Share Image and Text on Instagram from Android App using Share Dialog


Here is how we can share an image with a text message on Instagram using Share Dialog. There is no need to use any Instagram API's.

The package name for Instagram on Android store is com.instagram.android

Uri file = Uri.parse("android.resource://com.code2care.yourpackage/"+R.drawable.YOUR_IMAGE_HERE);
Intent shareIntent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
shareIntent.setType("image/*");
shareIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM,file);
shareIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TITLE, "YOUR TEXT HERE");
shareIntent.setPackage("com.instagram.android");
startActivity(shareIntent);

Example:

package com.code2care.sendInstaIntentExample;

import gesture.SwipeDetector;
import android.app.Activity;
import android.os.Bundle;
import android.view.Menu;
import android.view.MotionEvent;
import android.widget.TextView;

public class SwipeDemo extends Activity {
	private TextView textview;
	private SwipeDetector sd;
	
	@Override
	protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
		super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
		setContentView(R.layout.activity_swipe_demo);
		
Uri file = Uri.parse("android.resource://com.code2care.myApp/"+R.drawable.MY_IMAGE_TO_SHARE);
Intent shareIntent = new Intent(android.content.Intent.ACTION_SEND);
shareIntent.setType("image/*");
shareIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_STREAM,file);
shareIntent.putExtra(Intent.EXTRA_TITLE, "YOUR TEXT HERE");
shareIntent.setPackage("com.instagram.android");
tartActivity(shareIntent);

	}

	@Override
	public boolean onCreateOptionsMenu(Menu menu) {
		getMenuInflater().inflate(R.menu.swipe_demo, menu);
		return true;
	}
	
	@Override
	public boolean onTouchEvent(MotionEvent me) {
		return sd.onTouch(null, me);
	}
	
	@Override
	public boolean dispatchTouchEvent(MotionEvent ev) {
		super.dispatchTouchEvent(ev);
		return sd.onTouchEvent(ev);
	}

}


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