed content to your screen.
Click ‘Add App’ and give a name to your Instagram feed. This will help you decipher the difference between different feeds you’ve set up at a later date, which is super useful if you’re looking to add more than one. We’ve called this one ‘Our Instagram feed’.
Now navigate to ‘Playlists’ and either add your Instagram feed to an existing playlist, or start a new one. You can also edit when the Instagram feed plays by dragging and dropping it anywhere in the playlist. Then set how long you wish it to show for and that’s it! A beautiful stream of Instagram images utilized in your digital signage display to catch attention in any physical location.
Can I display the Instagram app in portrait?
Yes the Instagram app can be used within a portrait or landscape display.
Can I use the Instagram app as part of a zoned digital signage display?
Yes, when setting up a zoned display you will see the option to ‘Add App’. Any Instagram feeds you have setup will be found in this list.
How are the results ordered?
With your own account, the images will be shown chronologically. If you have chosen to show images relating to a hashtag they will be shown according to Instagram’s algorithm. This may mean that the posts at the top have a significant ‘ranking’ factor. This could be high engagement in the form of likes and comments or because the post has been created by a popular Instagram user.
How long is each post shown for?
The wall is a live scrolling feed. You can view the timing of this when previewing the app before adding it to a playlist.
What happens when the end of the feed or hashtag is reached?
Once all of the posts have shown on the live scrolling wall, the posts begin to show again from the beginning. There is no break or obvious sign to the viewer, the results seamlessly flip back to the start of the feed.
Why do I have to log in through Instagram before my results can be shown?
In order to show a feed from Instagram on a digital signage wall you have to log in and prove that you are a user.
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