Instagram Launches Profile Badges (or “Social Plug-In”, depending on your preferred lexicon)

Mashable notes: Instagram just launched Instagram badges, a super-easy way to help users promote and share their Instagram profiles across the web.

Instagram badges are similar to badges and buttons offered by Twitter, Google+ and Facebook.

To get an Instagram badge, just visit and select the icon you want, then copy the JavaScript and paste it on your website, Tumblr or blog. It looks like this:

I’ve done it on my own personal website in one of my sidebars:


 The goal with Instagram badges is to help brands (and users) promote their official profiles with fans across the web. Because users can now follow profiles online, it might also drive social traffic.

Even before it was acquired by Facebook, Instagram was popular with brands and celebrities. Since the acquisition, we’ve seen the Facebook team take a more focused look at how brands can use Instagram as part of a broader social strategy.

What do you think of the new Instagram badges? Will you install one on your website or blog? Let us know in the comments.


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