Instagram removed some of the functionality of their Hashtag Search API.
Here’s what they’ve removed and how it affects our Instagram Discover tools:
- The handle of the post publisher. Without this data, we cannot display our influencer analysis.
- @ symbols within posts. Without this data, we cannot display our mentions analysis.
- The publishing time of the post. We are now unable to display or sort by post publishing times.
- Recent posts beyond a 24 hour period.With this new limitation, all hashtag searches will return only very recent posts.
Here's a preview of Instagram Discover searching recent posts using #pnw.
Instagram has provided a new endpoint, searching top posts using a hashtag. This will return posts considered popular by Instagram.