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How to start collecting Instagram & Facebook Data

Your Step-by-Step guide on how to start collecting Facebook & Instagram data in Brand24

Michal Sadowski avatar
Written by Michal Sadowski
Updated over a week ago

Learn more about how to Connect your Brand24 account to Facebook and Instagram in this short guide or tutorial video

Old Mentions Tab

Start your integration by clicking on the 'Activate' button (highlighted in blue) below either the Facebook or Instagram category.

New Mentions Tab

The process of integration is quite similar if it comes to a new view of the mentions tab. What is different is the placement of integration bars. Those can be found in the right bottom corner of your home page. Click on the ‘Connect’ button (highlighted in green) below either the Facebook or Instagram category.

Upon clicking, you'll be directed to our Facebook & Instagram integration settings page.

Now click on the big blue button shown above (Connect Facebook and/or Instagram Account(s)).

Upon selecting this a pop-up will appear,* in which you will (if not already logged in) be prompted to log in. (This account must have admin-level access to the IG profile & FB pages you want to connect Brand24 with and must be a Business/Creator account - for more info on how to switch your account to business/creator - watch this video).

*You may need to disable your Adblocker for the pop-up to appear.

Once you've accepted these permissions and clicked 'OK' you'll be informed of your successful integration with Brand24:

And you will be greeted with this message:

Returning to your Facebook and Instagram integrations homepage you'll notice that your account is now successfully integrated (as shown below).

To start collecting mentions for a specific project, visit the projects list

Click on 'Edit' to enter your project's settings.

and select 'Facebook and Instagram Sources'.

Next to 'Instagram Sources' - Use the slide button to activate data collection from Instagram.

In the "Facebook Sources" section, please select the Facebook Page you want to use to collect public mentions. 

You will be informed that the Facebook Page was successfully added.

You can also add public Instagram and Facebook accounts that you want Brand24 to monitor:

And you're all set! Now visit the "Mentions Tab" to access collected mentions. 

Can I remove an existing integration?

Of course! To remove an existing integration at any time. Just visit our Facebook & Instagram Integration settings (which can be found via your Account Settings), or click on the 'plug-in' icon in the top right corner.

Click on the 'bin' icon next to the integration you want to be removed. 

You can also remove the integration in your Business Integrations section in your Facebook account settings. 

We hope this article has been useful to you! If you have any further questions or need help, please don't hesitate to get in touch. You can reach us via email at help@brand24.com or send us a message using the chat box on the bottom-right side of your dashboard.


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