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How to back up all of your Instagram photos automagically using IFTTT and OneDrive

The first video in a series of "60 Second Productivity Hacks, Tips and Insights on How to Get more Out of Our Everyday Technology Tools and Platforms" appeared today on the official Microsoft Lumia youtube channel.

The series of BrainCandy videos is being produced in partnership between Microsoft and CrowdCentric. Each week, BrainCandy will release a new Microsoft video featuring little-known tech tips, tricks and hacks to help digital professionals and consumers live better and work smarter.

The topic of the first video is on how to automatically back up your Instagram photos to OneDrive using a little IFTTT magic in between.

While tips and tricks are regular content for us to cover here at Windows Central, it's great to see Microsoft put out some content like this, that has appeal beyond just Windows Phone users. We'll keep our eyes peeled for the next videos to be released and be sure to post them on the site. I'm curious to see what they cover in the series (I have to say, it's a little ironic that the first video focuses on Instagram, with it now being just over one year since the Instagram Beta has received an update... but I digress).

What did you think of video? Any specific topics you think they should cover in this 60 second form?

Thanks to Malben D for letting us know!

Source: Youtube, CrowdCentric

Daniel Rubino
Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

35 Comments
  • Nice tip.
  • Tipped you five hours ago ....
  • He tipped us six hours ago. He wins.
  • Criticism well taken. :P
  • Haha lol..!
  • Hahahaha
  • Oh yeah , I like justice , even if it's against me :P
  • Both companies don't have app for wp
    Maybe next video now on snapchat:p
  • Was looking for this :D
  • Its automagic, so WP users dont need an app.....
  • Exactly that was in my mind.
  • IFTTT is great.
  • I do this all the time and love it. The IFTTT recipes using OneDrive or OneNote are awesome!
  • Yah! ...gud to see u here again.. (:
    Edit: Y d heck instagram is not getting updated.. :\
    ...
    Hey dan the video isn't showing..
    ...
    Now it's showing.. :3
  • Saaaaaaaaaaaam!
  • We want app for Do recipes
  • Ok.. Activited ;)
  • When is IFTTT app coming to WP?
  • Will this work if you post using 6Tag and not the official instagram app?
  • Ya! It will work
  • IF they make a universal Windows app, THEN we'll consider using their service.
    That's how it works, right? LOL.
    Why wasn't the video published on OneDrive's YouTube channel, though? This targets all OneDrive users and not only Windows Phone users.
    Anyway, it's a nice initiative.
  • Nice tip
  • Whatsapp conversations next. Please. I have 1yr+ conv. waiting to be backed up
  • Why don't you just use 6tag and auto camera roll upload?
  • I thought there is an IFTTT app.
  • Is there any such trick for getting photos from icloud to OneDrive ( I am convert from Apple)
  • Make your photos available on your iPhone or whatever iOS device you're running away from, then upload manually in batch to the OneDrive app on the device. If those photos are in shared albums or streams you can open the root iCloud folder on your pc and copy and paste to OneDrive
  • Why it doesnt work for me? All the recipes tell me they never has been runned.. How do i run them?
  • Currently saving my bing images to onedrive and other stuff to onedrive. Nothing new IFTTT, does exist for a long time.
  • Lovely
  • Never heard of IFTTT before. Glad you posted this, I can see this service being really useful!
  • I don't care until I see a WP version
  • What is IFTTT?
  • gay in the tubes they use of this
  • This does not back up all of your previous photos only new posts .... Good recipe though