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Instagram API Gets Even More Limited

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by RoundedPixels, Jul 8, 2014.

  1. RoundedPixels

    RoundedPixels BANNED BANNED

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    Well, Instagram decided to limit their API even more... And I mean A LOT MORE.
    Earlier today, I was running my Instagram bots (following) and I ran into some issues. I Opened up Fiddler to see this:
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    {"meta":{"error_type":"OAuthRateLimitException","code":429,"error_message":"The maximum number of requests per hour has been exceeded. You have made Number requests of the 20 allowed in the last hour."}}
    I then cried for the rest of the day.
    Later, I decided to check my like bots (lol never run those anymore) and saw that they also limited the amount of requests for liking.
    Now not only are we limited to the speed of requests sent to their servers (captchas (which you can disable )), but we're also restricted more by the number of requests we can send (but you can still send 5000 rq/h to their servers.)
    A solution for botters that use the API would be to implement more clients into your software, which I am currently doing. But 20 clients would still only be 400 follows/h.
    Anyway, hope this helped anyone that hasn't found this out yet.
    Liking:
    Old: 245/h
    New: 30/h

    Following:
    Old:155/h
    New: 20/h

    Commenting:
    Old: 55/h
    New: 15/h
     
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2014
  2. provision

    provision Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    they have upgraded more then just their request limitation the past week or so.

    Account creation has been significantly limited now too
     
  3. Battleaxewarriors

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    I dont think they lowered comments so much.
    I'm still using the same settings as i used before.
    Maybe it is because my account is big or something? I dont know :(
     
  4. provision

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    Your bot probably uses the mobile API. The update in requests that OP is referring to above only affects the web API. Which seems to be almost completely screwed now.
     
  5. Battleaxewarriors

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    All my actions are done on Icanosquare/Statigram/Instaview..
     
  6. aliosmanyuksel

    aliosmanyuksel Newbie

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    Can you answer my questions on skype? You got my money and don't my questions.

    Skype: aliosmanyuksell
     
  7. Battleaxewarriors

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    Alright i tried this out guys!

    I got two big accounts that are almost commenting 24/7 and it seems like the comment limit is the same as before ((Since i'm still using the same settings)) But when i tried with my personal account i got blocked after doing 24 requests, wtf?

    So bigger accounts can comment/follow/like more then "regular" ones?
    I'ill try with follows/likes as soon as the comment ban is lifted from my personal account.
     
  8. Impulse255

    Impulse255 Registered Member

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    I'm having this problem as well, can only follow and unfollow 20 people per hour (using mobile or web API). Is this happening with everybody?
     
  9. RoundedPixels

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    Hmm, interesting. My personal acct has only 16k followers and I got returned this error:
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    {"meta":{"error_type":"OAuthRateLimitException","code":429,"error_message":"The maximum number of requests per hour has been exceeded. You have made 15 requests of the 15 allowed in the last hour."}}
    So they seemed to also change that limit too. Or at least for smaller accounts.
    How many followers on these bigger accounts?
     
  10. RoundedPixels

    RoundedPixels BANNED BANNED

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    I haven't tested on mobile at all, but when you sign out of your account, then back in, can you follow users again? or is it still not letting you?
     
  11. Tanckom

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    I've tested it yesterday and could still run over Ink361 and icon with commenting every 40sec.
     
  12. RoundedPixels

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    Using only 2 clients would be able to get you 30 comments an hour... How many followers on your account?
     
  13. Sfarieq

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    Damn, I should have made the most out of it when we could like more than 10,000 photos a day :D
     
  14. Pabloelbest

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    I have an app on my iPhone called "My Followers" which let me bulk unfollow everyone not following me back. Last week I could 160 an hour, tryied today: 20!!!!1

    This is getting worse day by day :(
     
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    Maybe its your location, I'm from europe and everything is fine
     
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    Over 60,000 followers.
     
  18. RoundedPixels

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    I've discovered what it most likely is. You're using webbrowser bots, or at least your bot is sending requests to Ink361's website, instead of actually sending the requests directly to IG's API.
    I did some reading on their Limits page in the Developer section of their site and read that unsigned requests (requests not send from the website where the access token was gained) will be even more limited than unsigned requests.
    But the thing is, I don't think I can bypass this because it requires a header called "X-Insta-Forwarded-For" which requires both the website IP and their client secret.
    However, I can always just send requests to websites like iconosquare, etc.
     
  19. RoundedPixels

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    If you would like, i can take some of my code and compile you a program that only unfollows non-followers.
     
  20. brianroeth

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    I'm now stuck only being able to unfollow 20 people per hour as well. This blows.

    Is there any way around this? Script, program, anything?