Create Instagram Access Token

In the beginning, make sure you’ve got the following:

Step 1: Create your Facebook App

You need to go to, then click My Apps, and create a new app. You can select the More Options option if you are not sure about your purpose.

After the app is created, click Settings > Basic, scroll to the bottom of page, and click Add Platform.

Then you add website URL and save changes. Keep in mind that the platform can be changed later in case you need.

Note: it may require Privacy Policy URL. It can be the same with website URL.

Step 2: Build Instagram Basic Display

To do it, click the Products button, locate the Instagram Basic Display product, and click Set Up to add it to your app.

Complete every section in the appeared form, using the following guidelines:

Now you can proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Add an Instagram test user

Go to Roles > Roles and scroll down to the Instagram Testers section. Then click Add Instagram Testers and enter your Instagram account’s username and send the invitation. After that, you’ll need to open a new browser, go to and sign into your Instagram account that you just invited. There navigate to Edit Profile > Apps and Websites > Tester Invites and accept the invitation.

Now your Instagram account is eligible to be accessed by your Facebook app while it is in Development Mode.

Step 4: Authenticate the Test User and Generate Token

Go to Products > Instagram Basic Display > Basic Display. You find the User Token Generator section and click the Generate Token button. A popup will display. You log into your Instagram and Authorize. Finally, you copy your token.