Track Instagram data in Geckoboard

In this article, we'll show you how to use our Instagram data source display data from your Instagram account on your Geckoboard dashboard.

Important note

This is our old Instagram integration. The endpoints that power this integration are being retired by Instagram on June 30th 2020.

We strongly recommend you switch to our new Instagram Business integration, which uses the latest endpoints provided and recommended by Instagram.

Which metrics and visualizations are available for Instagram?

  • Post Likes Bar Chart
    Display the number of likes for recent posts as a bar chart.
  • Instagram stats
    Display follower and like counts for media or a user.

Create a new Instagram widget

To create a Instagram widget for your dashboard, follow these steps:

  1. Click Add widget, located in the top right of your dashboard.
  2. Search for Instagram using the Search sources field.

    Alternatively, you can also scroll down the alphabetical list of integrations until you reach the Instagram integration.
  3. Click on the Instagram integration.


Is this is your first Instagram widget? You'll need to connect your Instagram account to Geckoboard.
If not, you can skip to our example Instagram widgets.

Create a connection with Instagram

When adding your first Instagram widget, you'll be asked to create a connection and authenticate your Instagram account so that we're able to collect your data and display it on the dashboard. You only need to create this connection once – we'll take care of the rest.

To connect your Instagram account with Geckoboard, follow these steps:

  1. The authentication box will ask you to Name this connection. This will help you distinguish between multiple connections.Connect Geckoboard with Instagram
  2. Click on the Connect via Instagram button.
  3. Inside the pop-up window, enter your Instagram Username and Password.instagram_connect_login.png
  4. Click Log in to authorize your account
  5. You're now ready to configure your first Instagram widget! Any Instagram widgets you create will pull in and display data from this Instagram account.


    You can connect as many Instagram accounts as you need, but you'll only need to authenticate once per account.

Example Instagram widget configurations

Configuring an example Post Likes Bar Chart widget

The Post Likes Bar Chart widget displays the number of likes for recent posts.

We can use the Post Likes Bar Chart widget to show the most popular Instagram photos from the last 10 recently posted.Post Likes Widget

The setup screen of the widget will look like this:Post Likes Widget Config

Configuring an example Instagram Stats widget

The Instagram Stats widget displays follower and like counts, with an optional secondary stat.

We can use the Instagram Stats widget to show the total number of Instagram followers for an account.followers instagram widget

The setup screen of the widget will look like this:followers instagram widget config


Don't worry if your secondary stat doesn't appear after adding your widget.

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