Connect Your Instagram Messaging

Learn to connect your Instagram with MyAlice, what you need to get started, and why you should do so.

Requirements to Get Started

You need to —

  1. A Supervisor or Admin on MyAlice to access Channel Settings.

  2. Have an Instagram Business Page connected to your Facebook Business Page.

Use Cases for Instagram + MyAlice

  1. Your Instagram Business account(s) gets a lot of messages every day.

  2. You manage other social media channels as well. So, there are not enough resources to reply to every customer query in time.

  3. You want to manage customer messages from different Instagram accounts from a single dashboard.

  4. You also want to automate at least 50% of your customer conversations.

Connect Your Instagram Account

  1. Already have an Instagram Business Page? Skip to step number 2.

  2. If you have already connected your Instagram page to your Facebook Page, skip to step number 3.

Otherwise, follow along from scratch.

Step 1: Create an Instagram Business Page

1. Go to Settings > Account > Add new Professional Account.

2. You will go through a standard signing up process of setting a user name, a phone/email address, and your password. You will also be asked to verify your contact details.

3. The main task is to choose Business at this part of the sign-up process.

4. If already have a creator page or if you want to turn your personal account into a Business account, go to Settings > Account > Switch to Professional Account.

Step 2: Connect to a Facebook Page

Now that you have an Instagram Business page, follow these steps.

1. On your profile, go to Edit Profile > Pages.

2. You can create a new Facebook page or connect an existing page.

3. Supposing, you have an existing page, Instagram will ask you to connect your page to your Facebook personal account. Press Continue.

4. Now choose the pages you want to connect with your Instagram page.

Step 3: Allow Permissions

1. Go to Settings > Privacy > Messages.

2. At the bottom of the page, turn on the toggle for Allow access to messages.

Step 4: Connect Instagram on MyAlice

1. Go to Channel Settings under the Settings tab.

2. Select Instagram and Add Channel.

3. Once you are done adding a title and a description for your channel, click Create.

4. Turn on the connection toggle and you will find a pop-up invitation to connect with Instagram.

5. You will be asked to connect your Facebook account, select the Instagram pages you want to connect, and allow permissions to MyAlice.

6. Make sure you have all the permission toggles on and click on Done.

Congratulations! 🥳 You've created an Instagram Channel on MyAlice. Now start creating custom user journeys on our Builder to delight your customers.

Edit Instagram Channel Settings

1. Go to Channel Settings under the Settings tab.

2. Click on the ... icon under Actions and select Edit Channel.

1. Edit Instagram Channel Information

In the first part of the pop-up, you can edit your —

  • Channel Title

  • Channel Description.

We strongly recommend not to edit the Account name.

2. Create Ice Breakers

Ice breakers are like Facebook's default page FAQs that float above the chatbox when a user first interacts with the page.

Each answer will lead to a new sequence. Make sure you have created a user journey on the Builder first.

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While it's not mandatory to add persistent menus in Messenger, adding ice breakers on Instagram is mandatory.

3. Edit NLP Settings for Instagram

The last part of the pop-up allows you to edit NLP Settings.

This field is optional. However, if you are truly keen on training your chatbot to process, analyze and understand large amounts of natural language data, this page is your gold 👇