Instagram stories are getting more popular these days due to the option to add a link sticker and navigate your followers to your website.
And as your product more and more content into your Instagram stories, why not re-use them and show a website Instagram story widget too.
This way you will be able to expand the reach of your Instagram stories and also save time in updating your website with your latest news.
Yes, displaying Instagram stories on a website is possible. EmbedStories is a one-of-a-kind app that will help you automatically sync Instagram stories with your website.
Here is how you can embed Instagram stories:
- Register for an EmbedStories account
- Connect your Facebook account
- Choose the Instagram account as a source
- Create an Instagram story widget
- Copy and embed the code on your website
Here is a live preview:
Like what you see? Generate and embed your first Instagram story on your website!
Or check the detailed steps on how you can embed Instagram stories with EmbedStories.
Steps to embed Instagram stories with EmbedStories
These are the detailed steps on how you can generate, create a widget, and embed it on your website.
- Log in to EmbedStories
- In the welcome popup pops click Connect Facebook account
- Click ‘Continue’ to Connect with your Facebook account and provide the required permissions
- Select the Instagram account that you want to generate the stories from and click ‘Create widget‘
- To display the story on your website click ‘Save‘ and just copy and paste the code in your website body section
And that’s it!
Please note: According to the requirements of the Instagram platform, your Instagram account needs to be connected to a Facebook Page in order to allow third-party apps to generate the Instagram stories published by this account. Here is how to connect your Instagram account to a Facebook page.
To get a detailed walkthrough, watch the video below:
Create your Instagram Stories widget
Generate, create and embed Instagram Stories on your website to increase the engagement of your visitors.
Advanced customization features
EmbedStories offers advanced features for customizing the design and the look of the Instagram story on your website. Once you generate the stories, you will be able to create separate widgets for different stories that can have different settings.
Here is what you can do:
- show the latest Instagram story
- show story from a specific date
- order by date
- autoplay Interval
- title color
- show title
- show pagination
- show navigation
- show story date
- show username
- show profile photo
Check these live Instagram story templates, that we’ve recently posted on our Instagram account.
Benefits to display Instagram stories on a website
With the decline of Facebook Page reach, Instagram Stories have become the new organic promotional tool for brands and digital marketing agencies.
If compared with other social media formats, one of the main differences with Instagram stories is that they disappear after 24 hours.
This feature limits the ability for the brands to archive, save and use Instagram Stories for expanding their reach on other platforms.
As we outlined before, this problem is solved with EmbedStories, a tool for Instagram Stories, that can download Instagram stories and save in one single web application.
It is a first of its kind, a tool that can sync with your Instagram accounts and archive your Instagram stories automatically. These stories can be used to display them on any website you want. Doing this, your brand gains a new format for content publishing right on your website or e-commerce storefront.
Continue reading to explore the possibilities of what you can do with EmbedStories.
Re-use your Instagram story with EmbedStories
Stories are the latest trend in content publishing. There are definitely the king of content formats that agencies mostly prefer due to the flexibility, the endless creative options, and the digital interaction opportunities with the audience.
These natural ingredients of the story format, enforce a need to have more professional tools that will help agencies and brands to archive, re-use and expand the display of the stories on other web properties.
With EmbedStories, you can actually re-use the Instagram story by doing the following:
Stories are a new advertising format and a new banner
This is a very interesting idea, which will allow you to generate a code that you can send to any web portal or blogger you want to promote your services, and just use their dedicated web position to display your Instagram stories as an ad.
Expand the reach of your Instagram story
Make sure to gain the most of the effort you’ve invested in creating the story. By displaying the story on your website or blog you actually give a new medium for new users who might not follow you on Instagram, to view your story. This is an opportunity to make a greater return on the content production time.
If you still do not have an account, register for a free trial and embed your first Instagram story, right now.
Display all your story formats in 1 widget
EmbedStories provides options to upload photos, videos, or even Pinterest Pin stories that you can combine in one widget together with your Instagram stories.
Explore more about these story widgets:
Bonus: Free Instagram Stories Widget
EmbedStories offers a forever free Instagram Stories Widget that you can use to display your Instagram stories in a popover layout. It will relive your website and help you re-purpose content reaching new audience beyond the Instagram app.