Followgram: An Instagram Management Tool

by Gigi Ross on October 3, 2011

On the heels of my Instagram post yesterday, I thought it would be nice if I was useful today instead of snappish.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way for people to follow you on Instagram, even if they  only read your blog?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a way to see all the photos you’ve ever taken on Instagram besides on your tiny iPhone screen?

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to see any photo you’ve ever “hearted” (liked)? Or put them in an album? Or be able to see all your Instagram deets in one place? How about manage who you follow or respond to your Instagram photo comments?

Followgram does that all for you. It’s a management app for Instagram. I’m going to show you how to use Followgram.

How to Use Followgram

Here’s how it works.

1. Go To Followgram. In the upper right hand corner, login using your Instagram login info. Even if you haven’t logged into Followgram before, as long as you use Instagram you have an account. You just need to personalize it.

2.Do cool stuff. Once you log in, you can do all sorts of cool stuff like the things I mentioned. Followgram auto-generates HTML code for you to place a “follow me on Instagram” button on your blog, or tweet out the vanity URL for people to follow your Instagram feed.

3. View your Instagram account details. The right hand panel shows you everything about your account – who you’re following, who follows you, your Instagram profile info, and even has an RSS feed button, if people want to subscribe to your photo stream.

4. See all your photos. Looking for that picture from 2 months ago? Clicking on the “photo” button under your avatar will display your entire photo feed.

4. View photo details. You can click on individual photos to view them in a larger size and get the captions and other details about that photo.

5. Read comments, likes, and respond to comments. Beneath each individual photo, you can see the identities of everyone who interacted with your photo. You can also leave them a comment back right from Followgram, or go and check out their Instagram feed without having to get on your iPhone.

6. Use the top toolbar to search. The followgram toolbar lets you do  bunch of different stuff.

You can click “search” to search by keywords or tags, or by user.

I searched by hashtag “wine” and Followgram generated 25,000 search results using that hashtag, then displayed them in a grid for me, most recent first.

7. Albums. You can create private or public albums within Followgram, and even decide to publish those albums to Facebook (Twitter to follow!).

There’s plenty more to do with Followgram – these are just the highlights. But I highly recommend this application if you are a rabid Instagram user. So much easier to do all of this on your computer than on your phone!

About the Author

I'm a blogger, wife, mom of 2, Jason Mraz fangirl and social media geek - not necessarily in that order. I write about parenting, lifestyle stuff, technology, social media and pop culture.

{ 20 comments }

Ashley October 4, 2011 at 5:12 am

This is ten kinds of awesome. How did I not know about this? I just recently became obsessed with instagram. Off to check this out!
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MommaKiss October 4, 2011 at 6:32 am

Pretty sure you’re the smartest woman I know.
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John October 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

You know, I’ve been waiting for Instagram to add this functionality, themselves – I love taking self photos instagram, but, yeah, you can only use it on the iPhone . . . I never thought about looking for another provider.

Thank you. Muchly.
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Mad Woman behind the Blog October 4, 2011 at 2:02 pm

What MK said.

Amy @ A Little Nosh October 5, 2011 at 8:46 am

Instragram is so fun! Post stumbled.
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JDaniel4's Mom October 5, 2011 at 10:49 am

What a wonderful tool! Now I need to get the right kind of phone.

I stumbled this.
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Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama October 5, 2011 at 2:32 pm

If only I had a phone that could take Instagram pics!

Stumbled ;-)
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Jill @ Mommy Inconsistent October 7, 2011 at 11:35 am

Hi! Just wondering how you got that Instagram icon that’s on the top of your page? I know I’ve had a rough week, but I’m usually able to figure these things out…help!
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kludgymom October 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

I actually had my blog designer, the Frilly Coconut, create those for me to match my existing blog design. You can google “social media icons” and find lots of free pre-made sets of icons; I”m not sure if anyone has created one for Instagram yet!

Carolyn October 7, 2011 at 12:02 pm

I heard Instagram is only on iPhone? I hope not, or I hope they make an Android version. It looks fun!
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kludgymom October 9, 2011 at 7:32 am

Yes, currently it’s iPhone only :(

Kristl Story October 9, 2011 at 10:07 am

Is this anything like Pinterest?
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Ilze November 24, 2011 at 1:16 am

Hi ! I googled a question and found your blog !! Just started using followgram…but a bit at a loss of how to make an album?!
I created an album but no idea how to actually get the photos in there??
Any tips?
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kludgymom November 28, 2011 at 10:07 am

click on the photo you want to add to the album so you’re on the specific page for that photo within Followgram. Beneath the photo will be an “add to album” drop down menu. Voila!

Elizabeth Lewis May 18, 2012 at 6:54 am

Fantastic post. I’m new to instagram and followgram and am head over heels already. I’m having some trouble adding photos to albums as well. When I click on a photo, I see the “add to album” tab underneath, but when I click on it I see “coming soon” text. Does that happen from time to time? Thanks!! ps-I’m also wondering how to delete an album? I’ve done a long search and there seems to be little in the way of followgram instructions beyond helpful bloggers like you!

Nina February 12, 2012 at 5:08 am

Is there no way to edit your computer-photos on instagram?? I think THAT would be a really cool thing that i would use a lot!!!

Nuala March 8, 2012 at 1:08 pm

How do I get my instagram avatar to show up on followgram? So far all I can see is the default followgram avatar, and there are no options to change it under my followgram account settings.
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kludgymom March 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

hm, mine just populated automatically!

cynthia April 24, 2012 at 7:49 pm

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Linda Leyble June 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

Hi – found you blog by doing a search about Followgram. I tried to create a Followgram album, based on my own photos. I was a little confused. I could create the title – but underneath that were very unusual titles of things that they wanted me to name (don’t ask what they were – they just didn’t make sense at all!!!)

I am usually pretty good with this stuff – and I thought the process would be simple!!!

Any tips???

Thanks…

Linda

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