Remember IFTTT? The worldest coolest little scripting tool for all sorts of magic? Well, here is my post about how to get started with IFTTT – IF This Then That
If you’re like me and been completely frustrated by the fact that your Instagram pix do not actually live at Facebook – it’s just an embedded slideshow sort of thing, which while nifty is NOT an album. I kept thinking I would get around to figuring it out because for me it is 2 parts: getting the earlier pix in a Facebook album (the archive) and then starting the process for the new ones.
GETTING INSTAGRAM TO LOAD PIX INTO A FACEBOOK PAGE ALBUM
Let’s start with the new stuff first – pushing our instagram pix into a Facebook page album.
IFTTT to the rescue. Seriously? Why didn’t I think of this earlier? Anyhow you can search through recipes to look for what you need (one caveat: pages and personal account posting is a bit different so make sure to get the right recipe).. and remember, IFTTT calls widgets/scripts = recipes… so here is my recipe (https://ifttt.com/recipes/99108) with directions!
Before you start:
- You need a IFTTT login/account (it’s free)
- Instagram app/login
- Facebook account/login
I dug around in the the instagram apis (the console is really useful) but it was going to be a LOT of work to get all images because IG throttles the results, so you have to keep adding pagination until you get everything. You can read more about how to do that, here. PIA.
Easier answer, download all of your IG pix, using Instaport and the upload them to your new folder. Yay!
Choose your export options: All my photos (if you want everything)