Importing Reels from Instagram

Learn how to easily and quickly download content from Instagram to create awesome videos and reels.

Written By Jamie Plankenhorn (Head of Customer Experience)

Updated at September 21st, 2023

Here are the step by step directions on how to sync your Instagram with Loup to get your best performing videos shoppable and integrated across your website! 

We have other articles about creating a video page on your website, importing from YouTube, importing from TikTok or uploading a video from your computer. 

Before you continue! 

Let your Loup CSM know that you would like to connect Instagram with Loup and we will enable that connection for you. 


Login to your Loup Admin Dashboard

  1.   Go to Videos > Videos and click the ‘New Video’ button then ‘Import from Instagram’ option:  
  2. Click the ‘Connect with Instagram’ button. You will not have to do this every time. After the initial connection, you will be able to ‘refresh’ instead of connect Instagram every time.  
  3. Follow the prompts to login to Instagram and enable Loup's access to your information. Click ‘Allow’. If you manage or are logged into multiple accounts, the logo for the account you are providing access to will appear in the top center of the popup. Only Reels from this selected account will be imported. 
  4. Once connected, Reels will begin to appear on the page. They have been imported, but have not been Published your site (yet). Think of this as a ‘staging’ page. To edit and publish a Reel, click the 'Edit & Publish button: 
  5. You will be taken to a page where you can see the video is uploaded, and some of the General Information is populated. Complete the general info by confirming the title generated for you - or make your own, include any Tags you would like and any Collections this video should be a part of:  
  6. Continue on with the Visibility and Featured Items. We suggest using the default visibility for the widest reach and featuring the items talked about in the Reel:  
  7. When you are done, click ‘Publish

Search for Videos! 

If you have a large number of videos imported - either initially or over time, use the ‘search’ function to quickly find what you are looking for. You can search by using the Reel description or the direct Instagram Reel link.