Instagram Following Collector

List all profiles followed by Instagram users

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Scrape every Instagram accounts that are followed by one or many influencers with this Instagram automation.

This Instagram automation is useful for Growth-hackers, technical marketers or anyone trying to build very targeted segments of Instagram users.

Scrape every accounts followed by one or multiple Instagram accounts and neatly save that information for further action.

This following list can be used for setting up a follow/unfollow strategy to get more followers or an auto-like campaign.

If you wish to scrape the people followed by that same account, give a look to Instagram Follower Collector.

Tutorial ๐Ÿš€

1. Create your account.

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2. Add this Instagram automation to your account.

3. Click on Configure me!

You'll now see the 3 configuration dots blinking. Click on them.

4. Easy & safe authentication

This automation will connect to the website on your behalf. The safest and most efficient way for Phantombuster to authenticate as yourself is by using your session cookies.

To make that process as easy as possible you can use Phantombuster's browser extension. It's a 2-click installation.

If you're operating from another browser and/or want to do it manually, here is how to do it.

5. Specify the Instagram accounts' you want to scrape

Create a spreadsheet on Google Spreadsheet.

Fill it with Instagram profile URLs. One profile URL per row, all in column A.

Make this spreadsheet public so Phantombuster can access it.

Paste the spreadsheet's URL to Phantombuster.

Start your automation!

You're all set. Just click "launch" to get your automation started!

Set this Instagram automation on repeat

Once your automation's configuration is ready, you can schedule repetitive launches. This will allow you to avoid rate limits, scrape more data and get your automated workflows to spread over days, weeks, even months.

To do so, go to your dashboard and look for your automation's โ€œSettingsโ€ button.

Then, select a frequency:

And Save those new settings at the bottom of the page.


๐Ÿ‘ฎ Instagram limits: Instagram has set rate limits of 200 requests an hour per token. We have noticed that after a few thousands profiles collected, you'll need to wait around 15min before scraping again. We recommend spacing launches consequently.
โš™๏ธ Automation recommendations:

  • Reasonable: 9000 profiles per launch * 8 launches per day.

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This API will output CSV and/or JSON containing the following fields:

  • profileUrl (Instagram profile URL)
  • imageUrl (Profile picture URL)
  • profileName (Instagram username)
  • fullName (Full name of the person)
  • followedByUser (If you follow that account)

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