How to Create an Instagram Tab

Last Updated: Apr 26, 2018 01:23PM PDT

Before you can get started with setting up your Instagram Tab, or any other Woobox apps, you'll need to log in to your Woobox account (or sign up for a free account if you haven't done so already). Once you've done that, you can get right down to business!

Step 1) In another browser tab, login to the Instagram account you want to connect

This is very important since Instagram now requires verification (actually being logged in) before you can access the account or connect it to other services.

Step 2) Connect the accounts

Click the three dots next to the page name and email address in the upper right corner of the screen and select Business Settings -
Dropdown -> Business Settings

... then External Connections in the left navigation.
External Connections

On this screen, click the "Connect to Instagram" button and then click "Authorize" on the Instagram popup. You will see the username of the profile you are currently logged into appear.
Connect to Instagram button

Instagram auth

Instagram account connected

Step 3) Create a New Tab

Go to the Static Tabs section of your Woobox account dashboard and click the Instagram Tab tile to create the tab.


Don't see those tiles?


If you don't see the tiles depicted in the image above, you have probably already added some Static Tabs to your business page, so you'll just want to click the big green +Create a New Tab button in the upper right-hand corner, then select Instagram Tab from the dropdown list of options.

Step 4) Content

Once you've successfully added your Instagram Tab, you'll see the Edit page of the dashboard, where you'll configure the settings for your tab to determine what content is displayed.

Edit Instagram tab

Now that you've added your Instagram tab, you have a decision to make:

Option A) Show Your Own Photos

If you choose to display your account's photo feed, you'll simply need to select the My Photos option and save the changes.


Option B) Show Photos with a Specific Hashtag

If you choose to display photos with a specific tag, you'll need to input the tag (search term) that you want to use, which should be input without any hashtag/pound symbol, and must be one word only (Instagram's API doesn't support multiple term hashtag searches at this point).


And, last but not least, click the big green Save Settings button to apply the changes!