Instagram is making it easier for users to drive traffic back to their media-rich Instagram pages. The company announced the launch of iconic badges that users can embed on just about any web page, much like the Facebook and Twitter buttons that have become internet mainstays.
The introduction of Instagram badges comes not too long after the company’s announcement of web-based profiles now available for all users. While the move may seem as small as the badges themselves, the level of integration it’s meant to drive means Instagram could gain the same ever present visibility on the internet that Facebook and Twitter enjoy. It could prompt non-users to consider joining Instagram.
To get the step-by-step requires an Instagram account, but here’s how the site describes the new capability: “We’ve launched Instagram badges to help you link to and promote your Instagram web profile. Instagram badges are available in a range of sizes and can be added to your website, blog or anywhere that you want to link to your Instagram web profile.”
“There are two ways to access Instagram badges: Navigate to your Instagram web profile page. Click on your username to access the drop down menu and choose “Badges “ (visit Instagram.com/accounts/badges).”
“To create a badge for your brand or business, make sure you are logged in online to the brand or business account. Select the badge you’d like to use, copy the code and paste it into your site.”
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Source: Tech Crunch