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How to do this with Follow Liker?

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by jonfrer, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. jonfrer

    jonfrer BANNED BANNED

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    Hello,

    I've grown my personal account for months with an homemade bot, which purpose was only to like pics. Pretty simple, but it was very effective, as the method was more elaborated under the hood. Everything went fine until recently, when Instagram decided to suspend the clients I created with different accounts to run it because it made too many requests. I must admit something I recently added in my code was wrong, and made me do a lot more API calls than it was normally supposed to. And since it was based on the public API, nothing protected me from potential bans. So I finally decided to give a try to Follow Liker. Sadly, I can't seem to be able to reproduce the behavior of my now useless bot.

    What I'm trying to do is: I want to get the actual followings of a specific user, get the most recent pic published by one of them (as if I was following them myself, so the latest pic of all those accounts), get the last 100 or less users who already liked it, and like their latest photo each. So it would like the most recent pic of the most recent liker, then the most recent pic of the 2nd most recent liker and so on. Every few minutes, the main 'feed' would be refreshed, so as someone posts a new photo, FL refreshes the list of recent likers of this pic, then repeat the whole process. And, of course, the idea is to avoid liking a picture which has already been liked earlier.

    I read the official user guide multiple times, tried everything I could with the FLC method, but I find the interface very confusing and it seems to be impossible to do what I'd like. So I'm relying on you and hope someone could actually help me with this (unique?) method. If a part of it must to be done manually, that would be great too? I think of the whole thing about getting the actual followings of an account, for instance.

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. JustChillin

    JustChillin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I'm pretty sure that this is not doable with FollowLiker.
     
  3. longdouble

    longdouble Regular Member

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    Do I understand correctly?

    You want to simulate that your account is following a list of users without following them, of course.

    1. You follow them and medias appear in the most recent order.
    2. Each such media has likers.
    3. You want to like likers.

    Right?

    If you already have a bot, convert it to use private API, what's the problem?
     
  4. jonfrer

    jonfrer BANNED BANNED

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    Well, too bad. I guess I'll try something else then.
    Thanks!

    You understand correctly, thanks for making it actually clearer. To be honest, I didn't really think about using the private API. It's more complicated (if not impossible, even if some developers regularly manage to do it), kinda risky for my account (I've already been temporary banned from liking for a week a few times), and a bit overkill for simply growing my personal account.

    Now that you said that, I might give it a try though.
     
  5. longdouble

    longdouble Regular Member

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    FL already does use private API. So you're risking (as everybody else here) to get banned anyway. Private API hardly changes and 6.x official clients still work like a charm. They sometimes add new fields though, but you may safely (e.g. new bit_flags which are equal to zero 0 all the time) ignore them.

    The point behind your wishes is to like somebody's media when they'are online. You don't have to make it that complicated: scrape followers of a selected list users. Followers always appear in the most recent order. And like them. This will be the same for you unless you do some scientific analysis of each liker in #2. No science or deep analysis can be done with FL.

    Also there have been reports that followers that FL brings to your account are of a mediocre quality. This is also where your personal bot may come in handy.

    Your technique with your personal bot is better in the sense that you will get active followers - those who not only follow, but also like photos. FL technique does not guarantee that.
     
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