Instagram Scraper

Instagram is one of the biggest social networks which holds the highest engagement rate currently among all other social networks. The users are growing daily and they’re very active on the network itself. Each Instagram account has the ability to create it’s own biography which includes personal information about you.

Using our Instagram Scraper you can scrape for unlimited amount of usernames and filter them on the fly or afterwards. That way, you can create a very specific user base and target your campaign to specific users that might be interested in your products.

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Instagram Scraper in action

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Video of the Instagram Scraper in action

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If you have any questions, feel free to contact me via the contact form.

Scraping types

  • User’s Followers
  • User’s Followings
  • Hashtags
  • Locations
  • Users Who Liked A Photo
  • Users Who Commented On A Photo

FAQ

  1. Which payment methods are accepted?
    – PayPal and Bitcoin
  2. How long does it take to receive the download link after purchase?
    – The download link and license details are sent usually instantly (sometimes a few minutes) on the same e-mail as your PayPal.
  3. How many computers can I use the software on?
    – You can use the software from 2 computers simultaneously. The limit may change in the future.
  4. Will you maintain and update the software?
    – Yes, the software will be maintained and updated regularly.
  5. How do I get the new updates?
    – The software has an auto-updater built-in and you will be asked to update if there is a new update when you start the software.
  6. Which operating systems are supported?
    – Windows operating systems only. If you want to run on Linux/Mac, you have to use third party software, such as Parallel Desktop, Wine, Virtual Machine and so on.

Terms of Service

  1. By purchasing the software you agree to these terms.
  2. You may not attempt to crack or reverse-engineer the software. Doing so will result in a license termination.
  3. You may not share your license with anyone else. Doing so will result in a license termination.
  4. I am not responsible how you use the software.
  5. All sales are final and you may not chargeback. If you have any issues with the software, please contact me privately.
  6. These terms can change at any time, with or without notice.
  7. There might be false positive detections, so if you’re using an anti-virus or firewall, you might have to add an exception/white-list for the software in order for it to work.

389 thoughts on “Instagram Scraper

      1. Hi Robert,

        That is weird. First thing that comes to my mind, did you FULLY download the file? Did you by any chance interrupt the download or something like that? You should try re-downloading it.

        Second, if the first case is invalid, do you have an anti-virus or firewall by any chance actively monitoring your system? If so, try disabling it for 5 minutes and see if the software works. If it does, add an exception/white-list for it.

        Best regards,
        Risto

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you can scrape followers of account. After that, you can use the filter to filter out accounts who have not posted anything in the last 2 days.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  1. Hey Risto
    With this bot i can scrape all usernames from an 2 millions followers account for example?
    If yes in how much time? I have 30-40 mb internet speed

    Thanks

    1. Hi,

      I have never scraped 2 million users before, but it shouldn’t take more than 2-4 hours. It would have been faster, but Instagram recently had an update that introduced new limits for scraping users. Since then, the speeds are slower, but still okay in my opinion.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  2. Hi RISTO,
    also need the scrape all likers from a specific media. When do you think to add this feature?

    1. Hi,

      The scraper will be able to scrape likers in the next update (which is coming in a few days). However, keep in mind that there is a limit by Instagram that allows you to see only 1,000 likers per picture.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  3. risto,
    I am very interested in testing this scraper. I have a few use cases that I need fulfilled. Does this scraper fulfill any of these:
    1) Will this scrape all users for a specific hashtag? Say, I try #pizza, and the user count could be in 19+M users. And say I can let it run until it ends. What will it return? And in what format will it return it?
    2) can i scrape all the metadata for a specific list of users. Say 100+ users. Can I get the metadata for them (followers, following, verified, website field etc.)? does this search work via the username of the user id?
    3) last use case, I want to get the stats for a single user. Let’s say a user has 20 photos. I want the know for each photo, the number of likes and comments?

    I wanted to email you those questions, but I suppose this would help other users.

    1. Hi,

      1. The software will be able to scrape hashtags in the next update. Coming out very soon.

      UPDATE 17.04.2016: The software can now scrape hashtags as well. 🙂

      2. You can get all the data using my free scraper: http://imristo.com/instagram-manager-scrape-users-data/

      3. No, this is a user scraper only. Not a photo scraper.

      I made a similar tool that I released on my blog: http://imristo.com/instagram-picture-manager-get-picture-id-of-a-photo/. I might update it to display the likes/comments if it fulfills your needs.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  4. I need your training on how I can] incorporate this bot into my current rotation. I am using followliker and should be getting much better results. How can I contact you?

  5. Can you put an @ symbol in the filter box to make it filter only profiles with an email address in the bio? Or maybe a “.com” in the filter box?

    The goal is to filter users with an email address in their bio.

    Thanks!

    1. Hi,

      That is already added in the scraper. You can use the filter and put “@” in the box (for bio) and the software will filter out those with “@” in bio only.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  6. thanks of the update —-> UPDATE 17.04.2016: The software can now scrape hashtags as well. 🙂

    I will be purchasing and trying out the software.

    1. Hi,

      You can scrape locations with the new update as well. It’s the same as places, unless you’re talking about something else.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      Sorry about that. The payment processor we used to use has been shut down so when we moved to this new one there was a small problem, which has now been fixed.

      I sent you an e-mail with the correct file.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      You have to input a source from which the software will scrape users. As for the filter, you have to input a file with users.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  7. Hey Risto,

    first of all, your scraper is awesome! I’ve bought it today, tried to scrape users via hashtags – and I have one question.

    How long back in time does your scraper work? For example, I’ve tried to scrape users with hashtags like #follow4follow (180M posts with this hashtag) – but your scraper gives me back like 600 results max. Same goes for other popular hashtags. Is there any way to scrape maybe 20-30k users instead of last 600-800 posts?

    1. Hi,

      The scraper is scraping as many as Instagram allows. Are you able to view more posts than the tool scrapes manually?

      Another thing that might have caused it is that popular hashtags are usually a target of spam. So Instagram has some kind of “protection” that they added few months ago which locks down the hashtag for certain amount of time.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  8. can you please add this :
    scrap all data for all users in a list (100+ thread)
    I know your free tool has this but it is single thread

      1. Hi Cri,

        There is a free Instagram user data scraper that I’ve shared on my blog. It’s not multi-threaded, but it’s pretty fast.

        Best regards,
        Risto

    1. Hi Rich,

      Currently, it only scrapes users. If you need a software to scrape URLs, I have a private one for that.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  9. Can it scrape users media URLs for scraping their pics,videos number of likes or other meta data?

    Regards,
    Vahid.

    1. Hi,

      This is a user scraper mainly. It does not scrape data of users, such as bio, website, profile picture and so on. If you need a specific tool, I can build private ones as well.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  10. Hi risto ,
    I purchase around 24 hours ago but I don’t receive download link yet.
    please check.
    Paypal transaction id : 0B983910WL0540032

    1. Hi,

      Could you send me a message with your PayPal e-mail address instead? Or check your e-mail address spam folder.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  11. Hi Risto,

    I’ve tried mailing you but am yet to hear back, I’m about to buy the software, I just have 2 questions:

    – Does this tool use the Instagram API? And do you recommend using a proxy when using it?

    – Is it ‘safe’ to use? I.e. have you seen any instances of IP addresses or accounts being blocked for scraping so much data?

    Many thanks,
    JL

    1. Hi,

      Sorry but I have not received any e-mail. There might be something wrong with the mail system, I’ll check it out.

      1. The software uses the Instagram’s private API. A proxy is optional. If you want to, you can use your own IP address, it’s totally your choice.

      2. I have not seen any cases where an IP address or account gets banned for scraping too much data. You do get blocked temporary from time to time, but the block expires and the software will continue to scrape.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Hi Seb,

        I’ve sent you an e-mail with instructions to check if it will work. I’ve used the e-mail address you posted the comment with. If it is the wrong one, e-mail me and I’ll get back to you.

        Best regards,
        Risto

  12. Hello!
    You have a very interesting soft for me. But I have two question.
    Have you a test day? Have you a payment for one month, not a year?

    1. Hi,

      We don’t have any trial versions. I assure you that all the features work and there are regularly updates if anything stops working. We’ve been maintaining the software for quite a while and there’s no complains from anyone at all.

      Currently, only one year (or more) is available. I don’t think we’ll have monthly payments for this software anytime soon (if ever at all).

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      First of all, I apologize for the delay. You should have received an e-mail address on your PayPal as soon as the payment was confirmed. Something might have happened and you didn’t get a mail.

      I have sent you an e-mail on your new address with all the necessary information to get the software. If you have any question(s) feel free to ask.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    2. Dear readers,

      This user has charged back his payment and clearly breached the terms of services.

      He didn’t get an immediate download after sending the payment, which is not our fault at all. It was the payment processor that probably had to confirm the payment or simply an error happened. We sent him the download link within 24 hours. But he had already charged back in the meanwhile.

      I wouldn’t recommend dealing with this user, neither his company epacificmall, which has tons of negative feedbacks.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      Yes, the software does work with Cyrillic alphabet and Russian words. So far there have been no problems reported. I just tested it personally and it worked. If there is any issue we’ll get it fixed.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  13. Hi there,

    Ive just bought the software via Paypal but haven’t received any download or confirmation link… Transaction ID is ID0U849378CL6622046

    Best,
    JL.

    1. Hi JL,

      You should have received it by now. Sometimes there is a delay, whether a few minutes or hours. But if you don’t receive your download link within 24 hours, feel free to message me and I’ll get it sorted out 🙂

      Best regards,
      Risto

  14. Can the bot do the following

    1) Should scrape all the users from a particular profile and
    2) Should be able to filter all the users based on location of my choice

    1. Hi,

      1) The software can scrape user’s followers and user’s followings. If that is what you mean.
      2) The software can scrape from locations on Instagram.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. No I mean I want it to do both at the same time!! For example scrape @nike followers and then filter those followers based on a particular location (Example Texas, USA)

        1. Hi,

          You can scrape and filter at the same time. However, you can’t filter people based on location. That’s not possible by Instagram themselves (to see where someone is from?), is it?

          From what I understand, you can only scrape users from a particular location. The software takes a location ID as input.

          An example would be for this location, you have to input the code 212900916 in the software and it will scrape the users off that location. You can find many locations on Instagram, either using the application or Google.

          Best regards,
          Risto

          1. I think you can probably do this. Here’s one way to do it!!

            Step1 – Scrape all the followers from @nike
            Step2 – Check the scraped followers photos one by one ( Sometimes people mention the location when they upload the pic )
            Step3 – Filter out the people from the required location

            But i think you need API access to do this! I am not really sure! But this would be an amazing feature if done for many IG marketers.

          2. Hi chaandru,

            What you’re asking me to do is really a LOT of work. I have to scrape the user, then scrape all his pictures, then scrape all the places he’s been to (if any). It will take some time to code this and also, the software will be super slow this way, due to having many tasks to do.

            Also, how do you know that the user is from that place just because he checked in? He might have been on vacation or posted a random photo and tagged it there.

            I don’t think this will be implemented into the filter anytime soon, sorry about that.

            Best regards,
            Risto

  15. Hi Risto,

    I just purchased this tool. It looks really great. One thing come to mind though.
    Can we scrape and filter in the same time?
    I mean I’ll scrape followers of an account but during scraping can it also filter by words in bio and give me an input file?

    Thanks
    Veronika.

    1. Hi,

      You can scrape and filter in the same time, but not as you mean it. You’ll have to scraper first then filter in your particular case unfortunately.

      But I don’t really think it’s a huge problem right now. You will only lose time the first time you scrape. After that, you can use the list you scraped and filter it, while scraping a new fresh list. And so on.

      We’re currently working on a new feature, data scraper. You will be able to extract various data from usernames, such as email address, website, bio and so on.

      After we’re done with that, we might think of something new, such as being able to scrape and filter at the same time.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  16. Do you do you offer any training on this bot? I have followliker and I am trying to figure out the advantages to your bo vs the scraper in followliker. Please explain. I am very interested

    1. Hi John,

      What kind of training do you need? It’s fairly simple to use and we have made a video tutorial to understand it better. If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  17. Really really amazing tool..I really need this tool.
    But the price is too high for me hopefully someday imristo give me coupon code or discount for this tool.
    Good luck imristo.

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for the kind words. Appreciate it. 🙂

      When we have a discount code, we’ll announce it on our website or to our e-mail list.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  18. What if I want to scrape users who used a certain hashtag on there photo? for example #atlantastylist. My goal is to target stylist in Atlanta.

    1. Hi John,

      You can scrape hashtags using the scraper without a problem. You can also scrape users by a location, such as this one. All you have to do is input the ID code of the location, which is 212947533 in this case.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      Yes, it is possible. That is the purpose of the software. To scrape users based on several queries. Currently, as of writing this post, supported ones are:
      – Users who posted in a hashtag
      – Users who checked in a location
      – User’s followers
      – User’s followings

      Best regards,
      Risto

  19. Hey Risto,

    will the scraping speed be increased when using a proxy or will it stay the same? What is your experience with the thread setting? any recommendation which setting fits best? I tried between 2 to 8 threads so far…but did not recognize much difference due to the waiting cycles which seem to appear much faster with more threads.
    thx
    Dany

    1. Hi,

      I don’t think there’s any way to increase your speed with a proxy. It might only get slower, if the proxy itself is slow. I think there’s not much difference, you can try and see again but that’s it. Instagram introduced limits for scraping 🙁

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. ok, thx. I tried scraping with 42 threads and made about 110k followers per hour….with 4-8 threads it is about 300- 500k…so less threads might be better.

  20. Hi risto,
    I buy your tool after seeing in end of your video you set thread to 100 and scrap ~1m/min.
    but unfortunately instagram limit scrapping very hard and I cant scrap more than 8~9k hour.(around 0.01 speed in your video)
    If I set thread more than 2 instagram the speed decreaseeven more.
    now I want to scrap followers of millions of account and with current speed it took years to complete !!!
    the only way is you support multiple account with multiple proxy in your tool(like followliker).

    1. Hi,

      First of all, the video was created before the Instagram limits. There was an update by Instagram afterwards. Based on experience of people who used my scraper, it seems that using less threads will scrape more users.

      As for running multiple accounts, you can use the software on up to 2 computers or multiple times on the same computer. If you want to run on the same computer, you have to rename the file to something else first.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Hi ,
        Thanks for explanation. Very cool that run multiple time with renaming 🙂

        I notice scrapper authenticate each time is running … Can I run it many times like 50 times and put different proxy in each instance ? Is there a limitation for one license ?

        Do you think proxymillion is good enough for sraping ?

        1. Hi,

          The current limit is that you could use up to 20 IP addresses. If you need more that that, let me know.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  21. Hi please ignore the error above I had the wrong login/password rookie error. This is great software!

    Just wondering in the filter option is there a way to export out the #of followers of the username as well as the username? Thanks

    1. Hi Tim,

      Thanks for the kind words! 🙂

      As for your question, if I understood it correctly, you want to export a specific user’s followers including the user’s username as well? If so, the file where the followers will be stored contains the user’s username, you can take it from there.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  22. OH risto damn man i m really happy for where this site and your work goes 🙂 i came firt time on tjhis site here s long time ago and now i m happy to see where you came your work was always inspiraton.Now lets talk buisiness: 1.What fomat scraper exports?can i just add my already scraped txt or cvs files in filter 1 or 2.
    2.In future are you planing to add scrape thru query type: normal search?
    3.Your account creator ….does he is changing device IMEI and clean history? and have ability to export data with which proxie was made account?
    4.Your new option very with email…after it with propriate botting accounts dont ask phone verif?
    Thanks a lot

    1. Hi,

      1. The scraper exports the output in .txt files.
      2. Maybe, it is not planned as of right now, but we might do it if there is more interest in it.
      3. It’s changing user agent, cleaning cookies/history and other stuff. There’s no IMEI used because the creator uses the website http://www.instagram.com, not the private mobile API. Yes, you can export your accounts including the proxy.
      4. Nope, it’s just a e-mail verification. You will still have to phone verify your account (if Instagram asks for, which they usually do).

      Best regards,
      Risto

  23. Hi Risto,

    I wonder where the limitation during scraping comes from. Is that instagram on the specific account or from the ip address? It is kind of annoying because most of the time the scraper waits…especially if you are scraping big volumes of followers. Maybe you can add sth. like this?

    1. If it is the account which limits the scraping, it would be a nice feature to add more than one account and if the limitation is reached (and you normally have to wait) the scraper switchs to the other account and continues scraping and writing in the same txt file.
    2. If it is the ip adrdress, multiple proxies should do the same as mentioned in number 1.

    Understand what I mean?

    Cheers
    Dany

    1. Hi,

      The scraping limitation is by Instagram itself. I’m not sure whether it’s per account or IP address though.

      1. You can use multiple instances of the software and use a different account on each.
      2. Same as above. Use multiple instances.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  24. Hi Risto
    I got the download link yesterday and download the application and I could not open it I got a massage when unzip windows can not find the specified file or source would you please advise me or send another link to me
    thanks and regards

    1. Hi haytham,

      The download link is the same. I think the reason why the file was removed is because you might have an anti-virus. Either add an exception or disable it while running the software.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  25. I have tried it on different computers and the other one without Antivirus and it didn’t open also so what can I do please help me to solve this problem because I want to use the application. Would you please give me the correct steps to install the application or send me another link to try it may be it will work this time

    1. Hi,

      There’s no installation required at all. You just download the .exe file and run it. That’s all.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. That’s what I did but it didn’t work I have tried several times on different computers and I couldn’t run the .exe file what could I do. I have paid the money and I did not got a working application. So please whether to help me solve this problem and give me a working version or return my money.

        1. Hi,

          I’m pretty sure the .exe is corrupted. I’ll send you an e-mail (assuming the one you post the comments from is the correct one, if not post a comment with your real e-mail) with further instructions.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  26. Hey
    Now with this bot is posible to scrape all users from big accounts +1 milion followers?
    And what speed he have?

    1. Hi,

      Yes, it is possible. Speed varies, it’s not static. It depends on different circumstances.

      Best regards,
      Risto

        1. Hi,

          Really hard to tell, it depends on how many targets you scrape, how many instances you run, your Internet connection and so on.

          Proxies are NOT necessary. Only if you want to use.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  27. Hi risto
    I’m use scrapper in my pc and my previous dedicated server but now that I buy another server it says : Access Denied machine or ip limit has been reached.

    In your FAQ you say “You can use the software from 2 computers simultaneously”
    I saw it before but think it mean I can run it on any number of machine but only 2 machine at the same time
    but it seems maybe my wrong.
    I am not able to use it in my pc because my connection is very slow.

    please remove my pc and previous server from my account so I can use it in my new server.
    thanks

      1. thanks a lot risto
        I send you my username/code with contact form accessible from top of this page.

        I have a question…
        I am on budget and I can not afford to buy vps every month so during 1 year of my license I am getting vps every 2 or 3 month to update my scrapping data . You know every time provider get me a new vps so maybe I need 1 or 2 other licence unlock during 1 year , I want to make sure you unlock my licence maybe 2 or 3 times in a year ?

        1. Hi,

          That’s fine. I can unlock your license. Feel free to send me a message when you need it.

          Best regards,
          Risto

    1. Hi,

      That’s because you should extract the file from the ZIP to your computer. Don’t run it straight from the ZIP.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  28. Hi,

    Does this tool allow me to extract all hashtags related to another hashtag like
    #pizza search will get all suggestions IG makes on the official app when we type that?

    Can extract all locations around a location or a coordinate ?

    Can it extract alll hashtags used in a specific IG acct.?

    1. Hi,

      No, this software is not for extracting hashtags. It’s for scraping users. You can input as many as you want. But that is your job, the software will not find the hashtags themselves.

      Locations are based on IDs by Instagram, not coordinates.

      Best regards,
      Risto

        1. Hi,

          What do you mean by popular locations? I’m not sure if there is such a thing on Instagram. Maybe you should search on Google for “top locations on instagram” or something like that.

          Best regards,
          Risto

          1. ok.got it.

            Hi,

            You can find the location ID in the URL.

            For example, this location has ID 212900916.

            Best regards,
            Risto

            so it’s the only way we can get the ID by search the places there and then copy the id?

          2. Hi,

            Yes, correct. You can use Google to search for locations as well, as I have mentioned in another comment.

            Best regards,
            Risto

  29. Hi Risto

    I recently started to have problems with this software.
    As usual I am adding account names so that I can scrape their followers. However I get no results. Scraping stops immediately. Accounts are not private. I have no idea what might be wrong.

    Filtering works fine though.
    Please kindly advice

    1. Risto this is really strange. I have been using this software for a while with no problem. What might be the reason now. Please help me. It is very urgent for me 🙁
      I installed it on an another computer and wasted my second licence as well, it doesnt work there as well. Totally different IP. I guess problem can not be me only.

      Thanks

      1. Hi,

        You haven’t wasted your license, don’t worry! Just send me detailed information about all settings/input and I’ll see what’s wrong.

        Best regards,
        Risto

    2. Hi Veronika,

      Please send me a screenshot of all your settings, as well as input and I’ll see what’s wrong. Also, make sure that you’re using the latest version.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  30. Hello
    I am considering to buy this Scraper but have some questions:

    1) How can I monetize the users?

    2) Can I scrape only niche related users?

    3) After having a big user list in .TXT format, can I upload them on FL?

    Thanks a lot for your great help and support.

    Best Regards,
    Peter

    1. Hi peter,

      1) That’s up to you honestly. There’s many ways, just search for them.
      2) You are the one who set up the settings so yes, you could.
      3) Yes, you can.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      Some anti-viruses might detect the software as a malware, but it’s only false-positives. Add an exception and you’ll be able to run it.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  31. Hi Risto,
    Thanks a lot.
    Could you just tell me one way how to monetize all these usernames, please?
    Can I upload them to my IG account?
    Thanks
    Best Regards
    Peter

  32. hi Risto,

    same problems happened many times and all the data disappeared.

    it showed:[Authenticator: 2.2.0.8, Loader: 2.1.0.0]

    The operation has timed out

    System.Net.WebException
    at #I.#Bh.#p(String , Dictionary`2 , #C )
    at #I.#is.#Nb(String , Dictionary`2 )

    1. Hi Dragon,

      This is not an issue with the actual software of ours. It’s an issue with the licensing system we use (NetSeal). Their website might have gone down, your Internet connection might have gone down or something similar might have happen. If the license system can’t make sure that you have Internet connection present, it will probably think you’re attempting to crack the software and crash.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. all right.
        just tired that it filtered for 2 days and then all the data gone.
        any ideas as it keep happening?

        1. Hi,

          You were filtering for 2 days straight? Without stop? And also, what do you mean by all data gone? What happened? Any errors, more information?

          Best regards,
          Risto

          1. yes.not stop.
            it just showed [Authenticator: 2.2.0.8, Loader: 2.1.0.0]

            The operation has timed out

            System.Net.WebException
            at #I.#Bh.#p(String , Dictionary`2 , #C )
            at #I.#is.#Nb(String , Dictionary`2 )

            and the software closed,all the filtered data are not stored.also each time the software closed,i have to log in to my acctount again and set up the scraper and filter setting again.

            thx.

          2. Hi,

            This is not actually an error with the software. It has to do with the licensing system. Make sure that you have Internet connection present all the time and you’re not blocking the licensing server.

            Best regards,
            Risto

  33. Hello, I have a question. Instagram changed its way of presenting users to for instance webstagram. Is it still possible with this scraper to show all followers of a specific user in one list?

    1. Hi,

      With a clean account (not flagged), yes. It is possible to scrape still. This scraper is using the private API, not the public API that webstagram and other websites are using.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  34. Hi Risto!

    I’m trying to scrape all the followings and followers from one of my IG accounts but it isn’t scraping completely.

    When I try to scrape ‘Followers’ it finishes around 1.6K – 1.8K scraped.
    – (I’m actually following around 7K users)
    – The output file only has 2.6K accounts.

    When I try to scrape ‘Followings’ it finishes around 36.6K
    – (I have ~37K followers)
    – The output file only has 1.8K accounts.

    All filters are cleared. I’ve also tried tweaking the scraper threads but it stays around the same range.
    Any ideas what the issue is or how to resolve this?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi,

      There’s a new Instagram update. If they flag your account for scarping, you won’t be able to see more than ~2K followers.

      You should create a new fresh account and try scraping from it. Also make sure you update to the latest version.

      As for threads, based on the customer experiences, people claim that using 2 threads scrapes the most users over time.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  35. Hi Risto,

    Could you just tell me one way how to monetize all these usernames, please?
    Can I upload them to my IG account?
    Thanks
    Best Regards
    Peter

    1. Hi Peter,

      People use them in many ways. Some scan for URLs, others for emails, others filter them for following, other for direct messaging and so on.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  36. Hey bro

    Just I buyed this bot and is great….I scrape almoust 1k usernames per second lol
    Good job man!

    Only one question
    If I click “stop” button and after I click start again….the bot will scrape from start list again or will scrape from where is stoped last time?
    I ask especialy to avoid dublicate usernames

    Thanks again and keep doing quality stuff

    1. Hi,

      It will pause and continue where it stopped. Also, duplicates will be removed as you’re scraping.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  37. Hello Risto

    You can implent this future on bot? for example
    To scrape ex 50k users and after automatly paused for ex 2 minutes and after start automatly again etc, to avoid ig fragers and temp ban
    Or to scrape ex 3 minutes and paused 2 minutes and so on
    I do now this manualy and work the best

    1. Hi Alex,

      This sounds like a really interesting feature. I’ll take a closer look and see if it is worth implementing.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  38. What is the best solution to “too many requests (waiting few secs/mins)”

    Should I change the threads or use proxies? I get to 2k then I get the warning…

    Do you have a best practice suggestion to get the most out of the software without getting banned or stalled?

      1. Hi,

        I’m not sure what do you mean by that. If you mean to scrape the same users again, without scraping the previously scraped users, that is not possible unfortunately. But if you have already scraped ALL the users of a specific user, you could just start from the beginning and stop after a certain amount (depending how many new followers the user has).

        Best regards,
        Risto

    1. Hi,

      You should use 2 threads. Based on the experience of the customers, most of them told me with 2 threads, you can get the most users scraped.

      Also, your account will be fine, I don’t think you’ll get banned or anything like that for scraping users.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  39. How long does it take to scrape 10k users and then sort them? Followliker scrapes too slow.

    How would i import what i scrape into followliker so I can begin following the people i scrape

    1. Hi,

      It wouldn’t take more than a few minutes. I would say something like 5-10 minutes most likely. This is just rough numbers, not based on any tests.

      You can import the users in “Scraped Users” in FollowLiker if you want to follow them.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  40. Is the scraper still for sale? I’ve been trying to purchase it but when I click the link, it just times out. Please let me know. Thanks

  41. Disregard my last comment…the page is working now. I was on a forum and I noticed some people saying there was a recent Instagram update and the scapers weren’t scraping the same number of accounts as it was before. Is this true, and if so, has this scraper been updated? I’m REALLY interested in buying this, but I want to make sure it’s still working before I pay. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi,

      The scraper is 100% working. It’s true that there were many Instagram updates related to scraping. That caused scraping to be slower process, unlike in the video and also require Instagram account.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  42. Hi,

    Just bought this program but it seems I can’t scrape followers from any users anymore? I tried replicating exactly what you did on the tutorial video, but I have no success scraping ‘nike’ followers for example. It just stops after 1 sec I have pressed start.

    Scrape by hashtag seems to be working though.

    Any help?

    1. Hi Sandis,

      There was a mistake I made in one of the updates, but it’s been fixed now in the latest update.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi Hanna,

      Sorry about the issue, it was a mistake on my part. It’s been fixed in the latest update.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  43. I’m having major problems with this software.

    At first I thought it was my operating system , so I reinstalled my OS (i don’t normally use windows 10 so it wasn’t a big deal). then I realise it’s a fault in the program as others are having the same problem. The scraping just goes to done instantly when trying to scrape any usernames.

    and a sidenote, I’ve only just got the program the other day , I’ve not used it on any other machine but i’m now getting a message saying : Access denied, machine or IP limit has been reached.

    How do I get rid of this? You can see (i think) that it’s all been on the same PC , I do have a static ip if that is the problem. Please help me with this, thanks.

    1. Hi Liam,

      I believe we’ve talked via e-mail related to this issue.

      The issue with your limitation was that you re-installed Windows most likely and each installation had different IDs or something similar. So the licensing system I’m using for the software thought that you access it from three different computers. Anyway, your license is unlocked already and you should have no troubles using the software.

      As for the scraping, there was a bug in one of the updates that caused scraping not to work. So make sure you’re using the latest version and let me know how it goes.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      It’s faster, you have more control over the whole process and you can filter users as well. It supports many more features that FollowLiker as well.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      The features are pretty much the same as before. This is a user scraper. You can scrape and filter users. We’ve added several more filters. Also we added several more modules for scraping such as hashtags and locations.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  44. I was reading all on here and am still not sure, if this software does what I need, so I ask 🙂

    Can it crawl and give me a list of all email addresses found as result or not?

    I really only need it to get email addresses of Instagram users, nothing less, nothing more.

    Thanks!!

    Dave

    PS: If anybody has got an email list of instagram users, mail me please at [email protected] – would be glad to earn yourself and myself some money cooperating 🙂

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you can filter the e-mail addresses. First you have to scrape users though, then use the filter for getting the e-mails.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  45. Hello Risto
    Can I scrape the email addresses from every user on IG or only from the users who mention it on their Bio?
    Thanks a lot.
    Best Regards,
    Peter

  46. why u wrote NO NEED FOR API ?
    thats not right ! i purchased ur script and now asking me to login with my account so scraper will work !
    thats not cool dear
    even ur not showing the settings in ur photos here ….

    1. Hi,

      This software is using the private API. Instagram has recently (2-3 months ago) updated their private API. They now require for an account, there is no other way to scrape users without being logged in.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  47. Hey!

    Can I scrape all the followers of an account with this bot? For example a user has 1.8 mil followers, can it scrape all the followers into a txt file to insert to FL to follow from (of I would split the list to smaller ones afterwards)?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi,

      Yes, you can scrape all the followers/followings of an account, as long as your account is not flagged/banned.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      Sorry about the downtime. Apparently, the service we use to sell has been DDoSed and it took them a while to fix it. I have a backup if it happens again though.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      What error did you get? Could you send me screenshots of all your settings? For faster answers about support, please send me an e-mail.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  48. Hi risto!

    Can I scrape followers users who liked a specific photo with this tool?
    Example i want scrape users who liked a fitnes post.

    King regards

  49. Hi Risto!
    I have used my license on my computer and my server but my server overloaded and I change new server.
    When I used my license on my new server, I received a notify “Access denied, machine or IP limit has been reached”

    Can you help me reset my license to my new server?

      1. Hi Risto,
        I have contact with you more time but I still not get any information about reset my license. Please give me why ?

        1. Hi Luan,

          I have not received any e-mail from you or anyone similar to your name. I have not received any request for license reset via e-mail in the past few days either. So either you didn’t send it correctly or I did not receive it somehow.

          Try sending me an e-mail again via the contact form, or simply reply to this comment with your username (netseal).

          Best regards,
          Risto

  50. Hi Risto,

    Thanks you for your great product. Just one question if I may ask. Do you know a software to mass DM people scraped ? Do we need also followliker if we want to do automate follow to follow strategy (or your software can also do that?)

    Thank you

    1. Hi Extra,

      The scraper does not have any other features beside scraping. You can’t follow people or send DMs.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  51. Hey, I was wondering if you can scrape users who have liked or commented on a specific photo.

    I want to scrape celebrities photos so I have users.

    Is this already updated in the bot?

    Let me know asap!

    1. Hi,

      Currently, this is not available. But as soon as it is updated, we’ll update our page to let people know about it.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      It usually arrives within 24 hours. If you still have not received it, please contact me via the contact form.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Hello,

        I tried sending an email after 24 hours, now it’s the third day and I’ve sent another email so hopefully it should come through soon.

        Also, are you able to release a command line version of this software?

        Thanks

        1. Hi,

          Who are you sending e-mail to? I haven’t received any. I’ll send one to the e-mail address that you used to post this comment with.

          Best regards,
          Risto

          1. Unique Transaction ID #5A267052R2933291A

            Hello, could you send the license email to the new email address from this comment?

            It could have been a problem with my email inbox.

            Thanks

          2. Hi,

            Yes, I could send it to a new e-mail address. However, I need your PayPal e-mail address that you used to make the payment.

            Best regards,
            Risto

          3. Ok I left the payment email in the website section of this comment, I thought it would be enough to just give you the unique PayPal transaction ID.

            Could you send to the email attached to this comment?

            Thanks.

          4. Hi,

            Sorry about the late reply. The details have been sent. Let me know if there are any issues.

            Best regards,
            Risto

  52. DAVID DATA says:
    August 9, 2016 at 3:52 pm
    i bought program and many time i press start and it does not start.

    i did log in to instagrsm
    please assit.
    I cannot attach any screenshots here as I don’t have your email address.

    1. Hi,

      Contact me through the contact form on my blog. You can also upload them on any website and post them here.

      You need to log in to Instagram through the software. And make sure it logged in successfully.

      Best regards,
      Rist

  53. Hi. Thx for ur great software. It works flawlessly. Anyway, can u add gender in filter option?

    And what is the best setting for filter thread option? The default setting is 25, but it spend a lot of time to filter 1mil username

    1. Hi,

      A gender feature is not possible right now.

      Based on what customers say, it seems that using less threads is the best way to go.

      Best regards
      Risto

  54. Hey,

    I’m not sure if my comment went through before I don’t see it. I was just wondering if this scrapes Usernames like Mike9239 or Risto etc. Instead of just 838234?

    Thanks for the help

    1. Hi Skeem,

      This scrape is capable of scraping both usernames and IDs. You can set that in the options.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      I have not received an e-mail from anyone yesterday regarding your problem. Could you please use the contact form on my website to contact me? Also, you could try to whitelist the software, if you’re using an anti-virus or firewall. After that re-download and try to install again, to make sure the file is not corrupted.

      Best regards,
      Rist

  55. Hi Risto,

    I realize that download URL for the application doesn’t work any more. (the one I received with the purchase confirmation) can you please check that?

    And can you please reset my license? I already used it in another computer which I don’t need anymore. I would like to use it in another one.

    Thanks
    Veronika

    1. Hi Omar,

      The correct format is “email,pass”. If you don’t wanna use a real password, just put something random like “[email protected],sfdiufa”.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  56. Hello Risto,

    I just sent you an email, but figured I would leave a comment here as well:

    I just purchased the IG Scraper and can’t seem to get it to start. I have logged in on my IG account, played with the filters and settings, loaded a txt file. Nothing seems to get it to start. Not seeing any error messages either. Any advice or help to get it started?

        1. Hi Raimond,

          I have removed the last name from your post. If you want me to completely remove the post(s), let me know.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  57. hello risto, i’d like to buy the ig scraper but seems like when i click “Buy Now” button the web page does not open “504 Gateway Time-out” from aiobuy.net … can you help me out ? or any other way to purchase ?

    1. Hi Gege,

      I’m sorry about the issues, it should be working now. It seems that the website I use for payments is having issues lately and I have moved to another website.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  58. Dear imristo,
    I bought your software and find good use.
    I have read the information that the software can share key on 2 computers. Now I want to share this software with the 2nd computer. Can you help me add one new key levels.
    Thank You So Much.

  59. Hi and happy Monday

    I emailed about paying you for consulting work last week. Did you receive my request?

    Today I am getting an error when running the program. Previously never had this error. Restarted and with same settings have this message:

    “[Host: 1.0.7.1, Loader: 2.1.0.0]
    Invalid URI: Invalid port specified.”

    1. Hi Robert,

      This is an issue with the licensing system I use. It seems they’re having some updates as of lately and that might have caused it. Usually, it should be fixed pretty fast though.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi Omar,

      Send me an e-mail with your settings and I’ll let you know if you’re doing something wrong. Other than that, there are hundreds and hundreds of people complaining about not being able to make accounts. It’s Instagram being very strict these days, not the software fault.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  60. Hello Risto

    I buyed this scraper 2-3 months ago and works fine but now I try again to scrape and the bot stop every time before to scrape all users , for example I try to scrape from 1 million followers account and some time is stoping when scrape around 100k , sometimes around 60k , sometimes around 700k etc but not all…every time it say “done” on random scrape number
    You can fix this please?

    1. Hi Alex,

      There have been new limitations by Instagram themselves. I am not able fix something they won’t allow. It’s their own limits, has nothing to do with the software at all. My software is using their private API, which the actual application is using, so if you try to view the followers of a user with 1M followers, you will face the exact same limitation as my software does.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. But is not make any sense, for example I scraped this 1 million account, but after I tryed over 10 times…..way instagram for example limit first try, scrape 4k users, after try again and scrape 700k, try again and scrape 200k…..is not logic bro……another example…I try to scrape from 6 million account, is stop on 46k users, after, I try to scrape 170k account and the bot scrape all users.
        Another example I try to scrape an 2 million account 5 times, first around 200k and stoped, then 76k, then 1.560.000, then 300k, then 120k…….it can’t be instagram limitation in this problem,

        I know is easy to say is instagram quilty but is imposible in this case. This bug it hapen in past also when I buyed, to stop before to finish to scrape all users but hapened 1 time from 10 actions, now is imposible to work with this, i lost a lot time.
        Please again fix this problem.

        1. Hi Alex,

          I have done some testing and found out that there is an issue. I already found out what caused this issue to happen and I’m working on fixing it. Thanks a lot for the feedback, appreciate it.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  61. I just purchased the program. I unzipped it and tried to run the file and nothing happen. The program won’t work. Is the file corrupted?

    1. Hi Gary,

      If you have an anti-virus software, it’s possible that the file might be corrupted. Make sure you add the software to the whitelist and re-download it again.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi Platinum,

      That’s related to the licensing system and it’s out of our control. Sometimes they have issues, but it gets fixed almost instantly, so just try again.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Thanks Risto,

        I have been running into an issue regrading scraping followers as of lately.
        If the user has 4m followers.. It is saying “done” at 30k only?

        Suggestions?

        thanks.

        1. Hi Platinum,

          Have you tried a new account? It seems that Instagram flags accounts sometimes and won’t let you scrape many users.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  62. Hi, I emailed you a couple of days ago about an error I’m getting when logging into my IG account with the scraper.

    Brings back error “account settings invalid”.

    When I create a fresh IG account I get the same error.

    1. Hi DC,

      I have not received any e-mails from you. Please use the contact form on my website to send an e-mail address.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  63. Hello Risto

    I have some questions:

    1) Can I export the scrapped users to Followliker and then to follow or DM them via FL?
    2) Are there risks getting banned by IG if have suddenly an huge increase of Followers?
    3) Which are the best monetization methods?

    Thanks a lot.

    Best Regards,
    Peter

    1. Hi Peter,

      1. I’m not sure if I understood your question correctly, but you can import the accounts scraped with this scraper in FollowLiker.

      2. No, I don’t think so. Otherwise, anyone could buy thousands of followers to someone they hate and get them banned. It would be a huge flaw in the system.

      3. That I don’t have an answer to. It all depends. I am thinking of writing a topic on monetizing Instagram accounts, but I’m short on time and working on other stuff at the moment.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  64. I will send this again. I purchased your software and I need to know how to download it on my computer. I had to update my computer and I think your software got erased. A response would be appreciated since I am a paying customer.

    1. Hi John,

      As I previously mentioned, you should use the same download link that you were given when you purchased it.

      If you have lost the link as well, let me know. I’ll send you an e-mail.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  65. Risto,

    Is there a way to scrape email addresses using this?

    And if so what control do you have? could you potentially scrape the emails from everyone who follows a certain account ?

    Thanks

    1. Hi,

      You can scrape emails.

      You can’t scrape the emails from everyone who follows a certain account. Only the ones who have it in their name/bio.

      You can’t scrape URLs.

      Best regards,
      Risto

        1. Hi Mike,

          The software does have an option to get e-mails. However, it applies only to people who have it in their name or bio.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  66. Its been a few months and I cant seem to find our how to get the download for your software. I have sent you messages and emails and no response. This is not fair for a paying customer

    1. Hi John,

      I am very sorry about the delay in the replies. I have been away from home for about a week and had no access to a laptop or PC. I’ll extend your license to make up for the delay.

      I’ve sent you an e-mail with the download link.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi Munka,

      The software still works fine. Yes, you can scrape all of them. Unless your account is flagged then Instagram won’t allow it.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. Hi, there

        i already bought the software. It ask me username and pass. Should I created new acc on net seal? Can you explain to me? I already sent you email, but i never got replied from you.

        1. Hi Munka,

          I have not received your e-mail unfortunately. You have to create a new account (if you don’t have one), which is free. Then you have to redeem the code you were given. The licensing system is a third party integrated into the software.

          Best regards,
          Risto

    1. Hi Michael,

      I have re-sent the e-mail. To avoid these errors in the future, make sure your information is correct before ordering. Thanks!

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi Mike,

      Might do in the future. For now, you can use the free scraper. It’s not as fast, but does the job.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  67. I am importing a list of hundreds of usernames to scrape just FOLLOWINGS, but i notice that the scraper sometimes will scrape FOLLOWERS, when i am asking it to only scrape FOLLOWINGS. Am I doing something wrong?

    1. Hi Brandon,

      Could you tell me in which cases does it happen? I haven’t come across such bug myself. It would be helpful if you send me your settings (preferably screenshots) and input data, as well as debug logs if possible.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. I scraped about 800k usernames and then i found that it was all duplicates. The list was actually ~4,000 unique usernames

        1. Hi Brandon,

          Which version of the scraper are you using? I remember there was a bug about duplicates a few versions early and was fixed very long time ago.

          If you’re using the latest version, I would need more information in order to fix this.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  68. Is it possible to have a feature with this sort of application, or your programming knowledge, to have it somehow constantly monitor a specific account and scape all media while the application is running?

    i.e. bob232 likes to post a lot – but bob232 also likes to delete a lot of his posts suddenly after about 10-20 minutes since they were posted. Obviously, not everyone had a chance to see the images, or in their full glory.

    I hope to have an application I can run constantly on my PC to monitor such users for situations like such.

    1. Hi Drew,

      That is do-able, easily. Feel free to send me an e-mail via the contact form to discuss further.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  69. Not scraping at all on my main computer and my other ones it’s scraping 3k in 1 hour, which is extremely slow. What’s going on?

    1. Hi,

      I need more information before I can assist you. Please send me a screenshot of all your settings and send me the logs (enable them in the settings).

      Best regards,
      Risto

          1. I saw that you said it can now scrape by locations aka places, is that something you can input to scrape or is it a filter?

  70. Yo

    I sent you an email through the contact form but i havent gotten a reply. I have two questions

    1. Can you scraper target by location ?

    2. How fast is the scraper? What’s the daily limit ?

    1. Hi,

      1. Yes, you can.
      2. There are way too many things that affect the speed, so I can’t comment on that. As for daily limit, there isn’t one set by me. You can scrape as many users as you want or Instagram allows.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  71. Why is the hashtag feature only scraping 40-80 users at a time? I can scrape thousands at one time with following the usernames followers, but the hashtag feature is not working well at all. Maybe it is a user error? What should I do to fix this? I’m not using a proxy, so maybe I need to do that?

    1. Hi,

      We can’t control how many users Instagram returns back for each query. Our software works with what it’s given by Instagram. If the response contains 100 users, it will parse 100 users. If it contains 40, it will parse 40. The software is just a middle man that works with the Instagram API. You give the input, the software takes it and sends it to Instagram in the appropriate format and then it receives a response by Instagram, with the data. From there, the software parses the data necessary for the software and gives it back to you. When it no longer receives anything, it stops.

      Bugs happen. I’m not denying that. But this isn’t a bug. It’s how Instagram API works.

      Best regards,
      Risto

        1. how is going?
          I still can’t use the scrapper since it’s limit machine and IP adres error message .
          I’ve tried to contact you from contact menu but still no response.

    1. Hi Brandon

      You can already do that since the very first version. Just make a copy of the software with a different file name.

      Best regards
      Risto

  72. Hello can I scrapping followe my target around 10K per day and save not blocking by Instagram or have to use proxy private and can I use for 20 account Instagram

    1. Hi,

      You have to use the filter for that. Simply put the words one per line in the textbox for filtering the bio.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  73. Hi Risto,

    I purchased last week and I am loving it so far – very useful!
    I am struggling with how to set the software to scrape emails from bio’s though.
    Do you have a guide on the settings for doing this?

    Thanks
    Eve

    1. Hi,

      The feature is in the filter settings. Basically, the e-mail is an output type. So you have to choose e-mail as output type.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi Dries,

      I didn’t get any e-mail from you. There was a small issue with the contact form, which has been fixed now. Please re-send your e-mail if it is important.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  74. Nice program! One thing you could add is instead of using one proxy…you could make it load a notepad file so you could use multiple/hundreds of proxies.

  75. One more suggestion – have an option that lets you save all usernames into 1 notepad file…if you enter in like 1,000 keywords there is just too many files. Would be nice 🙂

  76. Great tool which i just bought, thanks for the great work.

    When is the update to have scraping ppl who liked a certain post feature will be available?

    Thanks again

    1. Hi,

      Thanks for the support. Appreciate it!

      The feature for scraping users who liked/commented on a photo has been added in the latest version.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  77. Hey, I am unable to use the latest version the software on Windows 10 running through parallels on a Mac. I click the button to update the app it updates and runs, but the windows task manager says it is running as a background process and no UI appears.

  78. If I scrape on location ID the scraper always stops scraping after 100 – 3500 scraped accounts (I never got higher out of 20 attempts). There are enough uploads on those locations because I tried scraping from all major cities in the world.

    How to fix this?

    1. Hi Dries,

      There are some limitations by Instagram when scraping. If Instagram does NOT return any more pages/users, the software itself will stop as well. There’s not much I can do in this case. Instagram has been updating their platform for a very long time. It didn’t use to be like this before, but now it is. And I can’t change it, so you have to get used to it.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  79. Is anyone else having issues with hashtags, my hashtag scraper only runs for 2-3 seconds and stops the results at that point which gives me less than 100 user names even for popular hashtags.

    Thanks

    1. Hi John,

      An issue with hashtags and locations has been fixed in the latest update. Please update your version before trying again.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      Yes, many people are. That’s because my domain is not “verified” or anything like that. I’ve had term of service for a very long time that my software has false positive detection, but I can 100% assure you there is nothing malicious in it.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  80. The scraper is unbelievably fast. Great work. You should create a button that will clear out the input field though. I try to select all the names and remove them but the program freezes everytime.

    1. Hi Gray,

      Thanks for the kind words. I have noted your suggestion and hopefully I’ll be able to implement it in the future.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  81. Works great. I am trying to have the output file display emails pulled from bio’s . I run the filter correctly with the @ in the bio but the output file only has user names. How do I output emails picked up in the scrape? Is there an easy option I missed so the output is emails?

  82. Thanks for the great tool.

    When is the update to scrape users who liked a post will be available?
    The “Last upload” filter isn’t returning correct filtering results.. pls advise?

    Thanks

    1. Hi,

      You can scrape users who liked/commented on a post now. Please update to the newest version.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  83. Got this error message,
    ‘Access denied, machine or IP limit has been reached”.
    Note: I only install this program & it’s license on 2 computer, No more.

    1. Hi,

      It’s just a protection system to prevent people from using the software on more than 2 computers. I can’t guarantee how fail-proof it is, but I have and always will unlock your license if you get locked. Just let me know your license code or username.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  84. I have recently purchased this product, but when I try to use my licence code it says..”License quota reached, please contact an administrator”

    User name: Instainvest

    Code: 4H54-Y8XP-1T8J-P53Q

    Could you please fix?

    1. Hi Ryan,

      Could you explain in which way you can’t use it? Can you not activate it, download it, start it, get it to work or what?

      Best regards,
      Risto

  85. So if I want to search a hashtag for any user with an email address in the bio, I would add the INPUT TYPE on the SCRAPER tab as ADD (HASHTAG WORD) then select HASHTAG. It populates in the the INPUT DATA columns and I hit start. I store as user IDS. When I do this, the output file is blank?

    Assuming it is not blank, I then go to FILTER #1 tab and ADD FILE and select the file created in the paragraph above with STORE AS Emails?

    1. Hi,

      First of all, I must note that there was recently an issue with scraping hashtags, which was fixed in the LATEST version. So make sure you have the LATEST version available before you attempt to scrape hashtags.

      As for the scraping e-mails part, you have to use the scraper first (it doesn’t matter how or what type of users you scrape). The important part is that when you use the filter to have the output as e-mails.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. After I run the scraper on the first tab, is that output file the one I place in the filter? Right now it is putting out a blank file. I have the latest updated version as of yesterday.

          1. Hi,

            I am having troubles understanding what exactly you mean. Are you saying that the outputted file by the scraper is blank (empty)? If so, then you might be doing something wrong or there are no users to be scraped.

            Please send me a detailed information of all your settings and how to reproduce the bug (if you believe there is one).

            Best regards,
            Risto

          2. Hi,

            You could use the contact form or post them here. Alternatively, leave an e-mail address of your own and I will message you there.

            Best regards,
            Risto

  86. Hi,

    1.can we scrape instagram email address?
    2.What can i do with the data i.e username of instagram? i mean how to use it in our advantage?

    1. Hi,

      1. You can scrape e-mail address only if there is one in the bio. It doesn’t scrape the actual e-mail address people used for their Instagram account.
      2. There are many ways. But I wouldn’t go in details right now, you can do some research.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  87. I’ve been reading through and want to confirm.

    Currently, the scraper DOES NOT have the ability to scrape usernames of followers of a specific account and then filter them by location? (I.e Country using geotags or any other method)

    1. Hi,

      That is correct. And I don’t think that will be possible anytime soon. Instagram does not offer any kind of tools to find out user’s location. But we have a location scraper, so you can scrape users who have tagged themselves in a specific location.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  88. Hey Risto,

    I’ve tried contacting you a couple times now to get a working link to download the scraper again. The one that was sent to my email after purchase confirmation is dead. Please help.

    Thank you

    1. Hi,

      Didn’t seem to get any e-mails whatsoever. If you haven’t managed to get it working by now, I apologize for the delay. Reply to this comment and I will take care of it.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      Skipped count mean multiple things, including duplicate users (already scraped), users who don’t meet the criteria you set etc.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  89. hi risto.

    this software is allowing for hashtag and photo liker scrape?

    because i need a lot of hashtag scrape

    for example i have some hashtag and this hashtag have 22million photo. how many users max. i will scrape from hashtag?

    thanks.

    1. Hi,

      Yes, the software supports scraping of hashtags + users who liked a photo.

      I can’t comment on the limits however, they are set by Instagram, not by the software itself.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. can u give me 1 or 2 days for demo?

        because i have software. but its not scrape a lot. only scraping 500 600users.

        i need try your software please. thanks

        1. Hi,

          Unfortunately, there is no trial version available. We have hundreds of customers satisfied with the software. While we do not guarantee you will be able to scrape all the users, the amounts should be a lot higher than 500-600.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  90. Just purchased it… can i be able to scrape user followings instead of the usual followers everyone is doing?

  91. Hi Risto,

    Before I purchase I just wanted to verify a few things:

    1. IF I import a list of 1000 photo/video url’s it will scrape all users who liked those photo?
    2. If I am filtering for popular girls names will it find ‘jane’ in a user name like Beckyjane1234
    3. How many filter terms will the app allow? Will more terms slow the app

    I am using Follow Liker but finding their white list filters slow & ineffective

    1. Hi,

      1. It will export all users given by Instagram. Instagram have their own limitations, which I believe is 1,000 likers per photo are shown only. I can’t do anything about it.

      2. Yes.

      3. No limit, but the more you add, the longer it takes to process.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  92. Hi,
    After the latest update the scraper doesn’t scrape usernames or userIDs. It just outputs blank output files. Any idea how to fix this?

    1. Hi Adam,

      I’ve just tested it and doesn’t seem to have that issue. Haven’t heard from anyone else experiencing the same problem either.

      Try re-downloading the software and starting from scratch.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  93. Hi Risto! Awesome program and it has come in very handy.

    Quick question (and very hopeful it could be made an ability if not already … or maybe you have some suggestions on how to do).

    Could it be possible to have the ability to scrape specific instagram accounts rather than a large scrape at a time? For example, I have some customers who have instagram accounts and I can pinpoint their instagram accounts. Is there any way to scape those accounts for email addresses? So really, just restricting the tool to specific accounts.

    1. Hi,

      I’m not sure if I understood correctly, but that’s how the software works. You load usernames and it scrapes/filters based on them. It’s not random.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  94. Hi just purchased it. It’ll scrape some of the users following but then it’ll go dead. It just seems to pause and stop. It doesn’t continue moving onto the next username in the list. Is there a reason why it’s doing this? The Scraping just starts and I get stuck on “Processing” for a user name. I don’t figure out why.

    1. Hi,

      Can you send me the logs (saved in logs folder)? Make sure they are enabled in the settings.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. whats the best way to contact you .. im trying to scrape the followers of an account wth 3 milllion followers and its stopping randomly at 160 and 250 and 300k scraped .. limitation of instagram or maybe an api issue or software bug ? thanks

        1. Hi,

          Those are Instagram limitations and they’re “random”. My recommendation: create a brand new account and try scraping with it.

          Best regards,
          Risto

  95. Hi Risto,

    Would it be possible to get some custom features added to this ?

    If so , what is the best way to dicusss this ? And what is pricing ?

    Ps: I’m experiencing same problem as BHEMEM it will scrape then go dead… after a certain number of usernames and stay like that. I’m sure this is a bug you would be able to fix soon.

    – Manny

    1. Hi,

      It’s not really a bug, it’s Instagram adding new limits actively. You should try a new fresh account when you’re scraping, from experiences it seems that it works the best.

      Best regards,
      Risto

    1. Hi,

      They seem like two completely different tools, I’m not sure what’s there to actually compare. My tool is a username/e-mail scraper, while this one has to do with hashtag monitoring etc.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  96. Can this tool scrape all the posts with a specific hashtahg and record the username and the date the post was posted on?

    1. Hi Stefan,

      This is only a user scraper. And you can’t scrape “all” users who posted in a hashtag because Instagram has limits.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  97. Hello,

    please i have another problem. I sent email to you, but dont know, if delivered. My instagramscraper stopped working, and i cant even restart it.

    When i wanted to download the exe file again, hexpay wrote, there is no link available.

    Can you please help me with it?

    Thank you:

    Petr

  98. Hi Risto,

    I have also tried the contact form on the blog and haven’t received any answer. I purchased the tool however I receive serious malware warnings when I try to open the .zip. Is this something that is normal that I can neglect or something that needs to be fixed on your side?

    1. Hi Cem,

      As mentioned in the ToS on this page itself, there might be some false positive detections. These are nothing to worry about and they occur very often in many different software. You should add an exception to the file and it will be working just fine. You should read the docs here: http://smmnova.com/docs/scraper.html

      Best regards,
      Risto

  99. Hi – we bought the license over 24 hours ago, nobody has sent us our license or is responding to emails?!

    1. Hi Aled,

      You will get an automatic e-mail on your PayPal e-mail address with all necessary details. If you still are having issues, let me know.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  100. Hello Risto,
    Could you please send the download link. I purchased your soft last summer and download link has changed since.

  101. Can you this scraper scrape the followers list sorting by Ascending to Descending (Old followers to New followers)?

    I want this scraper to scrape from first follower to recent follower.

    1. Hi Doco,

      Unfortunately, Instagram decided to randomize the list of followers and it’s not possible to sort them in this order anymore.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  102. Hello Risto,
    I purchased your software on 11th December last year. I clicked to open it up today and i came up with an error message and has disappeared completely from my computer.
    Are you able to resend the link so I can re-download?

    1. Hi,

      Yes, sent you a new download link via email (assuming the one you used to post this comment with is your real one).

      Best regards,
      Risto

  103. It’s possible to scrap a list of user’s following profiles, filtering by location and get as result a list of emails extracted from the bio?

    1. Hi,

      You can scrape users’ followings and users who tagged themselves in a specific location. But you can’t filter based on their location. And yes, you can extract e-mail(s) from their bio.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  104. Hi Risto,

    Can this tool do the following:

    1) Input URL of a photo and get the likers who have “X” in their bio?
    2) Input URL of a location page and get the posters/commenters/likers who have X in their bio?

    1. Hi,

      1) Yes, you can input URL of a photo and get the likers who have “X” in their bio. However, keep in mind Instagram limits allow you to see up to 1,000 likers per photo only.

      2) No, you can only input location IDs first of all. And you can’t scrape likers/commenters of a location, only people who posted (tagging themselves in the location).

      Best regards,
      Risto

  105. Hello,
    Every time i try to log in, I get this error “The licensing server is down for maintenance”.
    When will I be able to use the software again?

    1. Hi,

      Unfortunately the licensing system we’ve been using has been shut down. We are going to move to our own (which has been in development for some time now). We experienced some issues and had to upgrade our servers in order to be able to use it.

      We are hoping to migrate fully by tomorrow.

      Best regards,
      Risto

  106. I have re-registered as requested after the latest version software update, using the username same as before and using license that I get when order.
    But after that, when I try login got error message “invalid username and / or password”.
    My username: husna16.
    Please check it out.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi,

      You have to register a new account. It’s a completely new licensing system and your old data does no longer exist in our system. If you have issues connecting, let us know your code/username and we’ll take a closer look.

      Best regards,
      Risto

      1. I have re-registered create new account using my license key that I get when buying, and it seems work.
        But when I try to log in its says “invalid username and / or password”.
        After that I try again to register/ create new account again using my license key and it’s says “invalid product key”.
        Please help me, my username/ email for the license is wahib_ajayahoo(.)com.
        My username husna16

        Thanks

        1. Hi,

          I’m not sure why you’re blaming us, when you clearly have forgotten your username/details. You registered your username as “husna16tfw”. Please save your details if you can’t remember them to prevent issues like this.

          Best regards,
          Risto

          1. I’m so sorry for this. It’s not like I’m blaming you guys for the mistaken I’ve made. I’m just asking for the support. I don’t know where is that letter “tfw” come from, may be my typo when re-registering. At last thank you for the support, and once again I’m sorry for this.

            Best Regards,
            Wahib

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