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Instagram widget autoplay video

millakindred
Shopify Partner
12 0 2

Hi there, does anyone have a third party app they would recommend for Instagram? 

 

I am looking for one that video autoplay - similar to this website at bottom of homepage.

 

Thank you!

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oscprofessional
Shopify Partner
15897 2378 3084

This is an accepted solution.

Hello @millakindred ,

I'd be glad to help you with autoplaying Instagram videos on your Shopify store. Here are two effective approaches you can consider:

1. Using an Instagram Feed App with Autoplay:

  • Several Shopify apps offer Instagram feed functionality with autoplay capabilities. A popular option is Instafeed (https://apps.shopify.com/instafeed).
  • After installing the app, connect your Instagram account and configure the feed settings. Look for an option like "Autoplay Videos" or "Video Autostart" within the app's settings.
  • This method allows you to display your entire Instagram feed, including autoplaying videos, on your Shopify store.

2. Uploading Videos Directly to Shopify and Adding Manually:

  • If you prefer more control over video placement and autoplay behavior, consider uploading your Instagram videos directly to your Shopify admin.
  • Go to your Shopify admin, navigate to "Products" or "Assets," and upload your videos.
  • Once uploaded, you can add the videos to your store's homepage or product pages using the theme editor.
  • Within the theme editor, locate the section where you want to display the video. Many themes provide video sections or embed options.
  • When adding the video, look for settings related to autoplay. You might find options like "Autoplay" or "Muted Autoplay" depending on your theme.

Additional Considerations:

  • Mobile Optimization: Ensure that autoplaying videos are optimized for mobile devices, as many users browse on smartphones. Consider using muted autoplay or offering a control for users to enable/disable sound.
  • Data Usage: Autoplaying videos can consume mobile data, so be mindful of your target audience and their data plans.
  • User Experience: While autoplay can grab attention, prioritize a positive user experience. Test the autoplay functionality to ensure it doesn't disrupt browsing or load times excessively.

By following these steps and considering the additional factors, you can effectively implement autoplaying Instagram videos on your Shopify store to enhance your product presentations and potentially boost customer engagement.

 
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oscprofessional
Shopify Partner
15897 2378 3084

This is an accepted solution.

Hello @millakindred ,

I'd be glad to help you with autoplaying Instagram videos on your Shopify store. Here are two effective approaches you can consider:

1. Using an Instagram Feed App with Autoplay:

  • Several Shopify apps offer Instagram feed functionality with autoplay capabilities. A popular option is Instafeed (https://apps.shopify.com/instafeed).
  • After installing the app, connect your Instagram account and configure the feed settings. Look for an option like "Autoplay Videos" or "Video Autostart" within the app's settings.
  • This method allows you to display your entire Instagram feed, including autoplaying videos, on your Shopify store.

2. Uploading Videos Directly to Shopify and Adding Manually:

  • If you prefer more control over video placement and autoplay behavior, consider uploading your Instagram videos directly to your Shopify admin.
  • Go to your Shopify admin, navigate to "Products" or "Assets," and upload your videos.
  • Once uploaded, you can add the videos to your store's homepage or product pages using the theme editor.
  • Within the theme editor, locate the section where you want to display the video. Many themes provide video sections or embed options.
  • When adding the video, look for settings related to autoplay. You might find options like "Autoplay" or "Muted Autoplay" depending on your theme.

Additional Considerations:

  • Mobile Optimization: Ensure that autoplaying videos are optimized for mobile devices, as many users browse on smartphones. Consider using muted autoplay or offering a control for users to enable/disable sound.
  • Data Usage: Autoplaying videos can consume mobile data, so be mindful of your target audience and their data plans.
  • User Experience: While autoplay can grab attention, prioritize a positive user experience. Test the autoplay functionality to ensure it doesn't disrupt browsing or load times excessively.

By following these steps and considering the additional factors, you can effectively implement autoplaying Instagram videos on your Shopify store to enhance your product presentations and potentially boost customer engagement.

 
Get pass your Store Core Web Vital Free Speed Optimization Audit, Chat on WhatsApp | Skype : oscprofessionals-87 | Email: pallavi@oscprofessionals.com | Hire us | Guaranteed Site Speed Optimization | Website Free Audit | Shopify Theme Customization | Build Shopify Private App | Shopify SEO | Digital Marketing | Oscp Upsell & Cross sell App : Free | Oscp Sales & Volume Discount App : Free | Custom Pricing Wholesale App : Free
millakindred
Shopify Partner
12 0 2

Thank you @oscprofessional this is super helpful! Looks like instafeed will be the way to go for us 🙂