You noticed one or multiple Instagram pictures and felt that people liking those are your niche audience? Great!
Our tool will scroll down for you those pictures and get each liker's information. Once it's done, you'll receive a list of all their profiles neatly arranged in one spreadsheet.
Note that this API doesn't work on Instagram videos, only pictures.
What will you need? ⚙️
Session cookie: Your session cookie from Instagram.
Spreadsheet URL: The link of a Google Spreadsheet with Instagram photos URLs in it.
Number of likers per post: The number of likers you want to collect per photo. If left empty, the API will scrape all likers.
Number of posts per launch: The number of photos to process per API launch.
(You already have all that? Click straight away on "Use this API")
Which steps to follow?
1. Create an account on Phantombuster.com 💻
If you haven't already, create a FREE account on Phantombuster. Our service will browse the web for you. It’s a website automator which runs in the cloud. Once done we'll follow up.
2. Use this API on your account.👌
Now that you're connected to Phantombuster, Click on the following button (it will open a new tab).
3. Click on Configure me!
You'll now see the 3 configuration dots blinking. Click on them.
4. Instagram authentication 🔑
Because the script will manipulate Instagram for you, it needs to be logged on your Instagram account. For that you just need to copy paste your session cookie in the script argument:
Using Chrome, go to your Instagram homepage and open the inspector
→ Right click anywhere on the page and select “Inspect”
→ CMD+OPT+i on macOS
→ F12 or CTRL+MAJ+i on Windows
Locate the “Application” tab
Select “Cookies” > “http://www.instagram.com” on the left menu.
Locate the “sessionid” cookie.
Copy what’s under “Value” (Double click on it then Ctrl+C) and paste it into your API Configuration
Below your session cookie you’ll find Spreadsheet URL.
Enter in the text field a link of a Google Spreadsheet with this same format (only column A is mandatory):
Your spreadsheet should contain a list of Instagram Photos URLs (one link per row).
You can specify the name of the column that contains the photo links. Simply enter the column name in the next text field.
Please make sure your file is publicly accessible!
You can also enter a single Instagram photo URL directly in the field.
Click on Launch & Enjoy!
It’s done! All that is left to do is to click on "launch" to try your script!
This will launch the bot and, if you didn't already change the spreadsheet URL, will collect the information of the Phantombuster team.
⚙️️Repetition setup ⚙️
Now that your API is ready, you should set up repetitive launches. That way, your scraping will be spread over days, weeks or even months. You can also specify the number of posts to scrape per launch, or leave that field blank to scrape every post from your list.
To do so, simply hit the “Settings” button to define when your API is launched:
Then, select a frequency:
Don't forget to click 💾 Save at the bottom of the page!
This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:
photoUrl (Instagram photo URL)
instagramID (Instagram unique ID)
profileUrl (Instagram profile URL)
username (Instagram username)
isPrivate (If the profile is private)
isVerified (If the profile is verified)
followedByViewer (If you follow this profile)
requestedByViewer (If you sent a follow request to this viewer)
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