Last year, Instagram introduced some changes to its API usage policies. Due to this, we could no longer create authentication tokens and use them for displaying Instagram Feed via PowerPack Modules.
As an alternative, we updated PowerPack’s Instagram Feed to use a web scraping approach to fetch photos from public profiles from https://instagram.com, which has worked seamlessly with the only limitation of being able to fetch 12 pictures at the most.
Recently, Instagram has changed its policies again, making it mandatory in some regions for users to be logged in to https://instagram.com to view images, even for public profiles. This has caused PowerPack’s Instagram Feed to break since it can no longer access the photos from Instagram.
The issue at present is not visible in every region, but we believe that the policies for all the regions might change in the near future. Hence, going forward, due to Instagram’s strict security measures and policies, we have decided to end support for Instagram Feed.
We’ll continue shipping Instagram Feed modules with PowerPack until it is working, but we suggest switching over to SmashBalloon’s Instagram Feed for those who are facing issues with it.
Why do other solutions work?
Solutions like SmashBalloon and Elfsight work because these apps connect to your Instagram Feed via an authentication process and can access the required data. However, in our case, it’s not feasible for us to build an Instagram App for a single module and provide this functionality at the moment.
Our developers are keeping track of the issue, and when it’ll be possible for us to fix the feed, we’ll definitely do it. Till then, we are sorry for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, then you can contact us. We’ll be happy to answer them.