How do I cite Instagram in APA Style?

Answer

APA recommends citing Instagram photographs and videos in the following format: 

 

Last Name, First Initial. [@username]. (Year, Month Date). Content of the post up to the first 20 words. [Description of audiovisuals]. Instagram. URL.

 

Library of Congress. [@librarycongress]. (2023, January 4). One of the most beloved and free-to-use photos in the Library’s collection is of Brunnhilde, for obvious reasons. [Photographs]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CnAsv6-L5qg/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


If citing an Instagram story, APA recommends citing it as a personal communication since it is not archived by Instagram.

 

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