Thursday, November 13, 2014

Instagram user profile details by username or userid

There are actually 3 methods to get profile details of a specific instagram user.

Method 1

Condition : you need to have the user id and the users access token to get the profile details

call the url with user id and access token. 
'https://api.instagram.com/v1/users/USER_ID?access_token=ACCESS_TOKEN'


Method 2

Condition : you need a client id (which can be created from : http://instagram.com/developer/clients/register/) & user id

call the url with user id and client id. 
'https://api.instagram.com/v1/users/USER_ID?client_id=CLIENT_ID'


Method 3

There are some private profiles which cannot be directly accessed using the above 2 methods, for that you can use the search endpoint with the client id to get the matching results and then get the respective user details.

Condition : you need a client id (which can be created from : http://instagram.com/developer/clients/register/) & user id

call the url with user name and client id to search the user. 
'https://api.instagram.com/v1/users/search?q=USER_NAME&client_id=CLIENT_ID'

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