Instagram Adds Shareabiltiy – Great News for Brand Building

Posted on July 15, 2013

This is great news for all us photo lovers. The best thing about instagram is telling your [life] story in images. And of course, for jewelry folks you tell your product’s story in instantly compelling ways, too, on an app that attracts so many likeminded souls. It’s fun. It’s quick. It’s engaging.

And now you can go beyond Instagram.

The L.A.Times Tech Writer, Jessica Guynn, breaks it down easily for you:

A new share button will let you embed your Instagram videos and photos anywhere (except Twitter, naturally). And, of course, marketers can use this handy new button, too, a key selling point as Instagram looks to conquer the world of visual social sharing and start building a moneymaking business.

How it works: When you visit an Instagram photo or video 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 gives you and paste it into your blog, website or article. When you hit publish, the photo or video will appear.

The embedded photo or video appears with your Instagram user name. If people click on the Instagram logo, they’ll be whisked to your Instagram page. And never fear, no one is going to be able to embed those photos or videos that you really should have done on Snapchat in the first place. Embedding works only for photos and videos that are public, not for private ones, Instagram says.

  [ read more via LA Times]


So if you’re not on Instagram yet — HURRY OVER THERE! And make your profile public and give it the name of your business (not you personally and not a cute nickname). You are going to want to show off product, events, photo shoots, customers trying on jewels, you at the bench, your inspirational sunsets and flower gardens and so much more. Yes, this one is a keeper folks and every self-marketer should be there.

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