Update (december 2018) : check our new analysis about Instagram Graph API Changes replacing Instagram old API deprecated in december 2018
Update (november 2017) : you can no longer apply for Instagram API permissions. Only basic permission can be requested. For other, you have to find an approved provider, like Dialogfeed Instagram API.
Your Instagram app doesn’t work anymore: your tags, tags and profile contents are no longer updated.
This is sad but normal : since June 2016 Instagram API update, lots of app don’t have the authorization to use Instagram API anymore.
You will find here some solutions to continue using Instagram API and pull Instagram data.
Instagram API broken since 1 June 2016: Why ?
Instagram API is no longer accessible to 99% of B2B users
This is a big change which is impacting lots of developper apps.
After 1st June 2016, all apps and users must have been approved by Instagram team (such as Apple Appstore validation team). And lots are rejected because Instagram doesn’t allow “one off” projects such as web agencies or mobile app projects.
Before 1st June 2016, it wasn’t necessary.
Our opinion: this means lots of Instagram app are no longer working & developpers and agencies are facing Instagram widget malfunction . The only solutions are to find a third party Instagram API provider such as Dialogfeed, or to succeed to get your app approved without success insurance warranty.
Your app is approved but Instagram restricted your access to its hash / profiles contents.
To reduce abuses and improve its users protection, Instagram introduced in its API a new step: you must provide a token for each call. This token is generated once you make an authentification (login/pass), which means asking your end users or clients to give a login/password, when you create on your interface an Instagram feed.
Our opinion: this authentification process is heavy for lots of developpers app. This involves a special user interface or token database. Third party approved Instagram providers can do it for you (such as Dialogfeed).
Your app is not working ? Just use an Instagram third party provider such as Dialogfeed
Why does it work ?
Instagram has granted access to its data to a few social media providers in the world. They have successfully passed through Instagram permissions approval process.
This mean they can deliver you any tag or profile contents.
Dialogfeed, as Instagram API aggregator since 2012, is a supplier for Instagram data. It works with Instagram June 2016 update.
How does it work ?
It is simple and takes a few minutes.
Prerequisite: this is a pay service. You have to select a monthly or yearly pricing plan on Dialogfeed plans.
1 – Signup to Dialogfeed & create a widget.
2 – Go to source & click on Instagram icon. Write your source name such as #dialogfeed or dialogfeed. Via Instagram API, you will be asked to login/pass, to authorize Dialogfeed to access public content and your basic information: click on authorize. That is done !
Note: even if Instagram says we access your basic information (profile info), don’t worry, we don’t take or use them. It is just part of Instagram process.
3 – Now get your Instagram content: click on JSON or XML icon, and you ‘ll get the raw Instagram data feed.
See this example: Dialogfeed Instagram API feed in XML
You need a widget or an API : what can you do ?
You must find a social feed provider approved by Instagram. There are 2 types:
– Instagram API feed providers like Dialogfeed: they replace Instagram API search, by delivering you the requested data via JSON or XML data feeds. You may add other social media such as Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest, Linkedin or Twitter. Try Dialogfeed social data feed.
– Ready to embed Instagram widget providers like Dialogfeed: if you need to build & customize a widget for a website, replace yours by a widget. There are providers, but few are approved by Instagram. Dialogfeed allows you to embed right now your Instagram widget for a hashtag campaign or event.
Photo: Dialogfeed API enables to deliver Instagram data feeds (hashtags, profile) to any B2B developers along with Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Youtube, Pinterest…
We have been approved by Instagram: we have the basic persmission and public content permission.
We can aggregate Instagram user contents and public hashtags posts.
Dialogfeed is among world pionners social media hub & social wall provider and powers events & websites since 2012 !
Our service is approved by Instagram : we have gone through Instagram June API update submission process and got all necessary permissions approved.
Use Dialogfeed as Instagram API provider
Get JSON / XML hashtag or user feeds from Instagram via Dialogfeed API
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