Changes to Instagram feeds in Themes

As of June 29th, 2020, Instagram will be discontinuing its legacy API. This means that if you entered an Instagram access token to the "Instagram feed" section of the theme editor, then the Instagram feed will no longer display images after June 29th. If you would still like an Instagram feed on your store you can use an Instagram feed app.

This change will not affect your other sales channels, like Facebook and Instagram by Meta. Some Instagram feeds that have been installed by using third-party apps, rather than through the section your theme editor, might not be impacted and will continue to work.

To prevent this change from causing display issues on this section of your storefront, we recommend that you remove the Instagram section that is built into your theme.

How to remove the Instagram section

Every theme has different settings and sections, so the Instagram section might vary from theme to theme.


  1. From your Shopify admin, go to Online Store > Themes.
  2. Find the theme that you want to edit, and then click Customize.
  3. Locate the Instagram section within the theme editor.
  4. Remove the Instagram section where it displays on each page.
  5. Click Save.

Apps that work with Instagram feeds

If you’d still like to display an Instagram feed on your online store, then you can do so by using a third-party app. To find apps that work with Instagram feeds, click here.

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