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Instagram Update, Complete API Changes

Discussion in 'Instagram' started by Bumtin, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. Bumtin

    Bumtin Newbie

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    Instagram just put out a release stating that they plan on killing off many API compatible apps, and have said that they plan on having an all new standard that developer's have to build in accordance with by December. This will kill off many reading apps as well as many automated liking and following services that people offer here on BHW. We're about to see some major changes.
     
  2. opoweroil

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    Do you have the source? Would like to read more about this
     
  3. WhyZee

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    Lame. Instagram always trying to find new ways to ruin everyones fun.
     
  4. Bumtin

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    Can't post the link. Go to the Instagram developers blog. Pretty significant when you realize the greater impact of the plan they are putting place... Ol' Zuckerberg defeintely knows what he's doing here. So BHW, lets put our heads together on this one.
     
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  5. vini

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    Link here, if anyone interested: http://bit.ly/1HY1qPd

    This is the most significant part I think:
    I'm not sure how this could affect apps/softwares like FL or Instagress or whatever.

    One thing is good though, apparently we will able to see number of views, and shares? Hope it's something like private-level, I wouldn't like my personal account/my accs numbers to be seen by everyone.
     
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  6. Divination

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    Hmm should I not purchase followliker then?
     
  7. opoweroil

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    sounds like the changes are only for the public API. So i guess Public API scraping will be dead when this update rolls
     
  8. samo007

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    I use API in my website. To provide great photos to users. I hope
    that this changes will not banned all people. I think the future of
    social media is without numbers, and then no problems. I will click
    follow or like and you will have that info for yourself. Instagram problem
    is that they must put quality of photos to first place and numbers to second.
     
  9. Giangian

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    So this will kill Instagram bots. I don't think there is a solution this time
     
  10. onelettershor

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    welp I could have known about this before I bought FL rip
     
  11. Divination

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    I messaged FollowLiker, I'll see what they respond with.
     
  12. twitter.followers

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    As they're stopping all the apps using the API, any bot/program using the API at the moment will stop working! Only those which work the black hat way without using the API will continue working but with a higher chance of getting your accounts suspended.
     
  13. faibol

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    then that means you don't know what you're talking about...

    plenty of software's are working without the API for this exact reason, you can't relay on Instagram's API.

    they will screw anyone for profit, not that i'm blaming them since it's a smart move on their part.
     
  14. Divination

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    Hey guys & gals.

    I've received a response from the FollowLiker team:

     
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    From my knowledge, most bots use private API not public API - so this shouldn't bother any blackhatting.
     
  16. opoweroil

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    This ^ . Instagram is not stopping the private API , the changes are for the public API
     
  17. pxoxrxn

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    FollowLiker is a HTTP bot, it doesn't use the API. FollowLiker would have never worked it it was an API bot.

    I was using /media/popular for a website, but it will be gone :(
     
  18. seoisazombie

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    what does this mean for people buying followers? new instagram purge?
     
  19. asap1

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    This is the same thing they did with FB apps.
     
  20. JustChillin

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    FL and other bots use the private API, this update will only affect the public one, so I don't really see any big changes in botting.