Instagram for Developers

Welcome to the Instagram for Developers blog! Letting you know about new API features, bug fixes, how-tos, and more. Checkout the Developer Site and Stack Overflow for community support.

API returning 500 errors on specific IP

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We have received reports that certain servers are consistently getting 500 errors when hitting any endpoint. We are looking into this issue and working to get it fixed as soon as possible.

API services have been restored

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Apologies for any inconveniences you may have encountered

API services currently not responding

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We are currently aware that the API services are not responding; we’re working to resolve this asap. ¬†Thank you for your patience.

Update: API Services are slow, but are returning data; we are continuing to work on restoring full performance

Real Time API issue fixed

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The Real Time API is up and running again. Thanks for your patience.

Platform issues with Real Time API

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We are experiencing platform issues with subscriptions for the Real Time API. Thanks for the many reports, we are working hard to get it fixed as soon as possible.

Platform issues with hashtags

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We are experiencing platform issues related to the hashtag endpoints. We are working to get it resolved as soon as possible.

Bug with iPhone Hooks

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The latest version of Instagram on iOS (5.0.0) is not importing the caption as described in the iPhone Hooks documentation. We are aware of the problem and expect it to be resolved in the next iOS update. Thank you for your patience!

Welcome Instagram Developers and Thank You

Welcome to the new Instagram for Developers Blog! First, we wanted to thank you all for investing in the Platform, providing feedback, and helping us build a useful, stable, and lasting ecosystem. We appreciate your ingenuity and patience as we’ve worked hard to provide tools and features that help you highlight the moments captured by the Instagram community. Your passion, imagination, and savvy continue to inspire us to work even harder. Our growing team is eager to “give back” through more communication, a better bugs process, and a new developer community.

More Communication

This blog will serve as one of many channels by which we hope to keep you posted on what’s happening with the Developer Platform. More specifically, we’re looking forward to letting you know about new API features, bug fixes, how-tos, and other changes that could affect your implementations or planning. Please make sure to subscribe to the RSS feed at the bottom of this blog so you don’t miss out on breaking news.

Filing Bugs

We’re happy to formally announce a new bugs tool. You might’ve already seen the “Report Issue” button in the Manage Clients section of the Developer Site. Now you have a way to privately submit your bugs, including data that you might consider sensitive with groups.¬†We’re committed to helping understand where you might be encountering issues and getting those resolved as quickly as possible. As developers you understand that the better you can detail the issue along with reliable steps to reproduce the issue, the quicker we can locate and resolve the issue. We’re here to knock these down, so help us help you.

Developer Community

Great developers help other developers. To date we’ve been using Google Groups as a place for Instagram developers to communicate with each other. However, we know that there is a strong and growing community within Stack Overflow. Starting this week, we will be actively monitoring Stack Overflow while removing the Google Group. If you have questions that have not been answered, please add those to Stack Overflow or use the “Report Issue” button in the Developer Site.

Thank you again for all of your feedback, passion, and creativity using the Instagram Platform,

Piyush Mangalick
Head of Instagram Platform