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.

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