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Latest commit 996b00e Feb 28, 2011 Shayne Sweeney Edited via GitHub

The Instagram JavaScript SDK

A JavaScript library for the Instagram REST and Search APIs (currently supports authentication, authorization and persisting sessions)

Take a look at the Instadrop project for an implementation example.

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SDK Usage Examples

    client_id: YOUR_CLIENT_ID,
    check_status: true, // check and load active session
    cookie: true // persist a session via cookie

// client side access_token flow (implicit)
IG.login(function (response) {
    if (response.session) {
        // user is logged in
}, {scope: ['comments', 'likes']});

// client side code flow
IG.login(function (response) {
    if (response.code) {
        // user authorized app, send code to server
        // for access_token exchange
}, {response_type: 'code', scope: ['comments', 'likes']});


In the spirit of free software, everyone is encouraged to help improve this project.

Here are some ways you can contribute:

  • by using alpha, beta, and prerelease versions
  • by reporting bugs
  • by suggesting new features
  • by writing or editing documentation
  • by writing specifications
  • by writing code (no patch is too small: fix typos, add comments, clean up inconsistent whitespace)
  • by refactoring code
  • by closing issues
  • by reviewing patches

Submitting an Issue

We use the GitHub issue tracker to track bugs and features. Before submitting a bug report or feature request, check to make sure it hasn't already been submitted. You can indicate support for an existing issuse by voting it up. When submitting a bug report, please include a Gist that includes a stack trace and any details that may be necessary to reproduce the bug, including your library version, browser version, and operating system. Ideally, a bug report should include a pull request with failing specs.

Submitting a Pull Request

  1. Fork the project.
  2. Create a topic branch.
  3. Implement your feature or bug fix.
  4. Add documentation for your feature or bug fix.
  5. Commit and push your changes.
  6. Submit a pull request.


Copyright (c) 2011 Instagram (Burbn, Inc). See LICENSE for details.