DocumentationHashtag feeds

Hashtag feeds

On this page we show you how to create and customize feeds of public Instagram hashtag content. Paid users can even mix multiple hashtags into one feed.

Creating a hashtag feed

Before you begin you will need an Instagram account that was connected using the Graph API.

  1. In the Behold dashboard, click on "+ Add Feed"
  2. Select a linked Graph API account
  3. Under "Choose a feed source", select "Hashtag"
  4. Select Widget or API
  5. Pick a name for your feed, and click "Create feed"

After the feed is created, you will be prompted to select hashtags for your feed.

  1. Type in the hashtag you want and click "search."
  2. If your hashtag exists, it will appear under "search results." Click on the hashtag to add it to your feed
  3. If you have a paid account you can add additional hashtags, up to a limit determined by your plan. See the pricing page for details
  4. Click "Done" - and that's it!

Note: Instagram limits every account to a maximum of 30 hashtag lookups every 7 days. You'll see how many lookups this account has conducted in the current period on the top right of the search input.

Hastag feed settings

Hashtags

This is the same search interface that you saw when you first created your hashtag feed. You can add, remove and swap hashtags in a feed whenever you like.

Feed Type

  • Top posts: Returns popular posts with this hashtag
  • Recent posts: Returns the most recent 24 hours of posts with this hashtag.

Note: Using "Recent posts" can sometimes result in a feed only returning a couple posts or even no posts, depending on the popularity of the chosen hashtag.

Multi-hashtag sort

This setting only applies if your feed is mixing more than one hashtag.

  • Mix: Your feed will return an even mix of posts from each hashtag.
  • Timestamp: Your feed will return the most recent posts first, regardless of hashtag.

Note: Using "Timestamp" might mean that you sometimes only get posts from the most popular hashtag in your feed.

Hashtag settings

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