To continuously improve Instagram users' privacy and security, we are accelerating the deprecation of Instagram API Platform, making the following changes effective immediately. We understand that this may affect your business or services, and we appreciate your support in keeping our platform secure.
These capabilities will be disabled immediately (previously set for July 31, 2018 or December 11, 2018 deprecation). The following will be deprecated according to the timeline we shared previously:
- Public Content - all remaining capabilities to read public media on a user's behalf on December 11, 2018
- Basic - to read a user’s own profile info and media in early 2020
The Instagram API Platform can be used to build non-automated, authentic, high-quality apps and services that:
- Help individuals share their own content with 3rd party apps.
- Help brands and advertisers understand, manage their audience and media rights.
- Help broadcasters and publishers discover content, get digital rights to media, and share media with proper attribution.
Before you start using the API Platform, we have a few guidelines that we'd like to tell you about. Please make sure to read the full Platform Policy. Here's what you'll read about:
- Instagram users own their media. It's your responsibility to make sure that you respect that right.
- You cannot use "insta", "gram" or "Instagram" in your company or product name.
- You cannot replicate the core user experience of the Instagram apps or web site. For example, do not build a media viewer.
- You cannot use the API Platform to crawl or store users' media without their express consent.
- Do not abuse the API Platform, automate requests, or encourage unauthentic behavior. This will get your access turned off.