Instagram Feed Removal

As of March 2nd, 2020, the Instagram platform will be deprecating its API. This will directly affect the Instagram feed section in all WordPress & Shopify themes.

The legacy Instagram API – https://www.instagram.com/developer/ will be deprecated in favor of Instagram Graph API provided by Facebook – https://developers.facebook.com/docs/instagram-api

There are a number of advantages to the upgrade which  uses 4 distinct APIs:

Mentions API

Facilitate interactions between businesses and people. Allow them to see media they have been photo tagged or @mentioned in and reply back.

Insights API

Help businesses access and analyze valuable metrics about their Instagram business profile. Enable them to understand and optimize the performance of their organic content on Instagram.

Business Discovery API

Discover other businesses. Learn how other businesses manage their Instagram presence by viewing their organic posts.

Comment Moderation API

Drive interactions at scale. Enable businesses to more efficiently interact with their audience through comments under their media on Instagram.

 

It is not an issue for any of Digital Crafts clients as we will be deploying a feed to support graph API but if you have any concerns just get in touch.

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