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When creating a social media collection, the
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Note that this information may get outdated as social media platforms evolve. Retrieving API keys for social media platforms is usually well documented on the social media platform developer website, so it may be useful to refer to it. It is also usually documented by third-parties in blog posts or tutorial that may be worth looking up.
Social media custom gather API keys
The following keys are required and can be obtained from https://developers.facebook.com/apps/. The client will need to login to their Facebook account and create an app. They should go to the dashboard and provide:
- App ID
- App secret
To obtain these, login to https://developers.facebook.com/apps and create a new application.
- Access token
A never expiring token will need to be retrieved. Follow: this article for details.
- Page ID
This can be found in the page settings. Please see this article for details: https://www.facebook.com/help/community/question/?id=378910098941520. Alternativly use a tool such as https://findmyfbid.com/ to obtain the page ID from your page name.
The following keys are required and can be obtained from https://apps.twitter.com/. The client will need to login to their Twitter account and create an App. They should go to key and access tokens and provide:
- OAUTH consumer key
- Consumer secret
- Access token
Access token secret
Visit https://dev.twitter.com/apps/new to create a new app and retrieve these values.
The following keys are required and can be obtained from https://console.developers.google.com/project. The client will need to login in their google account associated with YouTube and go to credentials. They should create a new credential and provide:
Visit https://developers.google.com/youtube/registering_an_application#Create_API_Keys to learn how to retrieve a YouTube API key.
Visit https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/3250431?hl=en to learn how to retrieve your channel identifier.
- Set up Instagram App
An 'App' must be created within the Facebook developer portal. The first three steps in the Get Started guide should be followed to set up your Instagram app (Create a Facebook App, Configure Instagram Basic Display, Add an Instagram Test User).
Note that Instagram may be added as a platform on an existing Facebook app if you already have one (it does not strictly need to be its own app). Rate limits are shared across apps when using a User Access Token.
- User Access Token
Use the User Token Generator to generate a User Access Token.
- App Review
Instagram requires apps to go through App Review before the apps can be promoted from development to production. The permissions required to submit for App Review are: