Integrating Instagram into your website

Instagram on Your WebsiteWe’re image-obsessed, always have been.

But the internet has made us more so, partially thanks to Instagram — that handy app on your smartphone that lets you add hip filters to photos so they’ll look like they were taken in the 1970’s.

Now in a matter of seconds you can capture a moment, crop the photo, tweak its colors, and share it with all your social media followers.

Since it’s quicker and easier to view a picture than it is to read even a few sentences, Instagram photos are also one of the best ways for you to communicate with your fans, and one of the best ways to encourage social engagement on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

But let’s not forget about your website. Instagram photo galleries and images embedded on your blog are also a great way to put those stunning pictures to work for you.

Here are 5 tools that will help you better integrate Instagram into your website

1. The Instagram Widget is a free and easy way to show Instagram photos on your website.

2. Tint is an easily embeddable widget for your website that lets you display your own photos, other Instagram users’ photos, or hashtagged photos.

3. SnapWidget is another great, free way to display Instagram photo galleries on your website.

4. Statigram is a tool that lets you view stats/analytics about your Instagram usage, likes, etc. (It’s also now available as part of HootSuite).

5. Webstagram is a web viewer for Instagram, so you can easily check out what your friends and followers are up to. Plus, they have a pretty fancy-looking “Follow me on Instagram” button you can use on your website.

What tools do you use to easily display social images on your website? Let us know in the comments section below.

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