Y’all know how much I love Instagram. My heart will always be with Twitter but I do like the customization and photo integration of Google Plus. I found an easy work around to import your entire Instagram library to a Google Plus album. Ready to learn how? Good.
Picassa is the Google Plus photo platform. Soon it will be renamed ‘Google Photos’ by the way. We’ll call it Picassa for now. Download Picassa if you do not already use it. When you make new albums it is easy to share them on Google+ by enabling sharing and a quick sync.
Now, the fun part.
Instaport is a free third party application that archives all the photos in your Instagram library in a .zip file for free.
(Side Note- Be sure to give this developer a tip if you use the app. We sometimes get spoiled by all the available free applications online, but it is important to remember that individual developers probably need help making ends meet like everyone else. Click on his Paypal and show some love, OK?)
Simply log in to Instaport with Instagram and follow the steps on the handy slideshow below.
Download your zip file from Instaport 1 of 8Soon Instaport will work with Flickr, Facebook and more. Excellent!
Import the Instagram.zip 2 of 8This brings your archives to web folders.
Name your new folder Instagram. 3 of 8You can't over-label on the Internet.
Instagram archives will be in a Picassa folder. 4 of 8Good thing you named it, right?
Click Enable Sync 5 of 8Easy, I know. :)
Customize your settings for Web Albums. 6 of 8Choose the privacy and size you prefer.
Double check your settings. 7 of 8Always double check your preferred privacy settings.
Open your Google Plus photo albums and you should see it. Enjoy!! 8 of 8Notice the lack of 'Picassa' branding on Google Plus photos? Just start calling it Google Photos now. :)
Now that you have your Instagram library uploaded and shared on Google plus be sure to add me to your Circles!