Below is what you can do with this program:
This crawler could fail due to updates on instagram’s website. If you encounter any problems, please contact me.
pip3 install -r requirements.txt
cp inscrawler/secret.py.dist inscrawler/secret.py
passwordvariables' value to the ones corresponding to your Instagram account.
username = 'my_ig_username' password = '***********'
positional arguments: mode options: [posts, posts_full, profile, hashtag] optional arguments: -n NUMBER, --number NUMBER number of returned posts -u USERNAME, --username USERNAME instagram's username -t TAG, --tag TAG instagram's tag name -o OUTPUT, --output OUTPUT output file name(json format) --debug see how the program automates the browser --fetch_comments fetch comments # Turning on the flag might take forever to fetch data if there are too many commnets. --fetch_likes_plays fetch like/play number --fetch_likers fetch all likers # Instagram might have rate limit for fetching likers. Turning on the flag might take forever to fetch data if there are too many likes. --fetch_mentions fetch users who are mentioned in the caption/comments (startwith @) --fetch_hashtags fetch hashtags in the caption/comments (startwith #) --fetch_details fetch username and photo caption # only available for "hashtag" search
python crawler.py posts_full -u cal_foodie -n 100 -o ./output python crawler.py posts_full -u cal_foodie -n 10 --fetch_likers --fetch_likes_plays python crawler.py posts_full -u cal_foodie -n 10 --fetch_comments python crawler.py profile -u cal_foodie -o ./output python crawler.py hashtag -t taiwan -o ./output python crawler.py hashtag -t taiwan -o ./output --fetch_details python crawler.py posts -u cal_foodie -n 100 -o ./output # deprecated
posts, you will get url, caption, first photo for each post; choose mode
posts_full, you will get url, caption, all photos, time, comments, number of likes and views for each posts. Mode
posts_fullwill take way longer than mode
postsis deprecated. For the recent posts, there is no quick way to get the post caption]
Set up your username/password in
secret.py or set them as environment variables.
positional arguments: tag optional arguments: -n NUMBER, --number NUMBER (default 1000) number of posts to like
python liker.py foodie