How to create custom dashboards using the Instagram API?





You want your Instagram analytics data in a custom dashboard? It’s possible! We integrated the Instagram API into DashThis, which has added a lot of possibilities for social media dashboards.

The following standard KPIs are available from the Preset Widgets drop-down menu:

  • Instagram Comments Count
  • Instagram Followers
  • Instagram Likes
  • Instagram Post Count


The available metrics and dimensions are:


  • Comments Counts
  • Followers Count
  • Likes
  • Post Count
  • Engagement Rate (the calculation of which is: (Likes + Comments) / Followers x Post Count)


** There is no data history for the follower counts, but we keep it so your followers count will evolve in time. **



  • Post Text
  • Tag
  • Post Type
  • Post Link



If you add multiple Instagram widgets in your dashboard in a short period of time, you may get an error message that looks a bit like this:

“Oops, you’ve reached Instagram’s limit of 200 data requests per hour! Please try again in an hour.” 

Don’t worry, this is only because Instagram’s API have a limit of 200 calls for each hour. All you have to do is wait a bit and the problem will be solved!