Oh no! This is possibly bad news. In an attempt to better control who has access to what, the favourite photo sharing platform is tightening its API, cutting off some access privileges.
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To match that, Instagram will now restrict apps and developers from accessing its /users/self/feed, /geographies/media/recent and /media/popular API endpoints. Those endpoints refer to users’ feeds, recent images with specific location tags, and the popular images feed. Basically, Instagram is cutting down the read access functionality to third party apps.
The updates rolled out late last week, and they are not expected to affect many existing apps. However, all Instagram developers and third party providers – new and existing ones – will have to resubmit their apps for review starting December 3, 2015.
The good news is that Instagram is now allowing developers to privately build their app in Sandbox Mode, until they get clearance for full API access.
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