Automate tasks with Instagram

Instagram is a fun and quirky way to share your life with friends through a series of pictures. Snap a photo with your mobile phone, then choose a filter to transform the image into a memory to keep around forever.

How to automate Instagram?

Following the latest changes to the API introduced by Instagram in June 2020, the social network has enabled two APIs or interfaces for application programming, which replace the previous one and cover the needs of both users and professionals (companies and content creators).

Basic Display API

This API allows users to work with basic information from their profiles, photos and videos from their own Instagram accounts.

If your goal is to work exclusively with your publications, this is the right API for you.

Graph API

It allows professionals (companies and content creators) to work with their own content, read and respond to comments, locate mentions from other users, search for multimedia content associated with hashtags or keywords, and access indicators or metrics from other accounts on Instagram.

The different automations that you can create with Instagram depend directly on the API you choose: 'Basic Display API' or 'Graph API'.

What each API offers

The following table lists the different automations that you can perform depending on the type of API.

Automation Basic Display API Graph API
Access my profile data Yes Yes
Access data from other profiles No Yes
Access my photos and videos Yes Yes
Access my stories No No
Access comments on my posts No Yes
Access photos and videos of other users No Yes
Post photos and videos No No
Post stories No No
Post messages No No
Post direct messages No No
Reply to comments No Yes
Like No No
Access my followers list No Yes

Steps to automate Instagram

Automating tasks on Instagram only requires you to obtain your credentials to access the API. With them you can proceed to activate the automations you need.

Why are API credentials required?

To guarantee the privacy of your data, Instagram requires your consent prior to any automation. This process, in addition to being simple to follow for any user, guarantees you exclusive access and the possibility of revoking it when you consider it directly from Instagram.



How to connect Instagram to Botize

Step-by-step guide to obtain credentials for personal use and connect Instagram to Botize.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does the "Invalid platform app" error mean?

The error indicates that the Instagram application you created within and then connected to Botize no longer exists or has changed. Check that the application is still active within and that it has the same App Id that you indicated in Botize when you connected it.