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ALERT: Instagram now requires accounts to grant permission to index their images via an integration between systems. Since this integration will not be possible for Search.gov in the foreseeable future, we’re exploring other options. This help manual page is for historical reference only.

Tell Us About Your Instagram Account

Provide us with the username for your Instagram Account.

When you’re logged into Instagram, you can see your username at https://instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/accounts/edit/ (External link).

For example, the Instagram username for the Department of Labor is usdol (External link).

Opt to Display Your Instagram Pictures

When you add the username for your Instagram account, we’ll automatically index all of the pictures in your account.

On the image results page, we’ll display the pictures from your Instagram account by default. If you’d like to backfill them with the standard image results from your website, email us and we’ll turn on your web images for you.

See the sample results page below that shows image results displayed on DOL.gov for a search on minimum wage.

Image results from Flickr & Instagram


Did you know? Do you have a multimedia gallery on your website for your agency’s photos, images, videos, podcasts, or other multimedia content? Do you use a content management system, database, or media RSS (MRSS) feed to power this gallery? You can index MRSS feeds so that your multimedia content is automatically included in your search results.

Did you know? You can also tell us about your Flickr photostream. Note that searchers see interspersed results from both Flickr and Instagram. If you have a lot of duplicate images in the two services, consider listing only one in the Admin Center.

Troubleshooting tip: Flickr and Instagram results appear on the newly redesigned results page only. Email us at search@support.digitalgov.gov if you’re ready to turn on the new results page.