Instagram has banned all third-party services to view the tape

Instagram shut down third-party applications to access the ribbon of the service. The company dropped support for the API that allowed developers to create services for viewing photos and videos.

Instagram has banned all third-party services to view the tape

Instagram has banned the application with features that allows you to follow other users, put “like” and leave photo comments. The decision was taken as part of the “great purge” of the service in November last year and came into force on 1 June 2016.

In Instagram explained that it went to such a step due to the fact that third-party applications malovostrebovan users, and the company has to spend resources to support the API. According to the company, the user base even the most popular of them accounted for only 0.5% of the total audience — about 2 million people.

There is speculation that the closure of the relevant API was motivated by a desire Instagram to increase advertising revenue — recent developments must force users to view more photos containing marketing materials.

Instagram has banned all third-party services to view the tape

New rules had to comply with all third-party apps, including Retro, Flow, Padgram, and Pictacular for iPad, as well as Webbygram, Webstagram, Instagreat, and Itsdagram. Access Instagram posts are only in the Dating service Tinder and advertising programs.

Iconosquare, which allows you to use Instagram through the browser, has launched a paid Analytics service. Maintenance cost is 5 dollars a month, it is possible to use the service with multiple accounts, and view the custom ribbon. In the same way has restarted the web client Websta. The creators of the iPad client Flow announced the closure of the project.

Since June 1, allowed Instagram to connect to their API only applications for photo editing, as well as analytical and marketing services. In addition, the company has disabled the ability to connect to my projects authorized through Instagram without the consent of the developers of the service.

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