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Cannot Register a new Instagram client #4

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alastairhm opened this issue Nov 8, 2019 · 2 comments
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Cannot Register a new Instagram client #4

alastairhm opened this issue Nov 8, 2019 · 2 comments

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@alastairhm alastairhm commented Nov 8, 2019

You can no longer register a new client on Instagram, is there another way to get the information required for the script to run?

UPDATE: Starting October 15, 2019, new client registration and permission review on Instagram API platform are discontinued in favor of the Instagram Basic Display API. 
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@amcewen amcewen commented Nov 8, 2019

Have had a look at this, and it seems Instagram are cranking up their hostile-to-the-open-web attitude :-(

The Instagram Basic Display API will let you get an access code which would be valid for a whole hour. After that, from what I can tell, you'd need to jump through the authorization process again, including bouncing into your Instagram account and clicking on the "Authorize" button.

There's an Instagram Graph API that has more access, but only to business or "creator" accounts, rather than normal accounts.

So the only way might be to scrape your Instagram page on the web. I don't know how many barriers they put in front of that, given that I'm already scraping pages to get a better photo, it's probably doable, but I'm more motivated to stop using Instagram than I am to work round their stupid barriers right now...

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@alastairhm alastairhm commented Nov 11, 2019

Yeah, its doesn't look like it would be easy to fix.
Trying to get webhooks from IFTTT working but having issues.
Maybe will have a look at PixelFeed again as a Instagram alternative.
Thanks for the response.

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