How To Embed Instagram Videos in your Blog or Website

UPDATE: July 10, Instagram releases new embed feature for the desktop web browser version!

Currently, as of July 7, 2013, Instagram does not have a simple method for users to grab their videos and embed them into a blog post or a web page.

Option 1: Instagram Web Version

Now, when you visit an Instagram user page on your desktop web browser, you’ll see a new share button on the right side of your photo (just under the comments button). Click the button to see the embed code. Copy the block of text it offers and paste it into your blog, website or article. When you hit publish, the photo or video will appear. Nice!

Embedded photo or videos appear with the Instagram username of the owner, and clicking on the Instagram logo will take people to your page on Instagram.com where they can discover more of your photos and videos.

In light of this, here are a few workarounds to enable users to  Other ways to easily embed Instagram Videos:

Option 1 2:  Use Embed.ly

Embed.ly is a quick and easy way to get embed code.  Simply add the Instagram Video URL, then click the “Copy Embed Code” button to generate the code to copy and use in your website.  For WordPress users, go to the “text” tab in your editor to paste the code.  The video will appear as a yellow box in the manager and will be live when the post is published.

View of setup on Embed.ly:

embed-ly-example

Example of embedded video via Embed.ly:

 

 

Option 2 3: Use InstaEmbed

With this tool, users simply enter the Instagram video URL, select a size from the two options given, and then the embed code is generated.

 View from the site:

instaEMbed

Example:

Instagram Video examples as referenced on 6 Ways to Use the New Instagram Videos

 

‘How To’ Example:

Embed Yours At InstaEmbed.com

Verve Coffee Visual Portfolio Showcase:

Showcase Upcoming Event:

Invite Fan and Entry Audition / Submission Videos

Louie Anderson example

Humanize your Brand

- Showcase company culture and new office example by HubSpot

For a full breakdown on ways to use Instagram Video for Business, see my Social Media Examiner post, 6 Ways to Use the New Instagram Videos.

 

Do any of these ideas look like valuable ways for your business to use this new rich media feature to further your marketing?

 

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Mike Gingerich Author: Mike Gingerich, President of web agency Digital Hill, Co-Founder of TabSite . Digital and Social Media Marketer, Speaker, and Consultant. Part geek, part marketer, total digital junkie! 10+ years experience in integrated Digital and Social Media consulting. Loves deploying tactics to increase leads and leverage in both B2B and B2C markets via digital marketing. Follow me on twitter: @mike_gingerich.

  • http://ideagirlmedia.com/ Keri at Idea Girl Media

    Nice! I was thinking, “how am I going to make this happen soon?” And here you are with the answer.

    Great work, Mike,

    ~Keri

    • http://www.TabSite.com/ Mike Gingerich

      Thanks @connectyou:disqus! Yeah, I needed to find a way so did the research a bit and decided to share what I found!

  • http://nitishdhiman.com/ Nitish Dhiman

    Once Again you give me new thing to learn Great Informative Article Mike.

    • http://www.TabSite.com/ Mike Gingerich

      Thanks @nitishdhiman:disqus!

  • leehyoribackwards’sleehyori

    can instagram be embedded in disqus? because i’ve been trying with no results :C

    • http://www.mikegingerich.com/ Mike Gingerich

      Not that I am aware of. Disqus strips embeds and scripts for the most part.

      • leehyoribackwards’sleehyori

        Thanks.

  • http://www.benablog.com BenaKribo

    thanks so much! finally!
    because the original instagram embed never showed up in my website with any browser..

  • Jake Handling

    Hi Mike, those are some great options to embed Instagram photos. I would like to suggest the InstaMax plugin here that can embed your complete Instagram portfolio on your website instead of individual pics.

    Also any photos you you add in your Instagram account will automatically be reflected on your website with InstaMax. Hope this helps :)