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The @uppy/instagram plugin lets users import files from their Instagram account.


Try out the live example or take it for a spin in StackBlitz.

When should I use this?

When you want to let users import files from their Instagram account.

A Companion instance is required for the Instagram plugin to work. Companion handles authentication with Instagram, downloads the files, and uploads them to the destination. This saves the user bandwidth, especially helpful if they are on a mobile connection.

You can self-host Companion or get a hosted version with any Transloadit plan.

npm install @uppy/instagram


Using Instagram requires setup in both Uppy and Companion.

Use in Uppy

import Uppy from '@uppy/core';
import Dashboard from '@uppy/dashboard';
import Instagram from '@uppy/instagram';

import '@uppy/core/dist/style.min.css';
import '@uppy/dashboard/dist/style.min.css';

new Uppy()
.use(Dashboard, { inline: true, target: '#dashboard' })
.use(Instagram, { companionUrl: '' });

Use in Companion

To sign up for API keys, go to the Instagram Platform from Meta.

Create a project for your app if you don’t have one yet.

The app page has a "Redirect URIs" field. Here, add:


If you are using Transloadit hosted Companion:

Meta will give you an OAuth client ID and client secret.

Configure the Instagram key and secret in Companion. With the standalone Companion server, specify environment variables:

export COMPANION_INSTAGRAM_KEY="Instagram OAuth client ID"
export COMPANION_INSTAGRAM_SECRET="Instagram OAuth client secret"

When using the Companion Node.js API, configure these options:{
providerOptions: {
drive: {
key: 'Instagram OAuth client ID',
secret: 'Instagram OAuth client secret',




A unique identifier for this plugin (string, default: 'Instagram').


Title / name shown in the UI, such as Dashboard tabs (string, default: 'Instagram').


DOM element, CSS selector, or plugin to place the drag and drop area into (string, Element, Function, or UIPlugin, default: Dashboard).


URL to a Companion instance (string, default: null).


Custom headers that should be sent along to Companion on every request (Object, default: {}).


The valid and authorised URL(s) from which OAuth responses should be accepted (string or RegExp or Array, default: companionUrl).

This value can be a string, a RegExp pattern, or an Array of both. This is useful when you have your Companion running on several hosts. Otherwise, the default value should do fine.


This option correlates to the RequestCredentials value (string, default: 'same-origin').

This tells the plugin whether to send cookies to Companion.


export default {
strings: {
pluginNameInstagram: 'Instagram',