Well, we found another cool way to leverage your Instagram photos with — wait for it — the newest, and to some, the hottest new social channel out there, Google+.
Considering Instagram is already commonly used in both Twitter and Facebook streams – it was only a matter of time before some coding whiz figured out how to integrate Instagram pictures into a Google+ stream as well. We do so love those people who figure all this stuff out for the rest of us.
So, how do you pull your Instagram photos into your Google+ stream? First you need to make sure that you have the following applications:
- Instadrop – This app automatically connects your Instagram and Dropbox accounts. So instead of just going into your feed, your photos will also automatically be dropped into a folder on Dropbox as well.
- Dropbox – When you create an Instagram folder on Dropbox this allows you to import that folder into Picasa and set it to automatically sync.
- Picasa app – And finally the Picasa app, as a Google product, automatically links to your Google+ feed. So all your fancy photos will appear directly in your Google+ stream.
Once these apps are installed, open up Picasa, go to Tools, then Folder Manager, then select your Instagram folder and make sure Picasa is set to “Scan Always.” And finally, the last step is find the folder in the sidebar of Picasa and select “Sync to Web.”
And that’s it. You’re all set. Happy Instagraming!