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Finding Instagram Mentions - Impossible Or...?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by techamg, Aug 31, 2016.

  1. techamg

    techamg Registered Member

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    Is it possible to find Instagram mentions for a specific account?

    For example, I want to know every single account that is mentioning "@competitior" in a post/caption.

    I've searched around for services and pretty much none of them can do this due to Instagram's API. I've posted around BHW for this without any luck.

    Is it impossible or...?
     
  2. JustChillin

    JustChillin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    If I understood correctly, you want to find all the accounts that someone is using to do mentions with? Or do you want to find all the mentioned users?
     
  3. techamg

    techamg Registered Member

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    Correct, I want to find all the accounts that are mentioning "@competitor" - can you make that happen?
     
  4. JustChillin

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    I still don't understand what you want. You want to find ALL the accounts that mention @myusername for example? If so, I don't think that's possible, unless you literally scrape the entire Instagram or have access to their database. Because you'll have to check every post that is on Instagram and its comments to see if @myusername is mentioned in it.
     
  5. techamg

    techamg Registered Member

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    That is exactly what I want. And I'm willing to pay good money for it. PM me if you can make it happen.
     
  6. JustChillin

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    In my opinion, I don't think this is actually "doable". As I said, you will have to scan all the posts that exist on Instagram and check all the comments in them. So it's a lot of calls and you can't really scrape all the posts. The best way to do this would be through SQL commands but you don't have access to their database.
     
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    "@username" site:instagram.com -site:instagram.com/username

    insert the username and enjoy
     
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    AstuteInnovation Newbie

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    No I'm pretty certain you can't search for mentions.
     
  9. cxx602

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    What would I do if I want to find all the mentioned users in a post? and the ones tagged in the photo itself?