I have had this question a few times recently so not long ago I added it to the
Social LInks FAQ
. Below is a copy of the answer
Instagram currently doesn't allow sharing through a button like other social media platforms here is a quote from their documentation.
At this time, uploading via the API is not possible. We made a conscious choice not to add this for the following reasons:
Instagram is about your life on the go – we hope to encourage photos from within the app.
We want to fight spam & low quality photos. Once we allow uploading from other sources, it's harder to control what comes into the Instagram ecosystem. All this being said, we're working on ways to ensure users have a consistent and high-quality experience on our platform.
Note: I'm keeping an eye out just in case they change their mind but currently Instagram wants people to share through their App.
Hi! I'm Steve the founder and head developer of CoalaWeb design studios. I'm an avid supporter of open source projects and the GPL license.