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Will Instagram Bots Be Dead Come June 1st 2015?

Discussion in 'General Programming Chat' started by hydtek, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. hydtek

    hydtek Newbie

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    Tech Crunch released an article called "Instagram Kills Off Feed Reading Apps".

    I am wondering if this change will affect my Like Bot that uses Selenium to like photos on hashtags with websites such as webstagram, iconosquare etc.
     
  2. EPC

    EPC Junior Member Premium Member

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    I'm assuming you meant 2016 in your title?

    Bots will always exist. Just need to weigh cat vs mouse against reward
     
  3. lolz0r

    lolz0r Newbie

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    No prob, no worries. There are always ways.
     
  4. Skyebug77

    Skyebug77 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    No, bots will not be dead. Any site can change they way they work, but there is always someone out there figuring out new methods/ways to make things work.
     
  5. McPatrick

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    If your bot stops working its as simple as adjusting it. Selenium etc. bots act like real users so no way they can catch on that.
     
  6. laowai

    laowai Power Member

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    This coming change affects only to bots and tool which are using public API. Bots like FollowLiker are using private API, emulating Instagram app on the phone so those cannot ever blocked.