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FAQ entry for >10 Instagram likes #722
thanks for the nudge!
out of curiosity, do you know for sure that it's the first 10? or could it be the latest 10, or some other group? e.g. twitter only shows 25 at once, but it's the latest 25, so we still get them all as long as there aren't more than 25 new favorites between posts: #73 (comment)
I'm inclined to agree with you. From my testing and poking around it seems like the first ten likes come through the API as separate users, thus getting pulled by bridgy, then once it rolls over to 11, no more of that. I'm not sure what the API response looks like but I'd guess it turns from an array of like objects each with user info into a single object with total likes and no user info.
There are some articles here and there discussing how IG only shows a number of likes, never names, even under 10. That doesn't appear to be the case now, or for a while now, as all my <10 liked photos (I am SO popular) have usernames listed, not a total number of likes.
I can see why so many devs flipped their desks and walked away from working with IG.