The manual method was what finally worked for me to get approval. Do you know whether once someone is approved, can he or she then use the Data Feed or the Pixel method of adding products? Cutting and pasting each product one by one is somewhat time-consuming.
Glad you got approved!
There is a lot of misinformation on here. The reasons people get rejected vary widely, and the integration setup is just part of it. The Shopify connection actually works just fine, as does the Data Feed, as does the Pixel.
The approval happens at the Instagram account level. So, assuming you have catalogs that are compliant, they will work regardless of where they came from.
They all work the same. The Shopify integration may use (or have used) a different algorithm. But even that algorithm isn't the same as it was the week before. And that week's algorithm isn't exactly the same as it was the week before...so on and so forth.
What most likely happened in your case is that making a different kind of connection triggered a different review, through a different algorithm (it's always changing), and whatever issues you had before were interpreted differently this time around.
People are doing a lot of extra things here that they don't need to, so I'm just trying to shed a little light on that.
Hey guys, so my new account did get approved but I don’t see the shipping
tab on Instagram. It’s not where it should be. Anyone have this issue ?
To Anyone Who is Considering Deleting Anything, Starting New Accounts, etc.
Thank you for the response ! I don’t see the plus sign on my photos yet
when I try to edit. I will see if this changes within 24 hours. I just saw
the approval this morning.
Did you select a catalog in your settings?
Nothing comes up for me to select a catalog. I don’t have a “shopping “
option on Instagram that says I was approved. I just know I was approved
from Shopify and business catalog in Facebook.
If you don't have a "Shopping" option in your "Business" section, and that Shopping section doesn't show you catalogs to choose from, you're either not approved, or you don't have a catalog connected, which is required for approval.