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Instagram Api Updates and Changes You Must Know

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The term API is short for Application Program Interface. Here, we are talking about the Instagram API, Instagram API update, and changes for websites.

Instagram simply is an application for photo and video sharing by blogging and lifestyle enthusiasts seeking to generate aesthetic feeds fuelled with HD quality pictures, experiences, reviews, merchandising, blogging and more.

Instagram to help its users deeply integrate the social network into their day to day functioning and use released its public Application Programming Interface (API). Instagram closed down its feed API to enable a great user-experience.

The Instagram API update impacts quite a lot of third-party applications which provided hashtag search functionality. Now, after the release of the Instagram API changes since June 2016, Instagram restricts such hashtag search and requires a prior Instagram login. Before the Instagram API update, such login was not necessary. This serves as a permission review process making Instagram a login-review platform.

All API endpoints require a valid access token. All API endpoints require a specific permission scope granted by the user

Applications that provided with the live hashtag search will meet with an end after the Instagram API update. Instagram now only allow photo editing applications that allow you to pull in your own Instagram, but not the feed.

The Instagram API changes also read about the termination of the real-time update feature for public posts and hashtags. This simply implies that public feeds will be shown slower than the former real-time update (RTU). The real-time update functionality displayed pictures in 0-2 minutes whereas now it will require several minutes for Instagram public content to show up.

Deprecation of real-time subscriptions for tags, locations and geographies

The deprecation of the real-time update (RTU) functionality will reduce the use of Instagram in events where live feeds are loaded for instant activity and engagement. Online contests or live applications that require immediate responses and submissions and entries will switch to Twitter for real-time updates.

To make testing for its platform easier, Instagram launched the new Sandbox development environment where developers can experiment with API access for up to 10 testers. If your application is not approved, your application stays in the sandbox mode. There have been innumerable applications that failed to get themselves approved to enter the Live mode for Instagram API access.

On December 3, 2015, Instagram opened up for receiving submissions for new applications for the review process that was mandatory after the new Instagram API update. On June 1, 2016, all the applications were required to comply with the new Instagram API changes after having gone through the review process for applications permissions.

Off lately, it has been seen that Instagram as a social platform has innovated rapidly coming out with applications like Layout, Boomerang and Hyperlapse. Better support and functionality is provided with Instagram’s Direct Messaging (DM), trending photos and places searched and portrait and landscape cropping features for pictures and videos.

Get in touch with an Instagram API provider that’s pre-approved by the platform.


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