April 12, 2024

Changes to Facebook Imports

Due to recent API changes from Facebook, the Facebook Post to Page import source will now be replaced with Facebook Page Mentions.

This change will affect Competition users who are importing Facebook Posts as entries, or Gallery users who are importing images or videos posted on their Facebook Page to a gallery.

The replacement feature allows you to import Facebook posts which mention a specific Facebook page you manage. You can also filter posts based on specified hashtags.

This means that rather than having Facebook users post on the Facebook Page you manage, from now on they will have to mention your Page and post on their own feed. Then, you can import these posts automatically to Competitions or Galleries as usual.

April 15, 2023

Improvements for Instagram Stories

Instagram Stories imported from your Instagram Business account will now be displayed in a carousel if they are posted within the same day. This allows you to display Instagram Stories with better context if they are promoting the same campaign on a particular day.

The carousel mode also resembles Instagram's design so that users can feel familiar while interacting with your Gallery.

The Instagram Stories posted on the same day can still be moderated individually. If the first Story imported for a particular day is rejected, the next approved Story will take its place in the carousel.

August 16, 2022

Gallery Templates Are Now Available

We have a brand new library of powerful Gallery templates available for all Gleam users to browse and try.

Browse Gleam Gallery Templates

Collect, curate and display social media content on your website with stylish Gallery widgets. Create social media walls, hashtag campaigns, social media feeds, photo contest galleries and so much more with our templates.

Showcase exciting content from Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more using #hashtags, @mentions and your own feeds. It's the perfect way to engage website visitors, showcase your community, build trust and drive action.

If you don't have a Gallery plan yet, you can even test out all our templates for free before committing to a subscription.

Check them out today by navigating to Galleries on your Gleam dashboard, and don't forget to leave us feedback & suggestions so we can continue to build more templates for you!


August 15, 2022

We Now Support Instagram Reels Import

Instagram Reels API has been released on the Instagram platform, which means we can now query for Reels while selecting media from Instagram Accounts, or from #hashtags.

This new import source is available for our following apps:

  • Submit Media for Competitions & Rewards: Entrants can select Reels from their account to submit to your campaign. Available on the Competitions Pro plan and above.
  • Import Action for Competitions: You can now import Reels from entrants to enter your Competitions, for example, while running video contests. Available on the Competitions/Rewards Pro plan and above.
  • Instagram Import Source for Galleries: You can now import Reels into your Galleries using the profile, mentions, and #hashtag import sources for Instagram. Available on all Gallery plans.

July 17, 2020

New Import Source for Galleries / Minimum Age Field Improvements for Competitions & Rewards

You can now import Stories into Galleries using the new Instagram Stories import source. Galleries will automatically stay in sync with stories you post on Instagram, and once you import them into Galleries they won't disappear after 24 hours.

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This feature is fantastic for repurposing content you post on Instagram Stories. You can easily import specific stories and build customised Galleries for showcasing your promotions, tutorials, reviews, customer testimonials and even micro-blog posts.

We've made some improvements to the Minimum Age field for you and your entrants. Previously, you had to select a minimum age & date format from one of our dropdown options. Now you can just enter the minimum age your campaign requires.

As for your entrants, we now automatically configure the Date of Birth field based on their region. You can now allow entrants to enter their date of birth in US or UK format with clearly defined day, month and year fields or have your entrants declare their age with a simple checkbox.

Update: Improvements to the User Details field in Gleam widget