Aug 5 Posted 10 months agoHi Michelle. Andrew is correct - Instagram's Advertising API announcement is separate from Hootsuite's Instagram integration announcement. What we at Hootsuite announced is that we're rolling out native Instagram integration.Hootsuite users can now manage their Instagram accounts and schedule content to Instagram from Hootsuite. However you will still have to post from your Instagram app (This is compliant with Instagram's Terms & Conditions). For more details go to the Instagram section of our website and check out our blog for more details. Any questions, feel free to contact me @JSchaeffler.
Aug 5 Posted 10 months ago
Hi Michelle - no confusion, though I can see where you're coming from. The Instagram integration will go live for all users tomorrow, so it may not appear as shown for you right now. Hootsuite's inclusion as one of the partners in Instagram's new advertising API is a separate announcement.
Aug 4 Posted 10 months ago There appears to be two different sets of information regarding the API parternship and the Hootsuite publishing structure that is being released. I have tested this in my Hootsuite Pro account, and I have not found the information above to be accurate with respect to publishing posts to Insta.
The first set of information that is being delivered is that the Instagram API Parternship is specifically an advertising interface--not for standard post publishing.
The second set of information that is being disseminated is that the Instagram API Partnership includes publishing Instagram posts for all through the API for these specific partners, such as is being indicated by your article (as I understand it.)
This differing information can be verified through various online articles and searching on Twitter, and the responses to those tweets.
My testing on my Hootsuite Pro account supports the former position--that as a standard consumer of Instagram who posts for my clients, and does not advertising, I cannot publish posts to Instagram, but can, as per usual, view my feeds. When I attempt to publish to a social account, however, Instagram is not an option--only the standard social account are available, even though I have connected Instagram.
I was wondering if the author could go back and reverify the information for clarification, as I have not been able to find the information on Hootsuite's website or blog.
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