Instagram legacy API was depreciated on December 11th, 2018 and supports limited features for Instagram Personal Accounts. However, Business Accounts will continue to work.
Summary from Instagram Official Page (https://www.instagram.com/developer/):
“To continuously improve Instagram users' privacy and security, we are accelerating the depreciation of Instagram API Platform, making the following changes effective immediately. We understand that this may affect your business or services, and we appreciate your support in keeping our platform secure.”
What this means for you:
Following are the affected features in MavSocial for users of Instagram Personal Accounts:
- You cannot monitor metrics and engage with posts
- Keyword search and requests for media rights will no longer work in UGC Module
As per these API changes, Instagram Personal Accounts have been removed from Social Inbox, Reports and in UGC modules.
What you can do:
We encourage you to convert your Instagram Personal Accounts to Business Accounts. Please check this Instagram link: How do I set up a Business Profile on Instagram?
If you already have a Business Account but added as a Personal Account within MavSocial, you can easily convert it via the ‘Social Networks’ page. After conversion, all existing data in ‘Campaigns’ will be restored and linked to your Business Account. Please check this link: Convert Instagram Personal Account to Business Account