Instagram Blocks Access via Flipboard and All Third Party Apps

Facebook-owned photo and video sharing social network Instagram has today announced that starting June 1st, 2016, it will stop allowing all third party apps, including Flipboard, to access the images in its feeds. So if you have Instagram connected to Flipboard, you will no longer be able to log into your Instagram account on Flipboard after May 31 and any Instagram feeds you are following will no longer show content.

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Flipboard has detailed that on June 30, the Instagram tile will be removed from your Clipboard. Also, Instagrams that have been flipped into Flipboard Magazines will continue to be visible to you and your readers. However, it will no longer be possible to like or comment on Instagrams from inside Flipboard. So if you like or comment on an Instagram after June 1, only people on Flipboard will be able to see it.

If you’d like to continue flipping Instagrams into your magazines you can do so by using our bookmarklet on the desktop Web or with “copy link” from within the Instagram app.

Alternatively, you can also add photos directly from your phone into Flipboard, as well as from Flickr and 500px. We’ve created a FAQ where you can find more detailed instructions on how to do this.

To learn more about Instagram’s updated policy, click here.

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