The Only Legal Instagram Scraper Tool
If you’re one of many Instagram businesses and creators looking for an Instagram scraping service, you’ve probably come across many that are located outside of the United States. Why is this?
Well it turns out scraping Instagram, especially private Instagram scrapers that work with multiple Instagram accounts, violate the Instagram Terms of Service, and any third party who sells a tool to do this is illegally breaking the law. Facebook & Instagram have taken notice and lawsuits are already being filed.
HAR File Web Scraping
Instead of illegally scraping Instagram and waiting to get sued, we provide the only legal and safe method to scrape Instagram data from your own web traffic. Well, there is the Instagram basic display API (part of the Instagram graph API) for Instagram users with a business account, but it is severely limited and not suitable for scraping any meaningful amount of public data.
This is perfectly safe and legal, since we are simply “recording” the web traffic that was already sent to your browser. Simply check out the video on this page and follow the steps in the green box to try this method out for free! A good starting point is to try scraping an Instagram feed, Instagram posts comments or Instagram profiles posts you’re interested in.
No Session IDs or Proxies
This allows you to safely collect data from Instagram without risking your account or IP address getting blocked or permanently banned as with other scraping tools. Simply use the Instagram website normally, then follow the instructions above to generate a HAR file and upload it here for processing.
This approach does not require finding your Session ID (or access token) nor running any proxy servers to scrape data and is completely legal as it does not violate Instagram’s Terms of Service (since you are using the website normally).