How to Get Instagram Access Token in 2 Minutes

How to generate Instagram access token

Exhibiting the beautiful Instagram feed boosts your business to stand out, and increases followers count. You can display the social proof right on your WordPress website with a cross-channel promotion.

But how to embed the Instagram feed? To do this, you need to create an Instagram access token. Don’t panic. It only takes 2 minutes!

What is Instagram access token?

To embed Instagram feeds on your WordPress website, you need to use an Instagram API that requires authentication. The requests are made on behalf of the users. To do that, you need to create an Instagram access token generator.

This article will demonstrate how you can generate Instagram access token in a few steps.

How to get Instagram access token for WordPress

To create an access token for Instagram, you don’t need extra plugins. You will only need-

  1. A Facebook Developer Account
  2. An Instagram account with media

Let’s generate Instagram access token. Ready?

Step 1

Navigate to developer.facebook.com to create an app.

Navigate the site to create an app
Navigate the site

Step 2

Then, click on My Apps to go further.

Create app to generate Instagram access token
Create App

Step 3

A popup button will appear. Next, select Something Else and then click on the Continue button.

Click on something else and then click continue to generate Instagram access token
Continue

Step 4

To create the App, provide your App Display Name.

Add app display name to create an app
Add App Display Name

Now select the Create App button to continue.

Step 5

Before setting up the Instagram Basic Display, click on the Settings from the left side and select Basic.

Settings for access token
Settings

Step 6

Next, scroll down and click on the Add Platforms button.

Add platform
Add Platform

Now select the website to go to the next step.

Select platform and click on website
Select Platform | Website

Step 7

Click on the website; you will have to provide your website URL. For demonstration, we will provide our https://wpsocialninja.com/. You can put any.

Site URL

Now, click on the Save Changes button to preserve your settings.

Step 8

Next, click on the Products from the left sidebar.

Click on products on generate Instagram access token
Products

From the Products, click on the Instagram Basic Display Set Up button.

Instagram basic display
Instagram Basic Display

Scroll down and click on the Create New App.

Create new app
Create New App

Next, put your Display Name. As we have already provided all the information, the Display Name is visible. Once you are done, click on the Create App button.

Create App

Step 9

Here, insert your website URL in the input fields. And click on the Save Changes button.

Save Changes

Now to get the token, click on the Add or Remove Instagram Testers in the next step.

Add or Remove Instagram Testers to generate Instagram access token
Add or Remove Instagram Testers

After that, hit on the Add Instagram Testers.

Add Instagram Testers

A pop-up Add Instagram Testers will appear on your screen. Insert your username and click on the Submit button.

Submit

Step 10

Next, you need to manage your Instagram Tester Invitations from your profile’s Apps and Websites section. If you are logged out from your Instagram profile, please log in.

Apps and Websites

This will take you to your Instagram profile Settings->Apps and Websites->Tester Invites Section. Now click on the Accept button to continue.

Accept

Step 11

To generate the access token go back to the developers.facebook.com. Go to Dashboard and select Products->Instagram Basic Display->Basic Display.

Basic Display

Next, scroll down, and you will see the field Generate Token. Click on the Generate Token field to retrieve Instagram access token.

Generate Token

    Once you click on the Generate Token field, log in with your Instagram credentials.

Login with Instagram credentials

Click Continue to go to the next step. 

Continue

Next, to access Instagram token, click on the Authorize button.

Authorize Instagram access token
Authorize

Now tick on the I understand box. If you want to copy the access token, click on the Copy button and hit Done.

Instagram access token generated
Token Generated

And congratulations! You’ve got the Instagram access token.

Last words

So this is how you can generate an Instagram access token and improve your user engagement by showcasing your stunning Instagram posts and videos.

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