Instagram Story

Our Instagram Story connector enables simple API data extraction without writing a single line of code.

Automatic Data Synchronization

Our Instagram Story connector gives you the ability to sync your data automatically in hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly increments.

Available Endpoints

All available endpoints from the Instagram Story API are listed here.

Limitation

  • Due to the API limitations, Dataddo can only access data while the story is active (24-hour window). You can create a source only when you have some story running, otherwise, there is no data to access.
  • We recommend setting up the source to hourly syncing frequency in order to prevent the source from breaking.
  • Allow empty - Option to push the data only even if the data is not there, when the story is posted or when there is no story, the source will not get broken because even “empty” data will be pushed - this feature can be enabled by contacting our support team.
  • Timestamp - the data will show the same story with different times and increased numbers.

How to create an Instagram Story Data Source

   
Number 1

Sign in to your Dataddo account and click on Sources at the top of the page. Home Page - Data Source

Number 2

Click on Create Source in the top right corner.Data Sources - Create Source

Number 3 From the list of sources, choose Instagram Story. You can type Instagram into the search bar to find the connector faster.
Instagram Story - step 3
Number 4 Choose the Instagram Account you want to connect and click on Next. Instagram Story - step 4
a) Add new account
If you want to connect an Instagram account, which is not on the list, click on Add Account. You will be redirected to Facebook to confirm the right account. Once you confirm, you will be redirected back to the Dataddo app.
Facebook Ads - step 4a
b) Authorize Instagram Account
If you have not authorized your Instagram Account with Dataddo, click on Authorize and you will be redirected to your account to log in.
Instagram Story - step 4b
After you log in and give Dataddo the necessary permissions to access your data, you will be redirected back to the connector.
Facebook Ads - step 4c
Number 5

Choose a name for your Data Source, select the Attributes and a maximum number of posts. To continue to the next page, click Next.

Instagram Story - step 5

Number 6

On the snapshotting page, you can set up the destination configuration. To help you with the snapshot mapping, we make it easier for you to create a connection to the destination based on your preference.

  • a) Click on the option Dashboarding App if you want your data to connect to applications such as Google Data Studio, Power BI, or Tableau.
  • b) Click on the option Data Warehouse, if you want your data to be sent to warehouse storage, e.g., MySQL, Big Query, or PostgreSQL.
Instagram Story - step 6
Number 7

Configure your snapshotting preferences by choosing your Data range*, Sync type, Sync frequency, Time, and Timezone. Confirm your setup by clicking on Next.

NOTE: *If the Data range is available to select, you can load historical data. Read more about it in our guide.

Instagram Story - step 7

Number 8 In the last step, you can preview your data. Click on Save and your new Data Source is ready.
Instagram Story - step 8 preview

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Broken view / Error message
If you cannot see a preview of your data, go back a few steps and check your setup. The most common causes are: 
  • Date range - we recommend a smaller date range. If you need to load historical data, check our guide.
  • Invalid metrics, attributes or breakdowns, or their combination - you may not have any values for them.
Instagram Story - step 8 error

Congratulations, your new Data Source is ready!


Need assistance?

Feel free to contact us or create a ticket and we will help you set up the Data Source.