I never wanted to like Instagram. In fact I tried so hard not to convert to the image sharing application even though everyone was telling me it was a “must”. After my friends (in particular Jacqui!) bugged me like crazy, I finally joined Instagram using my online alias @ananyah and I’m now hooked. I’ve become one of those people. I Instagram my life. Well… as much as I want to share with everyone.
Recently, Instagram introduced Web Embed which means websites (in particular bloggers) now have an easy way to add photos and videos to their posts rather than duplicating images all over the internet.
Now, when you visit an Instagram photo or video page on your desktop web browser, you’ll see a new share button on the right side of your photo (just under the comments button). Click the button to see the embed code. Copy the block of text it gives you and paste it into your blog, website or article. When you hit publish, the photo or video will appear.
One thing I like about the newly added feature is that it could possibly help curb copyright issues as the embed feature will include your Instagram name and link. I know a lot of people online who have had their photos stolen, I guess those who steal photographs are so unhappy in their own lives that they feel the need to steal others. Unfortunately, it will never stop those who screen capture. Sigh.
You can only grab the new embed code via your web browser by going to your dedicated Instagram webpage, such as instagram.com/ananyah then clicking on the […] button next to “Leave A Comment”. Once you’ve selected embed, you will get the iFrame code which you should enter into your blog posts HTML format.
& once you’ve published your post, it will look like this as my first video Instagram will show….