Setting up Autopost Connection for Instagram

Your Instagram account needs to be set up with Autopost Connection in order to publish your content automatically

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Written by Isabel
Updated over a week ago

Introduction

When connecting your Instagram account to Hopper HQ, there are two levels of connection: Instagram connection and Autopost Connection.

In this article, we'll guide you through the process of setting up Autopost Connection, which allows Hopper HQ to publish your Instagram posts automatically.


Instagram Connection

The first level of connection is the basic Instagram Connection.

This level enables Hopper HQ to retrieve your account information from Instagram but does not support autoposting.

If you schedule a post with only Instagram Connection, it will be published using either email or push notifications.


Autopost Connection

To enable autoposting on Instagram, you'll need to establish the Autopost Connection.

This requires two essential criteria:

Setting up Autopost Connection is super easy to do within the Instagram mobile app. Click the links above for detailed step-by-step instructions.


How to set up Autopost Connection ✨

Once your Instagram account is a Business or Creator profile and connected to a Facebook page, please confirm this connection in Hopper HQ:

  1. Go to your Hopper HQ Account Settings for the Instagram account you recently connected.

  2. Under Autopost connection, click the 'Connect via Facebook' or 'Refresh Connection' button.

  3. In the Facebook pop-up window, click 'Edit Settings' instead of continuing as the currently logged-in user (disable ad-blocker if no popup is shown).

  4. Select all the Instagram business or creator accounts you want to connect with Hopper HQ (including previous and future accounts), then click 'Next'.

  5. Select all the Facebook Pages you want to connect with Hopper HQ (including previous and future pages), then click 'Next'.

  6. Confirm the permissions by clicking 'Done'.

  7. Return to your Hopper HQ dashboard, and you should see the newly connected profile available for reconnection.

For annotated screenshots and a visual guide to the above process, refer to this link.
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β†’ If the Facebook pop-up window doesn't appear, please follow these steps.


Troubleshooting Tips

Please go through steps A to H to ensure everything is in order πŸ˜‡

A - Is my Instagram account a Business or Creator Profile?

  • Switching to a Business or Creator profile is essential as it allows Hopper HQ to schedule and post on your behalf. It's a simple process, and you can find the option in your Instagram Account Settings within the Instagram app! πŸ‘‰ Switch my account type

B - Is my Instagram account connected to a Facebook page?

  • To check the connection, go to your Instagram profile on your iOS or Android device, tap Edit Profile, and look for the Facebook Page under Public business information. You may need to confirm this connection. πŸ‘‰ Connect my Instagram Account to my Facebook Page

C - Have I made any changes to my Instagram account settings after it was connected to Hopper HQ?

  • Refresh your connection in Hopper HQ's Account Settings for your Instagram account by clicking the 'Refresh Connection' button under 'Instagram Connection'.

D - Am I missing Instagram/Facebook permissions to set up autoposting?

E - Am I the correct role on my Facebook page?

F - Does the Instagram and Facebook connection require a review?

G - Does my Facebook Profile or Page(s) have any restrictions?

H - If you encounter an error like this:

{"error_type": "OAuthException", "code": 400, "error_message": "Your account is connected to Facebook account, and your Facebook account's future off-Facebook activity is currently turned off."}

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