Can I extract data from Instagram?

There were a lot of questions about craping Instagram followers or posts for marketing purposes. But let us be honest with you, Instagram is one of the toughest service for scraping.

Here’s why:

1) Instagram prohibits accessing any content on the Service via automated means, so even residential proxies can be banned.

2) You will be blocked by Instagram if you scrape data from Instagram.

3) You will get only limited data. High risk, low return.

What data you can extract from Instagram:

1) Instagram story highlights.

2) Following accounts - Let’s say you’re checking out Kardashian’s Instagram. Then, you can collect the accounts Kim’s following now. She’s now following Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner, then you can turn those data into a single spreadsheet.

3) Respective Instagram post URLs.

4) Comments on each post.

5) Instagram accounts that commented on a particular post.