You might have noticed in any of our reviews or articles about social media marketing tools that cater to Instagram that we frequently refer to the Instagram API. Indeed, most of the products that lack Instagram capabilities usually mention the limitations they face because of Instagram’s API. The truth is that some developers clearly have better API access than others.

However, it wasn’t always this way. Facebook offered reasonably open access to the APIs for both Facebook and Instagram until late 2018. Nevertheless, the unauthorized activities of particular groups of people caused Facebook to check out the access it was giving developers to its products. They initially tightened up access to Facebook and Instagram APIs, before completely changing them. Now, it’s time to take a closer look at why people need to use the APIs and the way they intend to make use of them.

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