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Project description

instagram_scraper

This is a minimalistic Instagram scraper written in Python.

It can fetch media, accounts, videos, comments etc. `Comment` and `Like` actions are also supported.

It is not easy to get Applications approved for Instagram's API therefore I created this tool inspired by instagram-php-scraper.

The goal of this project is to become as minimalistic as possible while still having all the needed functionality so that its easy to add code to it!

Any ⭐️ or contribution is appreciated if you like the project 🤘

How to install

Simply run:

pip install igramscraper

or download the project via git clone and run the following:

pip install -r requirements.txt

Usages

Some methods do require authentication:

from igramscraper.instagram import Instagram

instagram = Instagram()

# authentication supported
instagram.with_credentials('username', 'password')
instagram.login()

#Getting an account by id
account = instagram.get_account_by_id(3)

# Available fields
print('Account info:')
print('Id: ', account.identifier)
print('Username: ', account.username)
print('Full name: ', account.full_name)
print('Biography: ', account.biography)
print('Profile pic url: ', account.get_profile_pic_url_hd())
print('External Url: ', account.external_url)
print('Number of published posts: ', account.media_count)
print('Number of followers: ', account.followed_by_count)
print('Number of follows: ', account.follows_count)
print('Is private: ', account.is_private)
print('Is verified: ', account.is_verified)

# or simply for printing use 
print(account)

If you use authentication, the program will cache the user session by default so one doesn't need to create session every time.
If one want to disable the user session cache, assign True to Instagram.login() method

Two Factor Authentication is also supported through cli interface, simply use 'True' for second argument of login() function

Many of the methods do not require authentication

for more info browse through the examples folder

Using proxy for requests:

from igramscraper.instagram import Instagram 

proxies = {
    'http': 'http://123.45.67.8:1087',
    'https': 'http://123.45.67.8:1087',
}

instagram = Instagram()
instagram.set_proxies(proxies)

account = instagram.get_account('kevin')
print(account.identifier)

Recommended Limits

If you make too many requests too fast you will get a 429 Error or something similar.

  • It is recommended to make a short break between each request of 30s (+- random)
  • In between all 10 requests a long break (300-600s)

If different proxies and accounts are used for all requests and the circle doesn't repeat too fast these limits don't apply ;)

Feel free to make your own tests and let us know of any limits you experienced

More usages

See examples here.

How to contribute

Every contribution is welcome, check out our TODOs
and join our telegram group: https://t.me/joinchat/J86yTBAtZlEi-6T6LOxijw

Other

instagram-php-scraper here

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