With Instagram deprecating the current Instagram API in March 2020, we've updated SnapWidget to use the new Basic Display API.
Starting today, you can update your widget to the new API by re-authing. Doing this before the 2nd of March 2020 will ensure no disruption to your widget.
Display your Facebook page, Instagram or Twitter feeds in a new beautiful layout that lets your site visitors like, follow and discover your content.
Easily embed a YouTube widget on your website to display your videos to your visitors. A YouTube video gallery is an easy way to grow your audience.
The Instagram Pro Grid widget can now display carousel posts from Instagram with multiple photos or videos per post. This can be enabled under the Advanced Settings tab for the widget.
A new widget type that allows you to display a beautiful welcome banner on your website with a message and link to your visitors. Perfect for promoting new content on your site.
A new hover effect has been added to display the photo caption on hover. To enable, choose Caption as the hover option for your widget.
Create campaigns for any hashtag and set brand assets for your signup page!
Your users can now join your brand campaign once, and you can link this campaign to any widget and set the hashtag.
You can now add a popup (floating action button) to your site to display your latest posts. This is a great way to get more followers for your Instagram account.
The popup is available for free and pro accounts.
We've completely rewritten our scrolling widget. It now works much better on mobile and desktop.
The Pro version now also supports full responsive configurations.
Being able to display photos from other users for a specific hashtag has been our number 1 user request.
This is now possible with Hashtag Campaigns!
Images in responsive widgets will now load the correct size based on the size of the widget. This should reduce load time of the widget significantly.
We've added an extended cache function to display the last valid display of your Facebook widget in case your token expires.
You will also receive an email notification to update your token so we can retrieve your latest photos.
You can now customize the default 'Shop This' hover text for photos with shoppable links.
You can now customize the layout of your Pro widgets based on the display size of your visitors.
This means you can have a smaller 2 x 2 grid display on mobile devices for example, and a larger 4 x 4 grid display on desktops.
Video posts will now autoplay when viewed in the lightbox. This feature is available for all Pro widgets.
If you're a Lite, Pro or Developer plan subscriber, you can now upgrade a free widget to a Pro widget without having to replace the code snippet on your website.
To use Pro widgets, upgrade your subscription here.
We've added an extended cache function to store the last valid display of your widget in case your Instagram token expires.
This means your visitors will no longer see the dreaded 'Your Widget Needs To Be Updated' message when your token expires. You will still receive the email notification to update your token so we can retreive your latest photos.
Some more information available here
You can now link your Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts once and re-use them for multiple widgets.
This makes updating widgets with expired token much easier!
Here is a video showing how to link a new service: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5snHcu3MJY
We've added some new hover effects to spice up your widgets.
Try out the new Zoom and Likes & Comments options by updating the Hover Effect setting for your widget.
The photos in the lightbox can now be navigated easily by clicking the previous and next buttons on the side of the photos.
Links in the lightbox are now clickable. We've also added the ability to duplicate a widget.
For the past 5 years, SnapWidget has enabled hundreds of thousands of people to display their Instagram, and more recently Twitter photos on their websites. We are now adding the ability to display your Facebook photos as well.
Read more here
Today we add a new feature to SnapWidget that will allow your website visitors to easily buy products from your Instagram and Twitter photos. We’re calling it SnapWidget Shoppable.
Read more here
We launched a completely rewritten version of SnapWidget. We still support embedding your Instagram photos on your website, and have also added support for Twitter photos.
This has also laid the ground work for us to start including lots of other services that you can use to supercharge your website.
Read more here
SnapWidget, the original Instagram widget launches.
For the next 5 years SnapWidget allows more than 200,000 websites to display their Instagram photos.