Import Instagram Data To Google Sheets

Import Instagram data to Google Sheets
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In this article, we’ll learn how to import Instagram data to Google Sheets. We can import Instagram data such as post likes, comments, stories of a user, a user’s followers and following lists, discover hashtags, and many more.

We’ll use an extension in Google Sheets–Amigo Data–to pull the data into Google Sheets. With it, you can easily find trending hashtags, find keywords related to a hashtag, and discover related profiles. Whether you are an influencer or a marketer, you’ll find it handy. If you’re neither, you’ll still find lots of uses, such as exporting and archiving all your posts in Google Sheets, getting the followers lists for a user, or their stories, and so on.

Read on to know how to import Instagram data to Google Sheets. Following are the steps to import Instagram data to Google Sheets.

  1. Install the Amigo Data extension
  2. Get the endpoint URL
  3. Import the data to Google Sheets

How to import Instagram data to Google Sheets

Install the Amigo Data extension in Google Sheets

Install the Amigo Data Google Sheets add-on from the Google Workspace Marketplace.

Amigo Data in Google Workspace Marketplace

Click here to install.

Alternatively, you can get it from Google Sheets.

  • Open a new sheet
  • Go to Extensions→Add-ons→Get add-ons
  • Search for Amigo Data and install

Get the endpoint URL

We’ll be using a third-party Instagram on RapidAPI to import Instagram data to Google Sheets.

Sign up or log in to RapidAPI.

Once you’re logged in, go to the Instagram API Documentation page in RapidAPI.

Click on the Subscribe to Test button and subscribe to a plan that’s right for you. After subscribing to the API, we’ll be able to pull data from Instagram to Google Sheets.

Subscribe to Test button

On subscribing to a plan, an API key will be generated, which is used to authenticate API calls to RapidAPI.

Click Endpoints to go back to the API documentation. On the left is the list of the available data endpoints that we can pull from Instagram to Google Sheets.

Select any one, for example Hashtag Posts. This endpoint will return the top posts for a given hashtag along with the post metrics such as likes and comments.

There is only one required parameter for this endpoint, which is the hashtag parameter. Enter the keyword for which you want to fetch the information.

Entering the query parameter

On the right of the screen under Code Snippets, we’ll find the URL along with the parameters and the headers.

Change the language to Shell→cURL. The query parameters are appended in the cURL so that we do not have to enter the parameters manually. Copy the URL and also note the headers. These will be used in the next step.

The API URL and the headers

Import the data to Google Sheets

Open Google Sheets and launch Amigo Data from the sheet into which you want to fill the data. To connect to Amigo Data, click Extensions→Amigo Data→Connect.

Launch Amigo Data

You’ll be presented with a list of sources to connect to. Choose Custom API.

Select Custom API as the source to connect

Paste the endpoint URL in the API URL field. Do not include the apostrophes. (Likewise for the headers.)

Enter the endpoint URL in Amigo Data

Then expand the Details tab and enter the headers.

The headers and their values

Then add the queries by clicking the “+QUERY” button and then entering the query names and the values. Name: hashtag, Value: marketing.

Click the PREVIEW button. Flatten and expand the nested datasets and delete the columns that are not required. Then click IMPORT.

Preview of the Instagram data to import to Google Sheets

The data will be imported into Google Sheets in a moment. Below is a snippet of the imported data.

Data imported from Instagram to Google Sheets

Once the data have been imported into Google Sheets, they can be updated automatically at regular intervals–hourly, daily, weekly or on custom days–should you so wish, and get these data sent to your inbox. Click here to learn how to set a refresh schedule and set up alerts in Amigo Data.

Visit our blog to find out about the kinds of data that you can import to Google Sheets and how you can track stock and other financial data from Google Sheets.

Some related questions

How do I export Instagram followers to Google Sheets?

Can I pull Instagram Analytics data with this API?

Can I export a list of people I follow on Instagram?

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