How to Add an Instagram Feed to any RSS Reader

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Instagram may not offer native RSS feeds, but it is still possible to generate feeds through 3rd party web applications.

Here are three options currently working as of November 22, 2016:

Queryfeed

Queryfeed creates an RSS feed for Instagram as well as Twitter, Google+ and Facebook. Visit Queryfeed, scroll down to the Instagram section, enter a username, hashtag or geo-location and hit “Search” to generate your feed. The free version caches results for 3 hours and limits RSS items to a max of 10 per feed.

Instatom

http://instatom.freelancis.net/username creates an atom feed from your Instagram account. Just replace username with the appropriate username.

RSS-Bridge

RSS-Bridge is an open-source “PHP project capable of generating ATOM feeds for websites which don’t have one.” You can set it up on your own server, or just google “rss bridge” and you’ll find several hosted installations that you can use freely.

For example, rssbridge.buddylist.co is one of the top results. Go there and scroll down to the box labeled Instagram Bridge, enter the desired username, and choose the type of feed you want. Feed options are Atom, Html, Json, Media RSS, and Plaintext. RSS-Bridge also features feed generators for a wide variety of other sites including Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and more.

You will be able to subscribe to the resulting feeds in Feedly, InoReader, The Old Reader or whatever reader you choose.

Previously listed services that no longer generate Instagram feeds: Websta, Iconosquare and Ink361.

Chris Zalamia

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  • vitalis dexter

    Wow. Love this article, very straight to the point.
    Author, you made my day with this.

  • Gaspard Beernaert

    There is also this service that transforms instagram account into atom feed http://instatom.freelancis.net/snoopdogg just add your instagram username in place of “snoopdogg”

    • gabbyisactive

      thanks for sharing this great tip! is there anything I could do to get better picture clarity while using?

    • Thanks Gaspard! I added your suggestion to the post.

  • Abigail Goben

    None of these are working anymore. Websta stopped a few weeks ago

    • Thanks for the heads up. I added a couple new working services above.

  • bcoder

    Hi

    There’s an alternative for websta or Free-RSS-bridge and that’s work perfectly:
    http://www.keepitsimple.fr/surveiller-instagram-rss-1878

    Best
    Bryan

    • Thanks, Bryan! I added Queryfeed to the article.

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  • Diego Manuel Béjar

    Take a look to this Instagram RSS creator. It’s very fast. It’s on secure server. It’s free. It’s very easy (no registration). Just https://www.instagramtweet.com/rss/your_instagram_username. And when used for sharing on social networks it’s better than direct sharing from Instagram (on Twitter, it shows in the timeline the photo and a direct link). It’s InstagramTweet. –> http://www.instagramtweet.com/instagram-rss.html

  • Diego Manuel Béjar

    This transforms instagram account into rss feed: https://www.instagramtweet.com/rss/madonna … just add your instagram username in place of “madonna”.

  • Ra Mänd

    Just take a little php script and upload it to any server. The script leverages paging. https://browse-tutorials.com/snippet/php-instagram-rss-feed