On June 1, 2016, Instagram is rolling out changes to its API policy, impacting all integration partners, including Hootsuite.
In addition to the changes listed below, Hootsuite users will be required to reauthenticate their Instagram profiles. How to reconnect social networks
Instagram profiles will also need to be reauthenticated in the Hootsuite Campaigns for Contests dashboard to ensure that Instagram campaigns continue to run. Learn more
Hootsuite users will see the following changes, but should experience minimal impact to the management of their Instagram content:
Removal of Home and Popular streams
These aggregated content streams will no longer be available, but you still have the ability to create as many focused monitoring streams as you want, and explore Instagram content by searching usernames, hashtags and locations. How to create Instagram search streams
Update to how comments are displayed (web only)
To view comments on an Instagram post, you can click View comments below the post to display the comments in-stream. Previously the first four comments on each post were always displayed in-stream.
Removal of Likes preview (iOS mobile app only)
Tapping an Instagram post in a mobile app stream on iOS would previously display Likes with a username preview (e.g. maryjay, whodat, john_b, and 5 others).
Now only the total number of likes will be displayed (e.g. 8), but you can still tap the number to view a list of all users who have liked the post.
Android Instagram streams will continue to display the total number of likes below each post.
Removal of Followers/Following lists in other users’ profiles (mobile app only)
As part of enhancing user privacy, when you tap on another Instagram user’s profile picture, you will be able to see their total number of Followers and Following, but will no longer be able to view lists of each.
Rate limit on Likes
Users can now like up to 60 posts per hour.
Removal of the Iconosquare and Demografies apps from the Hootsuite app directory
As alternatives, we suggest exploring the Panoramiq app in our app directory.