Connecting Instagram - Things to check

2020-07-06 14:12

Please follow the steps in this FAQ to connect your Instagram account to Blog2Social:

If you encounter any notifications like "Connection/Authorization failed" or "We don't have the permission to publish your post. Please check your authorization." and you still cannot connect Instagram as shown in the instructions above, please try the following steps:

Step 1

Log into your Instagram app on your mobile phone to see if there are any security messages you need to confirm. If you connect Instagram with Blog2Social, Instagram might report that a server from Germany by the Cologne area is trying to access your account. This is due to the fact that the Blog2Social server is located there. It's just a security notice to make sure the access is safe. Please confirm the access with 'That was me', so that you can connect Instagram to Blog2Social.

Step 2

Make sure to post at least one image from your mobile phone on Instagram to make sure that this works.

Step 3

Check if your Instagram profile meets all the community rules and requirements, such as your birthdate, your bio, and your phone number.

Step 4

Make sure that the 2-factor-authentication for your Instagram account is disabled. It has to stay disabled as long as you use Blog2Social, otherwise, Blog2Social can’t post to Instagram.

If this still does not work out for you:

Step 5
Delete all the existing connections to Instagram in “Blog2Social -> Networks” using the trash icon. And reconnect as shown in the Connecting Instagram guide

Step 6 
If you encounter this message:

Log into in a private/incognito window in your browser to see whether you get a connection. Please make sure to enter the Instagram username (not the email address) and password by hand, do not copy it.

If this still does not work:

Step 7
Log out of Instagram in your browser in every window as well as on all your computers and mobile devices. Please make sure to log out of the Instagram app on your mobile phone and not just close the app. An active connection to Instagram can probably interfere when you try to connect it to Blog2Social. (You can log in again on all devices as soon as Instagram has been successfully connected to Blog2Social)

Step 8
Reconnect Instagram in Blog2Social. Please make sure to type and not copy the username and password.
This FAQ tells you how:

Please note:
Log in with your Instagram username and password only.

Step 9: If you still get the message: "We don't have the permission to publish your post. Please check your authorization." 

Please make sure your website is not hotlink protected. Many WordPress websites use a Cloudflare installation or any other plugin with an activated Hotlink Protection. Make sure to deactivate the hotlink protection to allow the social networks to access your images. Find out more about Hotlink Protection and how to check and delete it.  


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