InLinkz now supports Instagram photos Link Thumbnails

Inlinkz now gives you the opportunity to create Instagram Photos Link Thumbnails.


Are you a regular Instagram user and you wish you could use your instagram photos as thumbnails for your links?
Are you an amateur photographer and you want to share your experiences through your links?

We are happy to announce that now inlinkz supports the use of  Instagram photos, in two simple to follow steps.  All you need is an instagram account and at least one photo in your collection.


If you want to use a photo from your collection,

  1. first type the ‘Link‘ you want to add &
  2. then click on the instagram icon.
    Instagram photos Link Thumbnails via Inlinkz

    Figure 1


You will be asked to login to you instagram account. Type your username and password and click “Log in“.

Instagram photos Link Thumbnails via Inlinkz

Figure 2


If you see the following image, click on ‘Authorize‘.

Instagram photos Link Thumbnails via Inlinkz

Figure 3




That your instagram account is completely different from your inlinkz account and we will not use any of your private information.


Your photos will load instantly & you will be able to select the image you wish.

Select your desired image and click on “done!“.

Instagram photos Link Thumbnails via Inlinkz

Figure 4


Well, you are done! Yes it is that simple to add your instagram photos as is to add link thumbnails.

If you have an instagram account don’t miss this great opportunity to share your images in your links and don’t forget to tell us your opinion about this new cool feature.


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23 Responses to InLinkz now supports Instagram photos Link Thumbnails

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  2. donna mikasa says:

    Wow! Just one more reason to LOVE InLinkz! Thanks, Aris!

  3. Silvie Armas says:

    That’s great news, I love it! I will definitely be using this feature on my InLinkz.

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  5. LOVE THIS!!! Thank you so much, Aris (and Vicky). This is going to make sharing my cards and mixed media so much easier. Yippee!! ♥

  6. Wow, you guys, this is awesome!!! Great job! I know this is going to make a lot of people very happy (I’m one of them)!

    Thank you!!!!

  7. Jen says:

    thanks Aris!

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  9. ina & ina says:

    This is great – can’t wait to implement it!

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  12. Audrey says:

    May I know how? My linkup doesn’t seems to provide this selection…

    • Aris says:

      You do not need to do anything. It is available when your readers add their thumbnail links anyway.

  13. ina says:

    Hi Aris!
    Excellent tool! One question though. We’d like to implement the tool as part of a competition on our blog. We will invite readers to send in their best instagram pictures through the link up. I am test driving it now, but I seem to be unable to add more than one link from the same instagram account. I am able to bypass the problem by putting in the url for the specific picture I want to add, but is there an easier way?

    • Aris says:

      Hi Ina,

      there is indeed another (not official though), way. You can add a random variable at the end of the instagram URL and this will count as a new URL

      For example will be considered as being different than . You can add a different variable (the questionmark thingie) to the same URL each time you want to add it again.

      This is temporary though, as we’ll be adding such checks in the near future and allowing same URLs will be a selectable option.

  14. ina says:

    Good to know that you are working on letting same URL’s become a selectable option – please let us know as soon as that becomes a reality.

  15. Leila says:

    It seems that when someone leaves an Instagram photo on the linkup, it just goes to a dead page when you click it. Should it not go to their account/the Instagram photo?

    • Aris says:

      The instagram integration works for the image source only. You can set the URL wherever you want it to point. If it points to a null address, you can still add a photo to the link.

  16. Janice Trinh says:

    Let me get this straight…

    The instagram photo is ONLY used for the thumbnail, not for the actual linky? So, you’re not really using the “instagram post” but just the image for the thumbnail on the list? Is that right?

    Then that means, a person is supposed to have URL link to a blog post in the URL field, but the thumbnail that shows up on the linky can come from instagram. Is that right?

    Sorry, I’m a little confused.

    • Aris says:

      indeed the instagram photo is used only for the thumbnail. This is why it is placed there among the other thumbnail options. You can always add the instagram URL at the top of course.

      (instagram does not allow to just add the url and grab the photos as blogs do. You can only access the user photos once the user is logged in, hence the added option)

  17. Hi Aris, please confirm – once the linky image is clicked on in the collection does it take us to the entire instagram collection of the user or the actual thumbnail image? In other words is it any good for competitons where we need to judge by clicking in & taking a closer look at the image in full size? If it only points to the entire instagram account/all the photos, then I can’t tell our entrants that it is an option or it will take us a lot of time searching through all the instagram photos to find the one linked. Thanks.

    • Aris says:

      The url that the user submits can be completely different from the instagram URL. If they want to put their instagram link on the URL field this is fine. It only depends on the rules of your challenge.

      The reason the Instagram integration exists, is because the instagram website is dynamically loaded and does not present a unique URL for each of the images that can be grabbed by inlinkz.

      Hope this explains it a bit.

  18. So glad this tool was added! I prefer my Instagram photos over my website photos sometimes – it makes them more personal and sincere.