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Guide: Using Instagram Personal with Databox

Due to changes to Instagram's API that limits the accessibility of data from Instagram Personal Accounts, the Instagram Personal integration has been removed from Databox. Learn more here.

Only Instagram Personal Data Sources are affected by this change. The Instagram Business integration is live and actively syncing data.

Learn more about Instagram Business + Databox here.


How to connect an Instagram Personal Account to Databox


How to connect an Instagram Personal Account to Databox

To connect an Instagram Personal Account in Databox, go to   Data Sources > + New connection. Type Instagram Personal in the search bar and click on the green Connect button. 

This will open the Authorization window, which is where you will be prompted to enter your Instagram login credentials and authorize the Databox app. 

How to switch from an Instagram Business Account to an Instagram Personal Account

By default, all Instagram Accounts are Personal Accounts. Instagram Business Accounts can also be connected to Databox. Learn more here

All Instagram Personal Accounts can be switched to Business Accounts, and vice versa. Learn how to switch to an Instagram Personal Account here

How much historical data is synced when you first connect an Instagram Personal Account to Databox?

When you connect a new Instagram Personal Data Source in Databox, limited historical data is initially available. 

What time zone does Instagram data sync in?

Instagram Personal data is synced in UTC.

How to access pre-built Instagram Templates

  1. Navigate to Databoards > Public Templates
  2. In the Data Source drop-down list, select Instagram Personal
  3. To view a preview of the Template populated with dummy data, click Preview
  4. To pull the Template into your Account and re-populate it with your own Instagram Personal data, click Use Template
  5. Select the appropriate Instagram Personal Data Source from the drop-down list to complete the process. The Databoard will be re-populated with data from the selected Instagram Personal Account and can be found on the  Databoards page

Pro Tip: Once the Databoard is available on the Databoards page, it is completely disconnected from the public Template. Therefore, you can further customize this Databoard to meet your specific needs using the Designer.

Popular Instagram Personal Templates

Instagram  Overarching Social Media Analysis
This Instagram Template provides you with insights about post activity and post engagement. This helps you learn more about your Instagram followers.
This Template combines data across multiple social media channels to help your team focus on what matters - engaging and converting more customers, building a great product, and nurturing existing customers.

How to build a Databoard using Instagram data

  1. Navigate to  Databoards > + New Databoard > Start Blank
  2. Click on the Metric  Library icon on the left-hand side of the Designer
  3. Select the appropriate Instagram Personal Account from the  Data Source drop-down list in the Metric  Library
  4. View the list of pre-built Instagram Personal Datablocks in the  Metric Library. Drag and drop your selected Datablock onto your Databoard    
  5. If a pre-built Datablock isn't available for your use case, click on the  Visualization Types icon under the Metric Library icon

  6. View the list of Visualizations available in Databox. Drag and drop your selected Visualization onto your Databoard
  7. Click on the Datablock on the Databoard to open the corresponding  Datablock Editor on the righthand side of the Designer
  8. Select the appropriate Instagram Data Source and Metric in the right-hand Datablock Editor. This will update the Datablock and it will populate the Datablock with the corresponding data
  9. Complete steps 4-8 until your Databoard is complete
Popular Instagram Metrics

Likes Comments Total Follows

New Followers Most Used Locations Followers/ Following Ratio

You can view a full list of all Instagram Personal Metrics available in Databox here