Instagram launches Basic Display API and will deprecate its predecessor

Facebook has announced on its developer blog that Instagram is launching the full Basic Display API and deprecating its predecessor.

The final permission, Basic Permission, is being migrated from the Instagram Legacy API starting today.

With the migration of this final permission, the Basic Display API is now able to do all the expected interactions with Instagram such as importing photos, connect to Instagram profiles, and more.

Facebook's Instagram team have also made the following updates:

  • Introduced new features to enable users to decide what information they share, and to revoke access to apps through the Instagram mobile app.

  • Separated profile and media information into two distinct permissions to apply for. See the technical documentation for details on this feature and its intended uses. The use of this feature is also governed by Instagram's Terms of Use and Platform Policies.

  • Deprecated a number of data fields such as location data and follower counts to minimize data exposure and ensure safety and privacy with the API.

With this migration, the Basic Permission for Instagram Legacy API Platform will be deprecated on March 2, 2020.

The full documentation for the Instagram Basic Display API can be found here.

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