Changelog

Please refer to the Graph API changelog for versioned changes which may impact the Instagram Graph API.

November 9, 2021

Live Videos

Applies to all versions.

You can now use the Instagram API to get live video IG Media being broadcast by your app users, get comments on those videos, and use the Instagram Messaging API to send private replies (direct messages) to the comment authors. To support this functionality, the following changes have been made:

  • a new GET /ig-user/live_media edge can return live video IG Media being broadcast by your app user at the time of the request
  • the media field on an IG Comment now returns and object containing both the ID (id) and published location (media_product_type) of the media upon which the comment was made
  • a new live_comments Instagram Webhooks field can send notifications containing live comments made on your app users' live videos as they are being broadcast

Please refer to the Instagram Messaging API private replies documentation to learn how to send private replies to users who have commented on your app users' live video IG Media.

October 20, 2021

IG Comments

Applies to all versions.

Two new fields have been added to IG Comments:

  • from — returns an object containing the IGSID (id) and username (username) of the comment creator.
  • parent_id — returns the ID of the parent IG Comment if this comment was created on another IG Comment (i.e. a reply to another comment).

Instagram Webhooks

Applies to all versions.

The comments Instagram webhooks field now includes the following properties in the value field object:

  • from.idIGSID of the Instagram user who created the comment.
  • from.username — Username of the Instagram user who created the comment
  • media.id — ID of the IG Media upon which the comment was made.
  • media.media_product_type — Surface (published location) of the IG Media upon which the comment was made.
  • parent_id — ID of parent IG Comment if this comment was created on another IG Comment (i.e. a reply to another comment).

October 5, 2021

The following changes apply to Instagram TV videos created on or after October 5, 2021. Instagram TV videos created before this date are exempt from these changes.

  • the media_product_type field will return FEED instead of IGTV
  • the video_title field will not be returned
  • Instagram Webhooks comments and mentions fields are now supported

On January 3, 2022, the changes above will apply to all API versions and all Instagram TV videos, regardless of video creation date. This means that starting January 3, 2022, apps using older API versions will be able to query Instagram TV videos (read support was introduced in v10.0 and limited to v10.0+).

Starting with v14.0, the video_title field will no longer be supported and the API will throw an error if the field is requested.

June 8, 2021

Like Counts

Applies to v11.0+. Will apply to all versions September 7, 2021.

If indirectly querying an IG Media through another endpoint or field expansion, the like_count field will be omitted from API responses if the media owner has hidden like counts on it. Directly querying the IG Media (which can only be done by the IG Media owner) will return the actual like count, however, even if like counts have been hidden.


Time-based Pagination

Applies to v11.0+.

Added since and until parameters to the GET /{ig-user-id}/media endpoint to support time-based pagination.

May 26, 2021

If indirectly querying an IG Media through another endpoint, the like_count field will now return 0 if the app user does not own the media and the media owner has hidden like counts on it. Directly querying the IG Media, which can only be done by the IG Media owner, will return the actual like count, even if the owner has hidden like counts on the media.

May 4, 2021

Made a minor change to how we calculate the online_followers metric on IG Users.

April 14, 2021

Story IG Media interactions performed by users in Japan are no longer included in some replies metric calculations:

  • For stories created by users in Japan, the replies metric will now return a value of 0.
  • For stories created by users outside Japan, the replies metric will return the number of replies, but replies made by users in Japan will not be included in the calculation.

April 12, 2021

Fixed a minor bug with reach metrics on story IG Media.

April 9, 2021

  • The status field on an IG Container now returns an error subcode if the container's error_code field value is ERROR.
  • The IG Media Insights video_views metric now supports albums and will return the sum of video_views on all videos in the album instead of 0.

March 16, 2021

IGTV media is now supported in v10.0+. This applies to all endpoints except those used for content publishing and webhooks. To support this change, new media_product_type and video_title fields have been added to the IG Media node. IGTV media must have been shared to Instagram at the time of publish (Post a Preview or Share Preview to Feed enabled) in order to be accessible via the API.

Januray 26, 2021

The Content Publishing beta has ended and all developers can now publish media on Instagram Professional accounts. Refer to the Content Publishing guide for usage details.

December 2, 2020

In compliance with the European Union's ePrivacy Directive, messaging-related Story IG Media interactions performed by users in the European Economic Area (EEA) after December 1, 2020, will no longer be included in some metric calculations:

  • For Stories created by users in the EEA, the replies metric will now return a value of 0.
  • For Stories created by users outside the EEA, the replies metric will return the number of replies, but replies made my users in the EEA will not be included in its calculation.

This change applies to all versions.

November 10, 2020

  • IG User Insights — The follower_count values now align more closely with their corresponding values displayed in the Instagram app. In addition, follower_count now returns a maximum of 30 days of data instead of 2 years. This change applies to v9.0+ and will apply to all versions May 9, 2021.

May 5, 2020

December 3, 2019

  • Insights — To align API behavior with Instagram app behavior, insights on IG Users are now only available on IG Users that have 100 or more followers.

August 13, 2019

  • Business Discovery — The Business Discovery API can now be used to get data about other Instagram Creator accounts.

May 22, 2019

May 9, 2019

  • Webhooks — The story_insights field now requires the instagram_manage_insights permission instead of instagram_manage_comments.

October 31, 2018

  • Hashtag Search API — You can now search for media tagged with specific hashtags by using our new Hashtag Search API. #spooky!

October 23, 2018

  • /{ig-media-id}/comments edge — GET requests made using API version 3.1 or older will have results returned in chronological order. Requests made using version 3.2+ will have results returned in reverse chronological order.

June 7, 2018

  • /{ig-media-id} node — You can now use field expansion to get the permalink field on media objects.

May 1, 2018

  • Business Verification — In order to use the Instagram Graph API, all apps must undergo Business Verification, which is part of the App Review process and now required for all Instagram Graph API endpoints. Apps previously reviewed before May 1st, 2018, have to be reviewed again, and have until August 1st, 2018 to do so, or lose access to the API.

April 24, 2018

  • /{ig-comment-id} node:
    • Added a new username field.
    • For GET requests, the user field will not be included in responses unless the User making the request owns the Comment; instead, we will return username for all commenters. This also applies to queries on Comments made through other APIs, such as the Mentions API.
  • /{ig-media-id} node:
    • Added a new username field.
    • For GET requests, the owner field will not be included in responses unless the User making the request owns the media object; instead, we will return username for all commenters. This also applies to queries on media objects made through other APIs, such as the Mentions API.

April 23, 2018

  • Insights API — Insights will now include ad activity generated through the API, Facebook ads interfaces, and Instagram's Promote feature. This affects the following metrics:

    • impressions
    • reach

March 13, 2018

  • Content Publishing API — Beta partners can now use the /{ig-user-id}/media edge to tag locations and public Instagram users when publishing photos.

March 8, 2018

  • Public fields — The timestamp field on the /{ig-media-id} node is now a public field and can be returned via field expansion.

February 22, 2018

  • Public fields — The /{ig-user-id}, /{ig-comment-id}, and /{ig-media-id} nodes will now return all public fields when accessed through an edge via field expansion. Refer to each node's reference document to see which fields are public.

February 8, 2018

  • Content Publishing API — Beta partners can now include hashtags when publishing photos via the /{ig-user-id}/media edge. #crazywildebeest FTW!