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Why is the Instagram API so limited for makers? 😡

I had a neat idea for a project which would involve posting to Instagram feeds so I looked into the API and there is basically nothing you can do to create posts programmatically.

I know it's their platform but I was still surprised at how locked-down it is.

Why don't they let makers interact with it like Twitter does?!


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    They are not even accepting new partners that can have that access. If possible, you can also automate mobile version of instagram.com with a browser automation library like puppeteer. That's what I had done.

    However, that may not work well with a lot of Instagram accounts.

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