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[Instagram] REMOVE API Limits (Unlimited following/liking/commenting/etc)

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by RoundedPixels, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. RoundedPixels

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    So, for the past day I've been screwing around trying to make my Instagram API bots work better with the new(unsigned) limitations and discovered something really interesting. Turns out the only limit you have on your account is the 5000 requests/hour limit. I found a method to bypass the API limits but you're going to need to be a developer to do it (or at least can talk to your developer about implementing it). Just follow these steps:

    1. Use the current access token until you reach the max amount of actions you can do. Until you receive a 429 error response saying you have exceeded the limit. Repeat this for all tokens if using multiple in your bot

    2. After all the tokens' limits have been exceeded, send a POST request over to: instagram.cm/oauth/revoke_access (add an O between C and M)
    and in the body include "token=TOKENHERE". Send it and the token will be revoked. Repeat for all tokens.

    3. Re-authenticate your clients.

    4. Get new access tokens.

    5. Tada, you now can use these access tokens over and over again without being limited to the new restrictions.
     
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  2. keywordspot

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    I thought you could only make a maximum of 160 Follow requests per hour? Can you update me?
     
  5. RoundedPixels

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    They added new limits (20 follows per unsigned token, 100 per signed). And its a method to bypass/remove the limit, hence the name.
    For more information, check out the developer page of Instagram.
     
  6. shav457

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    Hey, i tried to contact you via skype, i really need this for my instagram. I run a sneaker outlet through my instagram and the traffic i would draw from following and commenting was how i made majority of my sales. i dont have a bot and all of this stuff i would do manually via the "My Followers" ios app, now the new api rate limit this is really tedious and exhausting. after coming across your post i am very interested man, please do hit me back when you get the chance. can't pm, new to this forrum :/
     
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    melfornazari Regular Member

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    I'd like to know how many user would be nice and safe to follow per day.. (?) Anyone can help?
     
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    I will be on skype in a few hours to help you.
     
  9. shav457

    shav457 Newbie

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    Thanks, I'll be waiting
     
  10. nocontest

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    /bump I need a new bot.
     
  11. phatzilla

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    Is this for public APP api, or private official instagram app API
     
  12. RoundedPixels

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    This is for the public API.
     
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    5000 requests/hr is like 0.8sec between request. Can I run simultaneous thread without risk?
     
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    gymappelle Newbie

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    I can't pm due to not enough posts. Your bot sounds interesting, I'll pm you in several days.
    How many people can you follow with this bot each day?
     
  15. rockstarrr

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    is it the same as when i go on instagram and remove all the access from the clients ?! and then i access it again
     
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    iomcielo Newbie

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    Yes, it's technically the same.
     
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    Interesting... Thanks for the information :)
     
  18. RoundedPixels

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    It is exactly the same. I just emulated it in requests using Fiddler.
     
  19. Impulse255

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    Can someone please explain how to do this? can this be done manually on my phone?
     
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